Drive Safe this Winter
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.
That could mean there is completely different ways to prepare your car for the season; however the essentials of safe winter motoring remain the same. So how do you make sure your car is equipped for safe winter motoring?
Seeing your way clear
Avoid the painful moment when you switch on the wipers on the first rainy day and remember that at the end of last season you should have replaced them! Being exposed to 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. Renmark Auto Service can recommend a wiper blade or assembly that is right for your car.
Fluids and other workings in your car can be effected by cold weather; including coolants, oils and items such as glow plugs in diesel vehicles. Getting your car regularly serviced - especially by by an expert who understands the best products and parts to keep your car in its best operating condition. We use high quality NGK glow plugs and Penrite oils and fluids that are designed for Australian conditions.
Drive to the conditions
Always remember to drive to your 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 Safety Check.
Could you stop in time?
There are warning signs that your brakes need some work, for example 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 qualified expert. Brake inspections form part of our 65 Point Safety Check, so if you have concerns call us today and book in.
. Now is the time to check how worn your tyres are. If your tyres are wearing 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 manufacturers recommendations on a panel inside the driver side door.
Renmark Auto Service 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.