Avoiding Sand Traps
4x4 Magazine Australia|November 2020
Avoiding Sand Traps
Summer is upon us, here are some tips for driving on the beach.
Tristan Tancredi

Whether you’re hitting the beaches or doing the deserts, driving on soft sand requires a certain set of skills if you want to make it over the next dune. Driving on sand can be tricky, and it pays to be prepared. Here’s a list of tips to make your next beach expedition a safe and enjoyable one.

1 LOWER TYRE PRESSURES

SAND driving requires lower tyre pressures to ensure the tyre’s contact patch is longer and provides better traction. Pressures should be dropped to around 16 to 25psi, depending on the vehicle and terrain. This doesn’t guarantee you won’t get bogged, though.

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November 2020