Vehicle Winter Checks Peterborough

Did you know that one road accident happens every hour in snow, ice, floods, fog and darkness? Your car is also more likely to break down during the winter due to a flat battery or from leaving your car on the driveway for long periods of time over the holidays. During the colder months, it is our top priority to ensure that all of our customers are safe on the road. By offering thorough vehicle winter checks in Peterborough, we can help you avoid getting stuck outside in the cold.

Make sure you book your car in with us today.

Common signs your vehicle requires a winter check:

  • Your car is skidding or losing traction on the roads
  • You have trouble starting your car
  • There are streaks appearing on your windscreen
  • Your car lights are not providing the correct visibility
  • Your engine is overheating

If you’re experiencing any of these issues, contact our friendly team on: 01733 788887.

Mechanic Inspecting Car

What do we cover in our winter vehicle checks?

To ensure that your car is safe to drive during the winter months, we will carry out an inspection of the below areas. If any of these do not pass, we are happy to discuss this with you and provide guidance and advice.

  • Tyre Conditions – improves steering, braking and grip on the road.
  • Battery Health – Essential for the ignition to start and overall functioning of the car.
  • Antifreeze/Coolant Levels – Prevents your engine cooling system from freezing.
  • Engine Oil Levels – Helps ensure clean oil is flowing around your engine.
  • Wiper Blades and Screen Washer – Ensures there are no streaks on your windscreen and blades are effectively removing any obstructions.
  • External Lights – Improves visibility and helps other drivers see you.
  • Horn – Essential to warn other drivers of your presence and to be used in an emergency.
  • Brake Discs – Stopping distances can be up to 10 times longer in icy conditions, so having healthy brakes is vital.

Don’t take the risk this winter – get in touch with us today to book your vehicle winter checks in peterborough.

Vehicles we work on

Additional things you can do to prepare for driving in winter

  • Plan your route – check for any collisions or diversions before setting off. That way, you won’t get a shock if you suddenly have to drive through an unfamiliar area.
  • Check the weather conditions – the Met Office gives weather warnings up to seven days in advance for any dangerous conditions and will advise on any weather warnings.
  • Check your insurance – double check what kind of cover you have on your insurance – are you covered should your car break down or if you’re involved in an accident?
  • Check your medication – does your medication make you drowsy or prevent you concentrating as much as you should? If so, it is best not to drive.
  • Create an emergency kit to keep in your car – this could include a hazard warning triangle, de-icing equipment, warm clothes and a fully charged mobile phone.
  • Ensure your vehicle is taxed and your MOT is valid – this is vital as you are legally unable to drive without these. Don’t leave it too late, you can book in with us for an MOT test in Peterborough today.

Why choose Vital Vehicle Care?

We are a friendly family-run business located in the heart of Peterborough and have over 20 years’ experience in the industry, keeping hundreds of local residents and businesses in the area safe during the winter period. We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service and aftercare, offering a 12 month warranty on all our parts.

We are open Monday-Friday – 8:30am-6pm and Saturdays – 8:30am-1:00pm.

If you are in need of an experienced car repair garage in Peterborough, contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a vehicle winter check cost?

We pride ourselves on offering competitive pricing. Contact us today to receive an exact quote with no hidden extras.

How far in advance should I book my car in?

You can book your vehicle at whatever time suits you best, however, we suggest doing it sooner rather than later to avoid missing out on a vital winter check.

What kind of vehicles do you work with?

We work on all kinds of vehicles and models, big and small.

What should I do if I break down during the winter?

Driving in wintry conditions can be very dangerous. If you find that you are unable to drive safely, move your vehicle away from the road as soon as you can and put your hazard lights on. You may need to contact the police if you pose a risk to other drivers on the road.