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Journeys : October November 2009
6242 A sure sign your car is in safe hands. 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. www.ract.com.au 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 Drive Automotive and Marine Services 22-24 Forbes Street, Devonport Phone 6424 1212 Specialists in automotive electrical and air conditioning repairs and service, Drive Automotive and Marine Ser vices in Devonport is an authorised Bosch Ser vice Centre, equipped with the latest scan and diagnostic tools for today's sophisticated engines. "Changes in engine technology mean that we need to undertake regular upskilling and training," proprietor Shane Smith told us. Shane's team also specialises in marine repairs, a field that reflects his main interest away from work -- parked undercover at his Devonport workshop site is the Odyssey, an eight-metre cruiser with twin 200hp 4-stroke outboards. "It's just about the biggest boat you can comfortably fit on a trailer," Shane said. He found the boat in Cairns after a long search and he uses her for diving and game fishing trips off the East Coast and Flinders Island. Carswell Auto Electrical 102 Margaret St, Launceston Phone 6331 2511 Astarter motor from a 1910 Model-T Ford was one of the unusual jobs on the list at Carswell Auto Electrical recently. As specialists in the area of automotive electrics, Carswell's staff are right up to speed with the latest electronic engine management technology -- a far cry from Henry Ford's simple systems. Carswell is a long-established business, dating back to the 1960s. Partner Colin McLean (pictured with third-year apprentice Damien Roach) says that Carswell has second-generation family clients who have been with the business since its inception. BP Sandy Bay 615 Sandy Bay Road, Lower Sandy Bay Phone 6225 1346 At the side of the BP Sandy Bay ser vice station there's a line of bicycles (from a top-range mountain bike to a little girl's pink number with training wheels); half a dozen motor mowers, a br ushcutter or two and a rotary hoe. It's an unusual angle to the business that father and son team Br uce and Nick Cane established in 1994. Son Nick (pictured right) was an Australian junior champion road cyclist before spending six years on the European race circuit. "We like to provide a full family service to our customers," Nick says. "That's why we offer to maintain and ser vice their mowers and bikes as well as their cars." BP Sandy Bay's 15 employees include long-ser ving mechanics Phil Crowe (left), who has been with Nick and Br uce for 15 years; and ex-Dubliner Maurice Curran, who left the Emerald Isle nine years ago. For friendly driveway ser vice and top- quality mechanical repairs on your motor vehicle (or your mower or bike!) call in and meet Nick and his team at Lower Sandy Bay. Life on the move 37 October / November 09
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