Free Safety Check & Visual Inspection @ National Tyres & Autocare
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Free Safety Check & Visual Inspection @ National Tyres & Autocare

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Found 2nd Oct 2013
Came across this, very useful with winter coming up...

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Free safety check for your peace of mind
The visual safety inspection is carried out by one of our skilled technicians. It’s all part of our service to you to ensure that your car is as safe and reliable as it can be and is completely FREE without any obligation.

Naturally, you will receive a full written safety inspection form and our technicians are available to provide advice on technical matters if you wish.

All our technicians our trained to City & Guilds standards and as an associate member of the Tyre Industry Council and a registered ISO 9002 company, nobody tries harder than National to ensure our customers safety.

Please Note: Not all services are available at all centres.

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What we check and why:
On the floor
Tyre condition
Did you know that almost 20% of cars have illegal tyres? Illegal tyres can cost you a £2,500 fine and 3 penalty points each - the legal limit is 1.6mm in a continuous band across the central ¾ of the tyre. The four postcard sized 'footprints' of your tyres are your only contact with the road, that’s why we check all of your tread depths, including the spare.

Incorrect tyre pressures can reduce your tyre life by up to 25% and increase your car's fuel consumption by as much as 5%. That’s why you’ll see us check and if necessary, adjust your tyre pressures.

Battery
Did you know that flat or faulty batteries are the no.1 reason for an AA call out? To prevent the inconvenience and disruption that a flat battery can cause, you'll see us test your battery's charge and check its general condition including the terminals and mountings.

On the ramp
Shock Absorbers
A recent RAC survey found 25% of vehicles had one or more deficient shock absorbers, causing an increase in braking distances of over 11% or 22.5 feet at 70mph! That’s why we give them a complete visual inspection, checking for leaks and general wear and tear.

Exhausts
Did you know that when you start your engine especially in the cold, significant amounts of water and corrosive chemicals are produced? These corrosive elements gather in the silencer boxes and attack the metal from the inside, which can lead to holes developing. Your exhaust system will be given a general inspection including the fixing clamps and brackets.

Brakes
The most important safety component of a car is its braking system. Loss of braking performance takes place over a period of time. That's why we visually examine the pads, discs, hoses, pipes and callipers to ensure there are no obvious defects.

Please note that due to the additional time required to check the shoes, drums, cylinders and brake fluid, an additional charge will be made for this service. This charge will be agreed with you in advance of the work being carried out.

6 Comments

need this brfore the winter sets in and get caught out.

Just be careful that they don't use this as a way of getting you to buy things you don't need.

mangomonkey

Just be careful that they don't use this as a way of getting you to buy … Just be careful that they don't use this as a way of getting you to buy things you don't need.



Likely to be the main reason for the offer.

i know they do but at least i will be aware of what needs doing and find a cheeper quote myself.

mangomonkey

Just be careful that they don't use this as a way of getting you to buy … Just be careful that they don't use this as a way of getting you to buy things you don't need.




MUHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA I laughed out loud at the "visual inspection", some fat bloke with the remains of fried egg in the corner of his mouth going yeah "looks fine but while your here I think the chassis is bent and we can repair it for £456443 while you wait".

No point really. If your car is hard to start either get a new battery or charge yours up. You can't SEE if a battery is any good by just a visual inspection. Tyres you can get checked at any reputable garage or by just running your finger along the groves on the tyres and if you can feel the bobble at the same level as the tread then you need new ones. And as for the exhaust a loss of power and an unusual noise usually tells you if something is wrong. It's about time people take some time once a week to check their cars for defects! Anyway I wonder if national tyres or autocare will check if people's lights are working? Nothing worse I think than seeing cars with brake lights or headlights that don't work in bad weather or at night!
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