Jeep lift kits can make these vehicles even more fun than they already are. By adding height, you can take on more challenging angles, improve clearance and add to the aesthetics of your Jeep. However, like every other component of your vehicle, your lift kit needs to be maintained. The following are some tips on how to care for your raised suspension.
Inspect After Every Off-Road Trip and Periodically With Other Maintenance
If you are taking your lift kit off-road, make sure you are inspecting it after every trip. There are a lot of hazards on the trail and even minor damage can worsen quickly if left unattended. This can be a basic visual inspection for any loose components or obvious damage. You should be cleaning your Jeep after off-roading. So, that is the perfect time for an inspection.
Additionally, make sure you do a more thorough inspection when you perform other maintenance. Vehicle suspension needs to be checked for alignment, leaks, sagging, and damaged joints regularly. Maintaining your lift kit is a lot like maintaining other suspensions. However, chances are that it will be more exposed and more prone to damage, making maintenance even more important.
Keep Your Suspension and Vehicle Clean
Keeping your vehicle clean is a great way to improve the lifespan of the components. This is especially true for lift kits because dirt in the components can potentially cause damage. So, after you have installed that awesome Rough Country suspension lift, get ready to do some cleaning.
Fortunately, Jeeps are designed to be hosed down. Even the interiors are typically water-resistant. So, you can do a relatively quick cleaning job. Getting any debris and gunk out of the suspension components will help to preserve them for much longer.
Repair and Replace as Necessary
If one day, you notice some loose or damaged components in your Teraflex lift kit, it is time to make some repairs. As with any other suspension, you should be fixing your lift kit whenever you notice that something is wrong. If there are some loose fasteners, tighten them up. If there is a leak, get it fixed or the part replaced.
Generally, it is a good idea to fix things sooner rather than later. Suspension problems tend to only worsen with time. They can ultimately cause damage to other components or leave you stranded out in the wilderness. Thus, you will usually save yourself time, money, and stress if you stay on top of maintenance. Again, all you need to do is inspect the lift kit then make repairs as seem necessary. It is really that simple.
Set Your Jeep Up With the Right Lift Kit
With the right lift kit, you will be ready to take your Jeep to more challenging terrains. With the above tips, you can ensure the proper maintenance of your lift kit. Therefore, you will get more from your investment. Lift kits are not exactly inexpensive, and your Jeep is valuable too. So, don’t risk either of them by being inattentive to proper care. The effort will pay off in a big way.