Off-road driving is becoming the latest trend among riders. Many riders find off-road driving more fun and exciting than racing cars on tracks. Just like F1 racing or any other vehicle sports, you need to prepare well before you go for off-road driving. If you do not have any experience, chances of getting into accidents and injuring yourself will be high.
Here are some safety tips for off-road driving.
Never Ride Alone
Many people tend to go for off-road driving alone. However, going off-road with your friend or an experienced trail buddy will help in a number of ways. A trail buddy will help you to find the best line to take and can provide a helping hand in case you get stuck. Riding with your best friend will also help you to make memories that you will cherish forever.
Always Prepare For Your Ride
Experienced off-road drivers always prepare for their drive. Off-road driving is not like professional car racing. You need a thorough preparation before you go for your off-road drive. Some basic modifications for your vehicle might be beneficial for off-road driving. You can do a suspension or wheel upgrade or invest in recovery equipment like tow hooks, tire repair kit, fire extinguisher, etc.
Check The Weather
It is not necessary that off-road driving should only be done in good weather. But if the weather is bad, it is better to postpone your off-road drive. It will be extremely difficult to go off-road in heavy rain; even the hardcore vehicle has limits and may get stuck. This could mean you have to waste your entire weekend waiting for a rescue.
Find Your Rhythm
Finding the throttle equilibrium and perfecting it is one of the important aspects of off-road driving. The only way of doing it is by getting out there and finding it yourself. You know the saying, “practice makes perfect”. Feathering the throttle in the right amount with the proper gear is one of the important tips every rock-climbing rookies must know. Too much throttle can cause damage to the vehicle and too little may not get you moving.
Install Devices For Communication
The terrains that you go for the off-road drive may not have better cell service. Therefore, it is better to install proper communication devices before you set out on your drive. Install a signal booster for improving your cell reception or you can install a CB, HAM, or race radio.