Many of today’s 4x4s are not designed for true off-road activities. For serious off-road adventures, you’ll want a 4×4 with a chassis frame that’s built to withstand the punishment of off-road obstacles. If you want the off-road activity to remain a cheap one, you’ll need to learn how to wrench on your rig. For around $300, you can get yourself a decent collection of tools, which will allow you to tackle basic maintenance. Even if you don’t have a great mechanical inclination, it’s best to learn how the machine operates. So, if it does fail while you are in the middle of nowhere, you have a better chance of survival.
When it comes to your vehicle, there are plenty of details to check so you need to make sure that you have the right tires, the right tire pressure, bumpers and a winch. You will also need to check whether it’s legal to stay where you’re headed.