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Merry christmas from Peter Saines Motor Workshop
Our Bright workshop will be closed from COB on Friday 22nd December 2017 and will open for trading as normal on Monday 8th January 2018. Ensure you book in your car service well in advance!  

 

Drive Safe this Winter with a 65 Point Written Vehicle Inspection Report

Our 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report is free with every service at Peter Saines Motor Workshop in Bright. 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 Peter Saines Motor Workshop 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.

This could mean there are very different approaches to be prepared for winter driving; however the essentials of safe winter motoring remain the same. So how can you make sure your car is set for safe winter motoring?

Let's keep it clear

Who hasn’t had that moment when you turn on the wipers at the first spot of rain and realise they're worn out and basically useless! Wiper blades age and become less effective - especially after a long hot summer. A good quality wiper blade like Trico is essential to help you see your way clear regardless of the weather. Peter Saines Motor Workshop can recommend a wiper blade or assembly that is right for your car.

Keep It Fluid

Fluids and other mechanisms in your car can be impacted by cold weather; including coolants, oils and items such as glow plugs in diesel vehicles. It's essential to get your vehicle regularly serviced by someone qualified to understand the right 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 Vehicle Inspection Report.

Could you stop in time?

There are some tell-tale signs that your brakes need to be checked, such as vibrating, spongy or slow responding brake pedal, strange sounds or difficult handling when applying pressure to your brakes. If you notice any of these you should get it checked out by a specialist. Brake inspections form part of our 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report, so if you have concerns call us today and book in.

Bald tyres = dangerous driving. Now is the time to inspect your tyres. If you notice spots which are worn unevenly, 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.

Peter Saines Motor Workshop 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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