Exploring the Outback in a 2WD Car. Here's How to Keep it Going

Posted by Western Filters on 8 / 6 / 2022

There's nothing quite like the Australian Outback for an off-road adventure. However, if you're not careful, your road trip can quickly become a nightmare. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you stay safe and have fun while exploring the Australian Outback in a 2WD car. Here are some tips.

Pick a route that's higher ground.

If you're going to be driving in the outback, it's important to choose a route that's higher ground. That way, if your car gets stuck, you'll be able to call for help and get pulled out easily.

Higher ground routes may include:

● Roads with no vehicles or few vehicles on them (especially if they have tracks).

● Roads through low-lying areas (such as cattle stations).

● Dirt tracks that lead from one town or property to another.

It is possible that these roads will end up being quite bumpy, so make sure your car can handle this kind of terrain before setting off on such an adventure!

Get a tyre pressure gauge.

A tyre pressure gauge is a worthwhile investment. You can use it to check the pressure in your tyres, footballs and many other items. They're not expensive and can be bought at most service stations and automotive stores.

Don't be afraid to turn around.

The Outback is a big place, and it can be difficult to find your way around. If you're travelling along a track in your 2WD car and find yourself hopelessly lost, don't be afraid to turn around and double back on your own tracks until you find a landmark that looks familiar.

Turning around won't make you feel like a failure—in fact, it's better than driving off into the sunset without knowing where you're going! The point of travelling through remote areas is not to test your endurance or risk getting lost—it's about exploring new areas and having fun doing it!

Expect to get stuck.

It's important to prepare for the worst. You can't always anticipate what's around the bend, and it pays to be prepared for anything. If you do get stuck, don't panic! Be ready to act and adapt to the situation—you have a plan in place if you get stuck? If not, now is definitely the time for that conversation with your passengers about how each of them will handle calling for help and/or staying safe while waiting for rescue.

There are plenty of resources available online that can teach you about driving off road safely so make sure you read up on them before hitting the road. And remember: we're all here because we love it so much; don't be afraid to ask someone else who knows more than you do if they think something might end up being too much challenge (or just plain dangerous) for our little car or its occupants!

Know how to free your vehicle.

● Know how to use a shovel, recovery tracks and if possible a winch. If your vehicle becomes stuck in sand, mud or snow, you will need a way to extract it. A shovel can help dig out some of the material that is keeping you from moving; however, for more stubborn situations it might be necessary to use a winch.

● Have spare tyres and tools that make changing them easier if needed.

● Travel in groups of more than 2 and have another vehicle with people who know how to drive it ready for when yours gets stuck so they can help pull it out or tow you back into civilization if needed!

● Make sure someone has knowledge of how to operate any satellite phone available on site before heading out into remote areas where cell coverage is poor - this includes both making calls and sending text messages!

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

● Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. You don't want to get stuck in the Outback or break down, so it's important to be prepared for anything. Make sure you have a first aid kit in your car and that you know how to use it before going on long journeys. Be aware of weather conditions and road conditions so that if there is an emergency on your journey you'll know what to do.

● Plan ahead! If possible, make sure someone knows where you are going, when they should next expect contact from you, and how long it will take them (if at all possible) to reach you if a problem arises.

You need to be prepared if you want to explore the outback successfully in a 2WD car!

If you want to explore the outback successfully in your 2WD car, then you need to be prepared for the possibility that your vehicle may get stuck.

You also need to be prepared for the possibility that you might need to call for assistance.

You should also make sure that you are carrying a spare tyre, tyre jack and wheel brace (and know how to use them) in case of a puncture or blowout.

Lastly, always have enough fuel in case of an emergency such as running out of petrol on a remote road with no mobile reception!


You should now have a good idea of how to drive in the outback and what kind of safety measures to take. If you're not sure whether or not your vehicle will be up for it, then give us a call or visit one of our many locations around Australia and we'll be happy to help! You could also consider hiring one from us instead - with our extensive network of stores located across

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