DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slippery surfaces may cause the driving wheels to pull erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs when there is a difference in the surface traction under the rear (driving) wheels.
Shallow Standing Water
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through shallow standing water, consider the following Cautions and Warnings before doing so.
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
Driving through water more than a few inches/ centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
If you must back down a hill, back straight down using REVERSE gear. Never back down in NEUTRAL or diagonally across the hill.
When driving over sand, mud, and other soft terrain, shift to low gear and drive steadily. Apply the accelerator slowly to avoid spinning the wheels.
Do not reduce the tire pressures for this type of driving.
Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than does most on-road driving. After going off-road, it is always a good idea to check for damage. That way you can get any problems taken care of right away and have your vehicle ready when you need it.
Completely inspect the underbody of your
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
Care should be taken when attempting to climb steep hills or driving diagonally across a hill or slope. If natural obstacles force you to travel diagonally up or down a hill, choose a mild angle and keep as little side tilt as possible. Keep the vehicle moving and make turns slowly and cautiously.
vehicle. Check tires, body structure, steering, suspension, and exhaust system for damage.