The Dos & Don’ts of Washing Mud off Your Jeep

August 30th, 2017 by

Mud is a badge of honor on a Jeep. It signifies a long day out doing what Jeepers do best — tearing up the trails in Louisiana!

Even though we love seeing your Jeeps covered in mud, if you leave that mud on your vehicle, you’re risking damage, both to your paint and your engine. At Hebert’s Town & Country Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Shreveport, LA, we know how important your Jeep is to you. We’ve put together a list of dos and don’ts to washing your Jeep.


• Wash it off sooner rather than later. Dried mud can be nearly as hard as concrete.

• Use a pressure washer on the outside. It will knock the mud off easier, and you can use it to clean the driveway off afterward.

• Use warm water if you can. It makes mud removal easier.

• Use a hose and soap on the engine compartment.

• Many Jeepers recommend using the Simple Green brand cleaners.

• Carefully wash off the radiator, making sure there’s no mud in the grates.

• Spraying the bottom of your Jeep with Armor All before you go out will make the mud rinse off much easier.

• Park your Jeep over your sprinkler to wash off the undercarriage.

• Have your engine steam cleaned every once in a while to make sure all the nooks and crannies are cleaned out.


• Forget to wash around and behind areas like the bumper and wheels.

• Use any cleaners with ammonia or alcohol, which will eventually discolor and wear out your plastic surfaces.

• Use Pledge to clean your soft top vinyl windows, as it will eventually cause your windows to turn yellow.

• Go through a car wash if you have a soft top. You could scratch your windows, tear your seams or inadvertently cause damage to your soft top.

We hope these tips help keep your Jeep showroom clean and ready! Do you have dos and don’ts for cleaning mud off your Jeep? Let us know in the comments!

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