Worst Things You Can Do to Damage Your Jeep When Off-Roading

February 9th, 2018 by

So, you bought a Jeep vehicle and thought you could go off road without knowing the limitations? If you want to go right now on an adventure with your brand new Jeep, you’ll find out that most Jeep owners make modifications in order to safely off road. You can learn more about modifications below.

Know Your Underbody Is Safe

Common mistakes that Jeep owners might make starts with not modifying the ground clearance. Your Jeep Cherokee has to be able to clear terrain and debris without ruining the fascia and entire underbody while offroading. Not every vehicle can climb over steep inclines. If there isn’t a good breakover angle, your vehicle could potentially flip over while climbing over any large mounds or hills.

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The worst thing you can do when off roading is not ensuring your vehicle is safe to go out on trails, proper modifications are important to protect your vehicle. Panels could rip off or various parts of the vehicle could be damaged without strong skid plates protecting the underbody. No critical components can be damaged if properly covered and hidden from dangerous, rocky terrain.

Give Your Jeep Cherokee Features to Help Protect It

Reinforcing a Jeep can be done easily with addition upgrades with items like skid plates and further protective shields. Larger tires and giving your Jeep Cherokee a lift is essential to ensuring your vehicle can climb just about anywhere. Expert drivers know the importance of making your vehicle safe and stable.

Why You Can Trust A Cherokee

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee is a fully capable vehicle of going off road with the right modifications. More than being a powerful brand, the name is only as strong as the product and this year’s Jeep Cherokee is both luxurious and powerful. With an available 3.2-liter V6 engine that is capable of towing, passing and climbing anywhere you want, you can’t go wrong with a 2018 Jeep Cherokee.

We recommend trying the Trail Rated Jeep Cherokee vehicles like the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk that comes equipped with trail-ready components that provide extra grip with a four-wheel drive system that has off-road suspension, rear locking differential and a range of five different terrain settings (Snow, Sand/ Mud, Rock, Sport and Auto) to let drivers change the vehicle’s mode while in action.

Traction is one way to measure how powerful a vehicle is at being able to go off road and with a new Jeep Cherokee, very few roads are undrivable by Jeep standards. Hill climbs are easy with a powerful vehicle like the new 2018 Jeep Cherokee. Make sure to protect your investment with modifications we can help assemble for your vehicle so you can enjoy taking your Jeep wherever you’d like.

Check with our service department and make an appointment. We’ll be happy to help at Hollywood Chrysler Jeep with any concerns you might have and will guide you as to the next steps for modifying your vehicle. We’re open seven days a week for your convenience.