The seasons can be tough on your car. Show it some love with our free vehicle health checks

It can be difficult to find the time to look after your car and as seasons and temperatures change, your car can be left in need of some TLC.

A vehicle health check will ensure that your car is kept in tip-top condition, as well as ensuring that you stay safe on the roads. We offer both Winter and Summer Vehicle Health Checks, designed to keep on top of your car’s maintenance throughout the year.
Performed by an experienced vehicle technician, an inspection will take around 30 minutes, and can be carried out whilst you wait in our comfy reception area with a complimentary hot drink and free wifi.

You won’t need to take our word for it. We’ll video the health check so that we can show you any issues that we’d advise resolving, along with a competitive quote for the corrective work.

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What’s included in health checks?
Winter Summer
Antifreeze strength test
Battery and charge rate test
Vehicle lights check
Wiper condition check
All locks and hinges lubricated
Oil levels check
Screen wash top up
Air conditioning check
Brakes
Mirrors and windscreen assessment
Tyre condition and pressure check
Steering check
Exhaust check
Free wash and vac
What’s included in health checks? Winter Summer
Antifreeze strength test
Battery and charge rate test
Vehicle lights check
Wiper condition check
All locks and hinges lubricated
Oil levels check
Screen wash top up
Air conditioning check
Brakes
Mirrors and windscreen assessment
Tyre condition and pressure check
Steering check
Exhaust check
Free wash and vac

Click on each image below to find out why maintenance of each part of your car is essential for your comfort and safety.

Antifreeze strength test

Antifreeze strength test

Antifreeze strength test

Winter
Summer

Antifreeze inhibits corrosion and prevents the water in your car engine from freezing in cold weather, making it critical for maintaining a well running engine and preventing breakdowns and failures. Antifreeze can lose its strength and so it’s important to check that it is still able to do the job properly. We’ll test the strength of your antifreeze and advise from there.

Battery and charge rate test

Battery and charge rate test

Battery and charge rate test

Winter
Summer

A good battery is essential for reliable starting. In cold weather your car engine needs that little bit of extra oomph to start up in the morning, which means that your car battery will need to contain enough power. We will use a great piece of kit called a battery electrical system analyser to check whether your battery is fully charged and how well it can hold that charge. If there are any problems, we can advise on a replacement battery.

Mirrors and windscreen assessment

Mirrors and windscreen assessment

Mirrors and windscreen assessment

Winter
Summer

Cold weather can turn the smallest chip into a cracked windscreen, especially if you clear away ice using boiling water from the kettle (which we don’t recommend) or if a stone hits your windshield whilst you’re out and about. Not only will we check your windscreen for chips but we’ll also check that your wing mirrors are still clear and reflective.

Antifreeze strength test

Winter
Summer

Antifreeze inhibits corrosion and prevents the water in your car engine from freezing in cold weather, making it critical for maintaining a well running engine and preventing breakdowns and failures. Antifreeze can lose its strength and so it’s important to check that it is still able to do the job properly. We’ll test the strength of your antifreeze and advise from there.

Battery and charge rate test

Winter
Summer

A good battery is essential for reliable starting. In cold weather your car engine needs that little bit of extra oomph to start up in the morning, which means that your car battery will need to contain enough power. We will use a great piece of kit called a battery electrical system analyser to check whether your battery is fully charged and how well it can hold that charge. If there are any problems, we can advise on a replacement battery.

Mirrors and windscreen assessment

Winter
Summer

Cold weather can turn the smallest chip into a cracked windscreen, especially if you clear away ice using boiling water from the kettle (which we don’t recommend) or if a stone hits your windshield whilst you’re out and about. Not only will we check your windscreen for chips but we’ll also check that your wing mirrors are still clear and reflective.

Tyre condition and pressure check

Tyre condition and pressure check

Tyre condition and pressure check

Winter
Summer

Temperature can affect tyre pressure, and incorrect tyre pressure can reduce your car’s fuel consumption and increase tyre wear as well as resulting in poor or dangerous handling. Correct tyre condition and tread depth are not only crucial for your safety but will also prevent you from driving illegally. If your tyres do not comply with the minimum tread depth requirements, you risk a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre. We’ll check your tyre condition, tread depth and tyre pressure to ensure that you stay not just safe but legal too.

Vehicle lights check

Vehicle lights check

Vehicle lights check

Winter
Summer

In Winter, you’re likely to spend more time driving in the dark which means you’ll be even more reliant on your lights than through the summer months. We’ll check that all your lights, from your headlights through to your indicators, are working correctly and we’ll advise on replacement bulbs where required.

Screen wash top up

Screen wash top up

Mirrors and windscreen assessment

Winter
Summer

There’s no point having a sound windscreen if you can’t even see through it! You’re likely to be using your screen wash more often through the winter so we’ll make sure you’re topped up with a mix that won’t freeze when temperatures drop.

Tyre condition and pressure check

Winter
Summer

Temperature can affect tyre pressure, and incorrect tyre pressure can reduce your car’s fuel consumption and increase tyre wear as well as resulting in poor or dangerous handling. Correct tyre condition and tread depth are not only crucial for your safety but will also prevent you from driving illegally. If your tyres do not comply with the minimum tread depth requirements, you risk a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre. We’ll check your tyre condition, tread depth and tyre pressure to ensure that you stay not just safe but legal too.

Vehicle lights check

Winter
Summer

In winter, you’re likely to spend more time driving in the dark which means you’ll be even more reliant on your lights than through the summer months. We’ll check that all your lights, from your headlights through to your indicators, are working correctly and we’ll advise on replacement bulbs where required.

Screen wash top up

Winter
Summer

There’s no point having a sound windscreen if you can’t even see through it! You’re likely to be using your screen wash more often through the winter so we’ll make sure you’re topped up with a mix that won’t freeze when temperatures drop.

Wiper condition check

Wiper condition check

Wiper condition check

Winter
Summer

Vital for ensuring you always have a clear view of the road, if your wipers are in poor condition, they’ll not do a good job. Streaking, squeaking and irregular movement are all signs that your wiper blades needs replacing but our check will make doubly sure that the blades are in good condition and fitted correctly.

Locks and hinges lubrication

Locks and hinges lubrication

Locks and hinges lubrication

Winter
Summer

If things are going to seize up, it’ll be during cold, icy weather – it’s true of humans and it’s true of cars! We’ll use proper cold-temperature lubricants on all your locks and hinges to ensure that during the winter weather, you don’t find yourself locked out of your own car.

Oil levels check

Oil levels check

Oil levels check

Winter
Summer

Oil is important to your car engine in three main ways: it lubricates the parts so that they don’t seize or overheat, it helps to cool the engine, and it helps keep the engine clean. We’ll check that your oil levels are correct.

Wiper condition check

Winter
Summer

Vital for ensuring you always have a clear view of the road, if your wipers are in poor condition, they’ll not do a good job. Streaking, squeaking and irregular movement are all signs that your wiper blades needs replacing but our check will make doubly sure that the blades are in good condition and fitted correctly.

Locks and hinges lubrication

Winter
Summer

If things are going to seize up, it’ll be during cold, icy weather – it’s true of humans and it’s true of cars! We’ll use proper cold-temperature lubricants on all your locks and hinges to ensure that during the winter weather, you don’t find yourself locked out of your own car.

Oil levels check

Winter
Summer

Oil is important to your car engine in three main ways: it lubricates the parts so that they don’t seize or overheat, it helps to cool the engine, and it helps keep the engine clean. We’ll check that your oil levels are correct.

Air conditioning check

Air conditioning check

Air conditioning check

Winter
Summer

Your car air conditioning system helps you to keep cool and comfortable on the move. If not maintained, it can stop cooling effectively. We’ll check the air temperature at the vents to ensure it is performing efficiently, as well as check for any visible leaks.

Brakes

Brakes

Brakes

Winter
Summer

Brake fluid not only ensures that your brakes work efficiently and safely but it also keeps certain parts in your braking system lubricated to prevent corrosion. However, brake fluid is possibly one of the most neglected fluids in the car, despite its importance for safety! We’ll check your brake fluid condition and level, as well as measuring your brake pad thickness.

Steering

Steering check

Steering check

Winter
Summer

Some vehicles require steering fluid to help keep the power steering system running smoothly. If your vehicle is one of these, we’ll check the fluid levels are correct. All vehicles will be checked for smooth operating and any abnormal noise or roughness.

Air conditioning check

Winter
Summer

Your car air conditioning system helps you to keep cool and comfortable on the move. If not maintained, it can stop cooling effectively. We’ll check the air temperature at the vents to ensure it is performing efficiently, as well as check for any visible leaks.

Brakes

Winter
Summer

Brake fluid not only ensures that your brakes work efficiently and safely but it also keeps certain parts in your braking system lubricated to prevent corrosion. However, brake fluid is possibly one of the most neglected fluids in the car, despite its importance for safety! We’ll check your brake fluid condition and level, as well as measuring your brake pad thickness.

Steering check

Winter
Summer

Some vehicles require steering fluid to help keep the power steering system running smoothly. If your vehicle is one of these, we’ll check the fluid levels are correct. All vehicles will be checked for smooth operating and any abnormal noise or roughness.

Exhaust check

Exhaust check

Exhaust check

Winter
Summer

Your exhaust is important for filtering gases away from the engine, as well as maintaining engine performance, fuel efficiency and controlling noise pollution. We’ll check your exhaust system for any leaks or corrosion and noises or emissions that shouldn’t be there.

Free wash and vac

Free wash and vac

Free wash and vac

Winter
Summer

After we've performed the Vehicle Health Check, advised you on any rectification work that needs doing and completed that work (if you want us to), we'll then wash and vac your car so that it's returned back to you sparkling.

Exhaust check

Winter
Summer

Your exhaust is important for filtering gases away from the engine, as well as maintaining engine performance, fuel efficiency and controlling noise pollution. We’ll check your exhaust system for any leaks or corrosion and noises or emissions that shouldn’t be there.

Free wash and vac

Winter
Summer

After we've performed the Car Health Check, advised you on any rectification work that needs doing and completed that work (if you want us to), we'll then wash and vac your car so that it's returned back to you sparkling.