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.
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.