There is nothing quite like trekking through the outdoors behind the wheel of an off-road-ready car. That said, our Dodge, RAM, Chrysler, and Jeep® service team at Wickstrom Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM of Barrington, IL understand that behind every great off-road experience, there’s a fair amount of regular maintenance.
From roving over rugged trails to splashing through shallow rivers, off-roading can take your vehicle through all sorts of terrain and all kinds of beautiful countryside. That said, even the most fully equipped off-road vehicle can experience plenty of wear and tear while out in the wilderness. Fortunately, you can prevent expensive repairs, through regular maintenance.
One thing to keep in mind after taking on rigorous trail runs is the state of your tires. Even durable off-road tires are susceptible to damage, popping, or springing a leak. Regularly rotating your tires can also ensure that each tire wears evenly, and can even provide better capability on and off the pavement for the long-term.
Another thing to consider in off-road vehicle maintenance is regular washing. Rust is your vehicle’s worst enemy, and out in the wilderness, you’ll likely experience plenty of aquatic obstacles that can send rust creeping around the edges of your vehicle. This rust can be a great aesthetic, but it can also cause irreparable damage to your vehicle.
Your suspension undergoes quite the beating while out on the trail, as well. And even if your ride may feel sturdy, there is no guarantee that your transmission is operating at 100% capacity. Having it checked by an auto professional can ensure everything is functioning just as it should.
No matter if you’re looking for off-road vehicle maintenance, or want to have your pavement friendly commuter fully inspected, our service team here at Wickstrom Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM has got you covered. Over the years our Dodge, Jeep, RAM, and Chrysler dealership has earned a reputation for customer service excellence and we’re proud to showcase exactly what makes us great.