24th September 2013
Winter is just around the corner… Is your car ready?
Yes folks, sorry to say… Coming toward the end of September now and here at Vasstech we start to get a lot of owners coming in to get their cars ready for the winter weather.
First and foremost it is important that you are safe when driving as the days get colder and the nights draw in. Ensuring that your car is in tip top condition and up to date with servicing is more important now.
Here at Vasstech we not only carry out a full service with our professionally qualified technicians but we also go that step farther and check your tyres, oil and water levels and general condition of hoses and other consumables, including lighting, to ensure that you are ready for the winter ahead.
There are some great tips below that you can use to help yourself but it is always advisable to have a fully qualified technician give your car the once over before we start seeing the temperatures plummet.
Winterising your vehicle – top tips from the IAM
1. Make sure your windscreen wipers are in good condition and you regularly clean the inside of the windscreen
2. Top up your windscreen washer fluid with suitable anti-freeze screenwash and make sure your ice scraper and old cans of de-icer are up to the job.
3. Check your tires thoroughly.
4. Check all lights.
5. Pack an emergency kit in the boot / glove box.
6. If you take any regular, essential medications, make sure you carry enough with you.
Don’t forget that Vasstech have fully trained, qualified technicians specialising in Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and SEAT cars.
Here are just some of the services offered by Vasstech…
Anything from a simple oil & filter or major all filters & fluids renewed.
Supply Genuine Parts
Provided by the Volkswagen Audi Group, in other words main dealer parts.
Essential to be renewed every 4 years or mileage (according to engine type) failure to do could result in major engine failure.
We can get almost any tyre within 24 hrs at very competitive rates and change and balance on site.
Diagnostics & Lights Resetting
With the ever increasing demand to become eco-friendly, modern vehicles are equipped with highly technical monitoring devices which will inform you by way of a symbol coming up on your dash if anything is not running efficiently or is malfunctioning. We have the technology and experience to be able to best advise you on how to deal with these warning symbols.
We can arrange anything from a quick wash to a full professional valet, all spic and span for your jolly’s.
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
We can arrange for those wheels that make the car look special and just like new.
Supply & Fit iPod Connections
We fit approved iPod & iPhone devices designed to use your cars stereo to play music through your phone or take calls
safely through the vehicles stereo.
Cruise Control Installation
On those long journeys this device enables you maintain a safe speed without the need to depress the accelerator.
Fit Bulbs, Fit Wipers & Top Ups
Labour is free of charge.
M.O.T. class 4 & 7 motor cars & motor caravans
Part or full system renewal, we can also provide upgraded exhaust systems to improve efficiency, sound and life of system e.g. stainless steel.
To ensure that all four wheels are running in line to improve handling and longevity of tyres.
Haldex Oil Changes
On vehicles with four wheel drive, this is the fluid in the rear differential essential to ensure longevity and proper engagement of the four wheel drive system. In most cases the fluid should be renewed every 20,000 miles and the filter every 40,000 miles.
Paint Work & Dent Repairs
We have a very experienced paint & repair chap who will make nearly any dent or scrap invisible.
Motor Home Service & Repair
Our facilities have virtually no height restriction and a purpose built ramp to deal with almost any size motor home for repair or service.
Hands Free Phone Installation
A system that allows you to make and receive phone calls through your cars stereo.
We can interrogate your vehicles control unit and enable the vehicle to run more efficiently and improved performance.