Many Virginia drivers choose the Ford F-150 over other vehicles because it is so highly capable both on and off the road. You can take the F-150 off-road with ease, load up the truck bed with cargo, or haul a trailer, even combining some of these things. Even though your F-150 is highly capable and ready for off-road adventures, that doesn’t mean you are, as well. In addition to ensuring your F-150 is in good shape and ready to tackle any obstacle before you hit the trail, you should make sure you have the following items with you.
You never know what minor repairs or adjustments you will need to make to your Ford F-150 when you are on an off-road adventure. A toolkit will ensure you are prepared for anything. The more the merrier in your toolkit. However, you should at least have a socket set, pliers, extender bars, screwdrivers, a hammer, Vise-Grips, and a breaker bar.
First Aid Kit
In addition to a kit dedicated to repairing your Ford, you need one to help you out if you get injured, as well. A basic first aid kit should be enough. You can even buy one already made directly from your Ford dealership or at a local pharmacy. You never know when you will run into an issue off-roading, and you want to be prepared. If you can, throw a thermal blanket in, as well.
Depending on where you are taking your F-150, you may not have cell phone service. With a satellite phone, you will always have a connection, no matter where you are. Thanks to the reliable connection, you can always call for help, for yourself or others, if it becomes necessary.
F-150 Tow Strap
Having a tow strap or similar item you can use for this purpose is crucial when off-roading in your Ford F-150. Hopefully, you won’t ever need it, but it can help you get out of a sticky situation. You may even find someone else during your adventure that will be thankful for your powerful F-150 and tow strap to get him or her out of a tight spot.
F-150 Traction Mats
Even a vehicle as capable as the Ford F-150 can’t always get out of the deepest mud or dirt. With the help of traction mats, you should have no issue driving out with just the power of your F-150.
The service center at Berglund Ford of Salem can inspect your Ford F-150 to make sure it is ready for your off-road adventure. While at our Salem, Virginia, dealership, check out our accessories that can make off-roading safer or easier, including some of the items mentioned above.