Off-Road Checklist: What Do I Need?

October 17th, 2017 by

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Taking your vehicle off-roading can be extremely exciting, but you want to make sure you’re fully prepared before you take that adventure. After all, depending on where you go, you may not have instant access to the necessities you should have on hand. For instance, not only do you want to make sure you have the safety items and personal essentials that could enhance your trip, such as a first aid kit, water, flares and flashlights, food, extra clothes, and more, but you also want to make sure your vehicle can handle that trip. For instance, you want to do a thorough check of your vehicle to ensure it can handle the conditions. Be sure to check the engine oil, brake fluid, hoses, tire pressure, and all the other essentials so your vehicle will last while you’re on the go. While you can do this yourself, it may even be a good idea to have your vehicle inspected by a professional to address any issues before you put your vehicle to the test.

Pre-Departure Checklist

Whether you’re enjoying an adventure in Wayne, PA or taking your vehicle somewhere else, be sure to do the pre-departure checklist.

  • Check engine and transmission oil, brake fluid, fan belts, windshield wiper fluid, radiator coolant, hoses, belts, and bolts
  • Be sure all seatbelts and safety harnesses are working properly
  • Check brakes and tires for signs of wear and tear
  • Check shocks to ensure it can handle the roads you’re about to explore

Basic Essentials

Aside from making sure your vehicle works, you want to have the right items on hand for your Newtown Square, PA adventure, whether you’re going for a day or making an entire trip out of it.

  • First aid kit complete with bandages, medications, and ointments
  • Tool kit
  • Spare keys
  • Spare tire
  • Tow strap
  • Jack and tire iron
  • Food and water
  • Change of clothes
  • Flashlights and flares
  • Blankets
  • Plastic bags
  • Scissors/knives
  • Gloves and safety glasses
  • Tarp
  • Matches/lighter
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Sun block/bug spray
  • Compass/GPS

Get Your Off-Road Vehicle at Land Rover West Chester

No matter how prepared you are for your trip, the most essential element you need is a vehicle that can handle the off-road adventure. Land Rover West Chester has a great selection of Land Rover models packed with the Land Rover technology and capabilities needed to handle your journey. Visit our dealership at 1330 Wilmington Pike in West Chester, PA to see our inventory, or contact us at (800) 445-0819 to learn more about our current lease deals.

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