4WD Quiz 



Test your knowledge of 4Wheel Driving!


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1. The weight of 4WD vehicle accessories such as winches and bull bars:
a) Affects the maximum payload that a vehicle can carry
b) Does not affect the maximum payload that a vehicle can carry
c) Only affects the maximum payload if upgraded springs or suspension are not fitted

2. Free wheeling hubs are devices that:
a) Lock and unlock a vehicle's steering system
b) Lock both differentials in a four wheel drive vehicle
c) Allow low range to be engaged
d) Lock and unlock the front wheels from the four wheel drive system.

3. Steep hills are best descended by:
a) Placing the transmission in neutral and using the brakes to control descent speed
b) Using the hand brake to control descent speed
c) Placing the transmission into the lowest gear possible (automatics and manuals) and allow the vehicle to 'walk' its way down the slope at the slowest possible speed
d) Place the transmission into the lowest possible gear, depress the clutch and slowly descend the slope using the brakes

4. If your vehicle begins to slide when negotiating a side slope the best course of action is to:
a) Exit immediately using the doors on the upslope side of the vehicle
b) Turn up the slope and accelerate
c) Turn down the slope and brake gently
d) Turn down the slope and give a gentle 'blip' on the accelerator

5. Ditches are best crossed:
a) At speed
b) At an angle that allows only one wheel at a time to be in the ditch
c) With both front wheels entering and leaving the ditch together
d) In reverse to take advantage of lower gearing

6. When traction is lost whilst negotiating a steep incline it is best to:
a) Increase power to get the wheels spinning, thus increasing traction
b) Seek to drive across the slope in search of firmer ground
c) Decrease power gently to reduce wheel spin, thus improving traction
d) Slip the clutch to regulate wheel spin

7. Before driving in soft sand it is best to:
a) Increase tyre pressures to improve traction
b) Decrease tyre pressures to improve flotation
c) Leave tyre pressures as they are to avoid damage
d) Fit snow chains to improve grip

8. When driving in icy conditions it is best to:
a) Select a low gear in low range and maintain high engine revs
b) Select a high gear in high range and keep engine revs as low as possible
c) Keep the wheels spinning to avoid them freezing to the ice
d) Drive with the handbrake engaged to allow for quicker stopping

9. Departure angle determines:
a) The height of hills that can be climbed before the vehicle tips over backwards
b) The steepness of a slope or obstacle that a vehicle can depart from without contacting the ground
c) The maximum side slope angle a vehicle can reach before rolling over

10. Traction control systems:
a) Allow the vehicle to maintain traction on hard grippy surfaces
b) Assist with negating wheel spin on loose or soft surfaces
c) Are electronic trickery that should be best avoided


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