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Journeys : June July 2009
6242 EFI Automotive Electrics A sure sign your car is in safe hands. T 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 ony Barrett reckons he’s probably the longest-established auto-electrical professional in town – he started in the trade in 1974 so there’s 35 years of personal experience behind his business. Things have changed dramatically in that time, with the complexity of electronic systems in modern motor vehicles demanding far more sophisticated diagnosis of problems. “We’ve invested heavily in up-to-date diagnostic equipment, which is absolutely essential these days,” he says. “It’s simply 3/36 Mertonvale Circuit, Kingston 6229 4495 ynn Hansson is another widelyexperienced RACT Approved Repairer with more than 30 years in the industry. He’s always worked in the Kingston region and today his spacious premises in Mertonvale handles a wide range of auto-electrical and airconditioning work on motor vehicles, boats and caravans. “There are four of us at Channel Auto Electrics, including two apprentices,” Wynn says. “I’ve always had a commitment to training – over the years, many of my apprentices have come through as fullyqualified tradesmen and stayed with the business.” As well as everyday auto-electrical work, Wynn’s team takes on custom projects such as the complete re-wiring of this home-built race car. www.ract.com.au The professionals who can make sense of a spaghetti of coloured wire are (from left) Luke Tumney, Wynn Hansson, Sean Winter and Chris Palfreyman. June / July 09 41 not possible to repair contemporary systems without the right tools and training.” Tony’s team of full-time qualified tradesmen includes Michael Patterson (with Tony, on right) and Michael O’Keefe. Together they can handle the full range of auto-electrical and general mechanical repairs on all makes and models – even the classic 1988 Daimler Double 6 with just 105,000km on the clock that had a special place on the workshop floor when we called. Channel Auto Electrics W 5 Goulburn Street, Hobart www.efiautomotive.com.au 6234 3330
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