Maintaining your tyres

“How to get the best value and safety from your tyres”Tyre stack 2

The tyres play a critical role in your vehicles safety, with little more than a hand size amount of tread per tyre making contact with the road surface at any given time, this is critical for cornering, Steering, acceleration and braking, so it is extremely important that your vehicles tyres are in a good condition.

 

Good tyre tread becomes even more important on wet roads

The tyre tread is designed to disperse water from the contact area of the tyre, allowing the tyre to grip the road and perform as anticipated for the driver.Wet tyre on road

Without good tyre tread in wet conditions, the driver will have difficulty in accelerating, and cornering.

More importantly, the Tyre tread is responsible for ultimately stopping your vehicle when braking, the brake system can be operating fine, but if you don’t have good tread contact with the road, the vehicle can just simply glide on the road surface, when you need it to stop

 

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Suspension

We all love the feel of a vehicle that is performing well, you put your foot on the accelerator and the whole car responds beautifully.

Even more important than the power provided, is the cars ability to handle correctly at all speeds.tire contact

  • Will it corner correctly?
  • Will the driving experience be smooth?
  • Even more important will it stop correctly?

This is why the vehicles suspension system plays such a crucial role in safe motoring.

A good suspension system ensures the tyres are making correct contact with the road surface, Steering stability and positive handling at all speeds, Comfort to the passengers because the complete body engine and drivetrain are supported correctly (absorbing road bumps and shocks)

The suspension system has to withstand all of the stress placed on a vehicle in its daily operation and provide safety for all the passengers in the vehicle.

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Car Batteries and Winter

 Why do batteries fail in winter

car batteryMost of us have had that horrible feeling when the car battery suddenly decides to fail and all you hear is “click, click”, why does it seem more likely in winter?
1. As the temperature decreases so does the amount of available cranking power
2. Colder temperatures increase the thickness of the engine oil, making the engine harder to turn over

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Things to know about your cars brake system

Your vehicles brake system is vital to the operation of your car, it plays a major role in keeping your family and other road users safe. Just the thought of a faulty brake system is enough to generate fear for most of us.

We drive our vehicles at speed and when required put the foot on the brake pedal causing the system to operate and smoothly bring the vehicle to a stop.

A regular check by your service centre of the brake system is essential to ensure all the parts are working correctly, are in correct adjustment and in good order.

The areas that require inspection are usually

Read more: Things to know about your cars brake system

Wet Weather

Brisbane-Flash-flooding-300x227Wet weather

Given the amount of rain experienced in south east Queensland recently
we would like our clients to pay particular attention to the following items
that may have been affected by the wet weather driving conditions

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