Check your car before the Easter holidays

The Easter holidays are a week away, which means now is a good time for motorists to have their cars checked to ensure safety on the road.

Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), says despite the long weekends almost upon us it’s not too late to have your vehicle checked before hitting the road.

He suggests that motorists make an appointment for a car check at an accredited MIWA workshop as soon as possible. “The mechanics will do a thorough check of the vehicle which may include a road test and an assessment of the lights, suspension, drive lines, brakes, tyres (including spare and tools), fluid levels, wipers and windscreen, V Belts and exhaust.”

If a problem is identified, the mechanic will be able to advise the vehicle owner and provide a quote for repairs needed. No repairs will be done without the consent of the owner, he explains.

“It is so important that vehicles are roadworthy and ready before embarking on a long road trip. Many accidents, especially over the Easter weekend, are a result of vehicles not being serviced or maintained. Please, lets all do our part to reduce the deaths on our roads,” he concludes.

For a list of MIWA workshops, vehicle owners can visit the MIWA site: