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Selwyn Times: June 28, 2016

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2 34 [Edition datE] Tuesday June 28 2016 MY PRIDE & JOY SELWYN TIMES A 2008 DODGE CHALLENGER Nev Croy has been a Chrysler fan ever since his father, Wilfrid Croy and Pat Keating owned the Sheffield garage in the early 1950s through to the 1970s. They were sub-dealers for Cooper Henderson Motors, the Chrysler dealers in Christchurch so Chrysler was the family’s car of choice. Nev has always owned a Chrysler replacing his previous car, a valiant Charger with a brand new 2008 Dodge Challenger, which he imported from the United States. It was the first left hand drive vehicle of its kind that arrived in New Zealand and car number 6,289 off the production line with only 6,400 produced in the first edition of Challengers. “Chrysler had not intended to produce more Dodge Challengers but the car was so popular that they carried on making them. you can still buy a new model today,” explains Nev. The car is a five speed automatic, fully equipped with a reconfigurable display that shows the car’s g-force just like in an aeroplane. The driver can set a timer to calculate the 0-60 miles per hour time, activated when putting the foot on the accelerator so a handy feature for saloon racing. It has a response system that automatically turns off the fuel supply to the engine, turns on the lights and unlocks the doors if the airbags are triggered, as well as a tyre pressure monitoring display button on the dashboard that shows the pressure of each tyre. Under the bonnet is a 425 brake horsepower 6.1 litre engine, claimed to go from 0-100 miles per hour and back to zero in just 16.5 seconds, and 0-60 miles per hour in 4.9 seconds. Nev and his partner Heather Taege have not quite reached that. When tested by the manufacturers it reached 13.5 in a standing quarter mile, however Nev and Heather could not quite reach that at the recent oamaru drag racing with Nev achieving 13.8 seconds and Heather tipping him at 13.7. english Top Gear featured a SrT8 Challenger on their programme which reached 155 miles per hour on the Bonneville salt flat. The car’s interior is beautifully fitted out and has leather seating that Nev says are heated and really comfortable. “It’s a two door four seater so not huge in the back though we have had six foot passengers in there and as the driver’s seat is electric and has a motor underneath it, it is difficult to climb into the back from that side,” explains Nev. The vehicle also has a 320 AMP sound system with hard drive that will store 1,200 tunes and play DvDs when in neutral gear. Nev’s best fuel consumption has been 8.8 litres per 100 kilometres though on average he achieves 12-13 litres per 100 kilometres. He considers this quite affordable and has found the Dodge cheaper than his earlier valiant Charger. Nev and Heather have travelled 33,000 kilometres in their 2008 Dodge Challenger. “Every kilometre’s been immensely enjoyable. We just love it,” says Nev. R OO JONES Panelbeaters Specialists in Collision Repairs dings to major repairs From small dings to major repairs • City location • Two great locations • Free Afterhours Pick up and • Collision delivery repair specialists to Rolleston residents. • Free • loan Loan cars Cars and & Vans vans • Insurance • Insurance repairs, Jobs, smash Smash repairs, rust repairs, Restorations fibreglassing • From • Can motorbikes co-ordinate to horse WOF & floats • No job mechanical too big or repairs. small • Open • From most Motorbikes Saturday mornings to Horse floats for customer • No job convenience too big or small. 2 convenient locations.. 20 Bath St (behind South City) • 224 Main Sth Road (next to BP) 2 Convenient loCationS... before beFoRe after aFteR 20 bath St (Behind South City) • 224 Main St Road (Next to BP) Ph Ph 0800 RO Ro JOneS JoneS before beFoRe after aFteR 9198779AA Jones Road, Rolleston, RD 7 Christchurch Ph 347 8703 Fax 03 347 9576 Mob 027 228 2854 Email • Panelbeating • All insurance claims • Sandblasting • Spray (Bake) Painting • Truck Refinishing • Windscreen Replacments • Chassis Straightening • Motorhome Refinishing • Loan Cars 3 TRUCKS 3 CARS 3 LUBES 3 SERVICING 3 FLEET WORK 3 BOATS 3 DIESEL INJECTOR 3 & PUMP SERVICING 3 ENGINE TUNING Mon-Fri 6.45am-6.00pm, Sat 8.00am-12.00pm 3 BRAKES 3 MAXXIS TYRES 3 WHEEL ALIGNMENTS 3 BATTERIES 3 WOFs 3 CAMBELTS AND MUCH MORE! 839 Jones Road, Rolleston P.O. Box 16 Rolleston Phone Simon on 347 7110 or Mobile 027 272 9213

[Edition datE] SELWYN TIMES Tuesday June 28 2016 35 3 MOTORCARE PROFESSIONALS Exciting changes at Burnham Auto Services “CoMe IN and check out our latest upgrades. At Burnham Auto Services, we’re passionate about ensuring that our customers are at the heart of everything we do,” says Brendon who along with his wife Jo-ann, are owners of Burnham Auto Services. Burnham Auto Services now have a bigger and better shop, offering everything you need from groceries to emergency supplies, all available from 7am to 7pm every weekday. Their core business is also being improved with a new staff member, Hayden. He is a fully qualified mechanic and WoF inspector so there are now three full-time technicians on-site to help you with everything from Warrants of Fitness to engine re-builds and anything in between. As part of their re-branding with Challenge, Burnham Auto Services are also embarking on an ambitious programme of expansion that will provide more fuel pumps and easier access to the premises. owners, Brendon and Jo-ann said that it will be a perfect marriage between big and small business, ensuring that the local community has everything it needs. “We can now offer our community what they need on site; it is a one-stop shop so to speak,” adds Jo-ann. “It’s light, bright, spacious, and we now have a comfortable warm area for customers to relax over a coffee, eat their lunch, or wait while their car is getting a WoF or being repaired.” There has already been a popular take up of their snacks and coffee. They also have Hillyers pies and slices, and Sushi from the popular Sushi Factory which is made fresh daily and delivered from the factory in the Izone, Tuesdays to Fridays. A popular addition, which has been receiving favourable comments, is the bread and milk specials of: • two 2 litres of Dairy Dale Milk for $7.00; or • Milk and Bread combo $6.00. Pop into Burnham Auto Services or check their Facebook page for weekly specials on food and drink combos. They have also teamed up with Burnham School to offer a community 7-seater van, available for groups such as the local kindergarten, sports teams and the wider community when extra seating is required for a special occasion. Telephone or call in to enquire about this service. Burnham Auto Services offers full forecourt service for petrol; diesel and LPG swap a bottle gas. They also sell automotive parts, and fit and balance Kumho and Maxxis tyres. This winter, specials are: • radiator and anti-freeze flush at just $75.00, • their popular synthetic service for just $119.00, and • free fitting and balancing on selected tyres A bigger & better shop Lee & Brendon Brendon, Jo-ann, Vince, Lee & Hayden Burnham Auto is located behind Burnham Military Camp at 36 Russell Road, Burnham and is open from 7am until 7pm, Monday to Friday. They can be contacted on 03 347 6607, by text on 021 522 150, by email:, or hop onto their Facebook page. BURNHAM auto services CHECK OUT THESE SPECIALS Milk 2 x 2 Litres $7.00 Keep your motor running smoothly • WOF • Challenge Service Station • Vehicle Servicing • Tyres/Puncture • Repairs • Courtesy car Milk & Bread $6.00 OUR SERVICES ADD ONS Jones Road ALL YOUR MOTORING NEEDS › While You Wait WOF’s › Courtesy Cars › Diagnostics › Repairs › Servicing › Batteries › Tyres AUTUMN SPECIAL All services or repairs completed will go in the draw to win a car care pack each fortnight during Autumn Auto Phone 347 4020 851 Jones Rd, Rolleston Basic Service Includes up to 4 litres of standard Valvoline oil and a quality RYCO filter Euro Service Includes up to 5 litres of synthetic Valvoline oil and a quality RYCO cartridge filter Full Synthetic Oil Service Includes up to 4 litres of synthetic Valvoline oil and a quality RYCO filter $89.00 $139.00 $119.00 4WD Service $159.00 Includes up to 7 litres of diesel Valvoline oil, heavy duty RYCO oil filter, up to 20 grease points, checking transfer box and front diff oil levels Engine Flush $13.00 Powersteering Flush $49.00 Coolant Flush and 3 litres of New Antifreeze $75.00 ECU Diagnostic Scan $10.00 Transmission Service and Flush $189.00 We are open from 7am-7pm Mon to Fri 36 Russell Road, Ph: 03 347 6607 Txt: 021 522 150 Email: