The most common off-road driving mistake (& how to avoid it) | Auto Expert John Cadogan

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Published on 21.02.2021

Coming up: Anatomy of the most common off-road disaster. Do not let this happen to you. The road to 4X4 hell: so often paved with good intentions - entertainingly. Like, what could possibly go wrong, dude?
Get a decent 4X4 off-road air compressor to re-inflate your tyres here:
Get a decent tyre plug kit for remote repairs and enhanced mobility:
Get a decent tyre gauge to ensure accurate tyre operating pressures:

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A dude named Big Lewy went off-roading with his mates and ended up crashed into an embankment with a shredded tyre. In this report, we'll examine what went wrong, so it doesn't happen to you.

16psi for sand, 25 for rock hopping and rough low range generally. You can safely add 10-15 per cent to the placard maximum for the highway, and take 10-15 per cent off for dirt roads. This is for OE-sized tyres, in general. Like standard tyres. Always re-inflate when you get back on the highway, or good dirt, even if only for a few kays.

Don’t deflate unless you have to, generally. Carry a compressor and a tyre plug kit. And a decent tyre gauge. Get out regularly and check the tyres. Never just say: ‘It’s only 15 kays - we’ll re-inflate when we get there.’ That’s bad.

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