How to Prepare for Off-Roading in a Jeep

April 30th, 2018 by

2018 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep has some of the best off-road SUVs in the industry, from the legendary Jeep Wrangler all the way to the surprisingly capable Jeep Cherokee. We can help you get your hands on an affordable pre-owned Jeep SUV near Brooks at Knight Jackson Dodge in Medicine Hat, and we can help you prep your Jeep for your next off-road adventure — including by taking off your Jeep Wrangler’s doors.

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Steps to Take Before Testing Your Off-Road Jeep’s Capacities

Just about every model in the Jeep lineup is capable of tackling rough terrain, as evidenced by the Jeep Trail Rated® badge found through the lineup, along with off-road performance equipment like Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System, heavy-duty axles, and more. Before you head out into the elements, though, it’s important to make sure you’re properly prepared:

  • Make sure you have off-road tires: Jeep SUVs like the Wrangler come with standard off-road tires, but if you’re going to be pushing your Jeep to the limit you want to make sure that it’s equipped with off-road tires that are in good condition and are ready to maximize traction.
  • Understand your vehicle: Before you hit the dusty trail, make sure you understand how your Jeep works. Do you understand how to use the sway bars? What kind of differential is installed in your Jeep? Is there a ROCK mode, and if so how do you engage it?
  • Prepare for an emergency: Even in the most capable off-road SUVs around, you can still run into contingencies. Make sure your phone is charged and that you have an extra set of clothes, a blanket if it’s cold, extra food, and plenty of water.
  • Research Off-Road Courses: There are plenty of places to go off-roading near Brooks, but some spots are better than others. Make sure you’re choosing an off-road course with the kind of terrain and difficulty level you’re looking for.

Schedule Jeep Service Near Maple Creek Before Your Trip

Even capable Jeep SUVs require regular maintenance to keep them in top off-roading condition. Schedule Jeep service near Brooks right now at Jackson Dodge, located at 1500 Strachan Road S.E. in Medicine Hat, AB. Stay covered on- and off-road with the Jeep Warranty. Be sure to also explore the newest SUV features at Jackson Dodge, like Jeep Grand Cherokee towing! And for more how-to guides like this one, check out how you can program your Dodge key fob.

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