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4×4 Guide: The right tyre pressure for different terrains

The right tyre pressure is essential if you're going to get the best driving performance from your 4x4. Whilst there may be some variation between vehicles, there is a general consensus on the type of pressure that works best in various circumstances. Here we consider the sort of tyre pressure that's going to work best [...]

February 24th, 2021|4wd Wheels and Tyres|Comments Off on 4×4 Guide: The right tyre pressure for different terrains

How To Install Suspension Lift Kits

At Southlakes 4x4 we stock a variety of suspension lift kits for a wide range of vehicles as well as offering an expert installation process right here. If you are looking to install your own suspension lift kit at home, it's important that you know what you're doing. It can be a lengthy process and [...]

January 18th, 2021|4x4 Suspension|Comments Off on How To Install Suspension Lift Kits

Why You Need a Specialised 4WD Mechanic for Your 4×4 Vehicle

So, we know that you are a gearhead, you’re a dirt warrior after all, but are you capable of fitting all those lovely accessories on your mean machine? You are probably a dab hand with a spanner yourself, most off roaders are, but there are times when you need the help of a mechanic. Unless [...]

October 19th, 2020|4WD Mechanic|Comments Off on Why You Need a Specialised 4WD Mechanic for Your 4×4 Vehicle

What Tyres You Need For your Best 4×4 Experience

What all drivers know, and especially off roaders, is that tyres are important. The right tyre adds to the performance of your car. Get it wrong and your car isn’t working at maximum capacity. It can also be dangerous in some conditions. Your vehicle sits on the tyres, they are what keeps you fixed to [...]

September 28th, 2020|4wd Wheels and Tyres|Comments Off on What Tyres You Need For your Best 4×4 Experience

Which 4×4 Accessories Do You Need For Long Trips?

All 4x4 offroad drivers are adventurers at heart, that’s why they choose to buy those rugged and tough vehicles. Getting away from it all, beautiful vistas, the quiet, and the tough driving challenges are all part of the fun. As avid dirt warriors, you’ve probably got tons of cool gadgets in your car, but are [...]

September 2nd, 2020|4x4 Accessories|Comments Off on Which 4×4 Accessories Do You Need For Long Trips?

How To Maintain Your 4WD Suspension

It’s fair to say that one of the best and most appealing aspects of owning a big four-wheel drive vehicle is the excellent suspension that the machine’s possess. A well-kept and cared for 4WD can produce safe and smooth feeling rides across lots of varied and tricky surfaces, it all depends on how much you [...]

August 20th, 2020|4x4 Suspension|Comments Off on How To Maintain Your 4WD Suspension

How 4×4 Accessories Protect Your Precious 4×4 Vehicle

This is to all you dirt warriors out there that love adventure driving. When you go out on a trip you set out with the confidence that you’re going to get wherever you’re going and back again without any mishaps. Unfortunately, we all know that accidents happen, especially if you are an outback rider. You [...]

July 26th, 2020|4x4 Accessories, 4x4 Suspension|Comments Off on How 4×4 Accessories Protect Your Precious 4×4 Vehicle

What Accessories Are Available For 4x4s?

If you love your car just as much as any other petrol head, then it's fair to assume that you have gone through your fair share of accessories over the years! One of the best features of owning a great car is being able to play and experiment with all of the available gadgets and [...]

June 30th, 2020|4x4 Accessories|Comments Off on What Accessories Are Available For 4x4s?

The Ultimate Beach Driving Guide

Living in a country with so much varied and interesting terrain as we do, for avid drivers it is absolutely essential to make sure that you have a vehicle that can cope with all of the different surfaces that you might come up against over the years. Here at Southlakes 4x4 we obviously think that [...]

June 10th, 2020|4x4 Suspension|Comments Off on The Ultimate Beach Driving Guide

What 4wd Suspension Suits Your Car?

When it comes to things that are most important in a four-wheel drive vehicle, good quality 4wd suspension is right up there at the top of the list. You definitely want a machine that is big to be able to provide a smooth and comfortable driving experience, and suspension is the first thing that goes [...]

May 21st, 2020|4x4 Suspension|Comments Off on What 4wd Suspension Suits Your Car?