We all know that those fantastic 4x4 Jeeps that roam the city streets are actually designed for the rugged outdoors, the mud, the sand, the rain, and the bush. However, how far down the outdoor rabbit hole can these cars go \u2013 can we drive them through water and leave them out in the rain with the top off?\n\n\n\nAlthough the engineers of Jeep have designed their vehicles to be water-safe on the outside and to be driven with the engine submerged if it has a snorkel, the question begs \u2013 how water resistant are these cars on the inside and how careful should you be on your adventures? Can the inside of a Jeep get wet?\n\n\n\nThe short and long of it is that yes, your Jeep can get wet on the inside, but definitely not for too long. The insides of Jeeps are designed to be water-resistant, but not waterproof. So if you submerge your jeep or leave it out in the rain or snow with the windows and top-down, your seats and floors will get soaked.\n\n\n\nThe great part is that the inside will dry relatively quickly if left open in the sun and some owners even say an hour is enough. On cold wet days, you can try parking the Jeep indoors while using an old box fan to help speed up the drying process. \n\n\n\nLuckily, with great forethought, Jeep manufactured their newer models\u2019 inside electronics to be carefully sealed and highly water-resistant, including the push start button, so you won\u2019t have to worry too much about these.\n\n\n\nLet\u2019s have a look at some of the wet mishaps that can target your Jeep\u2019s inside and how to solve them.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nHow to prevent your Jeep\u2019s inside from getting wet\n\n\n\nSome of the things I list here are self-explanatory, but I decided to mention them in any case as at least one of these has happened to all of us!\n\n\n\nCheck the Weather\n\n\n\nPrevention is always better than cure and if you plan a trip with your Jeep, double-check the weather and take preventative measures.\n\n\n\nKeep Those Windows Closed\n\n\n\nYes, if you have not been caught off guard by a rainstorm with your windows open, you have not lived. It happens to the best of us, and if you are like me and were stuck in a meeting when it happened, you may find yourself with very, very wet seats by the time you get to your car.\n\n\n\nMy resulting rule of thumb is that windows remain closed unless we are sitting in the Jeep. Leaving the windows open to keep the car cool is just not worth the mess of wet seats if a rain shower hits.\n\n\n\nKeep the Top-Up\n\n\n\nYes \u2013 similar to the windows, if you are not in the car \u2013 keep the top-up. It may not look that cool, but let\u2019s face it \u2013 Jeeps are cool anyways, top-up or down!\n\n\n\nGet Some Waterproof Seat Covers\n\n\n\nThis is a great alternative to wetness-paranoia, and there are so many different brands and looks to go for. The most popular brands of waterproof seat covers that will fit your jeep, include Best Top, Wet Okole, Cover craft, and Seat shield.\n\n\n\nNeoprene seat covers such as these, which are made from the same material as wet suits, are very popular due to their great insulation and comfort.\n\n\n\nOpt for a Water-Resistant Cab Cover\n\n\n\nThese are fantastic and very easy and fast to set up. In fact, it would take you much longer to raise your soft top and zip up all the windows than to set up one of these. They are compact and can be kept in your jeep all the time as a backup if the top is off.\n\n\n\nUse a Bed Liner Product for Your Floors\n\n\n\nIf the interior of your Jeep only got slightly wet \u2013 simply pulling out the carpets and air-drying the interior will do the trick. If your interior was soaked, however, the water can drain into the floorboards of the car, and that is very difficult to dry. Many times, if the floorboards get wet, mold will grow which will lead to a permanent bad odor in the car.\n\n\n\nIf you know that your car will get wet frequently \u2013 it is a good idea to rip out the carpets are line the floor with a bed liner waterproof material like Raptor, Line-X or Rhino. This will allow you to simply pull the plugs in the floor and drain the car if it gets soaked.\n\n\n\nThere is a downside to these liners in that they offer almost no insulation against heat or noise \u2013 and will definitely alter the comfort level in your Jeep. If you simply use your Jeep to drive to work, this is probably not a great option, and if your car gets wet, you can use the methods below to get it dry.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nHow to Dry Out the Inside of Your Jeep\n\n\n\nIf your jeep did get wet, despite all your waterproofing efforts, there are several trusted methods that you can get the interior dry.\n\n\n\nDry Off What You Can By Hand\n\n\n\nThis is quite important and should be your first step in drying your car. Wipe the vinyl or leather surfaces with a dry cloth, including the doors. Grab all those soaking carpets and have them dry separately outside. \n\n\n\nMake sure to pull all the plugs in your Jeeps floor to let any pooling water out \u2013 this will make a huge difference to getting your car dry. Once the car is dry, make sure to replace them.\n\n\n\nUtilize Nature\n\n\n\nIt\u2019s the thing 4x4 adventurers enjoy most and it\u2019s also the thing that will help you get the water from your Jeep the fastest. On a hot sunny day, simply park your jeep outside with the top off and let the sun and wind do the job.\n\n\n\nThe sun has an added benefit in that the UV rays also sterilize, and will kill any mold that may have thought of growing on your wet seats. The UV rays will also remove any potential odors from the seats and carpets.\n\n\n\nUse a Box Fan\n\n\n\nIf you need to try to dry out your Jeeps interior on a cold and wet day, the best option would be to park it inside and use a box fan to circulate the air, helping the drying process. I have personally used an extension cord to get the fan right inside the car \u2013 so that the air blows directly on the seats and carpets.\n\n\n\nYou can also try to heat up the surrounding environment, which will help speed up the drying process. I often place a simple room heater in the garage, with the fan in the car \u2013 so the fan will blow hot air on the seats and carpets.\n\n\n\nThanks for reading and I hope to see you out there enjoying many wet and dry adventures with your Jeep!