>> Don’t rest a car’s weight on its transmission. On steeps, apply the emergency brake, shift the car into park (reverse for manuals), then turn it off. When departing, shift into neutral before releasing the brake.
>> Avoid plants so you don’t ignite dry grass with a hot catalytic converter.
>> Face downhill on soft surfaces or if rain threatens; you may need gravity’s help to get moving.
The Manual: Rough Road DrivingDon’t get stuck in the mud. Learn to evaluate road hazards, overcome obstacles, and navigate the unpaved passages between your front door and your next adventure.