Toyota Tacoma Hitch
How to Take Care of Your Toyota Tacoma Hitch
A tow hitch installed on your truck adds more purpose to the automotive industry's dedicated workhorses. It provides an opportunity for the truck and its driver to flaunt the capabilities of both man and machine. This is what makes the Toyota Tacoma hitch a functional upgrade to your mid-size truck. After all, who would not want to flaunt the power of the four-liter Toyota V6 engine? Since the hitch faithfully does the job for you, it is just right that you return the favor. Allow us to point out some tips on taking care of your Toyota Tacoma's hitch.
- Rinse your hitch as you wash your truck.
Like your other truck components, it is your responsibility to keep the Tacoma hitch clean and ready for use. So as you perform your car wash on your truck, don't forget to rinse the hitch off any dirt, grime, or debris accumulated from your adventure.
- Scrub remaining dirt with sponge and brush.
Not everything will be removed by just directing water to it. Some of the stubborn dirt has to be removed using a sponge and a brush soaked car shampoo. But you have to gently scrub it off your hitch in order to avoid scratching its surface. Scratches can invite the formation of rust, so it must be avoided at all costs. A little extra carefulness will not hurt.
- Always keep it dry if possible.
Keeping your hitch dry as much as you can saves you the trouble of having grime accumulate on its surface and on hard to reach areas. A dry hitch also prevents rust from forming. Every after journey, dry your hitch using a chamois or clean cloth.
- Take proactive measures to rust-proof your hitch.
You can use products like WD40 to lubricate and protect your hitch from rusts. Coating the surface with lubricant lessens friction that leads to scratches on the surface. Furthermore, it serves as a moisture repellent that keeps your hitch rust-free.
- Invest in a hitch cover.
Installing a hitch cover when your Tacoma hitch is not being used is the last stop for protection. Aside from keeping rust from forming inside the hitch, it is also a nice touch to the aesthetics of your Toyota Tacoma.