Motorists are being urged by the NZ Transport Agency to help keep their family and friends safe this holiday season by giving their car a TWIRL before heading off for their annual summer holidays.
“No matter the age, make or model of your vehicle, there are regular checks you need to make to ensure your car is safe and running well,” says the Transport Agency’s Director of Safety Ernst Zollner.
“It is the vehicle owner who is responsible for maintaining their vehicle in a roadworthy condition at all times. A Warrant of Fitness check is a minimum safety check and shouldn’t be confused with a vehicle maintenance or service check.
“You don’t have to wait until your Warrant of Fitness is due to give your vehicle a TWIRL: check the Tyres; Windscreen, wipers and mirrors; Indicators; Rust and Lights.”
Mr Zollner says it doesn’t take long to complete a quick safety check but it is critical before heading away for the holidays; drivers should check their vehicles and take it to an expert if you think anything is wrong. “Always adopt the principle: if in doubt, be safe and have it checked out.”
A TWIRL quick car safety check involves:
Windscreen, wipers and mirrors
Download TWIRL flyer (PDF, 810KB).
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