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Drive Safe this Winter with a 65 Point Written Safety Report

Our 65 point vehicle safety report is free with every service at Gordonvale Automotive in Gordonvale. Our qualified mechanics will visually check over the important safety components of your vehicle and provide you with a written report on the condition of your vehicle. We can then help you understand any safety concerns which may need to be attended so that you can drive safe this winter with Gordonvale Automotive and Repco Authorised Service.

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Safe Winter Driving Tips

While everyone in the southern half of the country is bracing for a wet winter, the top half of Australia is enjoying their dry season.

That could mean there is very different ways to prepare your vehicle for the winter driving season; however the fundamentals of safe winter motoring remain unchanged. So what ways can you make sure your car is equipped for safe winter motoring?

 

Making it clear

Avoid the painful moment when you switch on the wipers on the first rainy day and realise they're worn out and basically useless! Your wipers are exposed to the full force of the Australian sun all year round and wear out. A good quality wiper blade like Trico is essential to help you see your way clear regardless of the weather. Gordonvale Automotive can recommend a wiper blade or assembly that is right for your car.

 

Keep It Fluid

Fluids and other workings in your car can be effected by cold weather; this includes coolants, oils and items such as glow plugs in diesel vehicles. It's important to get your vehicle regularly serviced by a professional who recognises the best parts and products to maintain your vehicle in top condition. We use high quality NGK glow plugs and Penrite oils and fluids that are designed for Australian conditions.



Drive to the conditions

Remember to always drive to the conditions. If visibility is poor or the weather is wet - slow down and leave a larger than normal stopping distance between yourself and the vehicle in front.
Drive on the safe side and book in today for a service or a 65 Point Safety Check.

 

Could you stop in time?

Be aware of the signals that your brakes need to be looked at, like vibrating, spongy or slow responding brake pedal, strange sounds or difficult handling when applying pressure to your brakes. If you notice any of these it's best to have a qualified professional check it out. Brake inspections form part of our 65 Point Safety Check, so if you have concerns call us today and book in.

Bald tyres = dangerous driving. Now is the time to check how much tread your tyres have left. If you spot uneven tyre wear, this could indicate that your shock absorbers or some other vital part of your steering and suspension systems are due for service or replacement. Find out more about the components that affect your tyre wear on the links below:

 

Driving on incorrectly inflated tyres won't just cost you money on additional fuel; it can also impact your stopping ability. You can usually find manufacturers recommendations on a panel inside the driver side door.

 

Gordonvale Automotive has a state of the art Safe T Stop machine that can accurately test for shocker and brake wear and tear and provide you with a detailed report on the state of your vehicles ability to stop in an emergency. Call us today to book in for a Safe T Stop test.

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