If you live in Utah, chances are that you are a fan of the great outdoors. With thousands of acres of national parks, miles of backcountry roads and tracks to go off-roading, it’s hard not to get itchy feet and the urge to go off the beaten path. People have different ways of satisfying this urge. Some might enjoy the feeling of hiking for days in the wilderness, pitching their tents in pristine wilderness. For others, the fun lies in the adrenaline rush of challenging oneself with the torque and ups and downs of ragged off-road trails. But this is not possible to enjoy without having a car that can handle this battering. Whether you own an SUV or a truck, these are some modifications that you can make to help your vehicle navigate the rugged terrain.
Get a lift
If you plan to go off-roading, it is almost a necessity to give your car a suspension lift. You are less likely to damage your chassis by scraping it against rocks and ditches. It does not only give you the ground clearance that an off-road truck needs, but it also gives you, the driver, a vantage point of the trail ahead of you. Higher vehicles will also be able to carry more load. If you want to convert into a mobile home or take a lot of gear with you, then this is a good idea. In Provo, Utah, useful lift kits can be purchased online or at auto repair shops. You can make a DIY day out of giving your car a lift.
Add special lights to navigate in the dark
When driving down narrow country roads or dirt tracks, it is always useful to have upgraded headlights for added safety. Add lights that are over 5,000 lumens, and have flood lighting to bring into focus the relief of the terrain. Another thing that you should watch out for when upgrading your lights is whether they are waterproof so that they do not malfunction in extreme weather.
Upgrade your entertainment system
If you are going to be spending hours on the road, you are naturally going to need a good stereo system to keep you company. Upgrade your regular car audio by adding an amplifier, extra speakers, and a subwoofer. You can also set up an in-car TV system, which can even be connected to the Internet if you set up a hotspot in the car.
Add a bike carrier or boat rack
You will probably be carrying bikes or boats if you love the outdoors. This is why it is a good idea to add a carrier rack to the front and roof of your car. Your roof’s carrier can also help you carry all the gear that you will need, including tents and ski equipment.
One of the best ways to explore the American wilderness is in a truck or SUV. To get the most out of your adventure, spend some money on improving your vehicle’s capacity for adventure.