Off-Road Checklist

Posted: February 15, 2018 | Author: Kevin Koontz | Read Time: 1 minutes

Student posing in front of their JeepGoing off-road can be an exhilarating adventure. It is important to pack strategically and prepare for the trip ahead of time. If possible, try not to go off-road alone and always tell someone (who isn't going with you) where you are going and when you should be back.

Pre-Trip Maintenance Checklist

  • Check engine oil
  • Check transmission oil
  • Check brake fluid
  • Check radiator coolant
  • Check windshield wiper fluid
  • Check fan belts
  • Check hoses
  • Check air cleaner
  • Check seat belts
  • Check tire air pressure (tire air pressure changes for highway driving and off-road driving)
  • Check for tire wear or damage
  • Check and tighten, if needed, the u-bolts and lug bolts
  • Check for frame cracks
  • Check brake pads and shoes
  • Check for any loose bolts or nuts
  • Check shocks
  • Check winch for proper operation (if vehicle has one)

Gear to Bring

  • First Aid Kit
  • Spare Tire
  • Jack and tire iron to change your tire
  • Tow strap
  • Basic tool kit
  • Extra gas
  • Come-alongs (a hand-operated winch)

Personal Essentials

  • Water
  • Food
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Communication device
  • Maps
  • Compass or GPS
  • Sunglasses
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