Off-Road Driving Safety Tips
Off-roading adventures are a great way to make some great summer memories, but only if you travel with caution. Off-roading brings more hazards and dangers than driving on paved roadways. Fortunately, a few safety tips are all you need to get out safely at the end of the day. We here at Nehl’s Chevrolet have a few off-road driving safety tips that will help you enjoy your time on the trails this summer!
Stay aware of your surroundings at all times. Keep an eye out for any dangerous departure and break-over angles. Failing to recognize the danger could result in significant damage to your vehicle if you fail to clear it. It pays to get out of the vehicle and walk through areas you’re uncertain about as well. Keep an eye on your speed too.
Keep both feet on the pedals at all time for an optimized response time. Moving your foot from the gas to the brake pedal wastes a second that could make all the difference. Putting both feet on the pedals speeds up your reaction time.
Know Your Vehicle
It pays to know every aspect of your vehicle, especially the undercarriage. See what the lowest hanging parts are and determine the ground clearance available to you. Damaging your vehicle won’t end well, especially if you’re in the middle of harsh terrain.