Author Archives: Harriette Halepis

Buying a Used 4x4? Read This First!

Buying a Used 4×4? Read This First!

We specialize in new and used auto parts, but we also know a thing or two about buying a used 4×4. Purchasing your 4×4 used makes good sense for a lot of reasons, but it helps to know what to buy and where to buy it from. Otherwise, you could wind up purchasing a machine that isn’t what you wanted or what you paid for. Take a look at these buying tips.

Used A Lot

One of the reasons that buying a new 4×4 can be tricky is that these vehicles are used a lot. Since they are off-roading vehicles, the chance that something might not be top notch is high. Simple wear and tear can make any used 4×4 … Read More

Buying Lift Kits: How To

Buying Lift Kits: How To

Off-roading with your truck will show you what your vehicle is really capable of – after all, most trucks weren’t just meant to haul the kids back and forth from soccer camp! But before you bring your truck out into the wilderness, you may have to install a lift kit. Why? If your truck is placed too low to the ground, hitting that rough terrain with your truck will spell instant disaster (and an armload in repairs!).

Buying a lift kit for your truck is a great idea if you want to take your truck off road, but before you purchase any old kit, make sure to read this guide first. Otherwise, you could wind up wasting money, or buying … Read More

Buying a 4X4 On a Budget

Buying a 4X4 On a Budget

It would be nice if you could be the best jacked up fourwheeler on the road, wouldn’t it? But we all have this thing called a budget that makes it hard to buy the most expensive rig out there. We get it. That’s why we’ve put together this collection of 4X4 vehicles that are still outrageous, but won’t bust your bank. Check it out!

Vintage Jeep Cherokee: while the newer models are more expensive (and dare we say not as rugged?) as the older models, the older Cherokees have a lot of appeal. If you look for something like the XJ series you’ll still find a lot of guts for the price. Plus there are a lot of different model … Read More

Mercedes is Putting the G500 4X4 Squared Into Production

Mercedes is Putting the G500 4X4 Squared Into Production

When Mercedes introduced the G500 4×4 at the Geneva Motor Show, the company told press that the vehicle would only go into production if there was enough interest. Well, there’s been more than a bit of interest in this new model, so Mercedes has decided to put the vehicle into production officially. In case you missed the G500 announcement, here’s what you can look forward to with the newest Mercedes 4X4 option.

The G500 Details

With the G500, Mercedes is offering an 18-inch ground clearance, which is more than twice the clearance of the precious G500 version. Mercedes didn’t change the G-Class’ current suspension and steering mounting options, though, but that’s a good thing. The G-Class already has some of … Read More

Should You Choose a SUV or CUV?

Should You Choose a SUV or CUV?

The term ‘CUV’ has been tossed around a lot lately, and some people are even using this term interchangeably. But, there’s a fundamental difference between a SUV and CUV, and knowing this difference will help you decide which type of car to buy.

SUV Status

A SUV is closer to an off-road vehicle. SUVs tend to have a two-speed transfer option, and come with four-wheel drive. There are no shortage of SUVs on the market, though some are better built for off-roading than others. You’ll want to look for an option that has the most ground clearance if you plan to go off-roading, and some SUVs don’t offer a great ground clearance option. If you are aware that all SUVs … Read More

Want to Resell Your Off-Road Truck? Buy One of These

Want to Resell Your Off-Road Truck? Buy One of These

It’s tough to say goodbye to a truck that you really love. But somewhere down the line you may want to sell that truck, or trade it in for something a bit better or just different. There are some off-road vehicles on the market that really aren’t worth anything when it comes to resale, and some that have an impressive resale value.

Of course, your goal will be to buy the one with the better value while also buying one that you love, right? That’s why we’ve gathered up this list of off-road trucks that also come with a great resale value – take a look!

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Two trucks offroading in the snow.

Snow-Wheeling? Here’s How To Stay Safe!

The mountains of Colorado are no strangers to heavy snowfall: between October and April those fluffy white flakes are fair game and can sometimes keep even seasoned off-roaders stuck inside. But if you willing to play it safe, winter can be a great time to explore the 4×4 trails in the area and can offer a totally different perspective and different set of challenges for you to conquer. If you’ve never snow-wheeled before, be extra sure to follow these tips and chat with a mechanic at your Fort Collins auto repair shop before making the trip out. You may also want to research some used truck parts that can help you withstand the weather without draining your bank account–components take … Read More

A Jeep Wrangler in the snow.

3 Steps To Deal With Wild Weather

If we could all agree on one thing that is true of Colorado, it would be that we have some of the most variable weather in the nation. One day it’s sunny and 60 degrees, and it will dump 6 inches of freezing snow the next. But the locals know how to cope: dress in layers, always be prepared, and take good care of the vehicle that gets you around! Regardless of the time of year, 4×4 service centers are busy helping us keep our trucks in tip-top shape, no matter what Mother Nature throws our way.

Most of us are comfortable with the basics of all-weather car care: the best snow scrapers, the right wax to use, even a … Read More

Alquiler de Coches

Considerations When Lifting Your Truck

Yes, a big ol’ lifted rig looks pretty rugged, but are looks everything? Well, to some, yes. Many see the epitome of offroading in a big lifted truck or Jeep. And who doesn’t think, “Wow!” when they pass by that big, muddy truck with the 4-wheel parts in a parking lot? But really, the look is such a small part of why lifting a truck is important.

And is there more to it than raising it up and putting on a gigantic set of tires? You should probably know what you’re getting into before you even loosen one lug nut. Let’s look at why we lift in the first place before we begin buying offroad parts to get the job … Read More


Is Your 4X4 Off-Road Ready?

Sure, you own a truck or Jeep, but that doesn’t mean that you can just head off-road on the trails. You need to make sure that your vehicle is ready to handle the rugged terrain! That might mean getting a few aftermarket parts, but it’s worth it knowing that your vehicle is sturdy enough to handle whatever trail riding has to throw its way.

Here’s a handy guide to help you determine if your 4X4 is truly off-road ready.

Emergency Toolkit

You wouldn’t head out on a week-long camping excursion without a first aid kid, why would you hit the trails without some form of emergency toolkit for your 4X4? You want to make sure you have a spare tire, … Read More