David Wilson, director and lead instructor at Adventure 4WD has been a 4WD trainer since a time before the internet. He lives and breathes life off the beaten track and is passionate about sharing his knowledge. We want to help Dave spread the word, so every Wednesday; Toyo Tires will be sharing one of his snack sized 4WD tyre tips.
Just bought a new 4WD?
Well done! You have made a fantastic decision. But, that proud-as-punch moment might turn sour on your first trip to the Outback.
Here’s a fact – 90 per cent of 4WD owners don’t go bush in Australia. Here’s another - vehicle makers fit passenger car construction tyres to their 4WDs. These give new owners the comfy suburban feel they’re familiar with. That same passenger tyre is going to cause you grief on Aussie gravel.
Replace them early in the piece with a durable light-truck (LT) alternative. Light truck tyres give you the best in off-road strength and performance; tough, durable and ready to work.
Toyo Tires Open Country A/TII LT is a brilliant tyre. It offers all the attributes of a quiet and comfy urban tyre with the dependability and strength of a carcass designed with the rough and tumble in mind! Call it a puncture-free zone!