4wd recovery kits at Autobarn kit will make your life much easier if you ever find yourself stuck in the bush with no one to call on to help you out of the situation. Having such tools will allow you to get out of where you’re stuck and back on the road quickly and safely, no matter what Mother Nature or your 4WD have thrown at you during your trip.
Having a vehicle breakdown can be an intimidating experience, especially if you find yourself on the side of the road or in the middle of nowhere with no one else around to help you out. That’s why you should always have everything you need to fix your car or truck in one convenient place so that you’re not scrambling when it comes time to get your ride up and running again – your 4WD recovery kit! Here are three useful things to consider including in your 4WD recovery kit, along with some tips on how they can come in handy while stuck on the side of the road.
1. Jumper Cables
It’s a good idea to carry jumper cables and a battery charger with you when you go off-roading. And while it’s always best to keep your battery charged, we know that sometimes things happen. No one wants to be stuck on the side of the trail without being able to start their car. That’s where jumper cables come into play. You’ll want to use two sets: one for each vehicle. Connect the red clip from one set to the positive terminal of the dead battery (or positive terminal on an AGM Battery) then connect the other red clip from this set to the positive terminal of the live battery.
Then connect a black clip from this set to an unpainted metal part of both cars frame or engine block and then connect the other black clip from this set onto an unpainted metal part on both cars frame or engine block as well (never attach clips onto radiator, air conditioner condenser, or exhaust system). Make sure there is enough slack so that any movement won’t disconnect them – usually six inches will do.
2. A Tow Rope
A tow rope is a must-have for any vehicle that you may find yourself stuck in. This type of rope is typically around 40 feet long and can be used to either pull or push the vehicle out of a sticky situation. Tow ropes are most often made from synthetic materials like polyester, nylon, or polypropylene, but they can also be made with steel wire or even natural fibers like hemp. The best tow ropes have a braided cover that helps protect the rope from abrasion and damage.
The right size rope will depend on the weight of your vehicle- when using a tow strap you should always check that it’s rated for at least half the weight of your car.
3. Duct Tape
Duct tape is the unsung hero of many a successful recovery. It’s cheap, light, and can fix just about anything. It’s also an invaluable tool for any off-road enthusiast. From patching holes in your roof rack to finishing a weld on your skid plate, it has more than earned its place among the other items included in every good recovery kit.