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8 Nov

SUV TOW BARS

We fitted two towbars to passenger SUV’s this week. A Hayman Reece and a TAG tow bar.

Accessories are not just for the four wheel drive, these two were a Ford Kuga and Subaru Forester. Give us a call or drop into the workshop to discuss your vehicle.

29 Oct

NSW Digital Driver Licence

 

From Monday 28 October, regulation will come in force enabling all NSW drivers to legally present their Digital Driver Licence as proof of age, proof of identity and right to drive.

Next week, the state-wide version of the Digital Driver Licence will become available to download on the Service NSW app.

For more information see the link below at Service NSW.

 

https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/nsw-digital-driver-licence

 

21 Oct

Important Takata Airbag Recall Information – FORD

Important Takata Airbag Recall Information – Ford Australia 

 

Ford Australia has issued an urgent recall on all vehicles fitted with affected frontal driver and passenger Takata airbag inflators.
Affected airbags are faulty and could kill or seriously injure you or other people in the vehicle. It is critical that affected individuals check whether a Ford vehicle has been affected.

An affected vehicle can easily be identified by, checking the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in the look up tool or by calling Ford on 1800 503 673

21 Oct

More than 82,750 Cars are Included in the Expanded Takata Airbag Recall

Toyota has expanded its Takata recall for the 2001-03 Avensis, 2001-07 Corolla, and 2006-11 Yaris Sedan.

As with all Takata-related recalls, airbags in the affected vehicles are fitted with propellant that could degrade when exposed to heat and humidity. If one of those cars is in an accident where the airbags are deployed, the metal inflator housing could explode under too much internal pressure sending shrapnel shooting into the cabin.

There’s a serious risk of injury or death, should a faulty Takata airbag be involved in an accident.

A total of 82,756 cars are included in the expanded campaign – a VIN list is attached here

Toyota will contact owners of the affected vehicles and advise them to organise a free replacement inflator with their nearest dealer.

The latest ACCC figures show 3.2 million airbags (78.9 per cent) have been replaced during the Takata recall campaign, leaving 600,000 vehicles (14.8 per cent) on the road with Takata airbag inflators still fitted.

A further 6.3 per cent of vehicles originally included in the recall have been written off, scrapped or unregistered for more than two years, meaning they can’t have their airbag replaced.

There are 24 reported deaths and more than 260 injuries from faulty inflators worldwide. One local motorist was killed by a Takata airbag in July 2017, while another was seriously injured in June of the same year. The ACCC added some 1.1 million vehicles to the compulsory recall last year.

According to the Australian Government, the risk of a defective Takata airbag rupturing may arise between 6 and 25 years after it is installed in a vehicle. In areas of high heat and humidity, the risk of rupture may arise between 6 and 9 years. Concerned owners can check if their vehicle needs a new inflator at www.IsMyAirbagSafe.com.au

3 Oct

Overstock Clearance – Snorkel Kits $80

Overstock Clearance – Snorkel Kits $80

As far as 4×4 accessories go, snorkels are the number one piece of equipement. A snorkel, not only allows you to cross deep water safely, but is essential for feeding cool, clean air to your engine and keeping it performing at its best.

Drivetech 4×4 snorkel kits
Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series 2008-2015
70 Series Landcruiser
100 Series Landcruiser
Nissan D40 Navara 2005 – 2010
Nissan Pathfinder R51 2005 – 2010
Isuzu Dmax 2008-2012
Mitsubishi ML Triton

ALL KITS COME COMPLETE AT $80 EACH

18 Sep

50L Transit Fridge Freezer HOT PRICE $699

 

In time for summer. Selling on Ebay for $849. We’ve got it in stock and a low price of $699!

The new design Transit Fridge/Freezer from Companion is the most effective, efficient and affordable portable cooling solution. Keep your food and drink cooler for longer with the latest innovative Bluetooth technology. Simply download the free app on your smartphone and you can monitor internal temperature, battery voltage and utilise the remote operation right from the palm of your hand.

Features
• Bluetooth operation
• Slimline design with tough impact resistant polypropylene exterior
• Digital control panel with electronic temperature control
• High efficiency DC portable compressor with ECO and MAX modes
• Inbuilt 12/24V DC and 240V AC power inputs
• 3 Stage battery protection
• Internal LED light
• Removable basket with divider

Visit Companion Brands for more details.

8 Aug

Congratulations Jacob Walters!

Congratulations Jacob Walters. This week awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for “Demonstrating great Ownership & Attention to Detail, finding a potential safety issue with a Snowy Hydro Truck.” We are super proud. It’s a great initiative from Snowy Hydro rewarding and acknowledging good work. We really appreciate it.

 

17 Aug
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New Diagnostic Scan Tool Technology

 

Recently, we welcomed dealer level diagnostic software into our workshop. Once again we’ve upgraded our diagnostic capabilities, with a scan tool that specialises in euro models such as Volkswagen and Audi.

This equipment has been a long time coming for us with the European market soaring, we have a lot to look forward to in terms of new capabilities and new challenges when it comes to diagnostics, and the next generation of diagnostic tools.

Vehicle manufactures are continuing to evolve and cars are becoming more and more sophisticated. The information available to technicians also needs to increase and evolve.

Snow Country Autos has the most up to date and comprehensive diagnostic equipment available to workshops today and with regards to your Euro models… we’ve added that too.

If you would like to discuss the needs of your vehicle with a specialist technician, don’t hesitate to call the workshop to make a convenient time 64562170.