Mudding: What To Know Before You Go
There is so much terrain you can explore with your Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle is made to tackle everything—from sand dunes to snow and mud. If you are looking to escape the road, here are some important tips for driving in the mud every Jeep owner should follow!
Don’t Go Alone
If you have never gone mudding before, don’t do it on your own for the first time! You will want to bring at least one person with because they will be able to keep an eye on the trail and help if your Jeep gets stuck at some point. If you do get stuck, the easiest method to get out of the mess is to get towed, but you can also rock back and forth by switching from drive to reverse to gain some traction and use traction mats.
Focus on Traction
Speaking of traction, this is something you will need to pay attention to when you are on the trails as well. In order to get through the areas of mud you will encounter, you need to make sure your vehicle can get enough traction, so you don’t get stuck. Some great ways you can give your vehicle more grip is to invest in mudding tires with extra-large lugs and invest in Jeep JK mud flaps that you can purchase at AM Off-Road.
Prepare Your Tires
In addition to using the right tires, you also need to make sure they are filled at the appropriate air pressure. This means lowering your tire’s air pressure as another way to give your Wrangler more traction and surface area when you are in the mud. To find out the appropriate tire pressure your Jeep should be at, refer to your owner’s manual.
Slow It Down
Next up, you also need to change your driving style when you are out mudding as well, not unlike driving in the snow. As you make your way through the course, you will want to go at a slower speed, but not too slow to where you might get stuck. The key is to be cautious so you can overcome any obstacles you might encounter with ease and without damaging your Jeep.
Bring the Right Supplies
The final important tip for driving in the mud is to make sure you bring the right supplies with you. Some items you will want to make sure you bring with you on your trip include a spare tire, car jack, survival gear, and extra oil. You can also make many modifications to your Jeep Wrangler to make it mudding-ready, such as getting new tires, a winch, new bumpers, heavy-duty floor mats, and more that you can find at AM Off-Road!