Cadillac Escalade: Before Driving Off-Road - Off-Road Driving - Driving Information - Driving and Operating - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Before Driving Off-Road

  • Have all necessary maintenance and service work completed.
  • Fuel the vehicle, fill fluid levels, and check inflation pressure in all tires, including the spare, if equipped.
  • Read all the information about all-wheel-drive vehicles in this manual.
  • Make sure all underbody shields, if equipped, are properly attached.
  • Know the local laws that apply to off-road driving.

To gain more ground clearance if needed, it may be necessary to remove the front fascia lower air dam.

Notice: Operating the vehicle for extended periods without the front fascia lower air dam installed can cause improper air flow to the engine. Re-attach the front fascia air dam after off-road driving.

    Off-Road Driving
    All-wheel-drive vehicles can be used for off-road driving. Vehicles without all-wheel drive and vehicles not equipped with All Terrain (AT) or On-Off Road (OOR) tires must not be driven off-road exc ...

    Loading the Vehicle for Off-Road Driving
    WARNING Unsecured cargo on the load floor can be tossed about when driving over rough terrain. You or your passengers can be struck by flying objects. Secure the cargo properly. Keep car ...

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    Even if you have calculated the total load carefully, you should still make sure that the gross vehicle weight rating and the gross axle weight rating are not exceeded. Details can be found on the ...

    Temperature
    WARNING   The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separ ...