A CAR expert has educated thousands of drivers on how to use the dashboard features in their vehicles.
The TikTok creator shares content on different vehicle types in the app with his 100,000+ followers.
Zachary Diehl (@zachary_diehl) posted a video on his page of him answering a question someone left on one of his TikToks.
In the comment he addressed with the clip, he asked, “Can you create an instructional video on how to use off-road controls?” [a Toyota] 4runners?”
The vehicle pro captioned the answer video: “How do all those buttons work?!”
In the video, Zachary said, “That’s a great question and I’ll explain it to you in less than a minute.”
“In this video I’m only going to talk about A-Track, Multi-Terrain-Select and Crawl Control,” he continued.
As the creator pointed out, “Every 4Runner will have an A-track.”
He explained that it “kinda” works like a locker.
“Not really, but sort of the same idea,” he added.
“Essentially it uses the brakes to stop the wheel that is spinning and losing traction and transfers the power to the wheel that has traction.”
The expert said he believes a particular feature “can get you through a ton of things.”
The pro said, “The multi-terrain selection basically adjusts the throttle input in traction control.”
He gave the example of the “Hard” function, which he believes is “mainly for stones”.
“It balances the throttle so your inputs are slower and you don’t throw yourself off a rock or something,” Zachary informed.
The car specialist said that the creep control is only for 4-Low.
The setting will adjust your idle speed, he explained.
“So set it somewhere between low and high or somewhere in between,” the creator said.
“Take your feet off the pedals and the vehicle will do the rest.”
For example, he said that when crossing boulders, you would set the value to low and the car “would just drive over them slowly.”
Zachary’s video received over 1,000 likes.
Someone commented, “So A-Trac is like using ABS off-road, that’s probably one of the greatest things for vehicles without a locker.”
The TikTok creator replied, “Yes, sort of!!”
He added, “Honestly, it’s really, really good… it gets you through a lot of terrain.”
“Too fancy… just broadcast and send,” said another TikToker.
“Sure, but everyone is different,” Zachary replied.
“Maybe that’s your style. Don’t make it right or wrong, just make it yours.”