Summer is here, and it's prime time for 4-wheeling in Colorado! To get you started on planning your next 4-wheeling adventure, take a look at some of Antero Automotive's tips and tricks to make your Colorado back road 4-wheeling trip one to remember.
The first step to planning your back road 4-wheeling trip is to make sure you book and plan everything ahead of time. Once you have your destination in mind, you can plan the rest of the trip accordingly! If you plan to camp during your trip, find a campground near your destination or plan to stop at motels or hotels along the way.
It's not recommended you go off-roading on your own, but you'll want to keep a few things in mind whether you're going 4-wheeling solo or with a group. Make sure your rig is maintained correctly and be careful not to break your vehicle. Be prepared to turn around if things get too hairy and follow a route you know you can handle back. You should always carry extra fuel, clothes, food, and water for the next few days in case of an emergency. You'll always want to have a spare tire or two on-hand, as well as your self-recovery gear, as well as a jump starter in case your battery dies. The goal here is to bring it, so you don't need it down the line!
Depending on where your off-roading destination is, you'll also want to be able to communicate with the outside world. A two-way satellite communicator is a good option, as it can transmit your position every 10 minutes, send and receive email via satellite, and call for serious help in case of an emergency with the SOS button. For those new to 4-wheeling, you might want to get in some experience with a group of more experienced off-roaders before going on your off-roading adventure. Join an online club or forum to meet up with wheelers in your area so you can plan group excursions.
At Antero Automotive, we're dedicated to making sure you have the best automotive experience possible, and that includes helping you prepare for your 4-wheeling adventures along Colorado's back roads. Schedule an appointment today with the pros at Antero Automotive. Feel free to stop by our shop located at, 6615 S Dayton Street Greenwood Village, CO 80111, with any questions or just to talk ‘wheeling!. We hope to see you soon!