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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.
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.
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:
|Check air conditioning temperature
|Check operation of external lights
|Check operation of instrument warning lamps
|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
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!
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.