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 on 01925 320468 today. Alternatively complete our booking form below or email us here service@lowtonmotorcompany.co.uk.

Our Customer Reviews

  • I didn’t manage to find reception too easily, but I did manage to get a car with a good history at a good price. Came with a fresh MOT, service and valet. No issues with the car so far, but if I end up stranded on the motorway next week, I’ll update 😉

    Jay Avatar
    Jay
    26/08/21

    Fantastic service from these guys! Smooth process from start to finish, will use them again.

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    Martina O`Brien
    15/08/21

    Pulled up late today with a screw in the tyre! Muzzy was really helpful and repaired my tyre on the spot! Highly recommend this place:)
    Got me out of a hole, cheers guys😎

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    mick bunyan
    10/08/21
  • Good service, all things explained and I will be returning.

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    Garry Cassidy
    06/08/21

    Warning lights on car while travelling on motorway. Took first possible exit to find garage or similar. Lawton Motor Company sorted problem instantly. Extremely helpful, exemplary service, right balance of professionalism and friendliness. Thanks Paul to you and your staff.

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    Val Packer
    18/05/21

    Just bought myself a Jaguar F Pace from these guys and it was so easy. They'd only had the car one day, I sent a couple of emails asking for details and the company director contacted myself personally, sort out some photos and now it's mine. Very easy people to deal with, helpful and willing to sort anything out. Will use again

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    Neil Roberts
    26/03/21
  • Just recently bought a Nissan qashqai from this company the service was outstanding and would definitely recommend for anyone who is looking to buy a car .

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    lacey hayes
    07/03/21

    With all the Covid regulations in place i was concerned about my visit to the dealership..I was dealt with in a professional and curteous manner by Sam and Ian.Which i appreciated

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    David Power
    11/02/21

    Excellent service

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    Zzz Pip
    11/02/21
  • Car failed its MOT got repaired and retested for free within a few hours.. at a fair price... Highly recommended... Wish I could afford some of the cars on sale here as well, absolute beauties..

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    RustySausage
    08/02/21

    Car failed its MOT got repaired and retested for free within a few hours.. at a fair price... Highly recommended... Wish I could afford some of the cars on sale here as well, absolute beauties..

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    PullMyFinger
    08/02/21

    Car failed its MOT got repaired and retested for free within a few hours.. at a fair price... Highly recommended... Wish I could afford some of the cars on sale here as well, absolute beauties..

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    Darryl Walker
    08/02/21
  • Car failed its MOT got repaired and retested for free within a few hours.. at a fair price... Highly recommended... Wish I could afford some of the cars on sale here as well, absolute beauties..

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    Lord Walker
    08/02/21

    With all the Covid regulations in place i was concerned about my visit to the dealership..
    I was dealt with in a professional and curteous manner by Sam and Ian.
    Which i appreciated

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    David Power
    06/02/21

    I am a new customer using LMC, and aI am extremely happy with the service I received from all staff in the reception and especially from Lough who carried out the work on my keeping me informed of what needed attention

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    Peter Gurney
    11/01/21
  • Quality

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    Manchester
    11/01/21

    Bought a car from them very happy with the service I received. Also service manager is very helpful and will not hesitate to help in any way he can.

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    David Melton
    14/12/20

    Had quite a few issues when I purchased the car but young San sorted them. Thanks.

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    DAVID FINEGAN
    11/12/20
  • Superb service from start to finish will definitely use again in the future

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    Stephen Gault
    11/11/20

    Easy to book over the phone.Car brought in in the morning for MOT and interim service.Car collected at the end of the day.No faults noted. Didn't try and upsell me on anything. Seems like a good dealership.

    Mark P Avatar
    Mark P
    11/11/20

    Friendly staff and a good service I will go back again thanks

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    Lee Hancock
    11/10/20
  • 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
    11/03/20

    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

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    LESLEY MOORE
    06/03/20

    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.

    Rebecca Wood Avatar
    Rebecca Wood
    13/01/20
  • Had my MOT booked here.
    Quick and efficient service, will definitely come back for future services.

    Ryan Lee Avatar
    Ryan Lee
    19/12/19

    Very pleased on all counts. They couldn't have been more helpful.
    And they do a great coffee ☕ 👍👍

    Graham Sutcliffe Avatar
    Graham Sutcliffe
    12/12/19

    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 😊

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    lynne frodsham
    26/11/19
  • I bought my new car, sale went through smoothly.

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    David Mckeown
    19/11/19

    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
    24/09/19

    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
    23/09/19

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