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V6 Petrol, Automatic, Cruise
Control, Power Windows, A/C, CD,
174,040Kms. Eng No. LY7090350391
2009 HOLDEN VE OMEGA
$12,990 Plus on road costs
can give you more!
24 Hour Road Assistance
New Vehicle Warranty
Reliable Sales Used Cars
Finance Available, Conditions Apply, Approved Applicants
5 Dr Hatch, Automatic, 32,853kms.
One Owner. S062AIM
2010 KIA JB RIO S
$10,990 Plus on road costs
2011 MITSUBISHI TRITON
2.5L Turbo Diesel, Auto, Tow Bar,
Tonneau Cover, UHF, Alloy Bull Bar,
Alloy Wheels, Ute Liner, Cruise Control,
$23,990 Plus on road costs
5 Seater, 2.5L Turbo Diesel, Auto,
Window Tint, Electric Brakes, Power
Sockets, Tow Bar, Cruise Control, Local
Owner, 42,220kms. S714AMI
$31,990 Plus on road costs
2.5L Turbo Diesel, Auto, Window Tint,
Mitsubishi Canopy, Tow Bar, Local Owner,
$15,990 Plus on road costs
2004 MITSUBISHI PAJERO
7 Seater, 3.2L Turbo Diesel, Auto, Tow
Bar, Window Tint, Reverse Camera, Sat
Nav, 173,162kms. S500BEN
$21,990 Plus on road costs
2006 HOLDEN RA
3.0L Turbo Diesel, Manual, Single Cab,
Steel Tray, Steel Bull Bar, Tow Bar,
$12,990 Plus on road costs
4 Cyl Petrol, 5 Speed Manual, 5 Door
Hatch. 88,884 Kms, XJZ508.
2006 HYUNDAI GETZ
$6,990 Plus on road costs
Auto, 6 Cylinder, Leather, Reverse
Camera, Sat Nav, Sunroof, 57,461kms.
2009 LEXUS IS 250
$28,990 Plus on road costs
3.0L V6 Petrol, Automatic, Tow Bar,
Window Tint, 198,737 Kms.
2006 TOYOTA CAMRY
$6,990 Plus on road costs
MY15 MITSUBISHI TRITON
$29,990 DRIVE AWAY
OUTLANDER AUTO / BODY KIT
$26,990 Plus on road costs
SPECIAL 4J11 MH6095
HOLIDAY-MAKERS travelling with
a caravan have been warned to be
careful when taking off on their next
RAA claims manager Hayley Cain
said over 40 per cent of caravan insur-
ance claims were for incidents where
the driver towing the caravan was at
"The majority of these claims result
from towing skill issues -- for example
hitting stationary objects like trees,
signs or walls, or misjudging the
behaviour or dimensions of the cara-
van," she said.
"A car and caravan combination
behaves in a very different manner
than just a car and driving them well
requires skill, practise and important-
ly consideration of the other drivers
"We see accidents where windy
weather causes drivers to lose con-
trol of a swaying caravan but, even in
calm conditions, excessive speed and
inappropriate overtaking decisions
can cause caravans to travel out of
line resulting in flipping and colli-
"Reversing into objects,
miscalculating spaces and misjudging
the turning capability of the caravan
are also common."
Ms Cain said it was important for
drivers to keep their skills up, espe-
cially if they only take their caravan
out a few times per year.
"Don't assume you can just hook
up the van and take off," she said.
"Take the caravan out for a test
drive and familiarise yourself with the
rig -- practise manoeuvres, especially
reversing and parking."
Ms Cain said weather damage --
especially wind or storm damage to
awnings -- was the second biggest
cause of caravan claims, accounting
for approximately 20 per cent.
"It's important to remember insur-
ance doesn't cover poor maintenance,
so you won't be covered for general
wear and tear if you've been touring
or the van's been sitting out in the
winter weather for years," she said.
"Taking photos of your caravan's
condition before you leave is useful if
damage occurs during the trip."
RAA's caravan safety checklist:
n Ensure your car and caravan are
compatible especially with regards to
size and weight.
n Check you have the correct tow-
bar and ball height for the vehicle and
n Check your van's tyre suitability,
quality and tyre pressure.
n Check wiring, batteries and gas
connections as these can cause fires.
n Load your caravan evenly.
n Practise your driving techniques
in advance and be careful in windy
n Plan your route carefully but
modify depending on road conditions,
weather, distances and timing.
n Be courteous and considerate of
other drivers -- use turn out lanes or
n Don't leave checks and mainte-
nance to the last minute -- do it during
the month prior to your trip.
Crucial caravan care
A NEW safety video
featuring Mallala locals
has aired using the spirit
of 'bromance' to drive
home the importance of
safety on regional roads.
The video, from
the Motor Accident
focuses on speeding,
drink driving and seat-
belts -- key road safety
issues in regional South
MAC general manag-
er Michael Cornish said
the video focused on the
message that a commu-
nity effort was required
to reduce road trauma.
"Our research shows
that one of the most
important values in
country towns is mate-
ship," said Mr Cornish.
"This campaign lever-
ages that mateship with
humorous language to
grab attention and share
a serious message.
"We want to encour-
age mates to speak up
when they see anoth-
er mate about to make
a bad driving decision
by giving them some
examples of how they
can do that."
Road Safety Minister
Tony Piccolo said that
fatalities on regional
roads were overrepre-
sented in the state's road
"Last year 68 per cent
of fatalities in South
Australia occurred in
rural areas -- 73 of 108
deaths -- and that is com-
Mr Piccolo said.
"In December alone,
there were 16 fatal
crashes in SA and 11 of
those were in rural areas
resulting in 15 deaths.
"In addition, 61 per
cent of serious inju-
ry crashes last year
occurred in rural areas.
"The 'Keep the
Bromance Alive' cam-
paign is not just tar-
geting people who live
in rural areas but also
those who travel on
The video, which
began on Valentine's
Day, has been airing on
regional and metropol-
itan television but can
also be viewed on the
MAC website at www.
'Bromance' key to road safety
LOCAL classic and custom car
owners are encouraged to register for
a rock and roll event in Birdwood this
The Rock & Roll Rendezvous
will be held at the National Motor
Museum in Birdwood on Sunday,
April 12, and entries are open to own-
ers of chrome-plated Cadillacs, cus-
tom cars or any motoring classics of
the '50s, '60s and '70s.
Registered vehicles can also join
in a classic convoy and cruise in style
up to the museum from the Torrens
Parade Ground in the city.
Interested motorists can register
at rocknrollrendezvous.com.au, with
entry forms due by Friday, April 3.
The Rock & Roll Rendezvous runs
from 10am to 5pm and general admis-
sion is $20 for adults and $15 conces-
sion (entry is free for children under
For more information, contact
Pauline Renner on 8568 4022 or
Register now to rock and roll at Birdwood
RALLY CHAMPS: The
Hyundai Motorsport team
stepped onto the World
podium for the fourth
time as Thierry Neuville
(#7 Hyundai i20 WRC)
stormed to second place
in Rally Sweden during
round two of the FIA
WRC, held from February
12 to 15.
PHOTO: Hyundai Motor UK
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