December 2011


Welcome to the first edition of the Kiwi French newsletter which will keep all our staff, friends and valued clients up to date with what's happening within our business and our industry. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and have a great break with your loved ones.

On behalf of all the Team here at Kiwi French Automotive, we would like to thank you for all your support in 2011, and look forward to working with you in 2012. 2011 has been a memorable year for us, in winning the Business Achievers award, and we would not have done it without you, our valued customers. We have always prided ourselves on superior customer service and value for money for our customers and built our business through referrals from our existing customers. The best way we can thank-you, is by rewarding you for referring us to your friends and family.

For those who have forgotten about the program, a little refresher for you. If you send us one customer, we will give you a 10% discount on your next minor car service, if you send 2, 20% off your next minor car service, 3= 30%, 4=40% but 5 will give you your next minor service for free. The best part is you can bank your discounts until you have collected 5 to get your free car service. BUT the person you referred must give me your name; otherwise I don't know who sent them to us!!!

As this is our first newsletter we have recognized that we do not have everyone's email address, therefore this edition is being sent via post. If we don't have your email address, could you please send it to, so you can receive our quarterly 2012 newsletters electronically.

We hope to bring you motoring tips and special offers each newsletter, so we do encourage you to make the most of them, forward the newsletter onto your friends and family if you think they may be of benefit. We are also going to be giving some jokes of the day, so we hope you get a bit of a laugh out of our mechanical humour!

We want to make this newsletter special to you as our valued customers, so if you have any ideas, tips or a funny joke, please email them to me and they may get included in our next newsletter.

Holiday Motoring Tips:

To temporarily fix a hole in your petrol or radiator tank, a half-chewed Mintie can act as a sufficient seal until you can limp to a service station or your local Repco Authorised Service centre.
If this occurs, do not make sharp changes in direction, don't brake or use the clutch. Ease up on the accelerator and if the blow-out was a front wheel, use the handbrake (gently) to gradually slow the vehicle.
Around 30% of serious crashes are the direct result of motorists who insist on driving on, even when they know they're too tired to continue.
You will use up to 25% less fuel travelling at 90km/h than you do at 110km/h.
To avoid it, try sitting in the most ‘stable' part of the vehicle. Don't move around too much and look at the horizon, rather than at the road or trees.
6.OVERTAKING Before overtaking, take a glance over your shoulder to see if a car is in your ‘blind spot'. Remember it can take one and a half kilometres to overtake a truck travelling at 100km/h. Make sure you have a clear road ahead.

Joke of the day
I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.
I've also never been to Cognito. I hear no one recognises you there.
I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work.
I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore.
I've also been in doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.
I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.
Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I get older.
One of my favourite places to be is in Suspence! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get.
And, sometimes I think I am in Vincible but life shows me I am not.
I have been in Deep-poop many times: the older I get, the easier it is to get there

Thank you for taking the time to read our first newsletter. Christmas is only around the corner, if going away, please, travel safe. We wish you a Merry Christmas and may next year be good to us all.

We hope to see you and your vehicle again soon.

Thank you


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