4-Wheeling Resources

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Whether you are a beginner with limited experience and a newly acquired interest in 4-wheeling, or whether you are a seasoned professional with years of experience, but a love of 4-wheeling which is yet to fade, below are numerous resources you may find useful. We’ve certainly used them a lot.

Beginner Resources

This resource is aimed at those just embarking on their 4×4 journey. The article explains basic concepts such as the difference between the approach angle and the break-over angle, drive modes, and recovery situations. This makes it a useful guide for beginners.

https://www.motoring.com.au/a-beginners-guide-to-off-roading-102207/

Here are a number of other useful resources aimed at beginners:

https://www.drivingline.com/articles/beginners-off-road-basics/

http://unsealed4x4.com.au/pats-top-10-tips-for-the-4×4-beginner/

http://www.toyotaoffroad.com/Articles/Information/4x4Tips.htm

Driving Safely

Safety comes first. This statement should ring true for absolute beginners as well as those who have been 4-wheeling for decades. Below is a link which provides tips for a safe 4-wheeling experience.

https://www.thoughtco.com/4-wheeling-trip-off-road-3177

Here are other resources providing tips and advice on safety:

https://www.familyhandyman.com/automotive/4×4-smarts-safe-driving-tips-for-how-to-use-4-wheel-drive/view-all/

http://www.4-wheeling-in-western-australia.com/4-wheel-drive.html

https://www.ancap.com.au/media-and-gallery/releases/important-safety-ratings-for-4×4-buyers-9c0e86

The following link provides tips on safety as well as common driving techniques.

https://www.arrivealive.co.za/4×4-Off-Road-Driving-Techniques-Safety

This resource provides pragmatic advice, offering instructions on how to perform techniques which can be used in a vast array of situations as well as those which are tailored for specific challenges.

http://www.drivingfast.net/off-road-driving-techniques/

US Tours and Tracks

With its warm weather and unique terrains, California is an ideal location for 4×4 driving. Here is a list of popular 4×4 tours in California.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attractions-g659472-Activities-c61-t211-California_Desert_California.html

The United States as a whole has plenty to offer in terms of off-roading tracks. Here are a few links outlining popular 4×4 destinations throughout the United States.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attractions-g191-Activities-c61-t211-United_States.html

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/travel/g6375/america-10-best-off-road-trips-4×4/

https://jalopnik.com/5952151/the-best-offroad-trails-in-the-us

https://www.thevacationtimes.com/2017/10/best-4-wheeling-destinations/

Australia Locations

If you are planning a vacation down under, you should know that Australia has a number of incredible terrains. Here are several lists outlining some favorites.

http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/travel/destinations/2014/03/best-4wd-trips-in-australia

https://www.4x4australia.com.au/explore/1103/australias-best-off-road-destinations

https://www.hemamaps.com/explore/tracks

Other Spots

If you are a world traveller, consult this link for the best 4×4 tracks around the world:

https://ordinarytraveler.com/off-road-driving-destinations-around-the-world

Care and Feeding of Your 4×4

Between broken axles and scrubbing endless dirt off your car, there is a lot of maintenance work involved in taking care of your vehicle. After driving around all weekend in the desert you’ll need a good tool to use as a car interior cleaner.

If your car is broken, not just dirty, then take a look at this guide because it’s a must.