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07.03.18

Car Tips

Getting ready for the annual Easter roadtrip?

By admin

School’s out, you’ve knocked off from work, and hot-cross buns are flying off the supermarket shelves – it must be time for the annual Easter roadtrip! With autumn’s golden landscapes and temperate weather, there’s no doubt that this is a terrific time of year to explore Victoria and beyond. But before you hit the road to visit relatives in the country, go camping on the river or explore the coast, be sure to set aside some time to prepare your vehicle (and your family!) for the long journey ahead.

Here’s a few tips from the Cox Auto family to help you enjoy the journey.

Get your car ready for your roadtrip

Ensure your car is in good working order

Plan ahead and book your car in for a service with us now. We’ll give your car a thorough safety-check in line with the VACC’s accredited Critical Safety Check program and keep you on the move with our premium service experience. Ask about our complimentary loan cars and flexible prepayment options and rest assured that we’ll go that extra mile to keep you on the road.

Mention this blog post when you book your car in for a service in March 2018 and we’ll even throw in a complimentary brake-check. We’ve recently become an authorised ATE Brake Centre, which allows us to fit your vehicle with the highest quality brake pads, discs and fluids available on the market.

Mention this blog post for your complimentary brake check

5 simple vehicle safety checks to do at home

If a full service isn’t on the agenda before you hit the road, there are a few simple vehicle safety checks you can do yourself. We recommend running through these checks in the week leading up to your travels to avoid any last-minute roadtrip stress. If your simple checks turn up anything unexpected, give us a call and we’ll help you on your way.

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Plan your journey

Feeling rushed is a sure-fire way to ruin that feeling of holiday-freedom, so take some time to plan your route in advance, allowing for good rest breaks. Share the driving where you can, and have a back-up plan in case your GPS or mobile phone goes out of range. Consider starting your journey the morning after you finish work for the break so you can get a good night’s sleep and avoid the bottleneck of traffic escaping the city. If you’re travelling with kids, pack the iPads (and their chargers!), but also consider some fun games to play together.

We look forward to seeing you at Cox Auto soon and wish you a safe and enjoyable journey this Easter.

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