Off-road driving should be treated differently from city driving. Maneuvering in uneven and dirt roads can be quite tough on your vehicle. Most drivers often push their cars to the limit when they are driving off-road. It helps them gauge how far they can stretch their vehicle.
In this case, you should always perform regular maintenance check-ups on your car. After all, it is more prone to wear and tear and constant exposure to heat, dirt, and other road contaminants can cause your car parts to deteriorate faster.
Doing regular inspections on your car will allow you to address any new issues as soon as possible. This makes it safer for you to travel on or off-road.
Here are some tasks you need to include on your maintenance list.
- Clean your vehicle. Make sure you have your vehicle regularly washed. You can clean the interior and exterior parts of your vehicle by yourself. When washing your tires, use the KevianClean Wheel Cleaner to effectively remove the mud on your tires. However, you still need to bring your car to a professional car wash so that they can wash off the dirt accumulated under your vehicle.
- Check your brakes. When you’re constantly getting stuck in mud or sand, inspect your braking system. Make sure you have enough brake fluid. Driving on uneven and hard soil can add stress and pressure to your braking system. Also, check your brake drums for any signs of sand or mud stuck in it. Your brakes are crucial to your safety as well as your passengers.
- Inspect your tires. Check the pressure on your tires daily including your spare tire. You’ll never know when you’re bound to use it. Driving on rough terrain can cause accidental punctures on your tires. Observe your tires for any signs of holes, tears or missing lugs. Make sure your lugs are tight and sealed.
- Check your transmission. In some instances, your transmission may develop leaks or damages. Check your fluid for water contamination and replace it once it is affected.
- Examine your shocks and suspension. See if it has any leaks, dents or damages. Your suspension system gets a lot of beating from the uneven and rough road.
Check if there any loose parts under your vehicle. Your suspension system should be well intact because it allows you to handle and drive your vehicle properly for a safe ride.