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How safe will you drive this winter?

You can drive Safer this Winter with a 65 Point Written Vehicle Inspection Report

Our 65 Point Vehicle Inspection Report is free with every service at Dufty Automotive Services in Leumeah. Our qualified mechanics will visually check over the important components of your vehicle and provide you with a written report on the condition of your vehicle. We can then help you understand any concerns which may need to be attended so that you can drive safe this winter with Dufty Automotive Services and Repco Authorised Service.

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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.

The result of that could be very different approaches to get your vehicle ready for winter; however the fundamentals of safe winter motoring stay the same. So how do you make sure your car is set for safe winter motoring?

Keep it clear

Don't you hate that moment when you switch on the wipers at the first spot of rain and only then remember you should have replaced them! Your wipers are exposed to the full force of the Australian sun all year round and wear out. A good quality wiper blade like Trico is essential to help you see your way clear regardless of the weather. Dufty Automotive Services can recommend a wiper blade or assembly that is right for your car.

Keep it fluid

Fluids and other components in your car can be impacted by cold weather; especially coolants, oils and items such as glow plugs in diesel vehicles. It's important to have your car serviced regularly by someone qualified to understand the best parts and products to maintain your vehicle in top condition. We use high quality NGK glow plugs and Penrite oils and fluids that are designed for Australian conditions.

Keep it safe

Conditions change - and your driving style should too. 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?

Strange sounds or difficult handling when applying pressure to your brakes or odd vibrations, a spongy or slow responding brake pedal are sure signs you should have a qualified mechanic inspect your brakes. If you are experiencing any of these it's best to get a Dufty Automotive Services mechanic to check it out to be on the safe side. Stopping in wet conditions is hard enough without poor braking adding to the problem. 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 worn tyres, or tyres with incorrect inflation. Now is the time to check how much tread your tyres have left. 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 poorly inflated tyres 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 and you should follow them to ensure you car is performing at it's most efficient - both going and stopping.

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