Free summer health checks for all carsATS Euromaster launches no-obligation offer

16 July 2009

Drivers can sign up for a free vehicle health check

Drivers can sign up for a free vehicle health check

If you’ve decided not to take advantage of the government’s scrappage scheme for cars and still have an old banger to contend with this summer, how about a free vehicle health check?

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ATS Euromaster is offering free pre-holiday inspections for cars of all makes, models and ages at its 450 UK service centres.

Anyone can take advantage of the offer – even company-car drivers – and there’s no obligation to get repair work done at the garage. The 15-minute inspections include a detailed look at the condition and pressure of your , as well as a visual check of the front brakes, battery, exhaust and shock absorbers.

Free car checks

ATS Euromaster’s group operations director Chris Hufflett said: ‘With travel pundits warning less people will be jetting off this summer, it is widely anticipated that more families will be packing up their cars and enjoying lower-cost holidays around the British Isles.

‘For these holidaymakers the last thing they want is to break down at the side of the road with a car full of excited kids and a boot jam-packed with luggage. On a hot summer's day it can be a miserable, not to mention dangerous, experience and one which can often be avoided by letting a professional spend a few moments checking your car before you set off.’

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To avoid breakdowns, motorists should keep an eye on their tyre condition. Which? has put together a guide to checking tyres for problems, and also has advice on choosing the . We’ve tested hundreds of makes and models to reveal the that offer excellent value for money.

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