8 Holiday Motoring Essentials!

Holiday Motoring

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As the semester breaks are on the way for many students and families plan for holidays, we thought it’d be great to share some essentials before you head out.

1.       TOWING
When towing, don’t attach the rope to any steering, suspension equipment, rear axle or bumper. See your owner’s manual for the correct towing procedure.

2.       BUSHFIRE
If you’re caught in a bushfire: park in the clearest area you can find, wind up all windows, cover yourself with rugs, jackets, etc. and tuck yourself under the dashboard.

Around 30% of serious crashes are the direct result of motorists who insist on driving on, even when they know they’re too tired to continue.

You will use up to 25% less fuel travelling at 90km/h than you do at 110km/h.

To temporarily fix a hole in your petrol or radiator tank, a half-chewed Mintie can act as a sufficient seal until you can limp to a service station or your local Repco Authorised Service centre.

6.       BLOW-OUT
If this occurs, do not make sharp changes in direction, don’t brake or use the clutch. Ease up on the accelerator and if the blow-out was a front wheel, use the handbrake (gently) to gradually slow the vehicle.

To avoid it, try sitting in the most ‘stable’ part of the vehicle. Don’t move around too much and look at the horizon, rather than at the road or trees.

Before overtaking, take a glance over your shoulder to see if a car is in your ‘blind spot’. Remember it can take one and a half kilometres to overtake a truck travelling at 100km/h. Make sure you have a clear road ahead.


See more Holiday Motoring Tips here.


Repco Authorised Service have over 350 outlets Australia wide who can take care of your vehicle whilst you are travelling. Just call 13 28 68 for connection to your nearest outlet.



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