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How To Avoid Being Ripped Off by Car Mechanics

At 4×4 Offroad, we strive to provide quality auto service and be a trustworthy 4×4 mechanic and offroad shop. Unfortunately if you’re not living in the Northern Colorado area, you’ll need to find your own auto service center to provide you with repairs, aftermarket parts, 4×4 accessories, 4 wheel parts and truck parts. As much as we hate to admit it, there are some shops out there that do not share the same ethics as us so when looking for a shop we recommend you follow these tips to help pick a reliable and trustworthy mechanic.

auto repairTo avoid being ripped off and/or scammed when finding an auto mechanic:

-Try to find a trustworthy shop before bringing your car in. Ask … Read More

When Should You Buy a New Car?

Keeping a 4×4 for a long time can be a great way to save money. Sure a new car is always a nice thing to have, but with monthly payments it can be a nuisance and hard on your bank account. However, there comes a time in every vehicle’s life where it costs too much to maintain and it may actually be more cost effective and a better investment to buy a new one. But when is the appropriate time to do so, and what signs do you need to be aware of to make the switch?

black and white 4x4 TruckCost of Repair

One of the most obvious ways to tell if your vehicle should be replaced is if the cost of repair … Read More

How to Save Money on Auto Repair ExpensesHow to Save Money on Auto Repair Expenses

Jar of PenniesAuto repair expenses, whether their planned or unplanned, are never a fun way to spend your money. If you need to bring your car in to an auto service center or 4×4 mechanic, consider these ten tips to try and save the most money possible.

  • Compare shops. Once you have received a quote from one shop, compare the price at others. Some 4×4 mechanics may charge significantly more than others, so it’s always good to do your research. Make sure the shop you choose though is reputable and well established.
  • Get a second opinion. If you’re not sure that what has been diagnosed your vehicle, it may not be a bad idea to get a second opinion. Bring it into
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Colorado 4×4 Trails: Boulder County

We’ve already shared with you some of our favorite offroad trails in Larimer County, now it’s time to give you some tips on where you can take your 4×4 in Boulder.  We recommend these hot spots if you’re looking at doing some exploring with your rig.

4x4 Dirt Road1) Middle Saint Vrain

Skill Level: Moderate – Difficult

Length: 8.5 Miles

Average Duration: 3.5 Hours

Description: The Middle Saint Vrain trail is a challenging 4×4 route located near the Indian Peaks Wilderness. This trail has big rocks and deep creek crossings, so a high clearance vehicle is necessary. For anyone looking to explore some of Colorado’s beautiful scenery on the base of the mountains, this is a must visit.

2) Left Hand CanyonRead More

Offroad Modifications on a Budget

Offroad Modifications on a BudgetCloser

Going offroad can be an adventure and if you’re reading this post, chances are you already know how fun it can be. Even though there are a plethora of aftermarket parts and 4×4 accessories available, you don’t always need to spend tens of thousands of dollars to be able to bring your vehicle offroad. In a previous blog post, we talked about some necessary aftermarket upgrades for the hardcore enthusiast (and there are a lot of them), but if you’re on a budget you may only need a few items. With these three aftermarket parts, you can prepare yourself for almost any terrain, all while keeping your wallet happy.

1) Tires

We have mentioned before … Read More

Purchasing Used Aftermarket Parts – What You Should Know

Land Rover Defender Td5Adding on 4 wheel parts and 4×4 accessories to your vehicle can be necessary for a wide range of offroad applications. With all of the available truck parts on the market, the price tag can rack up quickly so many resort to purchasing used aftermarket parts. Buying these parts can be great way to save money, however there a few things to look for when buying a second hand item.

When possible, always try to buy from a reputable 4 Wheel Parts shop. Buying from individuals (on Craigslist for example) can be risky because they don’t have a reputation to uphold and only care about making a quick buck. Utilizing a shop that specializes in offroad or aftermarket equipment will … Read More