Guide to Jeep Wrangler Off Roading

June 26th, 2017 by

If you recently bought a 2016 Jeep Wrangler, you probably did so in part because of its many attractive outdoorsy features, namely its capacity for some serious off-roading. If you’re a veteran off-roader, then you’re probably well on your way to discovering just how perfect the 2016 Jeep Wrangler is for these pursuits. But if you’re new to the hobby, you may want to check out the following short guide by Chrysler Jeep 24 to learn a little more about the basics before you head to the backwoods.

What Kind of Vehicle Are You Working With?

You need to familiarize yourself with all of the amenities and dimensions of your Jeep Wrangler. How wide is it? How long is it? How tight of a space can you fit through? How much clearance do you have?Off-roading can be tough on your vehicle, so it’s better to know what exactly you can and can’t handle. Along those same lines, it’s advised that you keep some kind of toolkit and repair manual in your 2016 Jeep Wrangler.

Where Are You Driving?

If you decide to take your Jeep Wrangler off-roading, you ought to have a pretty good idea what sort of terrain you’ll be looking at, keeping in mind that different conditions require different driving styles.For example, if you’re going to be tackling a muddy course, you need to be aware that if your tires aren’t a little deflated beforehand, you could find yourself sunk to about the driver’s door. On the other hand, if you’re driving on a snowy road, remember that it’s the ice beneath, not the snow, that’s cause for concern.

How Are You Driving?

The best rule of thumb when taking your 2016 Jeep Wrangler off-roading is to drive at an even pace and slow down whenever you’re on an unpaved road. Usually, your momentum will carry you through most natural obstacles, so don’t try to accelerate your way through off-road courses or you could mess up your vehicle big time.When tackling hills, we recommend using first gear when going up and a higher gear when going down. (It should go without saying that we expect both hands on the steering wheel while you’re driving.) Also, you’ll want to be sure to only approach objects at a 45-degree angle to ensure that three wheels stay on the ground no matter what.

What Else to Bring or Know?

Some extra things to know and bring along are actually fairly intuitive. You’ll want to check the weather, of course, and make sure that it’s even worth it to go off-roading. Additionally, you’ll want to have not only a toolkit but also some basic outdoor survival supplies for those worst possible scenarios: flashlight, blanket, first aid kit, hatchet, and so on.

How Can You Learn More About Your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Off-Roading?

If you’re curious to learn more about the 2016 Jeep Wrangler off-roading experience or would like to schedule a test drive and see how well this vehicle fits your personal style, get in touch with Chrysler Jeep 24 dealership. Serving drivers in Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton, Chrysler Jeep 24 is committed to putting you behind the wheel of a brand new Jeep today!

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