4x4 Driving Tips
Routinely check your tyres
Make sure you do the following routine maintenance: Keep your tyres properly inflated. The correct air pressure for your tyres is specified by the vehicle manufacturer and can be found on the vehicle door edge, door-post, and glove box door or fuel door. It is also listed in the owner's manual. The number listed on the side of the tyre is not the recommended air pressure for your tyre -- it is the maximum air pressure for the tyre. You should check your tyre’s air pressure at least once a month. Check the tyre’s tread depth. Proper tread depth will help to resist skids and aquaplaning.
Watch your speed.
Become a good night-time driver
Night driving can be a pleasure if you are aware of the special alertness demanded by low visibility. A few fundamentals: Keep your headlights and tail lights on for the entyre period between sunset and sunrise. Put your headlights on low-beam when another vehicle is within 200 metres, or when driving behind another vehicle. If your car breaks down at night, make sure other drivers can see your car and stop in time. Turn on the hazard warning lights. If possible, pull off the road. Avoid stopping just over a hill or just around a curve. Take good notice of roadside reflectors and any other helpful visual signals to stay on the road at night
Be aware of your physical condition,and be extra alert when driving in the city
Cities and urban areas have the highest concentrations and varieties of traffic, from pedestrians, trams and bicycles to utility vehicles like street sweepers and refuse lorries. There is twice as much to watch out for, and you must pay great attention to what is going on in front, to the sides and behind your vehicle.
Pay attention to any special seasonal driving requirements
You don't only have to prepare your car and tyres well in advance for winter, but also for other seasons. Fog, excessive rainfall and glare and heat all bring specific kinds of adjustments and maintenance. Look at the Maintaining a tyre section here in the site for more information. And consult your Goodyear dealer, too!