There is no doubt that buying the right set of tyres for your 4WD is a big decision. There are many factors that you need to take into account like:
• What trips have I got planned in the next few years?
• How much off-road driving do I want to be doing?
• How long are these tyres going to last?
Choosing the right tyre will take a bit of research and question asking of both yourself and your local tyre dealer. So whether you are looking for an on-road, quiet touring tyre for your SUV, the ultimate touring all-terrain or one of the strongest mud terrains on the market – Australia’s largest range of 4WD tyres, Coopers Tires, has you covered. Plus, with its Metropolitan Mileage Guarantee of up to 80, 000kms on its highway and all-terrain treat patters you can be assured that you will not be replacing them too often.
So when planning for your next set of 4WD tyres make sure you ask plenty of questions because this is an investment that should last you a long time.
If you need help deciding which pattern is right for you give the team of tyre specialists at Coopers Tires a call on 1300 COOPER or visit their website coopertires.com.au.
Wheel Choice – Steel v Alloy
When choosing new wheels for your 4WD it is important to take the time to select the correct wheels for your driving style and 4WDing needs.
The traditional material used to make wheels is steel. Steel wheels are strong, easy to repair and cheap to fabricate. But the major disadvantage of these wheels is their weight, which makes acceleration slower and affects braking. They also have poor corrosion resistance and high tolerance to variations of geometrical features in manufacturing.
On the other hand, alloy wheels are made from an alloy of aluminium, magnesium or a combination of both, which allows them to be cast and worked into different designs. There are a number of advantages alloy wheels have over steel ones, including greater heat conduction, greater strength compared to weight, more agile performance and better acceleration, making them a great option when doing a lot of off-roading.
When deciding between steel and alloy wheels, it is also a good idea to speak with a wheel specialist, who will be able to provide expert advice to help ensure you end up with a wheel suited to your individual needs and wants.
4×4 Wheel Co has a huge range of alloy wheels in a number of finishes and designs that are suited to 4WD vehicles. Speak to a specialist today about finding the right wheels for your 4WDing needs – 07 3272 9888.