Travel Guide

Essential Off-roading Accessories


Off-roading is a popular pastime of many people but you need to be well prepared for each trip. There are many items that you need to carry with you as the environments that you travel into will not have the supplies you need. And when camping, you are away from many comforts and amenities so you have to be sure you have all the essentials you need.

There is a lot of wear that the vehicle is subjected to so you need to make sure that your 4×4 accessories Australia includes a recovery kit. Make sure that you select a professional recovery kit that is high quality. There are certain off-road brands that are famous for reliable recovery gear such as winches. You can check the reviews for these accessories as well before you buy. There are many blogs that will compare the accessories of different brands so that you can get an idea of what will suit your requirement. When another vehicle is dragging your vehicle out of a ditch, you need to make sure you have some shackles and a snatch strap. The snatch strap should have a minimum breaking strength that is four times the weight of the vehicle that it is used with. The recovery kit should be fixed close to the driver’s seat of the vehicle. It is best to keep it away from doors to minimise it getting lost.

An air compressor is also quite useful in off-road conditions. When you are travelling on a stretch of road where you need more traction, you will be increase traction when the air pressure in the tyres is reduced. But you also need to bring the tyre pressure back to normal after you get back on a proper road. You will be able to adjust the pressure of your tyres with an air compressor. Ask the supplier how well the compressor will work as some can overheat quickly. A jump-starter is another accessory that will help your vehicle jump without using another vehicle. But you need to make sure that it is charged for the duration of the trip. There are many portable models that you can look into. It is best to carry several hand tools as well such as pliers, wrenches, drivers etc.

You can also use a work light above a headlamp that will give sufficient illumination when you are working in the dark. This can be easily fixed to the vehicle and you need to be prepared to respond to emergencies around the clock. You can’t be looking for proper illumination when an issue comes up. So correct planning and organisation will help you save considerable time. Check how the work light is installed. There are lights that can be installed using hooks and magnets.

Off-road conditions can be quite harsh on the tyres so you need to keep a tyre repair kit handy. The tyres of a car are more prone to damage than any other aspect so you need to make sure that the tyre kit has a comprehensive set of tools.

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