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Spare Parts That Are Required When Driving Off Road

Having the right parts on board could make the difference between walking out and driving out when you’re offroading.


Make sure that you have extras on hand for each of the following parts to fit your 4WD vehicle.

Keep in mind that many of your old parts can be used as spares in an emergency, so start saving them now.

Remember, you don’t need to bring every spare part you own on the trail; just bring the parts that are most likely to break or give out on the spot:

  • Air filter

  • Belts

  • Brake line

  • Fuel filter

  • Fuses

  • Hoses (and several sizes of hose clamps)

  • Oil (and an oil filter)

  • Spark plugs

  • Tire valve stems with cores

  • Tires (don’t forget a good full-size spare!)

  • U-joints

  • Vacuum line (a small piece)

  • Wiper blades

Your aim is to think of all the components that would leave you stranded if they failed. Those are the ones to take along spares for.

A good rule of thumb is to take along anything that has already broken twice, because the odds are, it could happen again.