Van Horn Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM FIAT of Plymouth understands the adventure itch many Plymouth, WI Jeep® enthusiasts need to scratch once the winter weather breaks, including getting their vehicle ready for an off-road adventure. Here’s everything you need to know to prepare for your journey.

Check Your Tires

Traditionally, Jeep SUVs sit higher off of the ground than standard vehicles. However, if you plan on doing some real serious mudding, it’s a good idea to switch your street tires out for an off-roading set with wider tread and larger lugs. Not only will this help to save on fuel consumption, but it’ll also give you better braking power and a more confident grip on uneven or swampy terrain.

Crank the Suspension

There’s no worse feeling than hitting a ditch and hearing the “oomph” of your vehicle’s backend scraping against the gravel. While you do not want to turn the suspension so high that you’re riding like a weather vane in the wind, you do want your Jeep vehicle to have enough clearance to adequately clear most holes you come across. Skid plates are also a smart investment to better protect the underbody of your vehicle.

Emergency and Recovery Kit

In case you get stuck, stranded, or injured, it’s critical to be prepared by having the proper supplies. Stock your car with food and water, a medical kit, a compass and map, and tools, such as a winch, to get yourself out of a dangerous situation.

Off-roading in your Jeep SUV can be a ton of fun if you’re prepared. Remember to always put safety first!