Off-Road Driving Tips

From Alaska Tire Service in Anchorage and Eagle River.

So you want to give off-road driving a try but you’re not sure where to begin. The good news is you’ve come to the right place. Alaska Tire Service has assembled this brief guide to help you get started. After all, you want to feel confident when you embark on your first off-road adventure. Safety is more important than ever in this category, so we’ll discuss some tips for that as well. Keep reading to learn more then visit us in Anchorage, AK to check out our inventory! We’ve got an impressive selection of tires for off-road driving that you’d be interested in. We proudly serve Eagle River and all of Alaska.

Pack The Essentials

When it comes to preparing, packing the essentials might seem like a no-brainer. You’ll want to remember a few key items, like a first aid kit, recovery gear in case you get stuck, a fire extinguisher, seat-belt cutter and glass breaker, and plenty of food and water. Some of these items might seem a bit drastic, but it’s always better to be safe rather than sorry.

Choose The Right Gear

Next, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve made the right gear choices. A good set of tires for off-road driving is always a great investment. These tires are specifically built to handle the challenging terrain you’ll be facing. Next, invest in a high-quality body lift kit, front bumpers that’ll protect your vehicle from brush, rocks, trees, and other inevitable obstacles, a winch, snatch straps, and a snorkel. These are just some of the basics. It will all depend on your vehicle and where you’ll be riding, so be sure to do your research before you head out.

Traction Is Key

Nowadays, most modern vehicles will have some sort of traction control. It might come with a basic on/off switch or a more complex system that has various settings for different traction situations. Regardless of your system, traction control utilizes either the brakes and/or the mechanicals to restrict wheel slip and ensure torque is being appropriately transferred from the tire to the trail. Get familiar with your vehicle’s traction control system before you hit the off-road trails.

We hope these tips have been helpful. If you’ve got more questions or you’re in the market for tires, contact us today! Alaska Tire Service is conveniently located in Anchorage, AK. We serve Eagle River and all of Alaska.