Talking to four wheel drive owners about all the joys four wheel drives bring is a little bit like talking to a kid eating a chocolate about how sweet and tasty it is. Everybody who has ever owned a 4×4 or had a ride in it knows the feeling of freedom and power it brings.
This article, therefore, will not talk too much about that. In the next few paragraphs, however, we will present you with a couple of tips and accessories necessary to get the most out of your wheeled pet.
In order for the list to be as concise and informative as possible, we consulted with the most knowledgeable people we know regarding this matter – our local mechanics from Tyre King Seven Hills shop – and here is what they had to say.
1) Front, Side and Rear Protection
It does not need to be emphasized how much protective shields can be useful for your 4×4, especially if you are one of those caring owners who do not want to see their loved car scratched or, god forbid, deformed. Since, by definition, most of the 4×4 owners fall into this category, it is easy to assume that front, side and rear protection is among the bestsellers in the dedicated stores everywhere.
2) Roof Racks
Installing drawers in your storage space, though by all means useful and recommended, tends to take away cargo space for bulky items you might need on your journey. Installing a roof rack will, therefore, enable you to add some more storage capacity to your car. Bring a couple of bikes and enjoy a pleasant ride in the wilderness.
3) Airflow Snorkels
More demanding rides in extreme weather conditions require better engine cooling systems. When your car cannot cool itself anymore, it is time to buy and install airflow snorkels. Some people might find their appearance a bit too much, but many consider them a cool addition to the general image of a beast machine.
4) Repair Tools
In the end, we list possibly the most important piece of equipment every driver (not just a 4×4 owner) must have – a comprehensive set of tools. Remember that you are going away from the civilization and that the possibility of finding a mechanic hundreds of miles away from the closest settlement can be a bit difficult. This is why it is extremely important that you possess enough knowledge and equipment to help yourself when the time comes.
Compartmentalizing your space is crucial when you are heading for long trips into wilderness. There are always so many things you might need and putting them all together can create problems later, when you need to find them. Installing drawers into your storage space is easy and hassle free, and can help you a lot in organizing.
Navigation has become a must have for every car driver who uses their car for longer trips. 4×4 owners can benefit immensely from such devices, because they tend to drive their cars on desolate terrains in which navigating by sight usually becomes impossible. Navigation devices can be found in pretty much any 4×4 accessories store in the world, so it is not difficult to find the one that fulfills all your needs.