Four-by-four driving by Tom Sheppard

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Four-by-four driving by Tom Sheppard

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NOTICE: OUR SHOP IS CLOSED 26 JANUARY THROUGH MARCH 5. ANY ORDERS PLACED DURING THIS TIME WILL SHIP AFTER MARCH 5. Exploring Overland is the North American distributor for the fourth edition of Tom Sheppard's Four-by-four driving. This extensively updated and expanded edition contains two sections by Jonathan Hanson, on Hi-Lift jack use and winching. See full description below.

AUTHOR: Tom Sheppard

ISBN 978-0-9575385-1-1

9" X 7" X1" / 248 PAGES

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From Tom Sheppard's website, DesertWinds.co.uk:

"READERSHIP: All 4x4, SUV and ‘crossover’ users. Private or professional. On- and off-road. Destination: supermarket, school run, Siberia, Sahara.

The motor industry and buying public are at last realising that four-wheel drive is not just for farmers and explorers. It has real application for those dark mornings when earning a crust cannot be put on hold just because the gritters haven’t yet made it down your road. And there’s enormous potential for fun, recreation and adventure.

‘Soft-roaders’ are considerably smarter than they were even two years ago – with further advances in the last year – and, through the ingenuity of the engineers, provide all-wheel grip and everyday utility. These drivelines are fully covered over a wide sample of current 4x4s from Bentley to SsangYong.

The engineering intricacies of 21st century, computer-test-dependent vehicles has distanced many – including the automotive media – from detailed familiarity with how things work. First explaining basics, the book cuts through the brochure generalities, bling-focus, three-letter abbreviations and gimmicky trade names to explain the realities of the all-important driveline. The driveline is fundamental. 

Critical of media clichés and shallow technical depth, the book takes a crystal-clear look at buying criteria and the converging ‘soft-roader’ / ‘off-roader’ divide.

There’s a uniquely incisive and practical analysis of the dynamics of towing – caravans, cargo or horse-boxes – for which many 4x4s are bought. And there’s a 33-page ‘Expedition basics’ section for the truly adventurous.

As in previous editions, a step-by-step, detailed and wide-ranging treatment looks at  all aspects of using a 4x4 off-road safely – and non-damagingly – to either the vehicle or the environment. For the experienced, valuable techniques and advice. For novices, a measured glimpse of their vehicle’s performance envelope and wild-country capability - without white knuckles. What it can and can't do."

For excerpts and additional review, please visit: http://www.desertwinds.co.uk/four_by_four_driving.html