Kitting Out Your Vehicle for Camping at our 4×4 Fitment Centre
Driving a 4×4 is quite different from driving a small hatchback or luxury saloon. By offering a larger vehicle that is designed for purposes other than normal tarmac driving, automakers cater to the demand for off-road vehicles that are perfect for taking the family on a camping holiday or exploring the great outdoors. However, the modern-day interpretation of such vehicles fresh off the showroom floor often lacks the necessary standard-issue gear and equipment to hit the trails and push the limits. Therefore, our fitment centre can get your vehicle into gear for the challenges of off-road driving.
Many people use their bakkies and SUVs as daily drivers in South Africa. Although these vehicles are made to work much harder than that, their popularity often sees them doing the school run. When driving in the city and urban areas, smaller, more economical cars are the best option due to their fuel economy and handy size. Because they are not made for off-road terrain, they have skinny tyres and low ground clearance. Bakkies and SUVs are taller, wider, and heavier than a standard sedan or hatchback and they are suited to off-road terrain. Our 4×4 fitment centrecan whip your vehicle into shape for driving and exploring beyond beaten track if it still lacks a few important off-roading features.
Using Your 4×4 As Intended
Any 4×4 enthusiast knows that their vehicle is the most important part of the equation. If your vehicle breaks down, you might be stuck indefinitely. By ensuring that it is fitted with the necessary accessories and upgrades to handle off-road terrain, you can avoid such a scenario. Our fitment centre has the solutions that you can rely on to kit out your vehicle. Starting with roof racks, these accessories are perfect for utilising the unused space on your roof and turning it into useful storage space for your journey ahead. Roof racks can also be used to mount spotlights to light up the trails at night.
Suspension is one of the most important aspects of any vehicle, especially when travelling on rough and unpredictable terrain. Increasing the available suspension travel will have a dramatic effect on how your vehicle handles itself on off-road terrain. By adding upgrades to your suspension such as increased travel, your vehicle’s wheels will maintain contact with the surface more easily over bumpy and uneven terrain and axle twisters. It also improves your ground clearance to make it easier to avoid unnecessary knocks to the chassis and undercarriage of your vehicle. Our 4×4 fitment centre can install such upgrades to give your vehicle better handling and more stability over uneven terrain.
Sometimes there will be obstacles blocking your way. Small trees that fell over during a storm the night before or was pushed over by an elephant can block roads. By installing a nudge bar on your vehicle, such obstacles’ won’t damage your vehicle that easily. Another option is to fit a winch to your vehicle to simply drag these obstacles out of the way or winch a fellow 4×4 out of a tight spot. Off-road bumpers and underbody protection will also help to protect your vehicle from damage during such a trip. These are all available from our fitment centre, giving you the necessary tools and equipment to conquer the off-road environment.
Echo 4×4 Centre is your first choice when it comes to off-road accessories and fitmentsolutions. We offer a plethora of equipment, upgrades, and gear suited to the challenges of off-road driving. For more information on how we can turn your regular SUV or bakkie into something made to conquer the trails, please browse our website for details on our available products.