Autumn is a particularly beautiful season. But changes in the weather and visibility need to be considered before you head off on a new adventure in your Land Rover. Luckily, we have a huge range of Land Rover parts and accessories available to help you prepare your vehicle for whatever the season throws at you! This month we're giving you a run-down of the things to consider before hitting the road, or going off it!
Land Rover Accessories For Autumn
In recent years we have experienced some extreme weather throughout the seasons. From storms that bring with them unrelenting winds and driving rain to unexpected flurries of snow and hail, you can never be sure of what may arise when you’re out and about. Not only that, but the advent of Autumn means shorter days and darker evenings, which brings its own unique set of hazards.
For the Land Rover enthusiast, preparation for the new season is key to successful off-road adventures. Taking steps to protect both your own safety and your vehicle is necessary to see you through autumn and winter and on to sunnier, warmer days come next spring.
See The Light
When the clocks go back on the 27th October one of the things you can bank on is that the days will get shorter and the evenings (and mornings) darker. With that in mind, visibility is key and of course that means your lights have to be up to the task.
Sufficient lighting is so important when you’re on the road, and even more so on dark evenings or in stormy weather. If you haven’t considered a light bar before, this can greatly enhance your outdoor pursuits throughout the year, helping you to see clearly when visibility is low or lighting the way on night-time adventures. Whatever you use your Land Rover for, having bright, working lights is a number one safety feature you simply can’t miss. At John Craddock, we supply a range of headlamps, driving lights and even torches to see you through.
Fair Weather Friend
When it comes to off-roading, being ready for all types of weather is essential to a successful trip. And autumn brings with it some weird, wonderful and often unpredictable weather, so being prepared for anything is always best. As you might expect, milder weather brings about more rainfall, which means you’ll encounter muddy patches, puddles and roads clogged up with fallen, soggy leaves.
Because of this, it's important to consider your tyres in relation to the terrain you might encounter. 4x4 tyres come in a range of sizes and specifications suited to different landscapes and driving conditions. But one thing remains the same, no matter whether you use your Land Rover for getting the kids to school or nipping to the shop, or prefer more white knuckle adventure, having high quality and well-maintained tyres is essential to safety. On our website you will find a range of Land Rover wheels and tyres available for all sorts of uses, from BF Goodrich, Insa Turbos, Goodyear, Cooper and Continenal.
No matter how much you prepare, there’s always the possibility that something can go wrong and you find yourself in a sticky spot - even more so if you like going off the beaten track. That being said, it’s still possible to ready yourself for the unpredictable elements of your adventures with a little foresight.
If you are often out and about in the great outdoors it’s probably a good idea to have a first aid kit available in your vehicle. And if your passionate about taking your car off-road and pushing it to the limit, then a reliable winch kit can be a lifesaver if you ever find yourself stuck in the mud!
Other essential off-roading gear includes hard wearing gloves, a tire repair kit, a jack, starter cables, and straps.
Get Autumn Ready With Land Rover Accessories
As the leading supplier of Land Rover accessories and parts, we’re well equipped to help you prepare for anything both on the road and off it. On our website you will find everything you need, from parts to tyres, to power through the toughest of terrains and stay safe on your autumnal adventures!
If we've missed anything from our Autumn round-up, let us know! We'd also love to see any pictures or videos of your Autumn adventures too!