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4WD Glovebox Guide 3/e

Essential Driving Skills and Recovery Techniques by Pepper, Robert Code: 61767 Format: Spiral bound / 190 pages Publication date: 01/02/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day Price: AU $34.99

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 includes simple checklists to help drivers prepare for the trip, and ensure the safety of both driver and passengers.

Format: Spiral bound
Pages: 190
Illustration: COLOUR THROUGHOUT
Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
Publisher: BOILING BILLY
Publication date: 01/02/2022
Country of publication: AUSTRALIA
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 210.00mm X 140.00mm
Code: 61767

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 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