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Spring Into Action With A Free Vehicle Health Check

20 Mar 2009 13:15

ATS Euromaster is urging fleet motorists to take advantage of a free vehicle health check this spring, following the coldest winter on record in the UK for 13 years and one which has seen vehicles subjected to massive amounts of salt across the road network.

Available at any of its 470 centres across the UK, each no-obligation inspection is designed to identify issues which could pose an increased safety or reliability risk and is suitable for any make, model and age of car or van.

The checks cover tyre tread depth, tyre condition and pressure, together with visual inspections of front brakes, battery, exhaust and shock absorbers. At the end of each inspection drivers receive a written report confirming either a clean bill of health or advising on any fast-fit service work recommended.
Chris Hufflett, Group Operations Director at ATS Euromaster, says: “On top of the freezing temperatures, this year we’ve had to contend with massive quantities of salt on the roads, which encourages rust to form and doesn’t do vehicles any favour at all in terms of wear and tear. This makes it particularly important to let a professional give your car the once over, to ensure it remains in excellent working order.”

David Kershaw, Operations Director at Lloyds TSB Autolease, adds: “We actively encourage our customers to take advantage of these free vehicle safety checks as it’s a perfect way to reinforce their Duty of Care responsibilities. Longer service intervals on many modern vehicles mean trips to the dealership are less frequent today, so there is no harm in the added reassurance of a professional technician giving your car a regular visual inspection.”

Each year ATS Euromaster technicians perform thousands of free vehicle health checks for both private and company motorists. There is no need to book and each inspection usually takes no more than 15 minutes.
Motorists looking to find their local ATS Euromaster centre should call 0800 505 505, text ‘tyres’ to 82025* or visit www.atseuromaster.co.uk
*You will only be charged your normal text message cost. This may vary with network provider.

The first day of spring is officially recognised as Friday 20th March 2009.

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