The Road Ahead : February March 2008
FEB/MAR 08 23 After the success of last year's batter y clean-up, RACQ is again giving you a chance to clean up your home and the environment by bringing your old car batteries to designated collection sites on National Clean Up Australia Day 2008, Sunday March 2. It is estimated that one in five households has a used batter y on their proper ty posing a risk to the environment, animals and humans, yet more that 90 percent of batteries are recyclable if disposed of in the correct way. To avoid adding to the thousands of car batteries that end up in Australian landfills ever y year, RACQ can help you do the right thing: recycle and recharge the environment. Drop-offs can be made between 9am and 1pm on March 2 at the following collection sites: • RACQ Operations Centre, Corner Logan Rd and Levington Rd, Eight Mile Plains. • RACQ Technical Training Centre, Corner Greystone St and Wynnum Rd, Tingalpa. • RACQ St Paul's Terrace, Corner Warr y St, For titude Valley. • RACQ Inspection Station, Corner Zillmere Rd and Samantha Place, Zillmere. • RACQ batter y distribution centre, 70 Telford Rd, Virginia. • A1 Mobile Mechanics, 12 Eveline St, Coopers Plains. • Metro Breakdown, 1/218 Leitchs Rd, Brendale. For members outside Brisbane, drop-of f points throughout regional Queensland will also be available. Visit racq.com for a full list of locations and drop-off times. For more information about National Clean Up Australia Day, visit cleanup.com.au. Action on waste batteries Crawly fun at Underwater World An attack of the creepy crawlies has never been so much fun, thanks to Under water World's new exhibition, Crawly Creatures. The exhibition takes visitors on an interactive journey from land to deep sea, featuring the world's largest marine, land and migrator y crab species in one of the largest themed exhibits of its kind. The star attractions include the Giant Japanese Spider Crab, Robber Crabs and the Christmas Island Red Crabs. RACQ members can save on admission to Under water World by pre-purchasing their tickets from their local RACQ branch or by phoning 1800 629 501. Member benefits GO RIDE A WAVE RACQ members can now experience the thrill of learning to surf at a reduced cost at Go Ride a Wave on the Gold or Sunshine coasts. Australia's largest and most professional learn to sur f organisation is now offering discounts to RACQ members who pre-purchase their tickets through RACQ. TheaimofGoRideaWaveisto provide a positive ocean experience with exper t tuition that will lay the foundation for par ticipants to pursue surfing as a hobby in the future. To take advantage of the special RACQ member prices, you must pre- purchase your tickets at an RACQ branch or phone the Club on 1800 629 501. In brief ... UPCOMING EVENT The RACQ Combined Council Rally is being held on Brisbane's Bayside over the Queen's Bir thday long weekend, June 6-9, 2008. For more information or an entr y form, visit baysideclub.org.au or phone 3207 3733. Entries close April 30, 2008. SUZUKI SWIFT WINNER Phillip Chappell from Aroona is the lucky learner driver who won a new Suzuki Swift by being a registered user of the RACQ Learn2go website (learn2go.com.au). Registered users of the Learn2go website now have a chance to win another Suzuki Swift by watching the practical skills videos on the site. Competition closes June 30, 2008 Learning to care Want to increase your car knowledge in 2008? RACQ holds regular car care courses to teach you more about the car you drive and how to better maintain it. The five-week course is designed for those with little or no mechanical knowledge and takes you through the basics, from what's under the bonnet and general maintenance to how to change a tyre. The next course star ts on April 16, 2008. Discounts apply for RACQ and free2go members. For more information or to book you place, contact Ilona Berecz on 3666 9760 or email ilona.berecz@ racq.com.au. For details, visit learn2go.com. au.
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