Theo's Top Tips: Wet Weather Driving

Brisbane has been experiencing some wet weather lately, and whether you love or hate the rain, Theo has given his top three tips to stay safe on the roads.

Tip 1: Ensure you keep a safe distance
Whether coming to a stop, slowing down for traffic lights or just generally driving on the road, it is imperative to keep a safe distance of at least two metres in wet weather. This is in the chance of your car sliding due to an abrupt stop, keeping a safe distance will minimise the chance of collisions. 

Tip 2: Drive with your headlights on. 
It is important for other drivers to see you in overcast conditions whether it is raining or not. The best way to ensure this, is to have the headlight function switched to ‘Auto’ that way you do not have to actively turn your lights on, the Mercedes will do it for you. 
If your headlights are faded or yellow, Aust Star offers a headlight polish service for Mercedes-Benz models between 2001 and 2007.

Tip 3: Ensure your tyre pressure is at the correct level.
Generally speaking for a Mercedes-Benz the PSI should sit at a comfortable 35-36. If you are unclear on what the ideal tyre pressure is for your Mercedes, feel free to call Theo on 07 3397 7158 to clarify.

Remember to be aware, drive with care and to get to your destination safely in wet weather conditions. 

I have been taking my collection of new and classic Mercedes Benz to Theo Anthony for service and restoration purposes since 1988. During this period of 27 years my family have owned over twenty six cars and have bought several from AustStar. I have always received very satisfactory service and customer care from Theo and his team who have also been invaluable in sourcing hard to find parts for my classics.

- Bill D. | 14 May 2015
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