By Abbey Cannan
After the Covid-19 pandemic put a sudden halt to overseas travel, road trips have boomed with locals enjoying what their own state has to offer.
This new travel trend has kept Tyrepower Noosa staff on their toes, upgrading and servicing vehicles to get them ready to hit the road.
The local business has been family owned and operated by Dallas, Allison and Ashley Flanders for over 15 years.
“We’ve been very busy with people setting up their vehicles to travel Australia and Queensland, which is brilliant,“ Ashley said.
“In previous years, before flights became so cheap, we would be busy helping people set up their cars for the school holidays. But once they started travelling overseas, there was a decline in those areas.
“We have found since the Covid-19 pandemic started, that people are servicing their vehicles to visit relatives interstate and actually exploring their own country, which is great.“
Ashley said they specialise in the 4WD range and are more than happy to provide advice to those in Noosa that are new to four-wheel driving.
The Noosa region has plenty of beaches and anyone interested in off-road driving will eventually be faced with the prospect of driving on sand.
It can be an intimidating experience to newcomers, but something that can be managed with the right skill sets and understanding of basic principles.
“If people want some advice or local knowledge of the area, we’re happy to educate people in the best way we can,“ Ashley said.
If you’re looking for 4WD accessories, new tyres, a vehicle service, a tyre repair, or even some great advice, be sure to visit Tyrepower Noosa at 138 Eumundi Rd, Noosaville.
For more information call 5449 7785 or visit www.tyrepower4x4noosa.com.au