4WDrive - - Off-road Es­sen­tials -

trac­tions, go­ing air­borne for the record, and try­ing highly risky ob­sta­cles. In ad­di­tion to putting peo­ple at risk, that be­hav­iour is tough on ve­hi­cles (and the en­vi­ron­ment). The only thing to “prove” while off-road is your abil­ity to be a good am­bas­sador for four-wheel­ing. Save the hot-dog­ging for the Xbox game back home.

Be aware of the en­vi­ron­ment.

Note the ter­rain around and be­low your ve­hi­cle. Lis­ten for any­thing un­usual. A slow pace al­lows you to prop­erly place your tires (though a spot­ter is use­ful in

You know your rig bet­ter than any­one; know the signs of some­thing wrong, like the sweet smell of coolant.

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