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Be safe this winter with our winter driving tips

We’ve all been there – that heart-stopping moment when you’ve realised what could have happened on an icy road.  Driving in wintry conditions can be a challenge, so we’ve put together some solutions and recommendations to make sure that you can still enjoy driving throughout the colder months.

Winter Essentials to keep in your car:

  • Screen wash top-up
  • Ice scraper
  • De-icer
  • Snow shovel or brush
  • Gloves
  • Spare tyre / tyre sealant
  • Jump start cables

Vehicle Health Check

Using your lights, heaters and wipers more throughout the winter means that you put more demand on several “wear and tear” items on your vehicle. Our technicians can carry out a visual healthcheck of your vehicle to identify those key “wear and tear” items which need to be replaced to give you safer driving over the winter months.

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.

Winter wheels and tyres

When temperatures go below 7 degrees your tyres are likely to harden, giving less than optimum grip at the time when you need it the most.  Winter tyres have been designed specifically to withstand these colder temperatures, so ask our Parts Department for more details on how winter tyres to make driving through chillier weather less challenging.

Coolant Check

The temperature of your engine is regulated by the coolant system so it is essential to ensure that it can prevent your engine from overheating by keeping it cool and stop it from freezing in colder temperatures.  Before the cold weather strikes, book with our Service Department for a coolant check so our trained technicians can assess the level and strength of your engine’s coolant before it affects your engine.
 

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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.

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