Make sure winter doesn't put a spanner in the works with a Volkswagen winter health check

winter health check

A Volkswagen Winter Health Check can ensure your vehicle is ready to face the worst of the winter weather. Available from participating Volkswagen Retailers nationwide, the central element of this seasonal service is the Express Visual Check. This 34-point inspection is intended to help identify any parts that require work or replacement for safety reasons. It will also point out areas of the car that may require attention at a later date.

All of the information gleaned from the check is relayed to the customer via a simple ‘traffic light’ reporting system where green means an item is in full working order; yellow means it is safe and legal, but may need maintenance in the future; and red means it could require immediate attention.

Among items included in the Winter Health Check are tyre pressures and tyre tread depths, both of which are important for safe winter motoring thanks, of course, to the season’s often difficult driving conditions.

The Volkswagen Winter Health Check also sees the car washed and vacuumed so that it is returned in good cosmetic, as well as mechanical, condition. Customers can keep their car in tip-top shape through the worst of the weather, too, as they go home with a car care kit that comprises anti-freeze, de-icer, rubber care materials and a handy ice scraper.

Last year thousands of UK motorists helped to ensure their cars were prepared for winter by purchasing a check from their Volkswagen Retailer.

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