4WD Driving Skills: A Manual for On and Off Road Travel
Modern four-wheel drive vehicles are powerful and sophisticated machines, able to travel almost anywhere. Given their growing popularity with recreational drivers, there is an even more pressing need for adequate training. Even on sealed roads these vehicles require a different set of driving skills: off-road the demands are many times greater. 4WD Driving Skills concentrates on the essential skills of four-wheel driving for every type of off-road terrain as well as sealed and unsealed roads. It explains what makes a four-wheel drive vehicle different, how to approach challenging situations, and shows what to do if things go wrong.
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Chapter 2 Driving on Sealed Roads
Chapter 3 Driving on Unsealed Roads
Chapter 4 Trail Driving
Chapter 5 Real 4WD Tracks
Chapter 6 Mud Driving
Chapter 7 River Crossings
Chapter 8 Sand Driving
Chapter 9 Snow Driving
Chapter 10 4WD Recovery Equipment
Chapter 11 Tread Lightly
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4WD vehicles accelerator anchor point apply attached automatic transmission avoid bog hole bullbar centre differential lock clear clutch constant 4WD damage deep ruts drag chain electric winch exhaust jack fitted foot brake four wheel drives front wheels gain traction gently ground hand brake hand throttle handle high lift jack high range hill hill descent control keep light-duty limited slip differential loose stones lose traction manual winch momentum motor obstacle outback rear wheels recovery equipment recovery gear recovery points road surface road train safely Safety issues sand driving sand dune seat belt side sideways slide slippery snatch block snatch strap snorkel snow snow chain soft sand spade speed stall steep slope steering wheel stop straight ahead stricken vehicle terrain track traction control transfer lever travelling tree protector tyre pressure unsealed road vehicle recovery vehicle’s wheel spin whilst winch cable winch strap extension windscreen