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4WD Glovebox Guide

Essential driving skills and recovery techniques by Pepper, Robert Code: 39739 Format: Spiral bound / 190 pages Publication date: 14/07/2016 Availability: In stock at supplier. Please contact us for availability details Price: AU $29.99

This easy-to-follow reference shares the essential driving and recovery techniques that all four-wheel drive owners need to know. With a rugged cover and spiral binding, the guide is small enough to pop into the glovebox of any 4WD vehicle, but comprehensive enough to cover all the essentials about 4WD driving, including 4WD systems, suspension, wheels and tyres. Discover specific driving techniques for mud, water, sand and rock; learn why steep hills are often the most perilous of four-wheel drive situations and get yourself out of trouble with clear recovery techniques. Each chapter include simple checklists to help drivers prepare for the trip, and ensure the safety of both driver and passengers.

Format: Spiral bound
Pages: 190
Availability: In stock at supplier. Please contact us for availability details
Publication date: 14/07/2016
Country of publication: AUSTRALIA
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 210.00mm X 140.00mm
Code: 39739
  1. What is 4wd?
  2. How a 4wd works;
  3. Basic driving techniques;
  4. Dirt road driving;
  5. Mud driving
  6. Rock driving
  7. Sand driving
  8. Water crossing
  9. Hill driving
  10. Recovery planning
  11. Snatch recovery
  12. Jacking
  13. Winching
  14. Traction ramps and bridging ladders
  15. Trip preparation
  16. Managing the trip
  17. People, fatigue and the environment
  18. Navigation
  19. Tyre repair
  20. In an emergency
  21. About the author
  22. Appendices
  23. Index

Robert Pepper is a freelance motoring journalist, author, photographer and driver trainer based in Melbourne, specialising in offroad vehicles and navigation. His first book, GPS Vehicle Navigation in Australia, was first published in 2002 and ran for a second edition.The 4WD Handbook is his second book, first published in 2010, revised in 2012 and now into its second edition in 2014, and the companion 4WD Glovebox Guide has been adopoted as a student handout by several offroad driver training organisations. Robert has had over 500 articles published in 20 magazines and newspapers in Australia and around the world, has twice judged Overlander 4WD magazine’s 4WDOTY annual awards, is the Australian correspondent for 4X4 Magazine and has edited the 4X4 Gear Guide.