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Journeys : Oct Nov 2011
RACT members save on car loans Asan RACT member, you save even more on our already low interest rates for car loans. How much you save depends on your type of membership cover. As well as member savings and low rates, our loans have no hidden or ongoing monthly fees. To find out how much you can save, apply online today at www.ract.com.au or call 13 27 22 to talk to one of our friendly and professional ser vice staff. RACT Finance is subject to RACV lending criteria. Conditions, fees and charges apply. Member discount does not apply to new car special rates. Keeping Tasmanians moving In the three months from April to June this year, our R ACT Roadside patrollers helped 20,089 stranded motorists – that’s an average of over 220 per day. • Call-outs by region – south 11,069, north 4633, north-west 2686 • Busiest days – Mondays • Five most common reasons: Battery problems 30% – Lockouts 10% – Wheels and tyres 6% Out of fuel 3% – Ignition 2% It’s worth remembering that on average, a battery lasts around 31⁄2 years in normal use in Tasmania. If your battery has reached that age, it’s time for a check. Our Roadside Assistance team can assist with a free battery test (and replacement if necessary) – call us on 13 1111. Experience the magic that happens when six elite Hobart chefs join together to create an unforgettable and thought-provoking menu on Fr iday 4 November 2011 at The Long Galler y at Salamanca Arts. Hosted by 936 ABC Hobart Breakfast presenter Ryk Goddard, this event w ill entice your senses and challenge your perceptions of stroke. Exceptional cuisine is complemented by a stunning photographic exhibition that tells the intimate stor y of sur vival. In Australia alone 60,000 strokes occur each year – one stroke every 10 minutes! Stroke kills more women than breast cancer, more men than prostate cancer and will affect one in six people. Join Alistair Wise (Sweet Envy), Kent Sullivan (The Point), Philippe Lebain (The Source at Mona), Scott Heffer nan (Smolt), Varuni Kulasekera (Chado – The Way of Tea) and Waji Spiby (Waji’s Kitchen) as they combine their creative expertise to serve up a thought provoking canapé menu, with matched wines. Share an evening with the people that matter to you, supporting a cause that matters to all of us. Your participation will help support the National Stroke Foundation to stop stroke, save lives and end suffer ing. Visit www.foodfor thoughthobart.com.au for more information and for bookings. Food for thought Craig Millington, RACT’s Manager Roadside Assistance, hands over the keys to one of our new vans to Patrolman David Blain October / November 2011 43 We’ve got great car loans for RACT members. Call 13 27 22 www.ract.com.au 6565 autoSEARCH A free service to help you find your next car Finding the perfect new or used car has never been easier for RACT members! autoSEARCH will find the type of vehicle you require, arrange for a discounted RACT inspection, negotiate a special members’ purchase price, find a great price on your trade-in and provide a manufacturer or dealers’ warranty on most vehicles and even arrange finance for approved applicants. This independent service is free for RACT members. Statewide 0418 123 060 Hobart 6231 9992 Launceston 6334 3965 6619
MNJ Aug Sep 2011