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Our Coffs Harbour workshop will be closed from COB on Friday 22nd December 2017 and will open for trading as normal on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. Ensure you book in your car service well in advance!  

 

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

Our 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report is free with every service at Mills-Thom`s Mechanical Repairs in Coffs Harbour. 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 Mills-Thom`s Mechanical Repairs 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 totally different ways to get your vehicle ready for winter; however the fundamentals of safe winter motoring remain unchanged. So how do you make sure your car is ready for safe winter motoring?

Seeing your way clear

Avoid the painful moment when you switch on the wipers at the first drop of rain and only then remember 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. Mills-Thom`s Mechanical Repairs can recommend a wiper blade or assembly that is right for your car.

Stay Fluid

Fluids and other mechanisms in your car can be effected by cold weather; such as coolants, oils and items such as glow plugs in diesel vehicles. Having a regular service is essential - especially by an expert who recognises the best parts and products to keep your car in peak operating condition. 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. If visibility is poor or the weather is wet - 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 it's best to have a qualified mechanic check it out. Brake inspections form part of our 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report, so if you have concerns call us today and book in.

Driving on worn or incorrectly inflated tyres can be dangerous. Now is the time to take a good look at 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 which are not inflated correctly will not only cost you extra fuel money; it can also impact your stopping distance. You can usually find manufacturers recommendations on a panel inside the driver side door.

Mills-Thom`s Mechanical Repairs 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.

 

Trading Hours: Open Monday to Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM 

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