“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” Hal Borland – Quote
Book your vehicle in early to avoid the December rush.
Don’t leave your service and or repairs until the last minute. We will be closed from the 21 December 2016 until the 4 January 2017 for our annual Festive Season shutdown, however, most of the Motor Industry shuts down from the 15th of December until the 11 January 2017. Any major repairs that require engineering or other sublet work needs to be booked in before the 15th. Factories also close from the 15th and any parts, not in stock will only be available in January when the factories reopen.
You don’t want your trip ruined because parts are not available & your vehicle is not holiday ready!!
You have just taken ownership of your new car or you have hired a car whilst on holiday. You pull into the petrol station and realize that you don’t know which side your fuel tank is on. You never checked before getting into the car.
Did you know that it is indicated on your fuel gauge?
There is a little arrow to the left or the right of the fuel pump image. Your fuel tank is on the side as indicated by the arrow. If there is no arrow then it would be on the same side as the “fuel hose” . ⛽
You will be surprised at how many motorists do not know this 😏
1. Clean windows on both sides – if you can’t see you increase your risks. Wipers are critical – Ensure your wiper blades are in good condition.
2. Safe following distance – AA recommends six to eight-second gap and more in wet conditions.
3. Turn On Your Vehicles Headlights – don’t forget to turn them off again when parking to avoid having a flat battery.
4. Don’t Speed – Driving too fast for road conditions or following too closely are one of the main causes of accidents in wet weather.
5. Avoid abrupt acceleration, braking & steering movement. Sudden stops & turns can cause skidding.
6. Allow extra distance for braking. Vehicles need more distance to stop on wet roads.
7. Do Not drive through flooded areas unless you are sure that the water is below the bottom of the rims. If you have any doubt, don’t drive through a pool of water, rather find an alternative route.
8. If you have to drive through high water, drive slowly in a low gear, holding the steering wheel steady.
9. After driving in heavy rain for some time without applying the brakes, or if you drive through standing water, lightly apply the brakes to dry them.
10.Make sure your vehicle is in roadworthy condition, check your tyres and wiper blades; make sure your brakes are in good condition and that all your lights and indicators are working.
If you do breakdown, make sure your vehicle is visible by switching on your hazard lights and pull completely off the road.
When last were your trailer wheel bearings checked?
Wheel bearings can seize at any time and leave you stranded on the side of the road.
Before embarking on a long trip, book your trailer in so that the wheel bearings can be re-greased and checked as well as have all the lights and indicators checked. You don’t want to have a bad start to your holiday, because of your trailer.
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Best Wishes Mark & Team