Tyre TreadTo ensure your vehicle has a good grip on the ground, it is important to have the correct tyre tread, a deep tyre tread with spaces between the lugs allows for your tyres to grip onto the ground while also not letting mud get stuck between the grooves of the tread. All terrain tyres are a great option for adventures in any setting, be it mud, snow or your regular city roads.
Tyre PressureHaving the correct tyre pressure is certainly vital to your travel, knowing the correct tyre pressure for the terrain you are travelling on is important. For instance, a softer terrain like mud or sand requires a lower tyre pressure, which increases the amount of traction your vehicle has, allowing you to safely navigate your journey.
BrakesWe think this one speaks for itself!
- Manage your speed, exploring must be savored, and keeping a slow speed in muddy or soft roads allows your vehicle to maintain its grip and allow you to pass through loose rocks or logs smoothly.
- Drive straight down ruts and steep hills to avoid having your vehicle slide or roll over, if you feel your vehicle is sliding, try to turn the vehicle around and go down the side you are sliding down. Stop! If you are close to an edge, switch your vehicle off, make sure your seat belts are on and call for help.
- Survey the road ahead and always try to make sure you know what is in your path before you encounter it, this will allow you to prepare how you will follow through the obstacle. When it comes to crossing ditches, logs or boulders, cross at an angle so that one tyre goes over at a time and the other three can assist with traction and force needed to get over these obstacles.