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Holidaying in the UK

With many of us having to tighten our belts recently a holiday abroad may be off the table this year and maybe next.

The UK has some lovely places that can be just as nice as being abroad - If you can ignore the weather when it isn't so nice!

Why don't you try something a bit different this year. If you have a 4x4, van, camper van or trailer why not try out out roof top tents.

The can be fitted on all of the above and more depending how ingenious and creative you get.

 

The great thing about these is that you can experience camping but without the sleeping on the floor, leaky air beds and collapsing tents.

All you need to do is pitch up on site, open up the tent and you are ready to go, watch jaws drop as everyone realises they need what you have!!

If camping isn't your thing and you prefer day trips during the holidays an awning could come in handy. Great for alfresco picnics and bbqs they are a great addition to any vehicle.

They are excellent at providing shade on the few warmer days we get in this country and shelter on the wetter days - Practical whatever the weather.

If you don't get to have much of a holiday as you have to work the awnings can be used as shelter from the elements if you are a tradesman that works from your vehicle.

With the tents and awnings in stock here in our warehouse in Derby we can have one of these delivered to you within a week.

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Suzuki Vitara 2016+ Side Steps

With an increasing number of new Vitaras around we get asked about side steps quite often.

We have supplied a few sets already and fitted one here which enabled us to get some great fitting photos and detailed instructions. A big thank you to the customer who came up from Cardiff to get us to fit them!

Vitara 2016+   

The steps can easily be fitted without removing the plastic undertrays. With the detailed fitting guide and accompanying video, fitting should be a lot easier if you choose to do it yourself.

Our fitting guide has been written by us at the time of fitting the steps above and can be used to fit any of the steps you choose as the brackets are the same for all the steps - http://images.esellerpro.com/3749/I/378/03/FittinginstructionsfortheSuzukiVitara.pdf

We do offer fitting here in Derby if you would like us to fit them for you, please call us on 01332 601016 to make an appointment.

The range of steps we stock for the Suzuki Vitara 2016+ can be seen here - https://www.direct4x4.co.uk/vitara-2016-onwards

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Pickup Trucks - Derbyshire Package

We are diversifying yet again!

In an attempt to give customers what they ask for we have developed a package that can be fitted to most trucks on the market.

Aptly named the 'Derbyshire' package it consists of a strong steel canopy, drawer system, side steps and an a-bar.

Canopy - Made by SMM these steel canopies are the best in their class.

Drawer System - Carpet, rubber or metal topped storage drawers, ideal for families and contractors alike.

Side Steps - A variety of choices for a variety of tastes.

A-Bars - Stainless steel or black available to complement the side steps chosen.

Other optional extras can be added if available.

 

  

 

The package can be purchased by itself or with a vehicle which we can source and supply. Finance options will be available.

Vehicles can be sourced in any colour and spec, then any variation of the package can be fitted before you collect.

The package can been seen on our demonstrator Isuzu D-Max Yukon in Venetian Red which is currently in our showroom, feel free to come down, take a look and see what your options are.

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FAQ - Fitting Service at Direct 4x4

Do you want an item for your car but would like to get it fitted too? Direct 4x4 can help, we offer a fitting service for most of our items. Here are some frequently asked questions about this service, if you have any others that are not covered here please email or call us and we will be happy to help.

 

Do you offer fitting?

Yes, we offer fitting at our depot in Derby.

 

What items do we fit?

Most customers who come have side steps fitted but we can offer fitting on almost all of our items.

 

Can i fit my item myself?

You can fit side steps etc yourself if you wish, a lot of our customers do it themselves. We find that customers like to have eveything purchased and fitted by the same company to reduce any problems or issues that may arise.

We are available to give advice and help with the fitting over the phone, directly to you the customer or the garage fitting them for you.

 

Do you offer fitting in my area?

We do not offer fitting in multiple locations, we have the one fitting depot in the Midlands which is well placed for most customers to come to as it is only about 10 minutes from junction 25 of the M1.

We have had customers travel from all over, even the Alps and Iceland. Many come from London and some have incorporated a visit to us while passing or on holiday.

We have repeat customers that come back to us everytime they change their car.

All of them are happy to get their item fitted by a company who are used to the items and how to fit them.

 

 

 

How much does it cost to fit my item?

We charge £70 per hour for most items. Some items take several hours so therefore have their own fitting price.

 

How long will it take?

Most items take 1-2 hours to fit. Items like roof racks, tents, canopies and deployable side steps can take up to half a day.

 

Is there somewhere i can wait while my car is in the garage?

Yes, we have a seating area in our showroom where you can sit and wait. There are also some coffee shops about a 10 minute walk away. The town centre is also nearby, being a 20-30 minute walk or a short bus/taxi journey is you want to make a day of it.

 

How do i book my car in?

Please give us a call on 01332 601016 and we can book you in for a time that suits you. We will take £70 as a deposit to hold the ramp for you for the time booked, any outstanding balance can be paid when you come for your fitting appointment.

We love to see customers come down and leave heppy with their side steps or canopies etc.

See our Facebook page for more reviews on this service as we often take photos of customers with their cars when they come down.

https://www.facebook.com/direct4x4uk/

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Deployable Side Steps - Range Rover & Range Rover Sport

Be quick to grab a set of these before they go! We anticipate the deployable side steps are going to be very popular.

We have sold and fitted a couple of sets already and the feedback has been great.

 

The steps hide neatly under the vehicle, but them seamlessly deploy when either the door is opened or the key-fob has been activated. You can then get easier access in and out of the vehicle or to the roof. Once the door is closed again the steps slide back under the car.

 

 

This style of steps are available for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. See the links below for information on the steps you require. 

 

Range Rover Sport 2014-2015

https://www.direct4x4.co.uk/range-rover-sport-2014-2015-electric-deployable-side-steps

Range Rover Sport 2016+
https://www.direct4x4.co.uk/range-rover-sport-2016-onwards-electric-deployable-side-steps
Range Rover Vogue 2014-2015
https://www.direct4x4.co.uk/range-rover-vouge-2014-2015-electric-deployable-side-steps
Range Rover Vogue 2016+
https://www.direct4x4.co.uk/range-rover-vouge-2016-onwards-electric-deployable-side-steps

 

Full fitting instructions are supplied with easy 'plug and play' connections attached. We will need your VIN number so that we can make sure we get you the correct steps for your model.

We offer fitting of these steps at our Derby depot for an extra £230, please call us on 01332 601016 to arrange this.

Get the same Land Rover quality without the Land Rover prices!

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Jeep Renegade - Love it or Hate it?

It seems like the Jeep Renegade is a little like Marmite - Some love it, some hate it!

Although it is not to everyones taste it certainly stands out from the crowd with its unique looks.

Jeep Renegade 1.6 MultiJet 2WD Longitude – Frontansicht, 9. November 2014, Düsseldorf.jpg

Being the smallest and cheapest Jeep on the market adds to its appeal but from some reviews it doesn't seem to be the greenest or best value choice compared to others in its class. I'll leave you to make your own mind up about that.

If you do have one and you love it to bits why not style it up further with some side steps.

Good for young and old alike, in our range of side steps i am sure you will find something to please everyone.

Click on the link underneath each style for more information.

           'Raptor'                                             'Stallion'                                                       'Stingray'

 

 

 

            'Freedom'                                                'Mirage'                                                     'Monsoon'

 

        'High Flyer'                                           'Mustang'                                                     'Suburban'

             'Premier'

 

If you want them fitted by us we offer fitting at our Derby depot for £70, give us a call on 01332 601016 to make an appointment.

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Renegade photo - By M 93, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36696286

Renault Captur

The Captur is Renault's supermini crossover to rival the Nissan Juke and Peugeot 2008. Introduced as a larger alternative to the Renault Clio it is a good middle ground between small hatchback and 4x4.

2014 Renault Captur (14931859481).jpg

Admittedly it may not be the most exciting drive but there are a variety of petrol and diesel engines to choose from plus different paint options and styling packs.

Despite not being a traditional 4x4 as such, we still stock side steps for those that want them.

Click on the link below each picture for more information.

 

              'Raptor'                                            'Stallion'                                                      'Stingray'

 

 

 

          'Freedom'                                          'Mirage'                                                       'Monsoon'

 

 

 

                  'High Flyer'                                       'Mustang'                                             'Suburban'

 

 

                  'Premier'

With a variety of styles and prices to suit all budgets it would be rude not to treat your car to some accessories!

If you want them fitted by us we offer fitting at our Derby depot for £70, give us a call on 01332 601016 to make an appointment.

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Captur Picture - Wikipedia

 

Ford Edge - Is it worth the hype?

The Ford Edge is a SUV that is larger than the Kuga model and comes with a rather hefty price tag.

Ford Edge - Mondial de l'Automobile de Paris 2014 - 014.jpg

Coming in at a similar price to the BMW X3 and the Mercedes GLC you could wonder, why not just buy one of those instead?

Although being a similar price you do get alot more tech and space in the Edge compared to the X3 and the GLC. With leather sports seats, an 8" display for Sat-Nav, auto lights and wipers and a rear view camera plus more, fitted as standard on the Sport model a decision has to be made as to whether you want the luxury of the BMW or Mercedes or you want the gadgets and extra space that come with the Ford.

Regardless of which one you pick Direct 4x4 have accessories to fit.

With a great range of side steps to suit all budgets we are sure you will find something you love as much as your Ford Edge.

Click on the links below the pictures to see more infomation about the steps.

 

             'Raptor'                                            'Stallion'                                                     'Stingray'

          'Freedom'                                          'Mirage'                                                 'Monsoon'

              'High Flyer'                                         'Mustang'                                                    'Suburban'

 

With such great choice how can you resist?

We can offer fitting for these at our Derby depot, if you wish to book in please give us a call on 01332 601016 or send us an email to sales@direct4x4.co.uk

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Picture of Ford Edge - By Thesupermat - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38134083

Renault Kadjar

The Kadjar is Renault's offering to rival the Nissan Qashqai, having won a couple of awards it may be a good option for a relatively budget friendly, family 4x4.

Renault Kadjar front.jpg

Here at Direct 4x4 we offer side steps to help your little ones or less able older ones get in and out of your new car.

We have quite a range to suit all budgets and tastes. Click on the link below each style for more information.

            'Raptor'                                                   'Stallion'                                                    'Stingray'                            

 

 

        'Freedom'                                                     'Mirage'                                                      'Monsoon'    

 

        'High Flyer'                                               'Mustang'                                                    'Suburban'  

 

These can all be fitted to the Renault Kadjar without having to drill or make any adjustments.

Our standard 2-3 working day delivery is free to mainland UK (Highlands and Islands may inccur a charge)

We can also offer fitting on any of the steps for £70. We would require that you come to Derby for the fitting and we would have it done for you in about 1.5-2 hours.

Please give us a call for more information on 01332 601016 or email us at sales@direct4x4.co.uk

Alternatively you can connect with us on social media, you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, InstagramPinterest and Google+

 

 

Photo of Kadjar - Wikipedia

 

 

Jaguar F-Pace - Side Steps

Have you purchased the new Jaguar F-Pace?

Do you need side steps to help you get in?

Or do you want them just to make yours stand out more than it does already?

 

Jaguar F-Pace (front 3-4).JPG

 

We have made sure that we have side steps in stock to coincide with the release of the F-Pace so you don’t have to wait long to get some fitted.

 

We can supply the OE style steps which are the same as the Jaguar part but at a fraction of the cost. We can fit these for you at our depot in Derby. You would be looking at a total cost of £470 for the steps and fitting, a bargain if i do say so myself!

 

 

We also have a selection of side steps in our range that you may prefer, ranging in price from £189.99 to £224.99 there is something for everyone when it comes to design and price.

Click on the links below the steps for more information on that style.

 

 

            'Raptor'                             'Stallion'                                'Stingray'                              'Monsoon'

 

 

           'Freedom'                       'Suburban'                               'Mirage'                                 'Mustang'

 

         'High Flyer'

 

Fitting on all the steps above is £70, we would need your car for a couple of hours. If you would like to book in with us please give us a call on 01332 601016 and we can find a fitting slot that will work for you.

If you would just like to order a set you can do so from the website or give us a call to place an order over the phone.

 

 

 F-Pace Photo - By El monty - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=43557501