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Drive Safe this Winter with a 65 Point Written Safety Report

Our 65 point vehicle safety report is free with every service at Hicks Automotive & Exhaust Centre in Lithgow. 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 Hicks Automotive & Exhaust Centre and Repco Authorised Service.

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Safe Winter Driving Tips

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

Some might think this means very different approaches to get your car ready for winter; however the basics of safe winter motoring remain the same. So how do you make sure your car is prepared for safe winter motoring?

 

Let's keep it clear

Avoid the painful moment when you switch on the wipers on the first rainy day and only then remember you should have replaced them! Wiper blades wear out over time, especially in the harsh Australian conditions. A good quality wiper blade like Trico is essential to help you see your way clear regardless of the weather. Hicks Automotive & Exhaust Centre can recommend a wiper blade or assembly that is right for your car.

 

Keep Your Fluids Up

Fluids and other parts in your car can be impacted by cold weather; this includes coolants, oils and items such as glow plugs in diesel vehicles. Regular services are important - especially by a professional technician who recognises the best parts and products to keep your car in top condition. 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 Safety Check.

 

Could you stop in time?

There are some tell-tale signs that your brakes need some attention, including 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. Driving on worn or incorrectly inflated tyres can be dangerous

Now is the time to inspect 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 incorrectly inflated tyres won't just cost you money on additional fuel; it can also impact your stopping distance. You can usually find manufacturers recommendations on a panel inside the driver side door.

 

Hicks Automotive & Exhaust Centre 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.

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