So you’ve just purchased your new off road jeep, truck, or SUV and are ready to go tearing through the wilderness. However, even though you may have purchased the best quality off road vehicle money can buy, there are other auto parts to consider that don’t come standard with your vehicle purchase, and these parts can make all the difference when it comes to performance. Below are just a few parts to consider:
Of course your vehicle will come with a set of standard tires, but there are a wide variety of size and tread options available. The factory tires may do the job, but choosing high quality jeep or truck tires can have enormous benefits. For example, when the rainy season comes, one of the scariest things that can happen is for your vehicle to slide out of control because of wet surfaces. If you choose tires with the right tread, it will help your traction, especially in wet weather. Not to mention, it can increase your bite so that you’re less likely to slide when turning on hard surfaces.
Lift Kits / Leveling Kits
Once you have the perfect tires for your off road adventures, you might discover that they’re actually too large to fit your vehicle as it currently stands. This is when lift kits come in handy. With a relatively quick installation, a lift kit will give you the few extra inches you need to properly fit larger tires onto your truck or SUV. Along with this, you may find that the balance of your vehicle is slightly off. For a number of reasons, the front of the vehicle may actually be lower than the rear, or vice versa. Leveling kits are a simple solution to this, raising just one end to match the other and balancing everything out.
This is an option just for trucks, but tonneau covers can be incredibly handy truck parts. One of the major benefits that comes with purchasing a truck is all the extra cargo room in the truck bed. However, there’s always the concern that something will happen to it, whether it’s stolen, lost, or damaged. Tonneau covers are weatherproof, come with built-in hidden locks, and easily install to virtually any truck bed, thus protecting your possessions from both theft and the harsh elements of nature.
Again, this is a part that is available exclusively for one type of vehicle: Jeeps. Driving with the wind in your hair is great in the spring and summer months, but not once it starts getting cold and wet outside. If you plan on taking advantage of year round off road opportunities, a jeep top is a sound investment. It will keep you and all your cargo protected from mud, rain, snow, and the frigid air.
The last thing you want is for your vehicle to get stuck somewhere out in the wilderness, but like it or not, it does happen on occasion. For this reason, it’s important to always have a winch with you. With a wide variety of weight capacities, there are winches for almost every kind of recovery situation, so you’re sure to find one that is well-suited for your vehicle.
Obviously, these are just a few examples of key auto parts that can be extremely advantageous in your off road adventures. There are countless other parts to consider on top of these, so get out there and start testing them out to find the right parts for you.