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Land Rover 4X4 convoy driving on muddy forest road.

Always try to avoid wheel spin as it results in loss of momentum and can cause environmental damage.

DRIVING IN MUD

Get to places other vehicles simply can’t. Land Rover’s Traction Control drives power to the wheels with the most traction, so you can keep steady momentum, even in deep mud.

OUR TOP TIPS FOR MUD DRIVING

In deep mud, you need steady momentum to carry you through. Engage Mud and Ruts on Terrain Response, and use a low-range gear like 2nd or 3rd.

Your tyres will cut through mud to find traction on firmer ground below. All new Land Rovers have built-in Traction Control, which drives power to the wheels with the most traction.

If your wheels do start to spin, ease off the throttle and slow the tyres to regain grip.

Range Rover vehicle driving on a muddy track.

RUTS

A rut is a long deep track created by the repeated passage of vehicles. Try to straddle deep ruts, as this keeps your environmental impact to a minimum.

If muddy conditions force you to drive in ruts, make sure you know where your front wheels are pointing. Check the Wheel Direction Indicator if available.

Try to keep your lowest point clear of the ground at all times. Terrain Response will automatically raise the vehicle to an optimum height.

Defender and Discovery vehicles driving through muddy water.

MUDDY HILLS

When climbing muddy hills, remember that you’ll need more momentum to balance the decrease in traction.

'Always try to avoid wheel spin as it results in loss of momentum and can cause environmental damage.'

Winter driving: Discovery 4X4 driving on mud

BRUSH UP ON YOUR OFF-ROADING SKILLS

Equip yourself with our top tips for tackling these tricky terrains

DRIVING ON GRAVEL

Leave the tarmac behind and off-road like a pro with our expert tips for driving on gravel.

DRIVING ON SAND

Whether you’re driving on the beach or in the desert, equip yourself with our expert advice for sand driving.

DRIVING ON ROCKS

Up for adventure? Our innovative All-Terrain-Progress-Control (ATPC) helps you easily traverse rocks and uneven terrain.