Interior Maintenance: The Complete Guide for the Owners

Just as the robust performance and all-terrain capabilities of your Jeep Patriot leave a lasting impression, so does its interior. As a Jeep owner, you’ll want to keep your vehicle’s interior in prime condition, ensuring both you and your passengers enjoy every ride. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the best practices and products for maintaining your Jeep Patriot’s interior.

Black Lifted Jeep Patriot with mud tires and roof rack

Cleaning and Conditioning Your Seats

The seats are a central part of your Jeep’s interior, and their maintenance largely depends on the material they’re made from.

  • Cloth Seats: Use a high-quality fabric cleaner like the ‘CarGuys Super Cleaner’. Spray the cleaner onto the seats, gently brush with a soft-bristle brush, and then vacuum up the residue.
  • Leather Seats: Clean using a good leather cleaner, such as ‘Chemical Guys Leather Cleaner and Conditioner’. Follow this up with a conditioner to keep the leather soft and prevent cracking.

Keeping Your Dashboard and Console Clean

Your Jeep’s dashboard and console are constantly exposed to sunlight, which can cause them to fade or crack over time. Use a UV-protective cleaner like ‘303 Aerospace Protectant‘ to clean these surfaces and provide a protective layer against UV rays.

What do people say about 303 Aerospace Protectant?

With over 13.000 reviews on Amazon and a 5-star rating, this product is definitely a thing one should try. That’s why we asked one of our technicians to share her own experience with this cleaner, as she has recently tried it for the first time.

As I sat in my car, basking in the warm sun, I couldn’t help but notice how faded and dull the interior looked. The once vibrant seats and dashboard had lost their luster over time. Determined to restore their former glory, I turned to the highly recommended 303 Marine Aerospace Protectant.

Excited to see the results, I carefully followed the instructions. I cleaned the surfaces with a mild cleaner, ensuring they were free from dirt and grime. Then, I grabbed a clean microfiber cloth and began applying the protectant. The spray came out effortlessly, covering the vinyl and plastic in a thin layer.

The immediate transformation was astonishing. The 303 Protectant worked its magic, breathing life back into my car’s interior. The seats regained their rich color, and the dashboard looked as if it had just rolled off the assembly line. It truly lived up to its promise of a smooth matte finish, leaving behind no greasy residue.

One of the standout features of this product was its UV protection. Living in a sunny climate, I needed something that could shield my car’s interior from the harsh rays. The 303 Protectant did just that. It formed a protective barrier, preventing the seats and dashboard from further fading and cracking. It was a relief to know that my investment was being safeguarded.

However, I must mention a minor drawback I encountered. The sprayer that came with the product wasn’t of the best quality. It tended to clog at times, which was a bit frustrating. Nonetheless, this was a small inconvenience compared to the outstanding results it delivered.

In the weeks that followed, I found myself marveling at the longevity of the 303 Protectant. Despite daily use and exposure to sunlight, the interior maintained its revitalized appearance. It truly surpassed my expectations in terms of durability. I only needed to reapply the protectant every few weeks to ensure maximum UV protection.

Not only did the 303 Protectant work wonders on my car’s interior, but I also discovered its versatility. I used it on other surfaces around the house, such as vinyl patio furniture and plastic storage containers. It proved to be equally effective in protecting and restoring these items.

All in all, the 303 Marine Aerospace Protectant lived up to its reputation as a top-notch product. Its ability to revive and protect surfaces exceeded my expectations. While the sprayer could use some improvement, it was a minor flaw in an otherwise outstanding product. I highly recommend the 303 Protectant for anyone looking to breathe new life into their car’s interior or any other vinyl or plastic surface in need of rejuvenation.

Preserving Your Floor Liners

Floor liners experience a lot of wear and tear from dirt, spills, and debris. To clean, remove them from your Jeep, hose them down, scrub them with a brush if needed, and allow them to dry before reinstalling. The ‘WeatherTech TechCare FloorLiner‘ and ‘FloorMat Cleaner/Protector kits work well for these tasks.

What do people say about WeatherTech TechCare FloorLiner?

As I held the WeatherTech TechCare FloorLiner and FloorMat Cleaner/Protector Kit in my hands, I couldn’t help but feel excited about the prospect of restoring my weathered floor mats. Over the years, my mats had accumulated scuff marks, dirt, and stains, losing their pristine appearance. I had tried numerous cleaners in the past, but none had delivered the desired results.

So, I followed the simple instructions provided with the kit. I started by applying the foam formula from the spray applicator onto the mats. The foam immediately went to work, lifting the dirt and sand away from the mats. I let it sit for a few minutes, allowing the cleaner to penetrate the surface.

Armed with a nylon cleaning brush, I scrubbed the mats, paying close attention to the ridges and crevices where dirt tends to hide. The cleaner effortlessly dissolved grease and oil stains, leaving no trace behind. I was relieved to know that the ingredients used in this cleaner were biodegradable and listed on CleanGredients, the EPA’s approved biodegradable ingredients list.

After thoroughly rinsing the mats with water, I eagerly inspected the results. To my delight, the mats looked remarkably clean and rejuvenated. The scuff marks, dirt, and stains were gone, and the mats had regained their original color. I was impressed by how the cleaner had removed the imperfections without affecting the finish of the mats.

But the job wasn’t finished just yet. To ensure long-lasting protection, I reached for the FloorLiner and FloorMat Protector included in the kit. This protective coating added a strong and durable layer to the mats, guarding against future scuff marks, staining, and everyday wear and tear. What I appreciated most was that the product dried to an anti-slip finish, ensuring safety while driving.

As I stepped back to admire my handiwork, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of accomplishment. My once worn-out mats had been transformed into a spotless and refreshed state. Not only did they look like new, but they also felt clean to the touch.

Since using the WeatherTech TechCare FloorLiner and FloorMat Cleaner/Protector Kit, I have been amazed by the durability of the coating. Even after months of use, the mats have retained their cleanliness and show no signs of wear. It’s reassuring to know that the quality and craftsmanship of this product, like all WeatherTech solutions, are made in America.

In conclusion, if you’re looking to restore and protect your floor mats, I wholeheartedly recommend the WeatherTech TechCare FloorLiner and FloorMat Cleaner/Protector Kit. It’s a reliable and effective solution that will bring new life to your mats and keep them looking their best for years to come.

Cleaning the Windows

For crystal-clear windows, use an auto-specific window cleaner like ‘Invisible Glass Premium Glass Cleaner’. Remember, clean the inside and outside for the best results.

Dealing with Stains and Odors

Accidental spills and stains happen. A multipurpose cleaner like ‘Turtle Wax Power Out! Upholstery Cleaner’ can tackle most stains and also neutralize odors.

General Tips for Jeep Interior Maintenance

  • Avoid eating in your car when possible to prevent spills and crumbs.
  • Always address spills immediately to prevent them from becoming stubborn stains.
  • Perform a thorough cleaning every few months and a quick cleanup every week to maintain your Jeep’s interior.

In conclusion, interior maintenance for your Jeep Patriot is all about consistent care and using the right products. As Henry Ford put it, “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” With this guide, your Jeep’s interior will continue to look its best, no matter where your adventures take you.


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A common challenge when buying tires is understanding the different types of tires, and which one will work best for you.


The most popular manufacturers use common tire size abbreviations. They are the same for all tire brands produced throughout the world. When selecting tires for your car, truck or SUV it is a good idea to understand what the sidewall markings mean, in order to understand specs of the tires you select.

Tire Codes Explanation

The first number one can normally see on a tire sidewall is the tire width (in millimeters). In the example above, the tire width is 195 mm. This is a measurement between the sides of tire, from one sidewall to another. Some tire brands use extra letter before the number that denotes width. In the example above, the letter is missing. However, if you see P195, this is a passenger tire that is 195 mm wide. As a rule, width on the sidewall is followed by a slash (/) or a space.
Aspect ratio follows the width in the common tire codes. Sometimes, tire manufacturers can use a space or slash mark between them. Aspect ratio is the second number you can see on the tire sidewall. It explains, how tall is the tire profile. In the example above, aspect ratio equals to 65. Modern tire codes deliver the aspect ratio as percentage. It is calculated by dividing the height of the tire by its width. If you see, that aspect ratio is 65, it means that the height of the tire is 65% of its width. In general, the lower aspect ratio (around 60) means better handling.
Construction type is the letter that follows the aspect ratio in the tire code. It denotes the type of the tire internal construction, that maintains the tire stability on the road. There are 2 types of construction:
  1. R - Radial;
  2. D - Diagonal (also known as Bias Ply).
The majority of tires used in the U.S. are radial tires, and that is the only kind of construction offered by Fuzion tires. So chances are high, that you also have got radial tires on your daily driver. This construction means, that the internal ply cords of the tire are positioned in radial direction, perpendicular to the rotation axis and placed from one bead over to the other.
Explanation of rim diameter is pretty simple, especially for the Americans, who normally use inches to measure something. So, the number, that follows construction type on the tire code, is the diameter of the rim in inches. In the example provided, the code says ‘R15’, which means the rim diameter is 15 inches.
Load index is the combination of digits that follows the rim diameter. It tells, how much weight a tire can support when it is completely inflated (weight in lbs). This measurement is called as load index, since it does not give the exact weight the tire is developed to carry, but it corresponds to certain capacity as an index. You can find a number from 1 to 150, which represents load capacities between 99 and 735 lbs.
Speed rating is the last letter in the tire codes. It works exactly as the load index does for the particular load. This means, that speed rating letter corresponds to a certain speed capability from the internationally standardized base. In the example above, the speed rating is ‘H’. Alternatively, it can be ‘R’ for tires rated up to 106 mph, or ‘S’ for the tires rated for up to 112 mph. Note, that this is not recommended cruising speed, but the speed limit that should not be exceeded for certain tires. The higher speed rating is, the better is handling performance tires offer. If you happen to use tires with different speed ratings on one vehicle, the least speed rating should not be exceeded.

Jeep Patriot Tires

Whether you own Jeep Patriot Sport, Limited or Latitude, it's good to know, what wheel and tire sizes are recommended for your specific vehicle. We have selected all necessary information about these trim levels to let you know about the features, that came standard for these SUVs. Select the trim level you are interested in and find out technical details about Jeep Patriot tires that are guaranteed to work.




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