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Journeys : April May 2009
A sure sign your car is in safe hands. Goodyear Autocare Corner of Frederick and Margaret Streets, Launceston Phone 6234 6045 the so-called global financial crisis. M “I don’t like to hear people talking-down the economy – in the end it can make a negative outlook come true,” he says. “Our business is growing and I say if the work’s there, just get in and do it.” It’s a philosophy that has paid-off for Mark and his team at Goodyear Autocare, a successful enterprise well-known in the north until 12 months ago as Launceston Tyre and Brake. Mark employs two qualified mechanics – Terry Wakefield has 28 years’ experience in the industry while Mark Cruse is a former RACT roadside contractor in Perth/Longford. “We also have Scott Ellston onsite,” Mark says. “Scott came to us from Repco so he really knows his way around the spare parts business.” Our RACT Approved Repairer Code of Practice ensures that all repair work and services performed for members of the RACT will be carried out under the supervision of a competent and qualified person. The RACT Approved Repairer Code of Practice also includes the following key points: • Written estimate of costs provided upon request • Warranty covering repair work for 90 days or 5000 km • Parts that are replaced will be available for you to inspect and keep, if desired • Once commenced, repair work will be completed quickly. When your car’s being repaired, it’s hard not to wonder if the job’s being done correctly. With an RACT Approved Repairer you can relax. RACT Approved Repairers shown with the Show Your Card & Save logo will provide 10% discount on labour if you present your card prior to quotation. Contact your nearest RACT branch for a complete list of Approved Repairers or visit www.ract.com.au It adds up to a team of extremely well-credentialled and experienced professionals in the motor trade. So if you’re looking for a one-stop shop for mechanical repairs and everything to do with tyres, call in and talk to Mark and his team soon. Blackmans Bay Motors 9 Opal Drive, Blackmans Bay Phone 6229 1434 position – Rod Glanville and Scott Turnbull moved their mechanical repairs and servicing business to the Opal Drive site in Blackmans Bay four years ago. I The purpose-built premises features a spacious workshop for their six qualified mechanics and one apprentice, as well as an attractive and welcoming reception area for customers. “Our business is expanding along with the fast-growing population in the Blackmans Bay area,” Rod says. “But we also have loyal customers who have been with us since we both worked in the Cygnet region. Scott bought the business in the late 1990s and Rod joined him soon afterwards. www.ract.com.au The team includes at least two keen t’s a bright new building in a great ark Pearce takes a positive view of motor sport enthusiasts. Scott himself is preparing a Subaru WRX for racing, although he hasn’t lined up on the grid just yet; while Tim Sullivan has a modified LH Torana drag-racer. Here are the blokes you’ll see hard at work through the big picture window from reception into the workshop: (From left) Tim Sullivan, Richard Mathews, Rod Glanville, Ben Griffin, Dylan Jones, Scott Turnbull with son Lochlan (“He’ll inherit all the debts,” Scott reckons) and David Medwin. April / May 09 33 6242
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