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

Our 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report is free with every service at Halls Gully Automotive in Ferntree Gully. 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 Halls Gully Automotive and Repco Authorised Service.

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Safe Winter Driving Tips

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

Some might think this means very different approaches to be prepared for winter driving; however the basics of safe winter motoring stay the same. So what steps can you take to make sure your car is equipped for safe winter motoring?

Let's keep it clear

Don't you hate that moment when you switch on the wipers on the first rainy day and realise they're worn out and basically useless! 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. Halls Gully Automotive can recommend a wiper blade or assembly that is right for your car.

Keep Your Fluids Up

Fluids and other parts in your car can be effected by cold weather; this includes coolants, oils and items such as glow plugs in diesel vehicles. Getting your car regularly serviced - especially by by a qualified mechanic who knows the right parts and products for your particular vehicle make and model. 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. 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 Vehicle Inspection Report.

Could you stop in time?

Be aware of the signals that your brakes need testing, 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.

It's dangerous to drive on bald or incorrectly inflated tyres. Now is the time to inspect your tyres. 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 tyres that are incorrectly inflated won't just cost you money on additional fuel; it can also impact your stopping distance. You can usually find manufacturers recommendations on a panel inside the driver side door.

Halls Gully 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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