Summer Newsletter


Well, what a year it has been! Covid has certainly put a “spanner in the works” (pardon the pun).

Let’s hope we can all get on with our lives, travel to the summer destinations of our choice and be able to spend time with our family members.  It will be awesome to get outdoors and take part in all the activities the region has to offer:– Mountain biking, boating, walking and, don’t forget, the classic BBQ at your favourite spot. 

 

HOLIDAY CLOSURE

Closed:  Friday, 24th December to Tuesday, 4th January (inclusive).

Open:  Wednesday, 5th January 2022.

 

HANSENS AUTO SERVICES 2020 LIMITED

Bank Account Number 02-0948-0359456-00

To assist us immensely, please add your customer number or vehicle registration to your payment.

This will ensure we apply the payment to the correct account. 

 

ALL MAKES AND MODELS

We repair all vehicle Makes and Models. It does not need to be a Land Rover, BMW or any of our Parts and Service Dealer vehicles.

We have diagnostic tools that will connect to: Toyota, Mazda, Ford, Hyundai, Suzuki, Jeep and Holden.

We understand that your vehicle is your pride and joy. We would like to help keep it this way.

Call (03) 442 9702 to make a booking.

 

AFTER HOURS PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF

Hansens has an After Hours Drop-Off and Pick-Up service. Inquire about this with your next booking.

 

UPDATE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS

Please remember that if you have any change to your postal address, email address or phone numbers to advise us by emailing the new details to Robynne.

 

REASONS TO USE HANSENS

We have factory diagnostic equipment and factory-trained technicians, along with the support of our Franchises.

  • We wash your car - FREE
  • Proximity to town - FREE drop off and pick up
  • Airport pick up and drop off when required
  • Comprehensive Parts Department supplying genuine parts for all our brands
  • Locally owned and operated
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • Largest supplier of all Rack brands (Thule, Yakima, Hapro, Rhino Rack)
  • Supplier of Bike racks, Kayak racks and Roof boxes.

 

MOTORING TIPS

Warming the engine by letting it idle in the driveway is not a smart idea.

The engine doesn't operate at its peak temperature, resulting in incomplete fuel combustion, soot deposits on cylinder walls, oil contamination, and ultimately damaged components.

When turning your steering wheel, don't hold it in an extreme right or left position for more than a few seconds.

Doing so can damage the power-steering pump.

Lighten up your keychain

Does your car key share a chain with a dozen or more other keys? That's a pretty heavy load hanging off the car key when it's in the ignition. The weight, combined with bouncing while you drive, can wear out the tumblers inside the ignition and eventually lead to ignition switch failure. To add years of service to your ignition switch, purchase a lightweight keychain that allows you to separate your ignition key from the others. Drive with only the ignition key in your ignition. If your ignition key "sticks" when you try to turn on the car, it's a warning that your ignition switch is about to fail. Replace it before you get stranded.

Don't try to carry too much

Never exceed your car's roof load specifications or weight limits. You can find them in your vehicle owner's manual. Check the weight limit of your roof rack as well.

Check for uneven wear

Check tyres for uneven wear. If you've maintained tyre inflation properly, uneven wear may indicate the need for a wheel alignment.

Check engine oil at every other fill-up

For an accurate reading, follow this procedure:

  1. Run or drive your car for about 15 minutes to warm the oil;  then park the car in a level place. Turn off the engine and wait 15 minutes to allow the oil in the engine to drain back to the oil pan.
  2. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean with a paper towel or rag. Reinsert the dipstick, being sure to push it in all the way, then pull it out again to check the oil level. It should be somewhere between the hash marks on the dipstick.