When is Opposite Lock Darra open?
Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Do you accept credit cards at Opposite Lock? Can I pay with Eftpos?
Is there free parking available at all Opposite Lock stores?
Our store has limited parking available.
I bought an item and want to have it fitted to my vehicle. Can you do that for me at Opposite Lock Darra?
Opposite Lock Darra has its very own professional workshop. We normally only fit products that are sold by us. However if you do need help, you can always contact us to see whether we can help. Please give an adequate description of your vehicle and the product that needs fitting.
I am running an event which might be interested for Opposite Lock. Does Opposite Lock do sponsoring?
We are always interested in sponsor opportunities as long as there is a good publicity around the event to promote Opposite Lock Darra. Please contact us with the event details (number of participants, expected visitors, publicity around the event etc.) and we will take your request into consideration.
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How many recovery points do I need to have on my vehicle?
What are the basic items I should bring if I go off‑roading?
I am thinking of fitting a diff‑lock. Is it better to have a diff‑lock on the front or back? Or both?
Is it easy to repair my own puncture if I need to?
What kind of winch is right for me?
There are a lot of air‑compressor for sale. How do I know what is the right one for me?
Should I get a Bull bag air jack instead of a hi‑lift jack?
What is the right tyre pressure for my car?
Tyre pressures must vary for different terrain to get the best traction. The pressure depends on your vehicle weight and the size of the tyre. Please follow the following guidelines for the best tyre pressure:
- Check vehicle placard
- Increase to maximum for heavy‑load bitumen
- Reduce to approx 70% of the placard for dirt‑road driving, and slow down!
- 60% for low‑range work
- Hot and cold pressures differ by about 4psi at road pressures
- Choose an appropriate tread pattern
What is the right tyre pressure for beach driving?
A simple rule is to start at 18psi. Once you have deflated to 18psi, drive onto the beach gain a little momentum and do the following:
- In a manual vehicle, push clutch pedal to disengage drive
- In an automatic, back off the accelerator
- If your vehicle rolls smoothly to a stop, your tyres are at the correct pressure
- If your vehicle stops suddenly or digs into the sand, your tyres are too hard. Let some more pressure out of your tyres in 2psi intervals. Repeat the process until you achieve a rolling smooth stop. You can safely deflate most 4WD tyres to 12psi with out any problems. But remember you need to keep your speed down and avoid any sharp turns when your tyres are deflated.