STOP THE VE­HI­CLE

4 x 4 Australia - - 4x4 Techniques -

ONCE the sit­u­a­tion be­gins de­te­ri­o­rat­ing you’ll need to stop. Be­fore jam­ming on the brakes, look around for a spot to se­cure your 4x4. If you’re in a con­voy, think what stop­ping means for ve­hi­cles be­hind. When you’ve de­cided where you want to come to rest, gently take your foot off the ac­cel­er­a­tor and ap­ply the brakes un­til the en­gine stalls, keep­ing your foot off the clutch. You can rely on the en­gine’s com­pres­sion brak­ing to pro­vide an­other fail-safe to stop you rolling back­wards.

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