Can I add a plow to a Jeep Wrangler?

John Paul, AAA Northeast's Car Doctor, answers a question from a reader who needs a vehicle he can use to plow his own driveway.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Rear

Q. I’m thinking about buying a Jeep so that I can place a small homeowner plow on it during the winter. I’m planning to plow my own flat driveway. Can I get away with the Wrangler JK, or do I need a vehicle with a beefier suspension?

A. People have been adding plows to Jeeps for years, and it’s even easier today. Now there are lightweight “homeowner” plows that are fully functional and very light weight. Meyer, a plow manufacturer, makes a lightweight power plow that attaches to a front trailer hitch, making installation quick and simple. 

John Paul is AAA Northeast’s Car Doctor. He has over 40 years of experience in the automotive business and is an ASE certified master technician. Email your car question to