4WD Driving Skills Edition 2

A Manual for On- and Off-Road Travel

January 2020
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    30th January 2020
  • ISBN 9781486312030
  • Language English
  • Pages 232 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images 5 illus & 96 photos

An essential guide to safe and responsible four-wheel driving.

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.

This second edition of the bestselling 4WD Driving Skills complements nationally recognized training courses and has been fully revised to include updated vehicle terminology, technology and recovery techniques. It explains the essential skills of four-wheel driving for every type of on- and off-road terrain, how to approach challenging situations, and what to do if things go wrong. It is a valuable reference for all four-wheel drive enthusiasts.

1. Introduction
2. Getting started
3. Driving on sealed roads
4. Driving on unsealed roads
5. Trail driving
6. Stall starts and feathering the brake pedal
7. Mud driving
8. Driving across side slopes
9. River crossings
10. Sand driving
11. Snow driving
12. 4WD recovery equipment
13. Tyre changing
14. Shutdown procedure

Vic Widman

Vic Widman bought his first four-wheel drive vehicle more than 40 years ago and learned his driving skills the hard way. He now runs one of Australia’s leading four-wheel drive training schools and tag-along tour companies, and has conducted thousands of four-wheel drive training courses.

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