Snorkel, air Jack, winch… Preparing the SUV for the season
Where to start the off-road season? It doesn’t matter whether you are hunting, fishing, or just planning a trip in the next season. It is extremely important that your car is ready not only to go on a serious off-road, but also to overcome this very off-road with a large margin of safety. Whatever you do: expeditions, off-road sports, or just like to go with your loved ones on the weekend route – the main main criterion for your car should be reliability.
Agree that when you are on the road, you always hope that your car will not let you down, so that there are no stupid breakdowns or any other factors that can spoil the impression of the trip. This is why we always recommend using the services of a service STATION that knows what to do with such a car.
Agree that the operation of off-road vehicles is somewhat different from the usual ordinary car. Having a large all-terrain vehicle, there is always a temptation to move through a puddle or skip a small Ford instead of a long detour, or even pull out a well – “stuck” in the mud Gazelle. At specialized service STATIONS, as a rule, employees adequately understand what needs to be done with the car to improve its reliability, driving performance, and increase the service life of certain parts. By contacting such specialists, you will warn yourself against many mistakes and will be able to avoid unnecessary work.
Here is a small example. Once I came across a customer who decided to install a snorkel in a regular repair SHOP, the masters of which did not really understand the meaning of this unit. And as a result, when installing it, they deprived it of the most important thing – tightness. For him, apparently, this was only a transfer of the air intake point, but for the client, this is a detail that he hopes for, since with the full use of a leaky snorkel, the consequences can be fatal. In General, at that time everything worked out, but the snorkel had to be changed.
Of course, this approach applies not only to the work performed, but also to the quality of the parts that you use. For example, buying a low-quality Chinese Jack can quickly lead to its failure. The mechanism may stop working correctly, or the Jack rail may bend completely, which will make it impossible to use it. And for you, this Jack in this situation can be very important or even critically necessary.
A similar situation can occur with winches. Buying a low-quality winch, of course, you get a nice bonus in the form of the price of such a product. But you run the risk that at the right time, when you unwind the cable and start swinging, it immediately stops working. As a result, you will either have to look for spare parts (which, as a rule, are either small or not at all), or buy a good branded winch in addition to the already purchased Chinese one.
In General, always remember that when going on the road, you must be sure of your vehicle. All the vital accessories before you go to be checked and in good condition. The car must be serviced on time and with high quality. And if everything is already done and serviced on your car, all units are checked and serviceable, then you will travel with pleasure, without being distracted by small breakdowns.