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Journeys : Feb March 2012
W e have redeveloped and relaunched the fuel watch page at www.ract.com.au and it is already attracting significantly more consumer traffic. As well as prov iding an indication of RACT’S new fuel watch page current fuel prices in Tasmania, the site now has a wide range of useful information. It’s a one stop librar y for ever ything you want to know about fuel prices, such as where to find different fuels like LPG. It provides the locations of service stations in Tasmania, as well as information on fuel quality standards and where you can make a complaint if you’re concer ned about the quality of fuel you buy. If you’re going on holiday, the RACT’s fuel watch page is an ideal source for planning your fuel stops. There are links to external sites such as Motormouth, where you can compare Tasmanian prices with those motorists are paying in other states. You can click through to the website for the Australian Institute of Petroleum, which provides an enormous range of historical price data, including ‘terminal gate prices’. If you want to know how much people are paying for petrol in Mount Isa, Mildura or other towns and cities, the AIP site can inform you. There is also a link to the ACCC, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Google ‘R ACT fuel watch’, or go to ww w.ract.com.au/fuel_watch Incorrect disposal of car batteries can be hazardous to the environment. Through our battery program, R ACT Batteries ensures the responsible disposal of lead acid car batter ies. RACT Batteries operates 24/7, 365 days a year and last year recycled over 5000 batteries as part of the recycling program. “ With over 96% of a battery able to be recycled, RACT is committed to this important environmental initiative,” Dar ren Moody, General Manager Roadside and Technical Services explains. “After ever y battery replacement by our mobile battery patrols, we send the used batteries off to be separated by professional batter y recyclers so that almost all the components, including plastic casing, acid and lead, can be recycled into new batteries to reduce the environmental impact.” The important environmental benefits of this recycling include fewer impacts on landfill and a reduction in the impact of mining new materials. Car batteries contain lead and acid, so leaving them lying around is dangerous. Here are some tips to ensure you dispose of your battery in the cor rect manner. • Contact your local council – most provide an annual battery recycling service • Deliver your old batter y to an R ACT Approved Repairer in your region • Any R ACT Batteries patrol will conveniently remove your old batter y for recycling when purchasing your new batter y. Do not: • Put them in household garbage • Dump them on the tip • Leave them lying around your home RACT Batteries are the batter y exper ts – we can deliver and install the right batter y first time 24/7, 365 days a year. For fast and professional ser vice, call us on 13 11 11. RACT Batteries gets a charge out of recycling In our community 8 February / March 2012
Apr May 2012