Category Archives: Offroad Driving

How to drive your Series III Land Rover – Part 2

Classic 1970’s Promotional film, by Land Rover on How to drive your Series III Land Rover over the ground it was designed for.

As this video is old you may need to increase your volume to hear the video fully.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwlALeoBOKU

This is part two of the offroad driving and Land Rover driving tutorial videos.

The video shows you how to:

  • wading through water
  • Drive through boggy surfaces
  • Marsh Land
  • Descending hills in forward and reverse
  • Climbing hill

 

 

How to drive your Series III Land Rover – Part 1

Classic 1970’s Promotional film, by Land Rover on How to drive your Series III Land Rover over the ground it was designed for.

As this video is old you may need to increase your volume to hear the video fully.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2I17OtZp6E&feature=youtu.be

This is part one of the offroad driving and Land Rover driving tutorial videos.

In this video you will learn about:

  • the classic Land Rover 4×4 drive selection
  • basic off road driving techniques
  • angle of approach
  • driving on sand

WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET STUCK IN THE SNOW

Hundreds of drivers have been caught out by the weather in recent days. While it can be dangerous there are ways to avoid the worst effects of spending hours in a cold car, miles from anywhere.

First of all, make sure you have packed your emergency snow kit. This should include warm clothing, some food, water and a mobile phone.

If you are trapped in your car, you can stay warm by running the engine. However, it is vital that the exhaust pipe is not blocked by snow. If the engine fumes cannot escape, you could be overwhelmed by carbon monoxide gas, which is highly toxic.

If there is any risk the fumes can come into the car, do not run the engine. Even if it is safe, do not run the engine for more than 10 or 15 minutes in each hour.

Stay in or close to your car. In heavy snow it is easy to get disorientated and lost or separated from your vehicle. If necessary you can always hang a piece of brightly coloured cloth on your car to let others know you are there.

Also see your post on Driving in the snow and preparation for winter