Offroading is fun. However, there are some risks involved in it, which require you to make adequate preparations before you start the trip. Whether you are driving your car or renting one, several important things should be taken care of. Here is a list of important things to get checked before an offroad trip.
Check The Basics Of Your Vehicle
Conduct a thorough check of all the basics of your vehicle. It includes the windshield washer fluid, coolant, brake fluid, oil, ATF, power steering fluid, and differentials, etc. Ensure everything is at the right level and also remember to check for leaks. Be prepared to carry extra fluids just in case. If you already know about some mechanical or electrical problems with your vehicle, get them repaired before you set off for the trip. You also have to get the air filter and the air filter box checked for debris.
Check The Tires
Before driving off to your offroad trip, checking the condition of all the tires including the spares is advisable. Ensure that they are inflated to the required levels by analyzing the nature of the terrains you will be driving through.
Inform Others About The Trip
Sudden trips are cool but it is never a good idea to leave for a trip without informing anyone close to you. The communication network at the place where you go may be weak, which means you will have to struggle a bit to contact your family and friends. Although sudden and uninformed trips sound thrilling, you are advised to inform at least your ‘person’ about the whereabouts of the trip.
Get The Weather Information Of The Place Where You Are Visiting
The weather at your place need not be the same as the weather at the place you are visiting. Hence you have to get the weather information of the place you are visiting and carry the appropriate clothing you will need there. If the weather in the place is going to be very cold, you have to carry some warm clothing and blankets.
Start The Trip By Filling The Gas Tank
It is important to fill the gas tank before you start the trip. Follow the one-third rule while offroading. Use one-third of your fuel to reach your destination and two-third to get out of it. If your tank doesn’t have the necessary capacity, you can carry extra fuel with you.
Making a fail-safe plan before going offroading can give you a pleasant journey experience.