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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    Key positions
    LOCK (0) Except for the Intelligent Key equipped model: The key can only be removed from the ignition switch at this position. For the Intelligent Key equipped model: PUSH OFF - The ignition ...

    If you have a flat tire
    The spare tire, jack, jack handle, wheel lug nut wrench are stored in the luggage compartment. Remove the luggage under tray out of the way to reach this equipment. Removing the spare tire Turn ...

    Lights-On Reminder
    If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition is turned to the LOCK position, a chime will sound to alert the driver when the driver’s door is opened. ...