Don't be a bunny, hop in to see us for a service and make sure your car is safe and reliable as possible for your Easter road trip with a 65 point vehicle inspection at your local Repco Authorised Service centre.
We love a good 'vehicle inspection' and always recommend one before you head out on your next adventure. Here’s the good news, we do the inspection for you!
Just bring your car in for any service before Easter and we’ll carry out a free 65 point vehicle inspection.
We’ll check key points on your vehicle and provide a written report of anything that needs attention before your next road trip, leaving you free to worry about who's packing the car snacks, updating Insta, creating your road trip hashtag* and downloading the latest version of Fortnite**!
Read on to discover more information on the importance of checking your vehicles safety before taking any journey.
One of the joys of a road trip is exploring off the beaten track and discovering new places. The last thing you want is to be caught with an unexpected breakdown!
Regular servicing can help prevent lost time on your holiday due to breakdowns by catching small issues before they become big problems. Saving you time and money.
Plus, towing trailers, boats or vans puts additional stress on your vehicle and remember, anything you tow needs to be just as road ready as your vehicle!
At a bare minimum we suggest you must ensure your tyre pressure, brakes, suspension and fluid levels are all in order before you leave on a road trip of any kind.
Hint: Did you know you can find your vehicles recommended tyre pressure in the handbook, or on the inside the drivers side door pillar.
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 65 point vehicle inspection 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.
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 can be a major cause of roadside breakdowns.
Our 65 point vehicle inspection 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.
Tip: It’s vital that you only use the recommended fluids and lubricants in your vehicle.
Yes. However, please note that your cars steering and suspension systems can only be properly inspected by a qualified professional. Every Repco Authorised Service centre is part of the Monroe Safety Specialist program for your peace of mind.
Many people believe that the suspension system is
there just to give you a smooth ride. In fact,
it’s 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
For example, 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 Authorised Service 65 point vehicle inspection 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.
Country roads are notorious for affecting visibility. Add in dusty roads and lack of lighting during country night drives means you have to be extra vigilant with safety. One quick way to help increase safety is to ensure your wipers and headlights are in perfect working order. We'll check for you as part of our 65 point vehicle inspection, but if you don't get to see us, use a good quality additive in the windscreen water supply.
See here for a full list of components covered in our 65 point vehicle inspection.
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** Pro tip for new Android users, Fornite's not on Google Play Store anymore, check the Samsung Galaxy Store.