THE DEPUTY Minister for Transportation, Magnus Opare-Asamoah, has exhorted transport and car owners not to be interested in owing luxury cars, but also maintain it to reduce wear-and-tear.
Hon Opare-Asamoah who gave the advice during the opening of QuickFit service centre, an ultra modern auto service centre in Accra said regular maintenance could help reduce the risk of motor accidents and its fatality.
He commended the Manager of QuickFit Centre for the initiative and expressed the hope that more of such outfits would be opened not only in Accra but across the whole nation.
The Lubricants Sales Manager of Shell Ghana, Benedicta Hagan, also advised that car lubricants be changed appropriately and within time to save one from spending so much money to buy new engine when it breaks down for lack of lubrication.
She presented a state-of-the-art digital optic machine worth about $40,000 On behalf of Shell Ghana, to the QuickFit Centre.
According to her, the Shell Video-Check, helps reduce cost of maintenance since it inspects the inaccessible areas in the engine and detect prior faults to be fitted or fixed thus, extending the life of the engine.
Board Chairman of QuickFit Centre, Kingsley Agyemang, said the centre has specialty in the service of the major brands of automobiles such as BMW, Ford and all German and Japanese cars and has the state-of-the-art machinery that can detect faults.
He said the centre has expertise and highly trained professionals who carry out vulcanising, balancing, pegging, alignment, among others.
Mr. Agyemang explained that his outfit does not only carry out automobile services, but also has a Janitorial department which does cleaning services in homes and office premises.
He hoped to extend more of such services to other parts of the country.