Heed the warning signs
It’s a classic cartoon comic moment— a guy is peering at his engine and, clunk, the bonnet falls on the back of his head.
But it’s not so funny if you are the onewith the crocked cranium.
It’s easy to explain, though— the gas struts holding up— in this case, the bonnet, but it could just as easily be the boot or hatch — have given up the ghost. But it’s not necessarily time for a new one— inmany cases the gas struts on your car can be recharged and made as good as new.
For years that’swhat Paul Davie of Gas Strut Services has been doing.
And when the gas struts are totally past their use by date, he has been replacing them.
Not only that, but customers in thewider Tauranga area don’t even need to go and find him— he provides amobile service at no extra charge.
Work can be carried out at your business, while you are shopping or while you grab a coffee. In most cases he can have the job done within the day.
For replacements, he carries 130 makes and models that he can fit at a fraction of the price of those from car manufacturers and dealers and they are guaranteed for two years.
There are warning signs that gas struts are in need of attention— and it pays to take note of them if you want to avoid a nasty bump on the head— such as the bonnet or boot getting harder to lift or not staying up properly.
Of course, cars aren’t the only place gas struts are found— boats have them, so do many other types of vehicles as well as other types of machinery, office chairs and canopies.
Gas Strut Services: Ph 07 544 4756, Freephone 0800 166 400, Mobile 0274 483 313.
Paul Davie’s gas strut recharging and replacement service is a mobile service serving the greater Tauranga area.