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Our cars are our pride and joy. Putting a little bit of extra care or effort into maintaining its mechanics and appearance on a regular basis will mean you’re less likely to be hit by hefty repair bills in the future and keep it looking good in the long run.
While maintaining a regular car service schedule is critical to keep your car healthy, you can also tick off some items by yourself. Our friends at Repco have a wide selection of car parts, accessories and lubricants to help you keep your car looking at its best but also enhance your every day driving experience.
NRMA Members can take advantage of the massive 30% off* storewide sale at any Repco store this Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 January just by showing your Membership card or your member barcode found in the mynrma app.
The engine oil in your vehicle acts as a lubricant for all the moving parts, allowing the major components to move freely and easily. It’s vital that you replace your engine oil regularly or top-up when necessary. Check your vehicle owner’s manual for the correct specification and amount you need. Repco stocks a variety of engine oils in different grades. Learn more about how oil works in a car’s engine.
Replace your worn windscreen wiper blades
Are your wipers skipping and hoping across your windscreen? Wiper blades are made of rubber and will deteriorate over time. They’ll become brittle and even tear so it’s a good idea to replace your wiper blades if this is the case.
Keep your car cool during summer with sunshade to prevent your dashboard and steering wheel from becoming unbearably hot.
Get a new head unit
Good music is as important to driving as fuel and inflated tyres but sometimes trying to connect your iPod or MP3 player can be a messy task. There’s always those ugly wires, radio interference, and whatever else preventing you from blasting your favourite tunes. Upgrade to a head unit which has Bluetooth-streaming capabilities which allows you to stream your music, make hands-free calls and that overall better sound quality.
Car care products
Fix those light door scratches that have always annoyed you or stock up with a bottle of car wash to keep your pride and joy nice and shiny. See our tips for washing your car.
Seat covers and floor mats
Are your car seats hopelessly stained or just plain ugly? Keep the kids, friends, or pets from messing up your interior with a pair of new car seat covers or floor mats.
Having a dash cam can give you the peace of mind of knowing that the facts will speak for themselves in the event of a collision. These days dash cams are becoming increasingly popular but also affordable. You can pick one up for under $100.
If you could fix one thing on your car, what would it be?
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7 useful buys under $100 for your car
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