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If you are a first-time off-road warrior, there are some things you need to know. First, off-roading is amazing and the best way to spend time outdoors. Off-roading lets you get back to nature by rolling through it on a broken trail. You’ve made all the mods to your truck or Jeep and it’s ready to hit the trail. Before you go, there are some things that you will need to take with you. Think of this as the essential tools for off-roading, the things you will need to make it back home if something bad happens. There are no tow trucks when your off-road, so you need to be prepared.

Tire Repair Kit

Flat tires are a way of life for the off-roading community. You are rolling over jagged rocks and sticks that can puncture a tire and leave you stuck. Get a tire repair kit so you can patch the hole and get back on the trail.

Air Compressor

After you patch that flat tire, it’s going to need some air. Bring a portable air compressor that can hook up to the cigarette lighter in the vehicle. A small compact air compressor will take longer to inflate your tire but it’s better than being stranded in the woods.

A Basic Tool Kit

Bring a basic set of hand tools with for any emergency repairs. Include wrenches, sockets, allens, and screwdrivers. If you think you might need it, put it in the toolbox. A basic tool kit one of the essential tools for off-roading.

Work Gloves

If you have engine trouble or must fix something on the truck, it’s going to be hot. Wearing gloves isn’t to keep your hands from getting dirty, because who cares? The gloves are to keep you from burning your hands and banging your knuckles. You won’t want to sit there for hours waiting for the engine to cool off.

Emergency Light

You’ll never want the day to end, and driving at night can be fun as well. It is infinitely harder to make repairs in the dark. The headlights will provide some light but nearly enough. Bring an emergency head lamp or light so you can see what’s going on.

Tow Straps

Most off-road vehicles don’t come with a winch and cable for recovery. If you don’t have one, then bring some tow straps. When you get stuck, you’ll need to have someone help get you out. Throw them the tow straps and get out of the muck. Bring your car or truck to the best tire store in Gastonia, NC. RNR Tire Express can set you up with new wheels, tires, and align it all. Visit our website and see what we offer.

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