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Why You Must Keep Your Car in Safety Certificate Standards

Car accidents takes an average of 300 lives a year on Queensland roads alone (Nationally around 1200 lives are lost) and that’s why you must keep your car in Safety Certificate standards at all times.

If you use the 80/20 Pareto principal this then turns to average of 1150 serious accidents on Queensland roads per year.

To think this cannot happen to you is naïve at best!

Car Accident Investigation Team

A car accident where there is a serious injury or worse will call in a Accident Investigation Team who use facts & logic of some 1000 or more points to find out the exact cause of the accident.

Generally, this is divided in categories of –

  • Driving characteristic or error
  • Environmental – Bad roads, poor visible signage
  • Mechanical defects

The investigation provides accurate Data which is passed to Local, State or Federal Governments, The Police, The Department of Transport & Insurance Companies.

Car Safety Certificates

As the driver you are responsible for the way you drive & for keeping your car in safe standards without faults.

If by chance a mechanical fault is the contributor or cause of the accident, then the insurance company may not give you a pay out for your policy.

Simply go into any Car Insurance Company & read their Terms & conditions.

“How do I know if my car is in Road worthy or Safety Certificate Standards?”

Good question.

The Answer is you do not know unless you have a proper Safety Certificate Examination by a qualified Examiner.

“But I just had my car serviced it should be ok shouldn’t it?”

Should is a dangerous word because it`s not based on facts.

 Truth is a service is not a inspection its merely a routine of maintenance done at different levels depending on the skill (or lack there) of the service technician & how much you are willing to pay.

If you take car to a tyre shop or a muffler shop or get cheap shop a docket specials or use a cheap undercutting marketing website or worse use a cheap lazy mobile mechanic who is so lazy to jack up your car (the ‘she’ll be right mate’ attitude will not be good enough).

You are only deluding yourself & opening up yourself for serious consequences in the event of a accident.

Why You Must Keep Your Car in Safety Certificate Standards

As a car owner:

  • I would demand a thorough safety inspection on my car at every service with a written report & signature
  • I would demand to know who is working on my car?
  • I would demand to know what credentials has this technician.?
  • I would demand to know has the workshop the appropriate equipment & what quality parts are you using & are you using the correct oil.
  • I would get clear & concise information on what has or has not been done to my car written down in a clear legible manner with signature.
  • I would demand the best I can afford.

Manny`s mechanical repairs specialises in excellent thorough inspections with every service. We also record your emissions, computer scan every car, load test batteries, record battery charge & alternator output we thoroughly go over your car can also measure torque & horsepower!

When it comes to your car or that for your children who are driving – pay for the best, it may save your life!

My favourite saying is this:

‘If you cannot measure it, Then you cannot manage it!’

Only through Periodic systematic organised transparent checking can you be assured your car is safe.

Call Manny on 0411 496 621 today.

To Serve To Perform To Guide- Bringing Automotive power to the people

At Manny’s Mechanical Repairs you are in good hands, our main services include, Safety CertificatesLogbook ServiceFree Pickup & Delivery, and Car Cooling System Repairs.

We have the latest diagnostic equipment and my work van is fitted out with an industrial air compressor. This enables me to perform heavy duty work and give you – the customer – the best service at any place and at any time.

For Bookings and enquiries, please contact us on 0411 496 621email us at agrade@mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au or visit our site www.mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au.

mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au November 11, 2018 No Comments

Pre-Holiday Vehicle Safety Inspection

The holidays are nearly here – time to relax, be with the family, or maybe you are planning to go for a long drive interstate.

Well first of all, let’s get the car right and checked – so here is a pre-holiday vehicle safety inspection list of priorities to focus on.

  1. First let`s start from ground up- Tyres, good quality tyres are a must, good even tread. If you have uneven tread wear then there is a possible problem with steering or suspension components- your tyres are the foot print of the car similar to are pair of shoes. Also tyres pressure correctly inflated is just as important- I have probably seen more tyre wear due to under or over inflation than through suspension faults.
  2. Steering, Suspension & Brakes- I have listed all three as the same level as importance.- Brake components should be checked by a professional- brake pads, even brake wear, adjustment of handbrake and any hydraulic leaks, brake hose cracks, also your brake fluid concentration should be tested for hydroscopic moisture. Steering components like Rack & Pinion, tie rod ends should be checked for wear and for any power steer oil leaks, Suspension components like ball joints, control arm bushes, shock absorbers for any oil leaks – remember the shock absorber keeps the car from bouncing around other components like sway bar components are important.
  3. Australia is over 85% desert, a harsh country so your cooling system has got to be able to handle the heat. If your car is over 10 years old I strongly recommend a new radiator & hoses-let me repeat that- nah! I won`t, but the majority of radiators are made from moulded plastic and aluminium or as the Americans say- alooominum. All heater, radiator hoses should be checked that there not bloated or swollen and could possibly blow in the middle of woop woop! And as with brake fluid-I strongly recommend testing you coolant concentration last and not least check the water pump.
  4. THE BATTERY- if your battery is three years old or over and your going for a long drive- GET A NEW QUALITY ONE, never ever ever be cheap with a battery, get the best one you can afford. Also check drive belts and get your charge rate checked-like in the photo.
  5. Lubrication- oil. If your vehicle has a turbo- use nothing but full synthetic oil, get the best oil you can afford, a quality oil filter either genuine or Ryco- never use cheap filters whether its oil, air or fuel filters- use only the best. Ensure your transmission/gear box oils are in good condition ,the same with differential oil.
  6. LIGHTING – check that all your lights work. Especially brake lights- this is true but I once had a car that would not run because the brake lights were blown true story! Make sure the headlights are focused and your high beams do not blind the poor bugger coming the other way, interior light, hazard, number plate lights, check air condition is working before you go on your trip.
  7. TUNING AND EMISSIONS – ensure that the vehicle is tuned and running efficiently, get a proper & thorough scan- get fuel trims checked, oxygen / air fuel ratios are working- even get the vehicle over a dyno and check all loads never ever ever go for a long drive when you have a engine, emission, abs, air bag or any other light on- just don`t do it – GET IT FIXED FIRST !
  8. Lastly – join the RACQ – Their towing service is excellent- (Their diagnostic skills are so/so) the towing alone is worth the joining fee or If you need a tow call my mate Chris from All Kind Towing-0452492869

Pre-Holiday Vehicle Safety Inspection

This is virtually what we do when we perform a proper service.

Please note – never ever ever get a cheap service done through gimmicks or Gurus, this booking agency( South African, Youi insurance) is screwing local mechanics by making mechanical businesses chop there prices-then taking 30% of the fee sending it straight to South Africa. You and your car are worth so much more.

Get the best and be safe.

Manny, 0411 496 621

To Serve To Perform To Guide- Bringing Automotive power to the people

At Manny’s Mechanical Repairs you are in good hands, our main services include, Safety CertificatesLogbook ServiceFree Pickup & Delivery, and Car Cooling System Repairs.

We have the latest diagnostic equipment and my work van is fitted out with an industrial air compressor. This enables me to perform heavy duty work and give you – the customer – the best service at any place and at any time.

For Bookings and enquiries, please contact us on 0411 496 621email us at agrade@mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au or visit our site www.mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au.