When preparing for the upcoming hunting season, your vehicle is often just as important to your success as your rifle or other hunting weapon. Let us help you get your vehicle ready for hunting season with our simple tips below!
Take Care of All Maintenance Prior
Before you embark on your hunting expedition, you want to ensure your vehicle is in the best shape possible. To ensure your truck or SUV is operating at peak capacity, inspect it thoroughly and take care of all preventative maintenance before the trip.
Check all the fluids to ensure they’re at optimal levels, inspect the brakes, and ensure no dashboard warning lights are activated. If your vehicle’s oil change schedule is approaching, take care of that before heading out for the upcoming season.
Consider New Tires
If you plan on taking your truck or SUV out into the wilderness this season, you’ll likely want to consider some new tires. The tires are critical aspects of getting your vehicle ready for hunting season; general, all-purpose tires may be fine for roads and highways but aren’t good for mud, grass, sand, or snow.
All-terrain or mud-terrain tires are the best option for taking a truck or SUV off the beaten path and will provide much greater traction and capability to your vehicle in even the toughest terrain. The last thing you want while hunting is for your vehicle to get stuck and be stranded, so make sure you’ve got the right tires for the job.
Have Secure Weapon Storage
If you’re hunting with firearms, you’ll need high-quality, secure weapon storage for traveling in your vehicle. First, familiarize yourself with any local regulations and laws regarding the transport of firearms in your vehicle to ensure you don’t get a fine for improper firearm storage or transportation.
A mobile strong box is always a safe and simple option for firearms, or if you have a truck, consider installing an in-vehicle weapon storage lockbox into the bed for convenience, security, and safety.
Keep Emergency Supplies Ready
When packing your vehicle for the hunting season, you must ensure you’re prepared for emergencies. You should always have a first aid kit in your vehicle for injuries or accidents, especially when you’re out hunting.
Other things to consider keeping in your car this hunting season include:
- Tire patch kit
- Portable phone charger
- Nonperishable food and bottled water
With these simple supplies, you’ll be ready for practically any emergency you encounter while hunting.
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