Now is the time of year to be running an eye over your car’s key functions to make sure the vehicle is in good shape to cope with another winter’s motoring, especially if you own an older model.
Brakes, battery and tyre condition should all be checked, but it is the cooling system that is often the cause of emergency calls to the roadside rescue organisations.
Cracked hoses, sticking thermostats or just lack of antifreeze can lead to overheating or major engine failure, especially in harsh winters, so why run the risk of your engine seizing up?
Vauxhall drivers can take advantage of a special WinterCare offer available through participating Vauxhall MasterFit Centres this winter. For just £45 you can get a full inspection to spot any winter related problems before they sideline you at the roadside.
The comprehensive procedure includes a pressure test of the complete cooling system, inspection of the cylinder head and block for leaks, tightening of hoses and clips and renewal of antifreeze.
Once your car has passed its inspection, you will be issued with a WinterCare warranty valid for six months or 10,000 miles.
This peace of mind guarantee means that any subsequent problems during the warranty period will be put right free of charge, and that includes any additional damage that may result from the leak itself.Published 4 October 2005