Make Your 4WD More City Friendly
Four Wheel Drives have sky-rocketed in
popularity over the last couple of decades. According to figures from Roads and
Maritime Services, one
in every four vehicles on the North Shore of Sydney is a Four Wheel Drive.
Previous NSW Government research has
indicated that close to two-thirds of Four Wheel Drives are bought by couples
with children because they are perceived as a safer alternative to passenger
cars. They are also seen as versatile and spacious, providing a more
Owning a Four Wheel Drive can be a ticket
to weekend adventure. It gives families the opportunity to explore and enjoy new
parts of Australia. There’s nothing quite like exploring a world-class beach
that is only accessible to Four Wheel Drive vehicles.
Another great reason for families to own a Four
Wheel Drive is the towing capacity that they offer – if you own a big caravan,
boat or trailer, a Four Wheel Drive is a necessity. Most Four Wheel Drives have
towing capacities of around 3000 – 4000kg.
However, there are also disadvantages to
owning a Four Wheel Drive. Initial purchase price is usually steeper, and fuel
consumption is greater. It is simple physics – a Four Wheel Drive runs a bigger
engine and has larger fuel requirements. It’s important to look at ways of
reducing these costs.
One tyre that’s great for the city Four
Wheel Drive driver is the Geolandar HT G056.
It was developed specifically for Four Wheel Drive and SUV vehicles that spend
limited time off-road and are looking for a quiet, comfortable ride with long
tread life. It features a multi-combination tyre compound with patented
Yokohama Orange Oil technology to enhance wet traction and provide better fuel
The Geolandar SUV HT
G055 is a specialised tyre for small Four Wheel Drives and Tall SUVs. This
is a low rolling resistance ‘eco tyre’ which lowers fuel use and has a longer
life. Unlike other ‘eco tyres’ that
often lack grip on wet roads, its grip is restored by Yokohama’s patented
Orange Oil and Silica rubber compound.
Whatever your lifestyle, Yokohama have the
perfect tyre to ensure optimum performance.