We found this great comparison of bullbars online at Tough Boys, it’s well worth a read!
A good 4wd vehicle or Ute is pretty tough, but there are a few places you’re much better off getting dinged. The most important of these is the front, because lots of useful stuff is in there. Driving at night with a few busted lights isn’t much fun. Trying to get home with a smashed radiator is even less. Unfortunately this vulnerable part of your wagon is also the one that’s most likely to hit stuff.
Continue reading We Compare Steel & Alloy Bullbars!
Our Flexiglass canopy range begins with the ever reliable Tradesman canopy. The fiberglass canopy finished in the standard gel coat white finish has been favored by fleets and tradies for many a year.
This product offers great configuration flexibility in opening and/or sliding side windows, high roof and cab height options, interior lining options, roof vents, security mesh, roof racking solutions and other customisations that have made this canopy the product of choice for so many for so long.
Continue reading Are You In The Market For A Flexiglass Canopy?
The bicycle may be the most efficient means of transportation ever created, but if you are like us, you likely use your bike for recreation as well. After years of traveling with bikes, we asked ourselves what is the best way to get them from one place to another?
To find out we’re going to look at some of the best roof, rear and hitch-mounted bike racks on the market and give you a rundown on them. Check out our full review of their features & benefits below. Continue reading Here’s a Review of Thule 598 and 565 Bike Carriers!
If you are a tradie & load things to the outside of your vehicle, you really have to be careful and that starts at the installation of the weight bearers your roof racks!
Once you have chosen a suitable set of load bearers or roof racks for your load and work vehicle weight requirements, you may choose to have your roof racks installed in store at anyone of our convenient locations, or we can come to you depending on the vehicle or you can DIY.
Our tradie roof racks are made to suit a variety of vans, 4wd, canopies and utes and come in Steel and Alloy. We have found that our roof racks are the most popular choice for tradesman wanting to carry ladders too! Continue reading Tradies Love Our Racks!
The Alloy Tray is a steadfast tradition and we sell the class leading alloy tray from Rhino-Rack! Made from structural aluminum and glass reinforced nylon, these Alloy Trays can handle whatever you throw at them both on & off road. If you need extra secure storage space for your vehicle look no further than the Alloy Tray, which comes in a range of sizes to suit your needs.
Features include, a large sized tray solution to carry your luggage on weekends away, work situations, hard core 4WD adventures or simply coming back from the shops with a car full of kids.
Assembling the tray is simple and you can be ready to go in minutes. We recommended that the Alloy Tray be mounted on a roof rack system with 2 crossbars. It’s easy, check out this video!
Continue reading We Have You Covered For Alloy Roof Rack Trays!
When a caravan or trailer is connected to a vehicle, there is an inevitable addition of weight to the rear of the vehicle. The added weight can alter the handling of the vehicle due to the imbalance of weight from the front to the rear. Continue reading Understanding Weight Distribution and Sway Control
The Tow-Pro™ Elite is an electric brake controller designed to suit most common trailer braking applications whilst requiring minimal dash space and being simple to install and operate.
The Tow-Pro™ Elite brake controller offers selectable Automatic or User Controlled trailer braking modes allowing the user to choose the braking style depending on the road or terrain conditions, vehicle type, or driver preference.
The Tow-Pro™ Elite electric brake controller features Active Calibration which constantly monitors the direction of travel removing the need for an initial calibration process, the unit will even calibrate with no trailer attached whilst maintaining the ability to mount in any orientation.
The unit is able to operate both electric and electric/hydraulic trailer brakes and will operate from either 12V or 24V vehicle systems without the need for manual selection or extra components or wiring. The unit is also ADR compliant when installed as directed.
Continue reading Operating the RedArc TowPro Brake Controller!
Before the snowy season arrives, give us a call & get yourself these easy-to-use snow chains! You’ll thank yourself later!
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A Ski and Snowboard Rack is a necessary companion to every winter sport enthusiast’s car, truck, SUV, or van. Having one reduces the risk of scratches on your car and prevents snow, ice, and dirt from getting inside. Not to mention it clears up a lot of space making your trips to and from the mountain a lot more comfortable. There is nothing worse than riding in the back seat of a car with a snowboard poking you on one side and being squeezed up against another person on the other side. If you experience this on a regular basis during the winter season, then it is time that you invested in one. At AVA Direct you will find ski racks and snowboard racks that provide functionality, easy use, and comfort.
Continue reading Our Options for Carting Ski’s and Snowboard Gear
You have been towing with your car for decades – but are you doing it correctly?
Sure you’ve read the manual and seen other people do it. But how much do you really know? On the surface, towing seems like a straightforward process that doesn’t need any complicated adjustments. Despite this, incorrect towing methods can have negative implications on your legal and general safety. Vehicle towbars come with their own unique techniques. Make sure you adhere to safety regulations and keep your towing experience carefree by sticking to them. Continue reading Don’t tow a thing until you’ve read this!