Is adventure calling to you? Do you long to take the road less traveled and depart from the beaten path? It may be time to set out on all those off-road journeys you’ve been dreaming up. Before setting out, here are some tips on how to off-road successfully and traverse rough terrains like a champ.
Know your vehicle and its capabilities:
If you own a truck or SUV, chances are that it has some off-roading capability. However, capability varies greatly between vehicles, so you will want to know exactly what your particular vehicle is capable of. You will want to understand your traction control system and if you have a traction select system, how your 4WD system works, and if you have a locking differential. You will also want to understand the demands of whatever terrain you’re traversing beforehand.
Off-road equipment options:
Not only may your vehicle come with built-in off-roading systems, but you can also add on off-road equipment to increase your vehicle’s capabilities. For instance, you can add a set of all-terrain tires to your vehicle, lift your vehicle’s suspension and install superior shock absorbers, or install front bumpers to further protect your vehicle.
Have emergency supplies:
Off-roading comes with risks, so make sure to have a first-aid kit on hand in case of an accident. You will also want to pack food and water, warm clothing, and have an emergency plan – including how you’re going to contact someone if something goes amiss – in place.
Contact us at Midland Buick GMC if you have questions for us about the capability of your Buick or GMC vehicle. We’ll be happy to help!