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How to Flat Tow Your Jeep Wrangler

Step By Step Directions For Flat-Towing Your Jeep Wrangler

Getting Set Up to Tow

  1. Insert Jeep key in the ignition switch and
  2. Turn the key to the accessory position.
  3. Depress the brake pedal and hold.
  4. Set the parking brake.
  5. Shift the automatic transmission into Neutral (N), or, if you have a manual transmission, depress the clutch pedal.
  6. Shift the transfer case into Neutral (N).
    1. From the Jeep manual: The transfer case NEUTRAL (N) position disengages  both the front and rear driveshafts from the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move despite the transmission position. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle.
  7. Start the engine and release the parking brake.
  8. Shift the automatic transmission into Drive (D) or, if you have a manual transmission, put it in gear.
  9. Slowly release the brake pedal and confirm that the vehicle does not move.
  10. **IMPORTANT**: Shut the engine off and place the ignition key into the unlocked OFF position. (See note below)
  11. Shift the automatic transmission into Park (P).
  12. Apply the parking brake.
  13. Attach the Jeep to your tow vehicle with a tow bar.
  14. Release the parking brake.

Note: Do not shift the transmission into Park (P) with the transfer case in Neutral (N) and the engine running. Doing this may cause damage to your transmission.

Unhooking Your Jeep After Towing

Once you reach your destination, and want to unhook your Jeep from the tow vehicle, here’s what you should do:

  1. Apply the parking brake.
  2. Disconnect the tow bar.
  3. Release the parking brake.
  4. Shift the automatic transmission into Neutral (N) or, if you have a manual transmission, depress the clutch pedal.
  5. Shift the transfer case lever into your desired position (2H, 4H, or 4L).  Note: Some people report that this is easier to do after starting the engine.
  6. Shift the automatic transmission in to Drive (D), or release the clutch.

Interested in getting set up with a quality flat-tow system? We set up several Jeeps and RV’s for cross-country flat-towing every year. Give us a call for pricing on parts and hardware installation.  Axleboy Off-Road  636-939-5337

 

Night Drop

How To Use the Night Key-Drop

Key Drop InfographicCongratulations!  Your Jeep is ready for the next upgrade. The next step is to talk with the guys at Axleboy, get on their schedule and make the drop off.

The majority of vehicles we work on get dropped off during standard business hours (between 8:00am and 6:00pm), but for some folks standard hours just don’t work.  That’s where our night key-drop comes into play.

 

Instructions for using the night drop are fairly basic:

  1. Locate the black box labeled “Key Drop” next to our main entrance.
  2. Open the box and fill out one of the envelopes inside with your personal & vehicle information.
  3. Insert your vehicle key(s) into the envelope.
  4.  If you have wheel locks, put the wheel lock key in the envelope as well.
  5. Seal the envelope and push it through the mail slot in our front door.

It’s really that simple.  90% of night-drop users will read this short article and think “Well duh”… but roughly 1 in 10 will leave the envelope blank, forget the wheel lock, shut the envelope in the black box or leave the keys and envelope outside the front door.

The whole idea here is that we are trying to provide you with a safe, secure and convenient way to drop off your vehicle outside of standard business hours.  Thankfully, our neighborhood is pretty tranquil and we don’t see much crime…but by the same token, following the 5 simple steps outlined above will help us keep it that way.

We’re excited to help take your Jeep to the next level and, if you use the night key-drop, we’ll look forward to seeing your keys first thing in the morning.