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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 One Stop Auto Care in Nerang. 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 One Stop Auto Care 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.

You'd think that this would mean completely different ways to have your car ready for winter driving; however the essentials of safe winter motoring don’t change. So what ways can you make sure your car is set for safe winter motoring?

 

Making it clear

We've all experienced that moment where you turn on the wipers during that first rainstorm and remember that at the end of last season you should have replaced them! Constant exposure to the Australian conditions means your wipers will wear out. A good quality wiper blade like Trico is essential to help you see your way clear regardless of the weather. One Stop Auto Care can recommend a wiper blade or assembly that is right for your car.

 

Keep Your Fluids Up

Fluids and other components in your car can be effected by cold weather; especially coolants, oils and items such as glow plugs in diesel vehicles. It's important to have your car serviced regularly by someone qualified to understand the best products and parts to keep your car 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

It's essential to drive to the road conditions Slow down in wet weather or poor visibility 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?

Look for the signs that your brakes need to be inspected, for example 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 qualified expert. Brake inspections form part of our 65 Point Safety Check, so if you have concerns call us today and book in.

It's dangerous to drive on worn or incorrectly inflated tyres. Now is the time to take a good look at 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 tyres that are incorrectly inflated won't just cost you money on additional fuel; it can also impact your braking ability. You can usually find manufacturers recommendations on a panel inside the driver side door.

 

One Stop Auto Care 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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