Winter Health Check

17-point Check FREE at Hundreds of Participating UK Garages

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Join the millions of drivers who have compared local prices to book.

Instantly compare Winter Safety Check prices in your local area to find the best deal.

No need to ring around, hang on the phone or wait until the garages are open – search for, compare and book a garage for your that best suits your needs, based on price, distance, availability and verified reviews.

Booking Made Simple

No upfront registration required, simply enter the vehicle registration number of your and postcode, compare prices, choose a local garage and book your Winter Safety Check.

No Payment Required

You can find the best deal in your area and you won’t pay a penny until all of the work is complete, at which point you will pay the garage directly.

4.8★ Rating on Trustpilot

We’ve provided instant prices for MOT, servicing and repairs to over 5 million UK drivers. With so many satisfied customers, it’s no surprise that we have a 4.8★ rating on Trustpilot and hundreds of 5★ reviews.

What motorists say about our garages


Great service

For: Vertu Honda Doncaster


Would recommend


All very good

For: One Stop Auto Centre

“MOT and full service done without any fuss or extra charges.”

Would recommend


Always good service

For: A57 Car Testing Centre

“Yet another good service from A57, very pleased, quick sorting of the issues.”

Would recommend

Will Your Car Make it Through Winter?

According to the AA and AXA, your car is 18% less likely to start in the winter and 51% more likely to suffer a flat battery or other electrical problem. Plus, the RAC estimates that drivers in some UK areas are 20% more likely to suffer a breakdown.

The last thing you need this winter is to be stuck at the side of the road in the dark or freezing cold waiting for a recovery vehicle. It’s stressful, it’s expensive and it could lead to you cancelling Christmas for the second year in a row.

But what if we told you there was an easy way to prevent the problem in the first place?

Our Winter Health Check is designed to keep your car running smoothly and give it a fighting chance when the weather takes a turn. Plus, it’s a cost-effective alternative to a service, so you can get the peace of mind you deserve for less.


FREE Winter Health Check

When you compare UK garages on BookMyGarage’s comparison site, you’ll find that hundreds of them offer this Winter Health Check completely FREE of charge.

That means that, as well as the knowledge that your car is in its best shape for winter, you get to save some money to either help pay off Christmas or save for the New Year!

Use our interactive map to find the nearest garage offering our Winter Health Check, and then enter your vehicle reg and postcode to instantly compare them and find which ones offer it FREE of charge:

Please note that not all our UK garages offer this product for free. If this is the case in your area, compare and save on other garages to find the best deal on a Winter Health Check. Prices vary.


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17-point Check For Peace of Mind

Winter can bring rain, fog, snow and ice, all of which pose different challenges to drivers. You need to know that your car can handle whatever the weather throws at it. That’s why our Winter Health Check inspects the most vital parts of your car. These are:


The Winter Health Check Includes

General Checks
Check air conditioning temperature  
Check operation of external lights  
Check operation of instrument warning lamps  
Check horn  
Internal / Vision
Check operation and condition of windscreen wipers and washers  
Top up windscreen washer reservoir  
Check coolant level and top up  
Check battery condition  
Check oil level  
Check Antifreeze strength. Advise if needs changing (extra cost)  
Brakes & Tyres
Top up brake fluid if required  
Visual check of brake pads for wear & report  
Check tyre pressures & adjust  
Check tyre condition and tyre depths & report  
Steering and Suspension - Under car inspection
Check steering components where visible for wear and failure  
Check suspension for wear, damage and failure where visible  
Exhaust - Under car inspection
Visually check and advise on condition of exhaust  


Avoid a Breakdown This Winter & Keep Christmas On Track

Driving in winter can be tough and dangerous at the best of times, so don’t let it catch you out. If you travel a lot during winter, the last thing you need is the stress and inconvenience of being stranded by the roadside. Especially if you’re driving home for Christmas.

Most importantly, your car battery is much more vulnerable during winter. We all use them more during the colder months as our lights and heaters become more necessary. But they’re much less effective at a lower temperature, especially if they’re old or already in poor condition. In fact, according to CTEK, they produce 35% less current in the winter vs the summer!

1 in 2 of us drove around with an undercharged or failing battery in winter 2020. Don’t make the same mistake this year. Our Winter Health Check makes sure your battery is working properly, including a thorough inspection as one of the 17-points.

Get a professional to give you the peace of mind about your car that you deserve. Book a FREE Winter Health Check today and make sure your car is ready for whatever winter can throw at it. Plus, if it does need repairs, you can deal with them on your terms and find the best deal, rather than being at the mercy of the first garage you’re towed to!


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How to Book Your Winter Health Check

Just enter your vehicle reg and postcode to instantly compare prices from thousands of independent, franchise and fast-fit UK garages and find the nearest one who offers our Winter Health Check for FREE.

Even if there are none in your area, you’ll always find a great deal when you compare prices on BookMyGarage. Filter by reviews, availability, distance or price to find your perfect garage and make sure your car gets through the winter in one piece.


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