How Do I Make My Car Ready To Go Off-Road?

By Product Expert | Posted in SUVs and Crossovers, Tips & Tricks, Trucks on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 3:32 pm
2018 Ford F-150 going off-road

Roads are nice, but sometimes we need to break free from them. The paved roads provide a lot of comfort and make driving easier, but they are also incredibly plain and boring. Some of us need a bit more excitement in our lives.

An easy adventure to go on is simply heading off-road. There are a lot of cars that are made for the rough and tumble life of rocky roads. It’s pretty easy to find a car that says it is ready to take the road less traveled, but you should still check to make sure everything is really ready first.

How To Get Your Car Off-Road Ready

Obviously, you will want to make sure your car is able to go off-road first. When you do have a car that can handle it, the first thing you will want to do is get it serviced. This will help tighten up anything that might be loose and get your car in good condition. Your car will perform better after a tune-up which can make a huge difference in this less than ideal terrain.

2019 Toyota 4Runner crashing through dirt

You should give your tires a check, too. Proper inflation and tread condition is vital to a good off-road adventure. There are also tires made specifically for gripping onto the rough terrain if you want to maximize your adventure that is. Be sure to make sure you have a spare ready to go, accidents are more likely on these rough climbs. Lastly, you should pack your car with a purpose. If you’re only going out for a weekend excursion, then there is no need to pack your car to the brim with everything you own.


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SUVs and Trucks in Grand Junction, CO

Are you looking for a car to go off-roading in? Stop by Carville’s Auto Mart and we can set you up for your next adventure. Feel free to call ahead with any questions and we’d be more than happy to help.

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