4x4 Service for Off-Road Vehicles | Salmon Arm, BC
4x4 Service for Off-Road Vehicle
Off-roading is a thrilling experience, but it can really do a number on your vehicle. Your vehicle is regularly pushed to its limits, taking on boulders, sand, and more. Whether you stick to casual fire roads or go beyond the beaten path, your vehicle’s exposure to the elements can really quicken wear of your car’s parts. That’s why it’s important to do regular maintenance. Hilltop Toyota is here to help with this guide to regularly check over your off-road vehicle, helping you avoid breakdowns out on the trail.
Clean Your Off-Roader
Off-roading is a dirty business. While it can feel like a badge of honour to have your car covered in mud, it can prevent you from spotting any obvious issues. Wash and vacuum your vehicle after every trip out — especially your undercarriage — and make sure you also hose out the engine compartment. That way, you know if anything is wrong, and also help prevent the spreading of any invasive plant species you might have picked up on the trail.
Don’t Forget About Your Tires
Check your tires as soon as you get off the trail and remember to check them again the next day. Also, don’t forget to check your spare, since you never know when you might need it. Look for any deep cuts in your tires and make sure you’re not missing any lug nuts. Also, tighten your lug nuts if needed. That way, you can be sure your tires are ready to take on the next trail.
Think About Your Undercarriage
The components underneath your car really take a beating when you’re off-road, which is why it’s important to regularly check them — even if you have heavy-duty covers. After all, dented covers can always leak. Whether you’re been in deep water or sand, you should check the following components no matter what:
Differential and transmission
Call us here at Hilltop Toyota if you have any questions about servicing your off-road Toyota vehicle.