Wood Park Off-Road
4x4 Off-Road driver training and courses in Pembrokeshire, Wales

4x4 Off Road Driving Skills

At Wood Park Off-Road we cover a wide range of 4x4 off road driving skills here are examples of the topics

Vehicle handling and control: Understand correct steering, braking and gear choice with a 4x4 vehicle off road.

Dangers of transmission handbrakes and transmission wind-up

Types of vehicle: Learn the differences between various off road 4x4 vehicles and how this affects its off road driving performance (e.g. LWB and SWB turning circles and ground clearance etc). Soft and Hard off-roader

Off Road Skills Side Slopes

Side slopes: Maximum safe angles a 4x4 off road vehicle can safely traverse over a variety of terrains.

Off Road Skills Cross Axle

Cross axle: Recognise situations where your 4x4 vehicle may become cross axled and find an effective alternative.

Off Road Skills Approach & Departure

Approach, departure and ramp angles: Understand what is possible within your off road 4x4’s capabilities.

Off Road Driving Techniques Hill Climb

Hill Climbs: Learn how to make the best approach at hill climbs and what to do if your first attempt fails.

Off Road Driving Techniques Hill Descent

Hill Descent: Learn the techniques of a safe controlled descent with an off road 4x4 vehicle on all surfaces.

Recovery: Understand the potential dangers to allow you to perform a safe recovery of a 4x4 off road vehicle.

Self recovery: Learn to recover the vehicle if there is no one else around to help using items such as Sand ladders, high lift jacks and shoveling.

Vehicle preparation: Ensure your off road 4x4 vehicle won't let you down by carrying out effective vehicle preparation.

Off Road Driving Techniques Ground Assessment

Ground assessment: Learn how to read the ground and identify any potential dangers before driving.

Winching: Practise how to use a winch effectively with health and safety in mind.

Navigation: Gain basic navigation techniques such as map reading, compass and other skills to help you find your way off road.

Health and safety: all aspect of off road driving at Wood Park Off Road will make you aware of any health and safety concerns.

Off-road driving best practices: Learn how to enjoy off road 4x4 driving but also be considerate for the countryside and other countryside users (horses, walkers). "Please leave as you found"

Dynamics of a 4x4 off road vehicle: Learn about high/low ratio gears, 4wd variations, differential locks, free wheeling hubs, tyre types and pressures, manual & automatic, coils & leafs suspension, petrol & diesel, brakes.

4x4 Accessories: We can discuss and demonstrate various accessories to 4x4 off road driving such as sand ladders, winches, diff locks, turfor winches, fiddle brakes.

Wood Park Off-Road, New Moat, Clarbeston Road, Pembrokeshire, SA63 4RD
Tel: 01437 532234
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