GOING OFF-ROAD WITH YOUR 4x4
THINK RUGGED DESCENTS AND BONNET-DEEP WADING ARE FOR EXPERTS? THINK AGAIN.
POTHOLES, GRAVEL AND COUNTRY LANES: HOW TO NAVIGATE TRICKY DAY-TO-DAY SURFACES.
UNDERSTAND YOUR 4x4
Get a good mental picture of the underside of your vehicle. Know where the fragile parts are, such as the fuel tank, engine sump, differentials and gearbox.
MEMORISE BASIC STATS
Memorising some basic stats will help you deal confidently with off-road obstacles. Get to know your vehicle’s height and width, its lowest point, wading depth and key angles.
READ YOUR MANUAL
Understand your on-board technology and all its features; you’ll find everything you need to know in the manual. If you don’t have your manual, download it now.DOWNLOAD NOW
PLAN YOUR TRIP
Check terrain and topography maps online. Consider current and recent weather, and how it might affect the land. Always abide by the Countryside Code.
Quick tips and techniques for dealing with off-road environments.
Engage Mud and Ruts on Terrain Response. Try to stay within existing tracks. Keep the wheels straight and use the information screen to guide you.
Engage Sand on Terrain Response. The key to crossing sand is to know how firm the surface is. You need to maintain momentum to drive over the sand, not sink into it.
Try to work out how deep the water is. In static, shallower water, explore on foot and use a stick to gauge the depth - or watch another vehicle go through.
Going uphill, approach the hill straight on and use the highest gear possible. Never turn the vehicle on a steep slope. Going downhill, engage Hill Descent Control.
Before crossing rocks and scree, get out of your vehicle and assess the risks. Select Rock Crawl on Terrain Response; this will engage low-range gears.
Engage Grass/Gravel/Snow on Terrain Response. Gravel is a constantly changing, low-grip surface, so always drive at a slow speed.
4x4 OFF-ROAD ADVENTURES
From Islay and The Faroes to unforgettable moments from the Discovery archives. These are the stories of our own Land Rover adventurers.
Intrepid adventurers share their greatest off-road moments in the much-loved Land Rover Discovery.
To mark the end of production, we drove a fleet of the Defender’s ancestors in its spiritual home of Islay.
Land Rover driver Moi Torrallardona tests the Discovery Sport across volcanic rock and green valleys.
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