To us, there is nothing quite like turning off paved roads and exploring the rugged countryside, although before you take on the dirt, we suggest that you come prepared. Here at Van Horn Ford of Oconomowoc, we’re big fans of off-roading, but we also understand having the right Ford parts can make all the difference.

Rolling beneath every great off-road vehicle is a set of durable off-road ready tires. These aren’t your normal street tires, these are a set of tires that are specifically designed for the kind of beating off-roading can impose. Between jagged rocks, sand, and snow, a good set of off-road tires will have thick tread that is ready to chew through anything without hesitation.

Another factor that makes or breaks any off-road vehicle is ground clearance. Ground clearance is the amount of space between your car’s sensitive undercarriage and the ground below. With ground clearance more is better, as you can keep delicate components far and away from the reach of obstacles and other debris.

The right engine can play a huge role in off-road prowess. While cylinder counts and horsepower all have their place in the discussion, it is torque that truly makes the difference. Torque is the amount of force that an engine can output, and an engine that delivers the right torque can give you a leg up on the competition.

These are just a handful of some of our favorite off-road-focused features. Speak with any of our Waukesha Ford dealers or members of our service team and we can discuss in greater detail what modifications you should fit your vehicle with. Van Horn Ford Oconomowoc is a leading provider of all things Ford, and we’ll get you the very best off-road vehicle no matter what.