Jeep Liberty: What Causes Corrosion? - Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion - Maintenance Procedures - Maintaining Your Vehicle - Jeep Liberty Owner's ManualJeep Liberty: What Causes Corrosion?

Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.

The most common causes are:
• Road salt, dirt, and moisture accumulation.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap, and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.

    Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
    Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads passable in snow and ice and those that are sprayed on trees and road surfaces during o ...

    Washing
    • Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR CarWash or equivalent, or a mild car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with clear water. • If insec ...

    See also:

    Electric power steering system
    - If the engine is not running or is turned off while driving, the power assist for the steering will not work. Steering will be harder to operate. - When the electric power steering warni ...

    Defensive Driving
    Defensive driving means “always expect the unexpected.” The first step in driving defensively is to wear the safety belt. See Safety Belts on page 3‑12. ○ Assume that other road use ...

    How to use this manual
    Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section contains the information you desire. Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the items of equipment ordered, certain descripti ...