Minimise the risk of battery failure.
Did you know if your vehicle is driven infrequently or on short journeys, your vehicle's battery can become drained or flat?
Driving your vehicle on regular, long journeys on clear roads will help to restore your battery power levels.
Prolonged use of lights, heated screens, fan heaters and wipers during the winter months will take a heavy toll on your battery.
Other factors which may affect the life of your battery are air-conditioning, hands-free telephones, security and music systems.
Not all batteries are the same.
Vehicles perform best with a battery that has been designed for the vehicle model, with the correct output specification and the correct size.
Flat batteries are by far the biggest reason for breakdown assistance being required.
Stay fresh as a daisy.
Bacterial growth in your air-conditioning can cause bad smells and poor air quality.
Air-conditioning should be left switched on all year round to reduce the chances of unpleasant odours and to maintain the operating efficiency of the system.
Ineffective air-conditioning in your vehicle can reduce the visibility due to high humidity.
Badly operating air-conditioning increases fuel consumption.
In order to protect you and your vehicle, air-conditioning should be serviced every two to four years dependant on kilometres travelled.
Don't take the gamble.
Worn brake components may adversely affect the performance of your vehicle's braking system.
Brake fluid absorbs air moisture over time resulting in inefficient braking and could eventually result in brake failure.
A braking system comprises of many components: discs, pads, booster, hoses, brake fluid and shock absorbers. All of these elements directly affect the braking system and require maintenance.
A brake check includes:
- Checking of brake pad thickness, front and rear
- Checking of brake disc thickness, front and rear
- Brake fluid quality and level check
- Brake components are checked for signs of leakage
- ABS function check (if applicable)
- Park brake function check
- Vehicle suspension check
Is your vehicle fully juiced?
Poor quality engine oil increases fuel consumption.
The correct level of antifreeze not only prevents coolant fluid freezing, it also helps prevent overheating and internal engine corrosion.
Running the engine at an oil level which has dropped too low can cause serious damage to your engine.
The following levels will be inspected and topped up where required:
- Engine oil level
- Transmission oil level
- Differential oil level
- Brake fluid level
- Coolant level and glycol check
- Power steering fluid level
- Suspension fluid level (if applicable)