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Selwyn Times: May 09, 2017

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30 Tuesday May 9 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. JONES ROAD ROLLESTON .kiwi SELWYN TIMES Look after your pet Real Petfoods carry a selection of seed mixes. Mon-Fri 6.45am-6pm Sat 8am-12 noon (WOFs only) 3 TRUCKS 3 CARS 3 LUBES 3 SERVICING 3 FLEET WORK 3 BOATS 3 DIESEL INJECTOR 3 & PUMP SERVICING 3 ENGINE TUNING 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 with Real Pet Food Feeding pets the right food helps keep them healthy and in good condition. “Cats and dogs are carnivores, born to eat real meat and not dog biscuits that are full of grains,” says Bernie owner of Real Petfood in Rolleston. Real Petfood sells a wide range of top quality pet meat products, all at extremely competitive prices. Their meat is absolutely natural with no additives, preservatives or fillers whether fresh or frozen raw mutton, beef, horse, chicken or rabbit. They have pet mince, steak pieces, puppy mixes, meaty bones, tripe and brisket bones. The birds are not forgotten either, with a selection of seed mixes available, including wild bird seed and bird feeders. There are also mixes for pet guinea pigs, rats and mice and a small selection of animal paraphernalia. Real Petfood’s dog mixes of beef, horse and mutton are very popular. These come in a range of sizes, from 500gram bags through to 25kg lots of free flow bags. “Horse meat is non-allergenic so vets often prescribe it for dogs that react to beef,” explains Bernie who also advises that only raw mutton must be frozen before feeding to a dog. Real Petfood sources its meat from local farmers and processes it in their own abattoir, ensuring fresh meat each day. Their frozen free-flow packs offer convenience. Just take out what you need and defrost in a microwave when you get home; leaving a meaty bone to entertain the dog while away at work. Real Petfood has five staff sourcing, processing and selling pet meat in handy sized packs that are available direct to customers from their Rolleston outlet with free delivery available to customers (in and around Rolleston) who spend over $70. You will also be able to order on-line soon. Real Petfood can be found at shop 4, 855 Jones Road in Rolleston, across from Jones Road Auto. To call them, phone 347 0626; or for specialist questions on pet food, call Bernie on 0274 375 114 or email: bahutton@xtra.co.nz. Shane Nuttall cuts up pet meat in Real Petfood’s butchery. Not just a tyre shop! • On-farm services - NO CALLOUT FEE (Selwyn district) • 24 hour fleet service • Full mechanical repairs • Nitrogen fills, batteries, WOF, shock absorbers • Agricultural tyres • Full range of vehicle tyres • Wheel alignments & puncture repairs Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.00pm, Saturday 9am-12pm Call 03 347 4702 or 0800 838 973 847 Jones Rd, Rolleston • www.tasmantyres.co.nz real pet food Manufacturers of Fine Natural Pet Food BEEF • Steaks • Mince • Brisket Bones • Beef & Tongue • Beef Bones CHICKEN • Mince • Necks Phone (03) 347 0626 Shop 4, 855 Jones Road, Rolleston (opposite Redpaths) Hours: Mon-Tue 9am-5pm Wed-Fri 9am-5.30pm Sat 10am-1pm HORSE • Steaks • Mince • Hearts, Livers & Tongue MIXES • Cat Mix • Dog Mix Stockists of: Birdseed & Bird Acessories, Rabbit Mix, Rat & Mice Mix, Guinea Pig Mix, Fish Food & Accessories Jones Road Auto ALL YOUR MOTORING NEEDS › While You Wait WOF’s › Courtesy Cars › Diagnostics › Repairs › Servicing › Batteries › Tyres Phone 347 4020 851 Jones Rd, Rolleston www.jonesroadauto.co.nz Simple elegance Classic style with a contemporary look. See our fabric range in-store today. classic curtains & interiors 817 Jones Road, Rolleston Ph 03 347 4295 Curtains | Blinds | Upholstery | Fabrics | Cushions | Crafts Need a Professional Electrician? Call Laser Electrical Rolleston! Residential • Industrial • Commercial • Rural • Dairy Laser Electrical Rolleston, 831 Jones Road, Rolleston www.laserelectrical.co.nz (0800 527 374)

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday May 9 2017 31 Driven Mitsubishi gives ASX a fresh face • By Ross Kiddie MITSUBISHI Motors New Zealand has been busy over the last 12 months. A raft of facelifted models has landed, a new Outlander, Mirage and ASX are now on dealers’ showroom floors. Each has a significantly different appearance, and I’ve covered the changes in recent evaluations. The last in my schedule to drive was the ASX, an acronym for active smart crossover, and while the changes aren’t major they certainly provide a fresher exterior look, giving it more of a Mitsubishi family appearance. The interior has enhanced specification features and a bit of tidy up to make it more comfortable, it also gets extra technical gadgets to make it more functional and user-friendly. That along with a revised lineup – now there are only four models – the ASX is destined to be a strong competitor in the mid-size sport utility vehicle market, landing from just $36,690. The test car was the VRX, twowheel-drive, 2-litre at $40,590. Petrol-power will get you into front-wheel drive only; if you want four-wheel-drive you are locked into the 2.3-litre diesel variants listing at $41,990 and $45,990 (VRX). MITSUBISHI ASX: Fresh look with a Mitsubishi family appearance. The ASX follows in the wheel tracks of the SUV Outlander and takes on board many of the elements which have made it so successful, albeit in a smaller size. In VRX specification the level of fitment sits towards high. For that money it comes well equipped with full leather trim and heated front seats, dash-mounted display screen with rear view reversing camera, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, comprehensive trip computer, and all the safety kit to earn it a five-star Australasian New Car Assessment Program safety rating. Under the bonnet lies a 1998cc, 16-valve, twin-camshaft engine. It is much the same unit which powers Lancer and stands out for its relatively high power output (112kW) and strength low down, courtesy of a 200Nm torque figure. Together the power and torque outputs combine to provide strong mid-range performance, easily cutting out a 120km/h from 80km/h overtaking time in 6sec. For the record, it will also launch from a standstill to 100km/h in 9.9sec. Just like the Lancer, the ASX drives out of a six-step continuously variable transmission. That’s no surprise, Mitsubishi have embraced CVT transmission and it has worked well with Outlander and Lancer. In the ASX it is equally as efficient, taking the load off the engine and helping promote respectable fuel • Price – Mitsubishi ASX VRX, $40,590 • Dimensions – Length, 4355mm; width, 1810mm; height, 1640mm • Configuration – Fourcylinder, front-wheel-drive, 1998cc, 112kW, 200Nm, continuously variable automatic • Performance – 0-100km/h, 9.9sec • Fuel usage – 7.4l/100km usage results. In the VRX variant, steering wheel-mounted paddles provide the driver with a manual sequential function. They will lock the transmission into six pre-set gearing steps to provide optimum performance and engine braking on hill descent. Interaction between the engine and gearbox is constantly reactive, engine response is crisp, yet it is docile and ambles along at city speeds working the lower part of the rev band to meet fuel efficiency expectation. According to Mitsubishi, the ASX in two-wheel-drive form will return a combined cycle average of 7.4-litres per 100km (38mpg). My time with the test car constantly listed around 10l/100km (28mpg) with a 7l/100km (35mpg) figure available at a constant 100km/h in the tallest part of the gearing (engine speed 1800rpm). They are satisfactory figures and don’t come at the cost of engine performance. The ASX feels lively beneath the throttle and will respond to accelerator request instantly as the power is gathered up by the CVT belt. I took the test car inland between the two gorge bridges. The piece of road in-between provides a good mix of corners, the ASX isn’t bothered when placed quickly into a bend, the suspension soaks up uneven road surfaces and gravitational movement is arrested smoothly. When the ASX is presented with a bit of a handling challenge not only does it cope capably, it imparts a comfortable in-cabin sensation for the occupants. The seats are well formed, especially the rears which have had a bit of an upgrade, also the entire construction technique doesn’t jeopardise the SUV concept. Space on board isn’t overwhelming but it is adequate, for three in the rear it’s no squeeze, each has just the right amount of leg and shoulder room. The ASX is there for those who want to be part of the SUV/ crossover experience, and it will fulfil that role admirably.