Jeep Wrangler’s Soft Top Windows Are Tough Enough for Winter

By Product Expert | Posted in Jeep Wrangler, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 9:14 pm
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Can I Keep My Jeep Wrangler’s Soft Top on in Cold Weather?

If your Jeep Wrangler hasn’t tackled a snowy, winter area before, you may be wondering whether or not it will be able to handle it. You may have questions like “can my vehicle’s tires take on the snow?” and “can I keep my Jeep Wrangler’s soft top on in cold weather?” This guide from American Motors of Jackson is here to help answer all your Jeep Wrangler winter traveling questions.


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Will the Wrangler’s Soft Top Hold in Enough Heat? Rear view of red 2018 Jeep Wrangler on road

When it comes to traveling to areas with frigid temperatures this holiday season a point of concern may be whether your soft-top Wrangler will be able to stay warm enough during your drives. The answer to this is yes, it will be. Jeep has built the Wrangler models with a powerful heating system that is able to quickly heat up your vehicle’s cabin no matter what top you leave on your vehicle. So, whether you choose to ride with a hardtop or soft top, you won’t have to worry about getting chilly during your drive, no matter how far you go.

How Do I Remove Snow and Ice From My Soft Top?

For drivers who have rocked the soft top on their Wrangler for a while know that the top’s windows are much different than a typical glass car window. This means that the approach for cleaning the soft-top windows of ice and snow is a much different process than de-icing a glass window.

The soft top’s plastic windows become delicate once they hit a certain temperature, so it is important to resist the urge to hack away at any ice with a scraper or attempt to knock or bounce the snow off with your hand, as these can both damage your windows. Using a scraper can leave behind scratch marks in the window’s plastic and hitting off snow, while it may get all that loose powder off, can puncture or stretch out your windows. Instead, it is best to let your vehicle’s heaters do the hard work for you by letting them run for 10-15 minutes to let all the snow and ice melt. Additionally, you can shop around for a cab cover to protect your soft top overnight – just be sure to be careful when removing the overlay top.


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So, whether you live in an area affected by snow or will be traveling to a snowy area for the first time in your Wrangler, it is safe to rock the hard top in any winter conditions. Use this guide from American Motors of Jackson to learn how you can safely keep your Jeep Wrangler’s soft top on in cold weather and how to properly care for your soft top during this holiday winter traveling. Be sure to check out our full lineup of previously-owned Jeep Wrangler models in our online inventory today!

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