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Our Lloyd Used Car Centre in Carlisle, Cumbria, offers specialist advice and support for every season so you can safely enjoy your car all year round.

Enjoy your car throughout the year

Have peace of mind when taking long journeys - whatever the season. Having the right accessories and undertaking appropriate checks can give you the comfort you need when on the road.

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The Lloyd Winter Health Check


Don't get left out in the cold this season, at LloydUsed Car Centre, our Winter Health Check gives you the reassurance that your vehicle will be in optimum condition to battle the elements throughout the winter months.

So for only £19.99, bring on the winter with our Lloyd Winter Health Check, including:

  • Vehicle Health check
  • Tyre Condition check
  • Lights and levels check
  • Battery check
  • Complimentary top up of fluids*
  • Complimentary wash and vacuum

*top up to 1 litre, not full re-fill.

Top Ten Winter Driving Tips

Adverse weather and prolonged darkness make winter driving more hazardous. Wet and icy conditions can have a huge impact on how your car performs in the cold weather. In the UK, with warmer winters in the past, not many drivers have experience driving in extreme winter conditions. So take your time and consider our winter driving tips on the road this season:
 
  1. Prepare your vehicle, top up your screen wash, de-frost all windows before setting off
  2. Know your journey and should you not have Sat Nav, be aware of alternative routes you could take
  3. Ensure you have plenty of fuel in the tank to compensate for any required detours
  4. Use dipped headlamps in snowy, wet weather
  5. Increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front to compensate longer stopping distances
  6. Take your time when accelerating/decelerating to avoid skidding
  7. Know your brakes, ensure your brake pads have sufficient depth. This can be checked on a free vehicle health check by our technicians.*
  8. Ensure you have sufficient tyre tread and they are correctly inflated
  9. Invest in a set of Winter Wheels and Tyres
  10. Keep a pack of essentials, just in case: Screen wash top-up, Top-up oil, De-icer, Ice Scraper, Phone charger, Spare tyre/tyre sealant

Tyre safety check

We offer a complimentary tyre safety check to make sure that your tyre treads and pressures are correct to give you the maximum grip on the road.  Should you need replacement tyres, our range of competitively-priced tyres is backed up by a price-match guarantee so you can be sure you’ve got the best quality at the best price, whilst waiting in the comfort of our facilities for the tyres to be fitted.
 

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Customer Feedback

My husband and I have just bought 2 cars from here and we were so impressed with the professional service and very friendly staff. Jamie Turnbull made us feel so at ease and we didn't feel pressurised at all. We felt we were dealing with a friend. We will definitely be using Lloyd Used Car Centre again in the future.

Marlene Hope - Lloyd Carlisle Used Car Centre

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