Jeep Liberty: Traction Downhill - Off-Road Driving Tips - Starting And Operating - Jeep Liberty Owner's ManualJeep Liberty: Traction Downhill

Shift the transmission into a low gear and the transfer case to 4WD LOW range. Let the vehicle go slowly down the hill with all four wheels turning against engine compression drag. This will permit you to control the vehicle speed and direction.

When descending mountains or hills, repeated braking can cause brake fade with loss of braking control. Avoid repeated heavy braking by downshifting the transmission whenever possible.

    Hill Climbing
    NOTE: Before attempting to climb a hill, determine the conditions at the crest and/or on the other side. Before climbing a steep hill, shift the transmission to a lower gear and shift the transfe ...

    After Driving Off-Road
    Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than does most on-road driving. After going off-road, it is always a good idea to check for damage. That way you can get any problems taken ca ...

    See also:

    Auto Door Locking/Unlocking
    Your vehicle has customizable settings for the doors and tailgate to automatically lock and unlock. There are default settings for each of these features. You can turn off or change the sett ...

    Engine oil
    With the engine at operating temperature and turned off, check the oil level on the dipstick. ■ Checking the engine oil 1 Park the vehicle on level ground. After warming up the engine and tu ...

    Cruise control lever
    To switch on or to increase the speed To switch on or to reduce the speed To deactivate cruise control To switch on with the current speed or with the last stored speed When you activate ...