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Main Highway, East Gore
Phone 208 6397
PANELBEATING & PAINTING
24 HOUR VEHICLE RECOVERY
Cell 0274 47-6001
River Street, Gore
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• Car Painting • Panel Work • Rust Repair
• Customising Colour • Striping
• Quality Refinishing Cars
• Classic & Special Interest
• Panel Beating Repairs
• Full Bake Oven
2 Ontario St, Gore Ph/Fax 03 208-9363
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• On Going Training
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24 Hour Breakdown & Towing Service
8 Oreti Street, Gore
Owned & Operated Locally
Ph (03) 208 1618 • Parts Direct (03) 208 3008 • Fax (03) 208 3009
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Full range of automotive and
WOF services available
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Winter is creeping in!
Call Murray today for all your
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Winter Servicing Advertising Feature
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2 Railway Esp, Gore
Servicing: WOF -- Services - Tyres
Salvages: Vehicle Recovery - Breakdowns
Sales: Motor Vehicle Traders
How to avoid an inconvenient breakdown
maintenance can save
you the frustration and
expense of costly repairs.
Ensure increased fuel or oil consumption, hard
starting, rough running or any unusual noises
experienced while driving are promptly
inspected by an automotive technician.
Your vehicle should be serviced at regular
intervals, usually every 10,000km or every 12
months, which ever occurs first
Check the radiator coolant level when your
vehicle is cold.
Check the operation of the expansion tank (if
fitted). Coolant level should be high when
your vehicle is hot and low when your vehicle
Check the seal on the radiator cap and for
evidence of sludge build-up on the
underneath of the cap and in the neck of the
Check the radiator core and tanks for leaks.
Leaks are indicated by the presence of water
or water staining.
Check radiator and heater hoses for signs of
deterioration, leakage, softening and loose
Check the engine oil level using the dipstick
when the engine is cold; perform this check
Engine oil tends to
get darker in colour
as it ages. If your oil is
darker than usual and
you're unsure of the
mileage or when your
last service was, the
oil should be rep-
engine flushing agent
should be used to
remove carbon and
other build-up from
the engine sump.
Look for signs of oil or
coolant leakage on
the driveway after
your vehicle has been
Vehicles with air conditioning occasionally
drip water from the condenser drain pipe, so
any apparent leakage may not necessarily be
from the engine cooling system. When
driving, particularly on long journeys,
continuously check your oil and water
indicators, and warning lights.
Fan belt/drive belt
Check for fraying, cracks or other signs of
Check for correct belt tension. If the belt
appears loose, have an automotive technician
make the necessary adjustments; especially in
Ensure the terminals are clean and securely
Check the electrolyte level and top up with
water if required. A battery labelled 'low
maintenance' or 'maintenance free' could still
be low on fluid. In this situation, consult a
battery specialist or automotive technician.
Check tyre pressure regularly; includ-
ing the spare.
Usually, space saver spare tyres should
be inflated to 420 kps / 60 PSI.
If you have to use your space saver
spare tyre, it should not be driven at
speeds above 80 kph or for distances
Check for abnormal tyre wear which
may indicate incorrect pressure or a
wheel alignment problem.
Check tread depth is satisfactory. A
tread depth less than a match-head is
unsafe and illegal.
Check the fluid levels of the brake and clutch
cylinders (if applicable); there are typically
marks on the reservoirs for you to use as a
Ensure you top-up using the correct fluid.
Brake and clutch pedal travel
Check that both pedals perform properly and
that they are not sinking to the floor. If you
have any concerns, get them checked by an
Do not tamper with your brakes. It could
render your car dangerous, unroadworthy and
Check wiper blades regularly (especially
during the warmer months) and change
blades that may have deteriorated.
Wiper blades on vehicles operating under
severe conditions should be checked daily for
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