Vauxhall Safety Check Helps Motorists Stay Road-Safe This Winter

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By bianca16 | Thursday, November 10, 2011, 16:55

With cold winter weather on the horizon, local retailer, FG Barnes in Guildford is on hand to ensure motorists are ready for any adverse conditions, by offering a Vauxhall MasterFit Winter Safety Check.


For just £35 RRP, expertly-trained Vauxhall MasterFit technicians at FG Barnes on Woking Road will visually check customers' Vauxhall's for any potential safety issues, ensure tyres are inflated to their optimum, perform any advised software updates and top up all vital fluids*.


What's more, every customer who takes advantage of the Winter Safety Check from FG Barnes will receive an Autoglym Winter Care Pack** worth £20, which contains everything you need for clear visibility when on the road.


Steve Goodchild, Retail Operator at FG Barnes, comments: "The Vauxhall MasterFit Winter Safety Check offers Vauxhall owners outstanding value and peace of mind that their vehicle is ready to face the winter months."


FG Barnes is always keen to pass on their expert advice to local motorists, and during the winter season, it's more important than ever to stay safe whilst on the move.


Steve Goodchild adds: "When faced with severe conditions, think carefully about whether you really do need to travel. If you do need to drive on icy or snowy roads, plan your journey and drive very smoothly. Slow down gently by easing off the throttle and try to avoid applying the brakes. And just in case anything does happen, it's always worth carrying a suitable emergency kit in the car with you."


Other top tips from FG Barnes include:

  • Check your car's electrical systems are all working properly on a regular basis
  • Ensure your tyres have adequate tread (1.6mm is the legal minimum)
  • Keep tyre pressures at the levels recommended in your car's handbook
  • Keep your windscreen clear and clean your windows inside the car as well
  • If your windscreen in misting up, use the air conditioning to keep the air dry


Steve Goodchild adds a final reminder to motorists: "Remember, the speed that you can stop from is a bus length on a dry warm day, but it can take the whole length of a football pitch on ice."


For further information about the Vauxhall MasterFit Winter Safety Check, please visit FG Barnes at Slyfield Industrial Estate, Woking Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1RT. Alternatively, call 08433 206205 or go online to


* 500ml max

** Autoglym Winter Care Pack consists of 500ml de-icer, 500ml screenwash, an ice scraper and a Hi-Tech Interior Microfibre Cloth.



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