ROAD SAFETY: Let your tyres do the talking

THE vehicle has been serviced, the fuel tank is full and the trailer is being packed – it’s almost time to hit the road.

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With students already on holiday and many families across the Fraser Coast preparing for Christmas festivities, there’s a good chance you’re going to be travelling at some point, even if you’re exploring your own backyard.

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Bodies like the RACQ in Queensland are urging motorists to Drive Like Your Life Depends On It.

The RACQ campaign specifically targets drivers in regional areas. More than 40 billboards with the safety message are being rolled out across the State.

One way you can improve your safety these holidays is by making sure your vehicle is in good condition.

Your car, ute, SUV or 4WD might look and sound great, but there’s more to it than that.

Chris Wicks from Bob’s Tyre Centres and TJM said its vitally important for motorists to remember their tyres.

“Braking and handling is a massive road safety factor, especially if you need to stop pretty quickly,” said Chris.

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He said there are a number of ways you can tell how old your tyres are.

“Each tyre has a four-digit age code and cracks are also signs of age.”

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Tyres also have a wear mark indicator within the tread.

“These can all be inspected by a local tyre fitter or salesperson,” said Chris

Wheel alignment and balancing should be checked every 10,000km or 12 months.

Tyre pressure should be checked monthly.

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Bob’s Tyre Centres and TJM offer a full range of services including: tyre fitting, rotation and balancing, wheel alignment and puncture repairs.

Tyre technicians are also available 24/7 for an onsite callout service.

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Thrill seekers planning for a little more adventure can also fit-out their vehicles with all the necessary 4WD accessories.

Locally owned with branches in Hervey Bay and Maryborough, Bob’s Tyre Centres and TJM has been operating on the Fraser Coast for over 35 years.

The business employs over 40 people and offers pick up and drop off services as well as courtesy cars.

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There is also easy access for caravans and boat trailers.

2021 Christmas holiday times:

  • Friday 24 December – 8am until late
  • Saturday 25 to Tuesday 28 December – CLOSED
  • Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 December – 8am to 5pm.
  • Saturday 1 to Monday 3 January – CLOSED
  • Tuesday 4 January – 8am to 5pm.
  • Afterhours callouts available on 0427 722 746. Please note, fees and charges will apply.

For more information on Bob’s Tyre Centres and TJM, click here.

Maryborough: 14 Rocky St, 07 4121 2288
Hervey Bay: 93 Main St, 07 4124 1855

You can also follow Chris and the team on Facebook and Instagram.

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