4 Wheel Drive Car Specialist


We're offer a full range of servicing, repairs and modifcations for any make or model of 4WD.

Leading 4WD Garage in Hampshire

Alton 4x4 are the leading 4 Wheel Drive specialists in  Hampshire. Our workshop is situated just off the A31 near Alton, and is easily accessible from throughout Hampshire. If you can't get to us we offer a collection and delivery service - even breakdown recovery if required.


4 wheel drive cars are popular in Hampshire due to the great off roading opportunities in the region and throughout the South. 4 wheel drive cars are designed for maximum off-road prowess which makes them ideally suited to the lanes and tracks in Hampshire. Four-wheel drive helps to improve a car's traction not only on a tarmac road but on gravel tracks, through streams, ice or snow covered roads, and muddy lanes. A four-wheel drive car will keep you propelling forward whatever the conditions.

Many modern cars are designed to look like a 4x4 with high ground clearance and rugged design, but they aren't always the real thing.  Many SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) are only 2WD whilst styled to look like a 4WD.

Common 4x4 Repairs

Your vehicle is subjected to more than most – and as such will require more frequent repairs and maintenance.


The Suspension of off-road vehicles tends to endure more the most cars – when you are driving on rough, rugged terrain suspension components will wear out more quickly. You will need to pay particular attention to struts, shocks, bearings, tie-rods, and bushings.


Uneven terrain can take its toll on the steering components of 4x4’s. If you frequently drive off road beware that your front axle is particularly susceptible to damage through wear and tear.


Due to dirt and debris getting stuck between brake pads and rotors the brakes of your 4x4 can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off road. This will decrease their effectiveness and ultimately affect your safety.


Off-roading tyres not only require attention to maintain the safety of your vehicle they also play an integral role in the wear and tear of your suspension & steering.

What is the difference between AWD and 4WD ?

In 4 Wheel Drive cars power is sent through the gearbox to a center differential splitting the power to the front and back axles where it meets differentials at the front and rear. Power can also be directed between the left and right wheels. An All Wheel Drive (AWD) car uses a center differential to distribute the engine's torque between the front and rear drive axles.

In difficult driving conditions on the road AWD cars offer greater traction than 2WD cars, but if you need a more robust car a 4WD is a much more suitable option as it can perform well both on and off road. 4 Wheel drive cars are designed to provide power and grip on rugged terrain – if one wheel gets stuck in mud, sand or snow the other three wheels can help drive the vehicle forward – even some sports cars have 4WD to help provide traction on the start line.

The best 4x4 cars are all-round cars – great on and off the road.

4 Wheel Drive Service

4WD Servicing

Along with all the joys of off-roading comes the maintenance and on-going servicing to keep your car in top condition. Our team of mechanics can provide a wide range of services from our Hampshire workshop including:

  • Engine Oil Change
  • Oil Filter Change
  • Air Filter Change
  • Pollen Filter Change
  • Brake Fluid Replacement
  • Wheels, Tyres and Brake Check
  • Drive Belt Check
  • Fluid and Coolant Check
  • Exhaust and Underbody Check
  • Doors and Latch Assemblies Check
  • Lighting and Diagnostics Check
  • Windshield and Wiper Blades Check
  • Steering Check
  • Suspension Check
  • Belt Restraint Inspections
Alton 4x4 Repairs

4WD Repairs

No job is too big or too small. We cater for all types of mechanical repairs from minor items such as replacing a bulb right to through to full engine overhaul.

  • Battery Replacement
  • Bodywork Repair
  • Brake Repair
  • Clutch Replacement
  • Fluid Levels
  • Head Gasket
  • Light Change
  • Paint Respray
  • Shaft Seals
  • Steering Repair
  • Suspension Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Tyre Replacement
  • Wiper Blades
  • Windscreen Repair
Alton 4x4 Car Servicing

All Makes & Models

Our technicians are specialists in repairs for all the major marques of 4x4 but we welcome any make or model and love a challenge.

  • BMW
  • Dodge
  • Fiat
  • Ford
  • Isuzu
  • Jeep
  • Land Rover
  • Mercedes
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Range Rover
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Vauxhall
  • Volvo


Based in Alton, Hampshire we are easily accessed via the A31 - but if you prefer we offer a collection and delivery service for Hampshire, Surrey and the surrounding areas. Call us on 01420 259015 to find out more.

Excellent standard Excellent value

As an independent garage we are able to offer excellent value repairs to a high standard for all 4 Wheel Drive vehicles. Please call us on: 01420 259015 so we can discuss how we can help you.