If your Toyota SUV or pickup truck is covered in mud after a fun off-road adventure here in Dixon, Illinois, you need to clean it off right away to prevent damage. Use these mud-washing tips to protect your ride and ensure it’s in good shape for the next adventure.
Clean the mud ASAP
The most important step is to clean the dirt off your Toyota as soon as possible. If you leave mud on your car, you risk damage to the engine and to the paint job, including causing rust on the metal structural components. Additionally, dry mud can be extremely difficult to peel off.
Wash the undercarriage
When washing the mud off your truck or SUV, don’t forget the undercarriage! The best thing to do is to raise the vehicle up and hose it off with a pressure washer. If that’s not an option, you can park it over a sprinkler or get an undercarriage clean at a local automated car wash.
Get into the nooks and crannies
Mud really gets everywhere when it splashes against your Toyota. While cleaning, make sure to get into all of the nooks and crannies, including the engine bay, the radiators, and grates. Using a pressure washer with warm water is ideal for getting out all of the mud effectively.
For all of your other service needs, visit Ken Nelson Toyota in Dixon, Illinois. Our certified technicians will give your Toyota a spring service checkup to prepare it for your next adventure.