Monthly Archives: September 2018

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Before You Go Beach Driving: Dune Buggy Safety Tips You Should Know

North Carolina is a state that is commonly known for the amazing beach activities which usually occur on sandy beaches and off-road terrain. If you are ever going to go on a dune buggy, there are certain safety tips that you must adhere to.

This is what we wanted to talk about with today’s article. Here are a few safety tips you should remember if you’re going riding on a dune buggy:

Wear Proper Safety Gear

Dune buggies do not offer much in terms of protection. The driver has to ride astride the vehicle and has to cling unto the handlebars in order to control the machine and sort of maintain their balance. As such, it would be quite important for anyone using a dune buggy to be suitably protected.

This can be achieved through safety gear like pads, helmets, and proper attire. You can always check with the rental place to see if they have protective gear that they can rent out. If you have your own dune buggy, it would be important to purchase your own safety gear.

Check the Weather

Before you go out in an ATV or dune buggy, it would be smart to check up if the weather will be agreeable for your plans. Anyone who is aiming to experience the outdoors must make it a point to be aware of the weather and any possible changes that may occur during the day.

Learn the Terrain

Before you go out and actually get on the dune buggy, it would be smart to get to know the terrain of the track or the area. Are there any dips? Are there any places where you might slip? Are there any places that should be avoided by novices?

Knowing the answer to these questions will really help you stay safe.

We hope that you take these few safety tips and utilize them when you go out and have a dune buggy adventure—especially in North Carolina!

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Wheeling on Sand: What Autos Are Best For Beach Drives?

Last time, we talked about different beaches in North Carolina which are common locations for beach driving. Today, we wanted to take a better look at the sort of vehicles or autos that are best for beach drives.

There are several kinds of vehicles that most commonly used for beach drives. Here are some of the most popular types:

Jeeps

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Jeeps are pretty much synonymous with the concept of beach drives and even racing. It’s a four-wheel drive vehicle without being bogged down by heavy weights. The suspension is usually built with off-terrain usage in mind. This allows it to be able to adjust to rolling little hills and the softer surface of sand.

If a jeep is maintained properly and is paired with a good driver and a solid set of tires, boundless fun can be had.

Land Rovers

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This is a particular brand of vehicle rather than just a general type. We feel that it was worth mentioning because it has one of the better performing engines and overall vehicle range that is best for off-road driving. Land Rovers are tough and can weather more than just the driving.

It is able to withstand harsh weather conditions, take a beating, and is able to run at 150% at any given point in time. If you like driving on sand but prefer to be safer, a Land Rover will do the job beautifully.

ATVs

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This generally stands for “all terrain vehicle”. They are often popularized by resorts all over the world that have an off-road track nearby. They have come to be known by other names like “quad” or “quad bike”. They normally do not offer much protection for the rider and is usually something that only one person can use.

In the vehicles that we’ve mentioned today, which ones have you tried using before?