Saturday, January 16, 2010

Defensive Driving at Eastern Creek

It was off to the race track today for our Defensive Driving Course and my plans of beginning the tart up of our Galmatic Crew Car were put on hold. Yes I was procrastinating - a clean car would have been good - but she was just going to sit on the track in the heat.

So tomorrow, Sunday, her journey begins.

Met some great gals today who loved the course.

As you can see in the shot above, they were a little nervous about how close the sand pits were.

Emergency braking at what speed in what distance?

Great day by all.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Car is Getting Old

My everyday car is only 4 1/2 years old, so why is she looking older than my 1958 FC?

Is it a new car thing? Is it OK for a car to look expired so young?

It started at a Wiggles concert. Before then she washed by hand, by me every week. Mats dusted daily and carpets vacuumed fortnightly.

My two little monkeys had water bottles - but there was a no food rule and my car always looked immaculate.

Why so neurotic do you ask? Well a work car, especially one in the car industry needs to be clean and to be honest it all stemmed from my years of owning vintage cars.

And then the Wiggles! What happened I hear you ask?

Well, parked in the Castle Hill RSL car park - someone ripped off my bumper bar, removed my fog lights and then back on went the bumper bar (full story in an older post).

For some reason though that was it for me. Slowly I started to loose interest. There was small little dents appearing from nowhere. The carpet was looking dull and well my bumper looked just nude!

Now I cannot go cruising around in my '58 and the hotrod isn't on the road yet - so here comes the start of project 'Galmatic Town Car Tart Up.

Follow this space everyday and watch my tips and tricks to bringing your car back to life.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

10 Reasons Why You Should Learn How to Change a Tyre

Yes I know. It doesn't strike you as the mose exciting thing to do on the last days of your summer holidays - however learning to change a tyre can be fun.

Here are my top 10 Reasons why you should learn

  1. If your stuck with a flat tyre and your in a rush you don't have to wait for hours for roadside assistance

  2. All your friends will think your smarter than you are

  3. It's a good way to understand how your car works better

  4. Learn now and then in an emergency you won't be as panicked

  5. When you go to the tyre centre to buy the new tyre - the fact that you knew how to change it means that they will

  6. Every skill you learn always comes in handy sometime

  7. You can teach your friends

  8. It will make you more aware of your tyres, which will make you check the tyre pressure more often

  9. Every cool car chick knows how and so will you (therefore you will be cool too)

  10. Galmatic has a cute full colour step by step guide that you can print for free!

Go on girls - have a go

Monday, January 4, 2010

Mystery Shoppers Needed Australia Wide

Learn everything you need to know about your car and help us to provide women Australia wide with the best car care workshops possible!

So do you think you would be a great mystery shopper? We are looking for women Australia wide to attend our ‘Know Your Car’ workshops. You will enjoy a 2 hr workshop where you will learn all about your car and how to save yourself $$ in petrol and repairs.

Once you have completed the workshop – all you will need to do is fill out a simple questionnaire! On return of the questionnaire you will receive a copy of our Galmatic Car Care Handbook for Girls – a glovebox essential for every girl.

The workshop and handbook are valued at $94.95 – all free for just two hours of your time.
Just send us through an email with what areas you would be prepared to travel to and the funniest car story you have!