Our workshop is located in the Northern Rivers town of Ballina, on the corner of Southern Cross Drive and Convair Ave.
We provide the following services:
- All 4WD accessories fitting
- Vehicle servicing & repairs
- Vehicle inspections
- Logbook servicing
- 4WD suspension & GVM upgrades
BTA 4WD are stockists for many of the brands you know and trust. We are your one stop shop for all of your 4WD and off road requirements, including but not limited to:
- Suspension systems
- Bullbars & vehicle protection
- Snorkels & airboxes
- Interior car accessories
- Electrical & communications
- Roof racks & awnings
- Ute canopies & trays
- Long-range fuel tanks & water tanks
- Towing mirrors
- Engine management & protection
- Tow bars
- Recovery kits & winches
BTA 4WD Centre was established in 1992 providing wheel alignments and a variety of services for 4WDs and other vehicles, such as component and accessory supply and fitment, servicing, repairs, and registration checks. After nearly 30 years in business, the founding husband and wife team decided to sell BTA 4WD Centre so that it could continue to operate under new management. Dan and Jaala acquired the business in 2021, with Dan serving as the business leader and overseeing day-to-day operations.
There are many different options for roof racks, but ultimately, they come down to what you will be putting on top of your car and whether it can handle the weight. For example, if your primary concern when hitting the road is protecting cargo from getting wet or damaged in any way then we recommend an enclosed box. There are also options for those who do water sports and fishing. If you're having problems, ask us when you drop in or call us direct!
The short answer is yes!
But beware, because doing it wrong could make it unsafe and handle poorly. Factory suspension (What comes on a vehicle from the dealer) generally speaking is not designed to do anything particularly well, it is suited to the weight of a standard vehicle and usually aimed at on-road use as that is what most 4x4’s spend their life doing.
Equally, old suspension or with high mileage will have reduced effectiveness, the components like other wear items don’t last forever.
Before you do anything, you need to consider what you want the vehicle to be able to do. Towing a van around Australia requires a very different suspension system to attempting tough tracks on the weekend where big wheel travel is needed.
Things to look out for:
Poor performance: If things are getting bumpy when you go off-road it's a clear sign that your system isn't up to the task. You have excessive body roll while cornering, your shocks can’t arrest up and down movement, nosediving when travelling over undulations or woops and bottoming out are all indications that your system may need to be upgraded.
Sagging: If the front or rear of your vehicle has sagged it may be a sign that your suspension is being overworked or not rated for the loads being carried.
You should never leave home without the essentials. Accessories such as a well-stocked first aid kit, an air compressor, recovery equipment, spare tyres and tools for changing them are essential. A fire extinguisher should always be carried too. Additionally, food and water are necessities that should also be carried. You will also need communication when off-roading so be sure to have a radio installed in your vehicle.