62 Point Safety Check
Why get a safety check before my holiday - My car is driving fine?
Taking your car out on the open road puts it through all kinds of stress that normal city driving just doesn't. Bumpy, winding and dirt roads, towing trailers, boats or vans, overtaking large heavy vehicles, sudden swerving or braking to avoid wildlife, lack of street lights and differing weather and road conditions are all factors that you or your vehicle don't normally have to deal with - and without having an expert check - how do you really know if your vehicle is safe and ready for what you are about to put it through?
At a bare minimum we suggest you must ensure your brakes, suspension and fluid levels are all in order before you leave on a road trip of any kind.
Why Check My Brakes Before a Road Trip?
Higher speeds on highways, sudden appearance of wildlife on the road, different types of roads and heavier loads, including vans and trailers, are all factors which make the stopping distance and reliability of your brakes even more important than normal. It is vital to know that your brakes are in their upmost performance condition before facing these situations.
Our 62 Point safety check includes a check of your brake fluid, master cylinder, brake booster, pipes and connections, front and back discs and pads, callipers and cylinders and more to identify any areas of concern which you should be aware of, and may wish to consider before your trip.
Why Check My Car's Fluid Levels?
The fluids in your vehicle are like its blood - they carry out many important functions, and low fluids get even lower on a long haul - which is a major cause of country side breakdowns. With so many different things to remember before you leave - checking all the fluids in your car can sometimes be the last thing on your mind, and with so many special fluids to check how can you be sure you've done them all?
Our 62 Point safety check will let you know if there are any signs of leaking or low levels of: Engine Oil, Transmission fluid, Power steering fluid, Engine Coolant, Brake fluid, Clutch fluid, and even Battery water levels.
Should I check my Suspension and Steering?
Yes. Many people believe that the suspension system is there just to give you a smooth ride - but in fact it is one of the most important safety components in your vehicle. The suspension system includes your struts, shocks, springs and tyres. All these components work together to keep your vehicle in proper contact with the road, maintain the direction of travel and improve stopping distance. Worn shock absorbers can add as much as 20% to your stopping distance, add to that high speeds, driver fatigue or bad road conditions and that’s the sort of fault that can be fatal.
A Repco 62 Point safety check will highlight any issues or concerns with your suspension system as the visual check includes: Front and Rear shocks, springs, mounts and shackles, suspension brushes and arms, steering rods, CV joints, tie rods and more.
Why Check my Wipers and Lights?
Country roads are notorious for affecting visibility. Dusty roads and lack of street lights during night drives means you have to be extra vigilant with ensuring your wipers and headlights are in perfect working order. You may not notice how bad your headlamp angles have become while driving in the city lights - until you're driving blind on a dark country road and by then its too late. Of course these things are all covered in our 62 point safety check.
See here for a full list of components covered in our 62 point safety report.
Contact us for a safety check today in South Melbourne, Richmond, North Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Albert Park, St Kilda, Prahran, Docklands, Brighton and surrounding areas in and around Melbourne.