If you’re a beginner to driving off-road, it can seem daunting. You may be afraid of getting stuck in the mud or snow and becoming stranded. Even expert off-road drivers know how easy it is to get stuck. However, if you prepare correctly, you can get yourself out of a sticky situation quickly – or avoid it entirely. Whether you drive a Jeep or a pickup truck, these tips will help you stay safe.

Drive slowly and carefully

When driving through mud, snow, or uneven ground, it’s important not to press on the gas too hard. At the same time, you also shouldn’t push harshly on the brakes. The key is to maintain a steady pace.

Use the right equipment

Depending on what type of off-roading you’re doing, it’s important to buy needed accessories. If you want to go mudding, purchasing mud tires and a lift kit will help prevent you from getting stuck. Investing in car accessories, such as protective bumpers, can prevent damage to your car.

Drive the right car

It seems obvious, but people often get stuck because they’re driving the wrong car. You should be driving a 4×4 vehicle which has specific settings for driving off-road, like the Jeep Wrangler – one of the most popular cars here at our Jeep dealership.

In case of emergency…

Pack the right materials. Snacks, warm clothes, and a first aid kit are important. In case you get stuck, make sure you have a charged phone and a tow strap. You can use a tow strap to pull your truck out using another vehicle. If that’s not an option, you’ll want to pack a shovel and jack stands to dig your car out of the mud.

Follow these tips, and you’ll be able to dig yourself out of the toughest situations – literally! Contact our Dodge dealers to learn more!