Beach four wheel driving is a popular tradition in Australia, and why not when we have kilometers of beautiful, driveable beaches on offer! While we are enjoying a cold one watching the sunset over the water or casting a line from the shore, our vehicles are exposed to the harsh beach environment and without proper protection and maintenance, could develop issues in the future.
A good and proven ERPS – Electronic Rust Prevention Systems will protect your vehicle from corrosion and rust by using a coupler system to continuously replace lost electrons in the iron to prevent or reduce the rusting process.
An electron generator delivers a charge to the couplers fitted throughout the vehicle, acting as the positive plate of a capacitor. An electron rich, negative charge is created on the vehicle’s metal surface making it act as a negative plate. The paint acts as a dielectric, holding the static charge. Interfering with the electrical charge between iron and oxygen makes it hard for them to combine to form rust. So if you are taking your 4×4 onto the beach consider an ERPS – Electronic Rust Prevention Systems!
While an ERPS – Electronic Rust Prevention Systems will protect your vehicle from corrosion and rust by using a coupler system to continuously replace lost electrons in the iron to prevent or reduce the rusting process. Ideally you should follow the following steps to keep your pride and joy in top notch shape:
1. Underbody wash is a great way to get the loose sand out before your drive home. Some towns will have these public car washes (such as Zoom Carwash which has 4 centres in Brisbane) so you can do a quick rinse when you come off the beach.
2. When you get home you should do a thorough wash of the vehicle. Instead of using a pressure washer, use a flood setting on your hose and make sure you get into all the places sand loves to hide like chassis rails and underbody components.
3. Vaccum the vehicle and wipe over all surfaces if you have had your windows down. You could even pull up the trim and vaccum underneath if you get really excited.
4. Make sure you wash your recovery gear. Snatch straps, shackles, MAXTRAX all get sand sticking to them. This can cause unseen damage and may lead to breakages the next time you go to use them.
5. Winches are also another item people tend to forget about. It is generally the first thing being pelted by sand or dropped into a water crossing. If you have one, spend some time making sure it is in good working order for the next time it is called upon. WARN‘s Zeon range is waterproof and dustproof offering reliability in any situation.
6. Check your tyre pressures and adjust to road conditions. We run different pressures on sand than to bitumen. When heading home ensure that you inflate to safe pressures and inspect each tyre for damage as you do.
Everything you need to enjoy a weekend away on one of our great beaches, including an ERPS system to protect your pride and joy can be installed at ARB Coopers Plains, give us a call to arrange a booking on (07) 3277 2020.