Jeep Scrambler Soft Top
Simple Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Jeep Scrambler Soft Top
Driving a Jeep Scrambler with its soft top folded down can be very exhilarating especially when you're assured that you can bring your top up any time you need protection from the weather. But a soft top won't always work the way you want it to. It's highly susceptible to wear and tear, and proper maintenance is required to keep it free from damage. To help you care for your Jeep Scrambler soft top, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Clean your top regularly.
Although you're not required to clean your soft top every time you wash your car, it's still a good idea to clean it every 3 to 6 months. Look for visible signs of dirt and debris and clean your top as soon as you found any to prevent it from building up and setting into your soft top's fabric. Check your owner's manual for any recommendation regarding the cleaning schedule of your soft top.
- Use the right cleaning materials.
The proper cleaning materials for vinyl soft tops are different from those for canvas, so make sure you get a manufacturer-recommended cleaner that's specifically formulated for your soft top's fabric. If you have a canvas soft top, take extra care when cleaning to prevent any water damage. Remember to dry your soft top completely to avoid fungus growth. Use chamois or microfiber towels when wiping it dry to avoid scratching its surface.
- Apply a coat of protective conditioner.
Applying protective conditioner on your soft top makes it more durable. Look for a conditioner that's formulated to give you protection against UV rays, molds and mildews, dusts, dirt, grease, and oils. Applying a protective conditioner is best done after your soft top is cleaned and dried.
- Routinely inspect your top for signs of damage.
Expensive soft top repairs can be avoided by simply catching the damage before it gets worse. It won't take a lot to visually inspect your car from time to time. Look for any loose seams, tears, and holes. Assess the damage and fix it yourself if it only requires a minor repair.