Just because I bought a daily driver doesn’t mean I forgot about the Jeep Life. In case anyone needed reassuring, I am still 125% obsessed with my Jeep Wrangler. Not a thing could change that. Over my almost 5 years of owning my Jeep Wrangler and meeting what feels like every person in the Jeep World, I’ve come up with a list of few things a new Jeep Wrangler Owner should do.
If you’re reading this as a new Jeep Wrangler owner – Congrats and welcome to the squad! I hope you are enjoying every minute of bumpy driving and jeep waving. I’ve owned 4 cars and I still have the same feeling of excitement every time I get behind the wheel my Jeep Wrangler. I hope the same goes for you!
5 Things You Should Do After Buying A Jeep Wrangler
Go On A Roadtrip!
Pack your bags and hit the road! A Jeep Wrangler is the ultimate adventure vehicle so why not start off your ownership with a road trip?! Make a new playlist with your favorite songs and drive wherever your heart desires. It could be down the street or to another state, it doesn’t matter. There’s so many amazing places to go and see. Now that you own a Jeep Wrangler, you might as well start crossing off some locations on your bucketlist! Get some driver seat time in your new, or used, Jeep Wrangler and go explore!
I’ve been on enough road trips and learned from way too many mistakes to compile this list of ways to stay healthy while on the road. Hope you find them helpful! Drink Water & Pack Extra There’s nothing worse than being dehydrated when stuck in your car. Did you know that most of the time…
Join A Local Jeep Club/Group!
So you own a Jeep Wrangler, no you need some Jeep friends! There’s no better way to immerse yourself in the Jeep World then to join a Jeep Club or Jeep Group. You can find these on Facebook pretty easily by searching for “your state” or “county” and “Jeep.” I would honestly be shocked if that search came up with no results, there are seriously clubs everywhere and new ones popping up all the time!
Getting involved in a Jeep Group is great because you do make new friends and can start going to meet-ups and events with your new squad! It’s also very beneficial for a new Jeep Wrangler owner to join a club because you will learn so much from the veteran members. Some people have had Jeeps their entire life and can share with you a wealth of knowledge and give you tips that you wouldn’t have even thought of. They can help you plan your build and give you information of reputable shops nearby to do the work. You can learn so much more about your Jeep Wrangler by simply joining a club!
I would highly recommend joining a Jeep Club shortly after buying a Jeep Wrangler!
If you bought a Jeep Wrangler and don’t go off-roading, did you really buy a Jeep Wrangler?
It’s what the Jeep Wrangler is meant to do! Doesn’t matter if it’s a beach, a grassy knoll, or a full blown rock course. You should experience driving off-road if you own a Wrangler. Yes, it does get scary sometimes when you are driving off-pavement, but it is such an adrenaline rush and really can push your limits. Driving off-road is exciting and it helps you become a better driver on-road. You start to become very in-tune with your vehicle because you have to pay very close attention to your wheelbase and what’s in front of you. Taking your Jeep Wrangler off-road is almost like a right of passage! You just have to do it!
Don’t Buy Cheap Parts Off Amazon
You will be tempted to buy upgrades for your Jeep, and you will search for them on Amazon, and you will see them for dirt cheap, and you will want to buy them because they’ll be on your doorstep in two days. Don’t. I repeat, do not, but cheap products on Amazon.
Yes, you can find reputable companies selling their products on Amazon, absolutely buy those. But putting cheap products on your Jeep can harm it, from headlights to suspension components. Your Jeep Wrangler is going to be driving on highways and off-road, you need products that can handle that type of pressure. Putting cheap products on your vehicle can cause it to break and not be reliable. Lots of companies overseas will copy designs from American companies and put out look-a-like products for half the price. Please Please Please stay away from this.
The last thing you need is for something to fall apart because you didn’t want to spend the extra $50 dollars on the proper part. I also promise you that other Jeep Wrangler owners will know as well. One thing to remember, the Jeep World is super small and people talk.
Owning a Jeep is pretty cool, you’re entering into a world of some pretty crazy people. Everyone has a different image for how they want their Jeep to be and why they got it in the first place. Here are some tips for new Jeep owners!
Take Off The Top And Doors!
If you didn’t do this already, I’ll be upset! Taking the top and doors off your Jeep Wrangler and driving around carefree may be one of the best driving experiences you can have. It really is not that difficult to do either. One person can absolutely take the doors and freedom panels off of a Jeep Wrangler by themselves. Taking down a soft top is also a one person task. When it comes to taking off a hard top, it is easier with two people and maybe even a garage hoist.
Once you drive without doors you will never want to put them back on! It really is a cool feeling driving around with nothing above or next to you. Let’s be real there’s not many other vehicles out there that let you do this! So take advantage (weather approving) and take off the top and doors of your Jeep Wrangler!