Okay, maybe this is a little late in the season, but hopefully it will not be in vain for new Jeepers or next winter for that matter. If you have owned a Jeep you already know it can be easy to scratch vinyl or plastic Jeep windows if you don’t know how to properly remove snow or ice from them. Sure, it would be great if we all had garages and didn’t have to worry about this but think of those unexpected sleet and snow downfalls while your Jeep is sitting out in the parking lot of your work.
Cold temperatures, snow, and ice can cause mayhem on Jeep soft tops. Here is a few tips to help keep your soft top and plastic/vinyl windows in good repair.
Don’t lower your soft top when temps drop below 40 degrees. Synthetic materials lose resiliency at low temperatures.
Never roll up vinyl windows or open them during winter months. They can shatter just like glass when cold!
If driving your Jeep during the winter months with soft top and vinyl/plastic windows, do not touch the windows until well after the Jeep has warmed up and the windows have had time to become supple again.
Never hit your vinyl/plastic windows as a way of removing ice/snow, unless of course you don’t mind replacing them.
Seriously… do not attempt to remove snow or ice from your vinyl;/plastic windows by any means. Maybe I should have put this one first. Instead of ones typical ice removal for glass windows, with Jeep vinyl/plastic windows it is all about preheating the Jeep. Let the Jeep warm up from the inside out and the snow/ice to melt naturally by this means.
Learn how to drive using your side view mirrors if you are impatient.