4×4 Parts to Take With You When Going Off-Road

If you have a 4×4 vehicle and want to go on an off-road trip, it’s critical that you bring some spare parts and essentials with you. The components you bring will be determined by where you’re going, who you’re traveling with, and the duration of time you’ll be gone. It’s essential to keep in mind that just about any part of your car might break down at any time, and parts may not be accessible at the very last minute.

Take some time to check your 4×4 vehicle and consider what parts you might require before embarking on your off-road adventure. If you’re traveling on a single-person trip, consider taking some buddies along to assist you if necessary. Even if you bring parts that you won’t need, planning and being prepared for your 4×4 off-road excursion will assure you have a good time. 

The 4×4 parts to take with you when going off-road can be divided into categories: the basic items, vehicle recovery items, the first aid kit, safety items, basic and versatile tools, vehicle spare parts, vehicle fluids, and electronics repair kit. Let’s look at each of these categories.

Vehicle Spare Parts

The Spare parts that you take with you should be specific to your 4×4 car model. Make sure to run through your Spare part checklist before you head out to your off-road adventure. 

  • Spare tires
  • Tire repair kit
  • Lug wrench
  • Valve stems
  • Valve stem remover
  • Hoses and fuel lines
  • Extra fan
  • Nuts and bolts
  • Spare points
  • Spare driveshaft
  • Electric ignition or coil
  • Electric fuel pump
  • Extra lug nuts
  • Cotter pins
  • Radiator stop leak
  • Extra spark plug wire
  • Spare Universal joints
  • Gaskets
  • Brake hose clamps
  • Drive belts
  • Oil and a filters 
  • Spare Hub

Tools to Carry

Basic Tools

Basic Tools are the essential tools you need to have with you when going off-road on your 4×4. They come in a range of combinations and sizes and should be on hand all the time to cover any car needs that may arise. Here are some of the essential tools that you should have:

  • Socket set
  • Wrench sets
  • Allen Wrenches 
  • Torx sockets 
  • Screwdrivers (small, medium, and large)

Versatile Tools

These are the tools that have several uses, and they include:

  • Razor blades or a utility knife
  • Pliers in various sizes
  • Crescent wrenches
  • Adjustable spanner
  • Jumper leads
  • Air compressor
  • Pipe wrenches
  • Vice grips 
  • Large hammer
  • Magnet
  • A pry bar or string metal pipe

Specialty Tools

These are tools that have particular uses. They include:

  • Jumper cables
  • Snap ring pliers
  • Portable air pump
  • Air pressure gauge

Vehicle Recovery Items

Vehicle Recovery ought to be taken seriously. Not only because vehicle recovery items will save the day when you’re stuck, but also because of the high risk that comes with recovering a vehicle. Only use off-road recovery equipment that is effective, and make sure that you regularly examine wear and tear on these items. 

  • Shovel
  • Chainsaw
  • Bar oil and two stroke engine oil
  • Spare chain
  • Tow straps
  • D-rings and shackles
  • High lift jack
  • Winch Kit
  • Snow Tire chains 
  • Tree saver
  • Pull Pal
  • Matrix
  • Snatch strap

Vehicle Fluids

  • Bearing grease
  • Engine oil
  • Extra gas
  • Starter fluid
  • Brake fluid
  • Coolant or water
  • Siphon hose or funnel
  • WD-40
  • Automatic transmission fluid
  • Power steering fluid

Electronic Repair Items

  • Flux code solder
  • Spare switches
  • Electrical tape
  • Wire cutters
  • Spare fuses
  • Volt ohmmeter
  • Spare relay 
  • Wiring diagram
  • Flux core solder
  • Crimp-on ends
  • Batteries and chargers
  • Spare bulbs

Safety Items

In reality, most of these safety items are better suited for individuals who intend on camping and or exploring with their 4×4. That being said, you never know when one of these items will actually be helpful.

  • Flashlights
  • Safety glasses
  • Leather gloves
  • Lighter or matches 
  • Fire extinguisher 
  • Tarp 
  • Flares

First Aid Kit Components 

When it comes to your first aid kit, you can never have too much since the safety of you and the people you’re with is essential. You may purchase basic first aid kits that include everything you need, but you can also add extras or make a custom first aid kit. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Medications 
  • Disposable emergency blanket
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Bandaids
  • Bandages
  • Adhesive tape
  • Hydration tablets
  • Disposable gloves
  • Snakebite kit
  • Burn-aid cream
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Gauze dressings
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Hot and cold pack
  • Hand cleaner

Additional Items

  • Work gloves
  • Tie wraps
  • Rope lengths
  • Duct tape
  • Superglue
  • Woodblocks
  • Baling wire
  • Epoxy
  • Bungee cords
  • Onboard welder
  • Spare Idler Arm
  • Spare tie rod Assemblies
  • Spare axles


Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced off-roader, checking your vehicle and ensuring that you have all necessary parts before each 4×4 excursion is always a good idea to guarantee your safety and preparedness in case anything happens. The last thing you’d want is to be stuck in the middle of nowhere with no parts because you failed to double-check your fundamental components. 

For all your 4×4 part needs, reach out to MM Landcruiser Parts. We are a 4×4 wrecking business based in Sydney and Perth, and we provide a wide range of 4×4 parts. Contact us today. 

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