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Off-Road Driving Tips for Your New Toyota SUV

Last updated 3 years ago

Toyota offers an impressive SUV lineup that features something for everyone. If you’re the type of person who prefers the road-less-travelled, Toyota offers three capable off-road SUVs: the adventurous 4Runner, the legendary Land Cruiser, and the iconic FJ Cruiser. Before you take your new Toyota SUV off the beaten path, consider these off-road driving tips from your friends at Jerry’s Toyota. 

Be Prepared
Accidents happen, which is why it’s important that you prepare before heading out on an off-road adventure. To make sure you don’t get stuck, bring a high lift jack, a shovel, and a heavy-duty tow rope. Also remember to bring a first aid kit and plenty of extra water. Spare water for the radiator and extra fuel tanks are also recommended.

Know Your Vehicle
Before you hit the trails or tear up the beach, know your vehicle inside and out, especially with regards to what it can (and can’t) do in the field. For example, know your SUV’s maximum fording depth before attempting to cross a body of water. You should also learn how to use all of the off-road features equipped on your vehicle before putting it through hell.  

Adjust the Tire Pressure
No off-road traveler should be without an air compressor and tire gauge. That’s because you may need to adjust the tire pressure from time to time, depending on the type of terrain you are attempting to conquer. For sandy beaches and dunes, you will need to deflate the air pressure down to between 15 and 20 psi to allow the tire tread to spread more and grip a larger surface area.  

If you want a new SUV that can keep up with your active, adventurous lifestyle, come to Jerry’s Toyota of Baltimore. We have a fantastic inventory of new and pre-owned Toyota SUVs that are ready for off-roading. Call us today at (888) 714-6153 to learn more about our inventory. 


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