Monday, August 27, 2012

Checking And Topping Up The Oil

Yes, you might have a brand new car that you intend on servicing frequently, but it is worthwhile to routinely do a quick check to make sure your car doesn't let you down. If you drive an older model, then a regular check is essential.
Your diligence in checking your car on a regular basis will keep it running well and working at its best.
Be thorough in keeping notes in the notebook section of your Galmatic Handbook, so that you can let your mechanic know of any problems that you have had.

At our 'Know Your Car' Workshops one the essential steps in our monthly under bonnet check is checking and topping up the oil.

How often do you check your oil? Who showed you how?

Join one of our ladies only car care workshops and get to know your car!

Monday, August 20, 2012

How To Clean Your WIndshield

It’s one of the easiest things you can do, but most of us wait for it to get done at the next service. And of course you pay for it. So save yourself some dollars, but more importantly keep yourself and your family safe and fill your windscreen with washer fluid.
It’s a simple step in your monthly maintenance check, but it is one of the factors that can minimise your chances of being in an accident!

Do you do a monthly check?  Not sure what to look for? What to Check? What you can and what you shouldn’t touch? 

Monday, August 13, 2012

What To Do In An Accident

I’ve had an accident what do I do?

This is the information that you never want to need, but it is a good idea to know it so in case you are in an accident, you will be prepared.

Follow these simple rules in the event of a car collision/accident, whether you are involved in the accident as a passenger or as a witness.
A good way to remember the key points of what to do, is to remember that you need to have a MAAS action plan:

  • Make the scene safe
  • Assess and ask if anyone is injured
  • Assist injured people
  • Send for Help

Have you ever been in an accident? Did you know what to do? Where did you go for information?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

5 Essential Steps To Keep Your Child Safe In The Car

We check several car restraints a week and the most common things we hear at our workshops are:

"But I had my restraint fitted last year by a professional -- why do I need to check it?"

"My child is so clever they can get themselves in and out of the car seat on their own"

"I know my car seat is in correctly as I give it a bit of a shake every now and then"

The most important thing to remember about child car restraints is that the restraint is only effective if used correctly.

Watch our 1 minute video to learn 5 essential check points to ensure your child stays safe!

Effect these steps as it could mean the difference between your children being OK or severely injured in the event of an accident.

How often do you check your child restraint? Do you find it hard?

Checking your Tyre Pressure and Tyre Tread

You wouldn't wear a pair of sneakers to go out dancing. Chances are you would put on your cha cha heels instead.

So when it comes to keeping your car working at her best and saving you dollars, her feet need to put on the right pair of heels as well!

Check out our quick video below on how to check the tyre pressure of your car. It's quick and easy and should be a part of your Galmatic Monthly Car Check.

How often do you check your tyre pressure? Let us know by commenting below.

How To Wash A Car

Just like you, your car deserves a regular trip to the day spa and as every girl knows, those extra touches can make the world of difference.
So don't just clean your car by letting it get wet in the rain -- give it a regular pamper session and you will reap the rewards.

Regular cleaning is the best anti-ageing care for your car.

It will help to:
1. Keep your car looking young and help it to keep its value longer.
2. Improve your vision (clean windows).
3. Improve night safety (clean cars are more visible in the dark).
Before you do give your car a home day spa experience, check with your local council to see if your area has any water restrictions and whether you can use a hose (and if so on what days), or whether you will only be able to use a bucket and water.

Do you wash your car by hand? How often do you wash your car?
We would love to know  - just comment below.