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SafetStop Check is performed at every service!
Why we believe a SafetStop Check is so important for your vehicles safety
Published: 10 December 2019
In less than a minute, a SafeTstop CHECK can provide you with peace of mind – knowing your brakes, wheel alignment and suspension are keeping you safe. The printed report with date and time is easy to understand and will alert you if your vehicle needs adjusting. Other TESTS miss many of these adjustments, so be sure to work with the best – just ask!
Are your brakes really safe?
You never know when you will need to stop in a hurry. Most of us trust that our car’s brakes will work effectively when we really need them to, and rely on regular service inspections to check that they are in good working order. Every workshop will ‘check’ your brakes, but very few can actually ‘test’ your brakes. This is where the SafeTstop testing centres are different.
You can trust your family’s safety to a SafeTstop test. It provides an added safety check that goes beyond a general inspection and road test to scientifically test your braking capacity and ensure maximum stopping performance
Increase your tyre life and fuel efficiency
The SafeTstop test includes an electronic tyre wear check that not only adds to your car’s safety but can save you money. SafeTstop tests your wheel alignment on both front and rear axles and the actual drag from your tyres on the road surface.
Having your wheels correctly aligned ensures you have the right amount of ‘rubber on the road’ therefore reducing the wear and tear on your tyres which means you don’t have to replace them as often. Correct alignment also means better fuel consumption.
Know that your vehicle will stop straight and in the shortest possible distance in an emergency.
Detects Brake Imbalance
Detects dangerous side-to-side and front-to-rear brake imbalances that can cause a vehicle to lose control.
Get the best performance from your tyres and save money by not replacing them as often.
Maximise your fuel consumption by minimising tyre drag.
Know that your shock absorbers are working correctly for optimum suspension performance.
Avoid future hassles and inconveniences of brake, suspension, or tyre trouble.
Author: Team Accelerate
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So, what’s the magic number? Well, most car manufacturers suggest every six months to a year or every 10,000kms, whichever comes first. But keep in mind, this is just for an average vehicle. Cars that perform more heavy duty tasks are advised to have more frequent services. Plus, if you drive an older car, it might be worth booking in a little earlier and keeping a close eye on your odometer. Good mechanical repairers should look at your car and individually diagnose it (just like if it were a person going to the doctor - everyone’s different!).