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So, you can depend on your local dealer for the expert
replacement of glass in all types of vehicles, homes and
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Winter motoring Advertising Feature
When the roads are wet they can become
very slippery so it's imperative you
remember that stopping distances at this
time almost double.
As long as you slow down and keep a generous
following distance between you and the car in
front you shouldn't have any problems.
After driving through surface water, pump the
brakes several times to dry them out.
Whenever possible, avoid driving in heavy snow,
but if you do keep it SLOW.
Avoid breaking suddenly, instead give the break
pedal a few soft taps rather than one hard push
to avoid sending your vehicle into a skid.
remember to always carry chains, and use them
Climbing and descending hills in snow requires
meticulous care - climb hills in the highest
By lowering your engine's revs you will minimise
the chances of traction and spinning your
However, when descending hills, do so very
slowly by putting your vehicle into a low gear
before starting the descent.
Watch for shaded areas where ice and snow may
remain all day without thawing out.
If you are driving in thick fog keep either your
headlights on low beam or use fog lights if you
During the winter it gets darker a lot earlier, it is
therefore important you turn your lights on as
soon as it is necessary.
Drive at a speed appropriate to the conditions
and watch for pedestrians and cyclists.
Ensure you turn your headlights down from full
when following or approaching other motorists
on the road.
Finally in winter, low sun is more likely to occur.
Keep your windscreen clean, inside and out and
have a pair of sunglasses on hand if necessary.
Driving into the sun can be particularly
dangerous, slow down and keep an eye out for
Central Glass Service
Is your vehicle road worthy for the impending winter months?
Once those frosts come and the cold
impacts on your vehicle, the chips on
your vehicle's windscreen are likely to
rapidly become a crack, which could be a
disaster waiting to happen.
Not only could this be extremely dangerous
for the driver and passengers, but at this
point, repairs also become more costly: not
a good outcome for ensuring vehicle safety
and keeping your insurance company
Do you have concerns about the standard
of your windscreen? Call into Central Glass
Service at 41 Industrial Place, Queenstown,
where a free inspection of your vehicle is
available. There is still time to get in now
and have the chips on your windscreen
repaired and ensure this part of your
vehicle is ready for Winter motoring.
A phone call or a visit away, Munro and the
team at Central Glass Service are able to
repair or replace your faulty windscreen,
ensuring your vehicle is up to Warrant of
Fitness standard. Repairs are done on site at
the specialised workshop handily located
and a short walk to the Queenstown CBD.
A vehicle can be dropped off before work
and picked up at the end of the day: work
completed and all ready for the cold
months and challenging conditions ahead.
''We are happy to work in with people and
their needs,'' Munro said.
Being long-time locals, the Central Glass
Service crew knows the importance of
keeping winter vision as good as possible in
a vehicle. With this in mind, they also stock
windscreen wipers and if time permits, can
check and replace these while you wait with
a speedy and efficient service.
It's never too soon to take these important
steps towards vehicle safety.
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