About The 4x4 Center
The 4×4 Center facility in South Burlington, Vermont is a 6,000sqft state of the art automotive shop that specializes in the service, repair, and Land Rover restoration. Our six lifts and seven bays keep us busy and our customers happy. Within this clean, safe environment, we utilize the finest tools and the latest technology to meet just about all of your 4×4 vehicles needs.
When it comes to driving off-highway, preparation and maintenance of your vehicle is important. Our Service Center has the people, skills, and fabrication tools necessary to install vehicle lift kits, over-sized tires, bumpers, winches, and everything else needed to travel off-road.
We pride ourselves on maintaining an extensive collection of authentic Land Rover parts in house. (No delays for shipping if we can help it.) In addition, we have all the capabilities for fabrication, metal bending, sand blasting, and basic painting.
The 4x4 Center owns and operates a remote 4x4 Training Facility where we provide year-round instruction on 1,100+ acres of mountainous terrain. Of the many services we offer, our customers really enjoy our Fall Foliage Jeep Rides, On & Off Road Tire Education, Winter Driving Education, and Corporate Team Building.
The 4x4 Center works closely with our community of Off-Road clients and we have built a Land Rover powered Satellite Communications and Wi-Fi vehicle. Tested and developed for the Rubicon Trail, this vehicle is capable of bringing an internet connection and phone services to remote parts of the world.
History of The 4x4 Center
Mike Hopwood, owner of The 4x4 Center, grew up driving his parents Land Rover on their farm. He loved that ‘Rover and eventually his passion turned into a career as a 4x4 Mechanic and an Off-Road Racer! It was 1993 when Mike Hopwood teamed up with Mark, the owner of Rovers North, to establish a Vermont Based Driving School that would encompass both of their passions for off-roading and Land Rovers. In 1998, Mike founded The 4x4 Center which was originally located on Marshall Ave in Williston, VT. It didn't take long to outgrow that location and in 2004 The 4x4 Center moved to Ethan Allen Dr in South Burlington, VT. Since then, additional property has been purchased along the Bolton Valley Access Rd that is now home to The 4x4 Center Training Programs. Each year additional programs are added based on the needs of our customers.
Conveniently located a short drive from I-89 (Exit 14, 15 or 16), we offer free shuttle service and free towing service within Chittenden County.