Winter motoring brings a whole new set of challenges to the way we drive, and with that, the increase of mechanical problems. Breaking down at any time of the year is inconvenient (at best), but winter driving exacerbates any mechanical problems, and the likelihood of having a mechanical issue of some form is high.
Battery problems are the largest cause of winter breakdowns, in fact you’re 51% more likely to have an issue with your car battery in winter than you are in summer, and your car is 18% more likely to fail to start, and even if it does start, there’s a 27% increase that it will cut out on your journey.
It’s all very well reeling off statistics that make you think twice, but the reality is that cars are generally reliable, certainly more so than they were just ten years ago, but winter motoring does take its toll; problems arise from the road salt, blocked cooling systems, extended battery use, below freezing temperatures, incorrectly serviced components … the list is long.
It’s purely for this reason that Helston Garages are now offering low-priced Winter Health Checks. They aren’t about trying to sell you an additional manufacturers service, but rather to ensure that what you have is right, checking the vehicle and systems to ensure that they’re operating as they should, and giving you the best chance of getting through winter without a mechanical problem.
Essentially, we’re offering you peace of mind, for just £29.99.
Using a variety of interactive images, you can identify important features and controls, with simple demonstrations on use and information on the systems at the touch of a screen. Not quite sure what that button does? The iGuide will tell you.
We believe that we have the wintering essentials covered, and of course, if we do spot a problem, we can rectify it quickly and easily, all without the fuss of unnecessary delays or inconvenience. To book your peace of mind, just contact one of our friendly professionals.