How to Protect Your Off-Road Vehicles

Cars driving off road need special protection


The warm summer weather is ideal for off-road adventures like camping, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, and other outdoor pastimes that require some daring driving to accomplish. With a sturdy off-road vehicle to get you there, these exciting destinations are all within reach! However, a season of off-roading can take a toll on your vehicle if you haven’t taken the proper steps to protect it. 


Incorporating additions and accessories to protect your off-road vehicle not only helps your trips into the wilderness go more smoothly, but safeguards your vehicle and ensures many more years of fun excursions ahead. The experts at Levan Machine and Truck Equipment can help you identify which of these accessories you need and where to find them. Here are some of the most popular ones we see!

Spray Liners

For trucks in particular, spray liners are a great option to provide protection, longevity, and a clean and appealing look. Bed liners make it much easier to haul wet, dirty, or muddy gear, and they resist wear and tear like scratches, dents, and dings. They also help to prevent rust and corrosion. On top of all of this, they’re quick and easy to install! 


At Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, spray liners are our bread and butter, like the spray liner by UL that we offer. We can help you protect your truck bed with this useful addition.

Skid Plates and Bash Plates

Skid plates and bash plates are both types of underbody plating that are made of any material from durable plastic to hardcore steel, designed to protect the components underneath your vehicle. There’s a lot of important stuff under there that you want to protect from sticks, rocks, debris, and other forms of damage, including your electronics, fuel tank, gear box, and more. Skid plates and bash plates provide a crucial layer of protection to keep the inner workings of your vehicle safe from the hazards of the trail.

Proper Tires

Tires are to off-roaders what shoes are to hikers. You don’t just go clambering up rocky mountainsides in the same shoes that you walk around your neighborhood in, so you don’t drive off-road on the same tires you drive around town with. Proper all-terrain tires are a must for any off-road driving, and more specific options like mud tires or snow tires might be warranted depending on where you plan to travel. Vehicle equipment experts like the ones at Levan Machine and Truck Equipment can help guide you through your choice of tire.

Bull Bars

Bull bars are a great option for protecting the front end of your vehicle from hazards on the trail, particularly if there’s a chance of you encountering the fauna of the area while you’re out in the wild. If you’re unfortunate enough to run into an animal like a deer while you’re off-roading, having bull bars installed will help to protect the vital components of your system that reside in the front of your vehicle. Additionally, bull bars provide a great mounting point for other accessories, like lights or a winch!


A good off-roading vehicle is an investment that can guarantee you a lifetime of thrilling adventures, but if you want it to be with you for all the years to come, you have to make the effort to protect it well. Call the team at Levan Machine and Truck Equipment to learn more about the kinds of off-road vehicle protection we can help you with!