13 November 2019
With the holiday and Christmas season looming, we appreciate that many Brisbane families take a well-deserved breather from the hustle and bustle of the big smoke. And why not, with the great southeast at our doorstep, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast at either end, as well as the lush and beautiful hinterlands that decorate them. Keys to an enjoyable long drive, however, are hinged upon the safety and well-being of our vehicles. Being your top mobile mechanic in Queensland, allow us to share our top 5 tips you need to consider before your next long drive.
1. Tyre health
Your car needs the right pair of shoes to tackle the terrain ahead. Understanding a little about your desired route, weather conditions and temperatures will help guide you in making the most informed decision about your tyres. Check for wear and tear (via wear indicator lines) and always ensure your tyres are inflated to manufacturer's recommendations. Especially if you're going off-road in Queensland, be sure to have your spare tyre checked also as well as double-checking your tyres are of the tread required for your terrain. Contact your mobile mechanic should you need assistance with tyre checks or replacement.
Just we as humans need regular fluid intake for good health, so does your car. Check for oil and coolant levels, transmission, power steering tanks as well as windscreen wiper fluids a few days before the drive. Check also for the health of tubes, particularly where you might find cracks or leaks. Contact your mobile mechanic immediately should you notice any discrepancies here.
It goes without saying that brakes are central to the safe usage of your car. Between now and your next trip, pay close attention to any peculiar brake noises - such as squeaking, grinding or shuddering. Contact your Brisbane mobile mechanic if you're not sure.
We know the Queensland summer can take its toll on the safety and comfort of our passengers. Ensuring your car's air-conditioning system is running in top shape is vital to this, and a qualified and trained mobile mechanic can help you with checking your car's air-conditioner.
5. Call Stouch Auto and Mechanical
To help ensure your car is primed and ready for your next long drive, contact your mobile mechanical team at Stouch Auto and Mechanical today to help run through a quick safety check or service. Whether you're at home or at the office, we'll help provide you with the peace of mind you need promptly. Call Stouch Auto and Mechanical today on 1300 568 603.
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