Dodge Nitro: On-road driving tips - Starting and operating - Dodge Nitro Owner's ManualDodge Nitro: On-road driving tips

Utility vehicles have higher ground clearance and a narrower track to make them capable of performing in a wide variety of off-road applications. Specific design characteristics give them a higher center of gravity than ordinary cars. An advantage of the higher ground clearance is a better view of the road, allowing you to anticipate problems. They are not designed for cornering at the same speeds as conventional two-wheel drive vehicles any more than low-slung sports cars are designed to perform satisfactorily in off-road conditions. If at all possible, avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers. As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or vehicle rollover.

    Four-wheel drive operation
    MP 143 Single-Speed Part-Time Transfer Case Operating Information/Precautions The transfer case is operated by the transfer case switch (located on the center console). Transfer Case Switch T ...

    Off-road driving tips
    When To Use 4L or 4LO (Low) Range When off-road driving, shift to 4L or 4LO for additional traction and control on slippery or difficult terrain, ascending or descending steep hills, and to incre ...

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    Keys
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    Preparing the vehicle
    Stop the vehicle as far away as possible from traffic on solid, non-slippery and level ground. Switch on the hazard warning lamps. Firmly depress the parking brake. Bring the front wheels ...