Happy New Year! Time to start fresh. We hope this year is just as you plan it to be.

Buying another car –We’ve started the year off by doing lots of road worthies, but some things to consider that are often forgotten during this exciting time are – The cost and availability of replacement parts, the complexity of the electronics in the vehicle, and the effect this will have on servicing, repairing, or insuring the vehicle..

Luxury or complex cars are quite often sold cheap, because the cost to bring them back up to scratch is expensive. Whereas reliable, cheap to maintain cars are often expensive to buy, so you should look beyond the initial purchase price and consider the costs to insure and maintain the vehicle.

Unfortunately we get customers that have just bought a car, only to find the next service is a costly one, or that there are expensive repairs required. The risk of this happening can be reduced a few ways: 1-Researching vehicle maintenance costs, 2-not buying a car without a roadworthy, and 3-getting a pre-purchase inspection of the vehicle. We can help with all of these.

Child restraint fittings – How much does it cost?
Ask yourself how much it is worth. We see plenty of restraints fitted so poorly they might as well have just used an ockie strap. When we fit a restraint we know that it complies with regulations, that the seat hasn’t passed its expiry date, and we have done the job properly.

Number plate theft – (As mentioned on our Facebook page) This is on the increase in Pakenham, and the police have asked us to take part in fitting anti-theft number plate screws. We’ve gone a step further, and decided we will fit these screws for just a gold coin donation to our Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal. This decision has been a great success, and once again Andrews Autos will add to this donation for the Good Friday Appeal. Great stuff.

I hope this newsletter has been of some benefit, and we wish you happy motoring – Andrew.

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Happy driving – Andrew.

Andrews Autos

Factory 3/30 Michael Street Pakenham Vic 3810 Ph: 03 5941 7450

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