What Can I Use to Clean My RZR?
If you’ve ventured into the mud this spring like many UTV riders have, you may be wondering, how can I clean my RZR?
Cleaning your UTV after you use it isn’t just about looks, it’s about taking care of your vehicle so that it will last for years to come. Keep reading to find out how you can get your RZR back in tip-top shape.
Why Should I Clean My RZR?
Your UTV was made to get dirty on off-road adventures, however, it’s not meant to stay dirty. Here are some of the dangers of not cleaning your RZR:
- Rust- caked-on mud can trap moisture against your UTV and cause unsightly and damaging rust.
- Engine problems- dirt can work its way into your engine, air filter, and gas tank if left to its own devices. In addition to cleaning your RZR, you should also change the air filter regularly in order to keep your engine running smoothly.
- A clogged radiator- riding through the mud can cause buildup in the radiator, which will cause your UTV to operate at a diminished capacity.
What Do I Need to Clean My RZR?
You can clean your RZR with a wide variety of things, but your best bet may also be the simplest. You can start off by rinsing your side by side with a power washer or even a garden hose, then scrape off any stubborn mud with a plastic scraper. To get a shine on the body and windshield you can use specially formulated UTV soap, or even just dish soap in warm water. Don’t forget to wash the undercarriage as well as the outside. A leaf blower or air compressor could also be used to thoroughly dry your RZR so you avoid any water spots or rust.
Get into the habit of cleaning your UTV after every ride so that dirt and mud won’t have time to wreak havoc.
What Should I Avoid?
Your RZR is a resilient piece of equipment meant to withstand a lot, but that doesn’t mean certain cleansers can’t damage it. Here are a few to avoid:
- Household glass cleaner- if you have a polycarbonate windshield, household glass cleaner can damage it. Instead, opt for hand or dish soap.
- Abrasive cleaners
- Hard brushes or gritty pads or cloths
It is also recommended to avoid washing your UTV windshield in elevated temperatures.
The Bottom Line
Dirt and mud can cause problems both inside and outside your UTV if left for too long. Cleaning your RZR with soap and water regularly is a great way to make sure that you can take it on adventures for a long time to come.