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Drive safe this winter

Drive safe this winter with a written 65 Point Vehicle Inspection!

Our 65 Point Vehicle Inspection is free with every service at Marjac Automotive in Maroochydore. 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 to so that you can drive safe this winter with Marjac Automotive and Repco Authorised Service.

Safe winter driving tips

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

That could mean there are very different ways to prepare your vehicle for the winter driving season - however, the basics of safe winter motoring remain unchanged. So what can you do to make sure your car is ready for safe winter motoring?

Making it clear

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

Keep your fluids up

Fluids and other mechanisms in your car can be impacted by cold weather; such as coolants, oils and items such as glow plugs in diesel vehicles. It's essential to get your vehicle regularly serviced by a professional who knows the best 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

It's essential to drive to the road conditions In wet weather or poor visibility, 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 warning signs that your brakes need some work, like vibrating, spongy or slow responding brake pedal, strange sounds or difficult handling when applying pressure to your brakes. If your car is doing any of these you should get it checked out by a specialist. Brake inspections form part of our 65 Point Vehicle Inspection, so if you have concerns call us today and book in.

Driving on worn tyres is dangerous. Now is the time to check how worn your tyres are. 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 stopping ability. You can usually find the manufacturer's recommendations on a panel inside the driver side door.

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