The Dos and Don'ts of Off-Roading with your Jeep

So you've bought a new Jeep like the incredible 2013 Jeep Wrangler and you want to get it away from the highway and into the brush. It's understandable; the call of the wild can be too much to ignore. However, like with anything else that takes place at a distance from civilization like camping or mountain climbing, you need to be well prepared. That's why Towne Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is here: we want you to have the most fun in your vehicle as possible without putting yourself at risk. Take a look at a couple "Dos and Don'ts" we've put together so you'll get the most out of your off-roading experience.

DO make sure you have all the supplies you need. A full gas tank, a tow rope, a spare tire, portable air compressor, maps, first aid, water, a shovel, and a reliable mobile phone are all necessities for any outing. Nothing worse than needing a tool you don't have.

DON'T go alone. Whether it's your first time or your hundredth, having a buddy along makes any problem surmountable. Besides, happiness is better when shared.

DO familiarize yourself with the area. Whether it's looking over a map, asking other more experienced off-roaders, or scouting the area on foot first, it's good to have at least a general idea of what you're getting into. An unseen ditch or river that's deeper than it looks can quickly make for disaster.

DON'T forget to have your vehicle checked up through routine maintenance and repair from our convenient service center. If your Jeep is making a funny noise, don't ignore it before going out; that could end in a dead vehicle and a stranded you.

Keep these in mind and you should have a great time; of course, there's always more dos and don'ts to keep in mind, but this list is a good place to start. If you don't have an off-roading vehicle but would love to get into the sport, come on down to our Hamburg, NY dealership and take a look at all we have to offer!

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