We can’t blame you for wanting to take your RAM truck or Jeep® SUV off-road. Adventuring off the beaten path is half the reason you take home one of these capable and exciting vehicles, and that’s why we make it easy to test-drive and enjoy them here at Dan Hemm Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM.

Still, if you’re planning on taking on some tough terrain, there are a few things you’ll want to know. Before you head off-road, it’s important to familiarize yourself with your vehicle. You’ll be relying on traction control as you experience icy, wet or uneven trails, so get to know the system in your car, like the Jeep Selec-Terrain® Traction Management system in the Jeep Cherokee, designed to make it easier to navigate snow, sand, mud, and rock.

You may also want to consider picking up special equipment for your vehicle. Depending on the car you drive and the roads you’re planning to take, this could be anything from an off-road suspension system, to a snorkel, to a winch. Make sure you prepare for the road ahead — and that does mean packing a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, and glass breaker as well.

Don’t forget to familiarize yourself with what different driving conditions require. If you’re planning on fording water in your Jeep SUV, make sure you know the water depth so you can keep your car protected. Driving on rock requires different skills than driving in mud, so do a little research before you head out.

And be sure to visit Dan Hemm Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM for great Jeep specials, car parts and more information on your off-road options. Stop by 2594 West Michigan Street in Sidney, OH today so you can head out on your next great adventure tomorrow.