The Importance of Getting a Winter Car Check

Winter is a time of year which brings adverse weather that makes for difficult driving conditions. It’s important that you properly prepare your car for this period, so it can withstand the cold, wet, snowy weather to allow you to drive safely from place to place. Driving a car which is not fit for road use can be dangerous. Our car check assess if there is any work needed on your vehicle to make sure it is road worthy.

At Birchwood MOT we provide a free Winter Car Check with every MOT we perform. The checking of all the important functions and technology in your car should be a priority at this time of year. A check will be able to discover if there are any parts of your vehicle which require attention. The discovery of any issues will help you to increase the safety your car provides for you and any other passengers. With the cold, dark nights drawing in, book today to ensure you can get your winter check ahead of the cold weather arriving.

What Does The Winter Car Check Include?

Car Broken Down Winter

Due to the cold weather that occurs at this time of year, you will find yourself using different parts of your car more frequently. The cold will require you to use your heaters most of the time, while due to the shorter daylight hours you will be required to use your headlights for longer than usual.

Because you will be using these features more frequently it is imperative that your vehicle undergoes a winter car check. That way, when the time comes for you to constantly use your lights, heaters and brakes in various winter conditions your car will be suitably prepared. Your tyres will also be checked as part of the service to ensure they can perform sufficiently in snowy and icy weather. A tread of at least 3mm should be visible on your car tyres. The wear and pressure of each one will also be assessed as will the condition of your windscreen wipers.

The following parts of your car will be assessed as part of your winter vehicle check at Lowton Motor Company:

  • Air Vents
  • Horn
  • Engine Oil
  • Steering
  • Exhaust
  • Engine Drivebelt
  • Brake Pads & Discs

While our winter checks are a great way to ensure your car is in safe working order, we also provide further services which increase the functionality and safety of your vehicle. Should any issues be discovered, we are on hand to fix and repair them to allow your car to be road ready once again. We have a professional tyre fitting service and offer a fantastic assortment of tyres so you can rest safe in the knowledge that we will be able to supply the perfect tyres for your winter journeys.

If you would like to book a winter car check specifically or you wish to find out more information about our range of services, take some time to look around the website or you can get in touch with our knowledgeable, helpful team by calling onย 01925 320468ย today. Alternatively complete our booking form below or email us here

Our Customer Reviews

  • Recently booked my car in for an MOT and service and they were able to fit me in at very short notice which was great! Great value and excellent service provided. All staff were very helpful and friendly on arrival and pick up. Would def recommend

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    jan johann

    Bought my car off them this week great set of Lads nothing to much trouble quick and efficient service thanks very much To y & Les


    Excellent company, professional non pushy salesmen, very knowledgeable on all the cars available, upfront and honest on the deals and purchase price for my car, aftersales also excellent.
    Would recommend the birchwood sales centre we will definitely be using them again, fantastic that they also have a service centre and mot centre on site to continue the high standard of care for the car purchased.

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    Rebecca Wood
  • Had my MOT booked here.
    Quick and efficient service, will definitely come back for future services.

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    Ryan Lee

    Very pleased on all counts. They couldn't have been more helpful.
    And they do a great coffee โ˜• ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    Graham Sutcliffe

    Amazing ,Loue (mechanic) kindly pushed my car around to their service area( broken down on way ) for checking to why not starting ?
    The battery was the fault he ordered a new one and fitted it at a reasonable price,Thankyou to the receptionist whom looked after me whilst waiting....
    A big Thankyou to Loue ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    lynne frodsham
  • I bought my new car, sale went through smoothly.

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    David Mckeown

    Took my car in at 9am as arranged for mot, it was done on time and whilst I waited was shown courtesy and politeness would not hesitate to recommend and I will definitely use again for my up coming service

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    kevan jones

    I was very satisfied with the level of service I received last week from Lowton Motor Company. They traced a leak in my air conditioning unit, obtained a replacement radiator and topped up the gas within there estimated time scale and price

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    peter standing
  • Taken my car here for a few years now for MOT always been friendly, super efficient and reasonable. Would happily recommend

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    tory bders

    Unbelievable service from the guys at Lowton Motor Company. Special mention to Callum & Steve who dealt with my purchase. Inlove with the car and would highly advise anyone to buy from this garage. Thanks again.

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    Kieran Sarsons

    Great service no problems โ˜บ๏ธ

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    Jennifer Grundell
  • Have used Lowton Motor Company for a few years now for MOT and repairs and always found them to provide good service and very friendly have recommended them to a number of family members and they have also received the same quality service

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    Ian P

    Very pleased with the level of service I received from lowton motors. I will definetly use them again.

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    Jan Houghton

    No-nonsense MOT, in and out same day. All good.

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    Duncan Corns
  • I needed a last minute MOT for my X6 4.0D and Rob on the garage MOT side of the business fitted me at the 11th hour.
    I have never used this business to service or MOT any of my vehicles but I would travel from my home in Crosby to obtain such a great, professional and helpful service.
    First Class - thanks Rob ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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    john quirk

    I needed a last minute MOT for my X6 4.0D and Rob on the garage MOT side of the business fitted me at the 11th hour.
    I have never used this business to service or MOT any of my vehicles but I would travel from my home in Crosby to obtain such a great, professional and helpful service.
    First Class - thanks Rob ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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    john quirk

    Take your car there. Brilliant

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    Martin Rose
  • Absolutely brilliant, fantastic and friendly service. The prices are very competitive and the gentleman that looked after me Robert was very knowledgeable and helpful. They are a bit hidden away but definitely worth a look.

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    Zain Ali

    Great service provided for our company vehicles. Friendly team with good rates and quick turn round. Highly recommended.

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    amanda hancock

    Excellent friendly service. Urgently needed an mot but had to work. Gave me use of a courtesy car on the spot, picked it back up after work. Would definitely use again. Top notch.

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    isabelle Bear
  • Had my car serviced and mot'd here yesterday after a friend recommended....very happy with the service I received and I would highly recommend

    Thanks lads

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    Grant Whittle

    Great choice of cars and friendly service.

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