Subaru Outback Hitch
How to Take Care of Your Subaru Outback Hitch
The Subaru Outback is an ideal crossover SUV for your endeavors as a family man, professional, and traveler. The good thing about crossovers is the package it offers you. It has ample engine power, cozy cabin, ground clearance, and attractive styling. But you can actually do more with your vehicle if you get the right modifications. Mounting a Subaru Outback hitch will enable you to put a bicycle carrier at the back and even pull a light trailer for that weekend that you have been planning for so long. Once you have your hitch installed, you can finally enjoy its added benefits to your vehicle. However, you should also understand that part of having a hitch is maintaining it. Here are some tips on how to take care of your Subaru Outback hitch.
- Wash your hitch with clean water.
The hitch will greatly appreciate regular sprays of water to rinse of the dirt that has accumulated on its surface. After the quick rinse, you dry up the part with a clean cloth. While water can rinse off particles, it will not be able to do much if neglect has led to layers and layers of stubborn dirt. This can go hand in hand with scrubbing.
- Scrub your hitch with the aid of your trusted car shampoo.
To further clean your hitch after drenching it with water, soak a sponge or wash mitt to your car shampoo solution. Use this to scrub of the remaining marks, particles, and grime sticking on the surface of your hitch. Do so in gentle motion so as not to scratch the paint of the part. The car shampoo solution should help in loosening the particles and make the scrub less abrasive to the surface of the hitch.
- Keep it away from moisture.
Keeping things dry under the chassis would benefit the components mounted in that area. You can do some preventive measures for your hitch by keeping it dry with regular wipes using a clean dry cloth after trips. You can further protect it from moisture and rust by coating your parts with rust-proofing solution.