Alignment work being done on car tires

What Happens to Your Car When Going Off-Roading?

There’s something special about turning from the road to head down an old and beaten path. The little bumps and pits in the road rock your car back and forth. Most people would avoid this kind of terrain, but it is fun to seek it out from time to time.

Going off-road isn’t something you can do with just any car, though. Most enthusiasts have an SUV or truck that is capable or has been customized. There are plenty of trails to try and explore in the Yuma area. Off-roading can take a toll on your car, and if you’re inexperienced, then you might not know what to look for after every trip.

Most Commonly Needed Off-Road Repairs

The biggest concern for any off-road enthusiasts is going to be their tires. Any tire will obviously be in contact with the ground almost always which means they are going to be subject to a lot of wear and tear. After any trip off-road, you should stop to inspect your tires once you get home. The alignment or pressure could have been affected by the ride. An inspection also gives you a chance to check your tires for any damage or punctures.

Car tire being rotated

Car up on a lift being inspected

While you’re inspecting your car, you should take a look at the body and undercarriage if possible. Rocks, pebbles, and dirt will scatter all around your car, so it is understandable that some dings and dents will build up. You should make sure nothing integral to your car has been damaged. It is also important to keep an eye on your transmission, the low shifts at high RPMs will put some stress on it.

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Toyota Service in Yuma, AZ

You can come to the service center at Alexander Toyota if you have any concerns about your vehicle or need something repaired. Just give us a call at any time to schedule an appointment and we’ll help you get back on the road. If you have any other questions, then please give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.