Buying a 4×4 is pretty convenient if you know what you are looking for. For example the main purpose of a 4×4 could be it’s towing capability. Say you have a 2 tonne boat then you need a 4WD capable of towing 2 tonnes. towbars in Perth supply and service products and expertise that transcends virtually all industries and walks of life. Right from helping grey nomads safely and securely tow their caravan, to simultaneously servicing dealerships and tradesmen, all employees possess deep knowledge of towing experience.
On the other hand if you are looking for a family car that towing capability may not be that important. So here is a simple checklist to research on before heading out in your 4×4:
Identify your requirement
With endless options to choose from, it is always good to shortlist what really is important to you in terms of what you seek in a vehicle. Each car comes with it’s own pluses and minuses. For example a high ground clearance may take precedence if you plan to focus more on off-roading than anything else. So when it comes to shortlisting the right 4×4, comfort may fall second place to towing capacity or ground clearance. Be clear exactly what the main use of the 4×4 will be. It will help you identify the right car.
Check the mechanics
Understand the mechanics of the vehicle. Also get a good understanding of the cost of repair and maintenance. You don’t want to get stuck with huge bills every now and then. Weigh the maintenance cost as per the usage, so you can take the right decision.
Feel the drive
Does the 4×4 give the power that it promises. If off-roading is a frequent requirement, make sure you test drive it accordingly. The last thing that you want to do is face long list of unnecessary modifications to your newly purchased 4WD
Look at the comfort
For longer journeys, not just the drivers comfort, but also the overall seating should be comfortable. A lot depends on how many people would normally be with you if you drive over a long distance. If it needs to act as a family vehicle then make sure your 2,3,4 or 5 children can use it comfortably.
Think new vs old
4×4’s are designed for a purpose and buying second hand 4×4 simply requires inspecting some additional areas.