Over the winter months it’s worth preparing for some unpredictable conditions, to keep you safe and on the move.
This year, your local Vauxhall Retailer is on hand to help get your Vauxhall winter-ready with a range of accessories and services.
Take a look at our winter offers and tips below.
We can help you prepare for winter’s darker days and more hazardous weather with our comprehensive 25-point check & fluid top-ups*.
For only £19.99 our experts will meticulously inspect your car and top-up those vital fluid levels to ensure both you and your vehicle are ready for whatever winter brings.
Our expert Vauxhall technicians will make sure your car’s winter-ready with 25 thorough checks.
Our checks cover:
You’ll receive a report on the condition of each of the 25 items. And even if they’re all in great shape, our technicians will be on hand to provide no-obligation advice.
We’ll also top up your coolant, brake fluid, oil and screenwash* using the exact products recommended for your Vauxhall.
When the temperature sinks below 7°C your regular tyres start to lose their edge. Grip, steering and traction are all affected – the important stuff that keeps you safe.
Choosing the right tyres for the job will give you greater control and confidence with a 50% shorter braking distance in cold conditions. And it’ll keep your tread intact much longer.
Plus, if you’re thinking of driving abroad, it’s worth noting that some EU countries require winter tyres by law.
So whether you want to prepare for whatever the British winter throws at you or you plan on driving abroad, we have a range of products to suit you.
Looking for a long-term solution to the inevitable damp British winter? Take your pick from our season-beating products.
Complete Winter Wheels
Get all the advantages of winter tyres with a quick swap. They’ll look just as good as your regular wheels and you can even store them at our Tyre Hotel when you switch back to your summer wheels for the rest of the year.
We’ll swap your tyres every six months to give you greater control in rain, ice or snow as well as reduced tread wear in lower temperatures. We can also look after your out-of-season tyres while they take a break.
Snow socks are a great-value, get-you-home solution to a sudden blanket of snow. Keep them folded in your car and pop them over your regular tyres when you need extra grip. Easy to get on, easy to get off, they’re a simple way to stay prepared.
Don’t have the space for a spare set of tyres? No problem. We can also store your off-season wheels or tyres safely in our Tyre Hotel, ready to be changed over in spring and autumn. We’ll take care of collecting and delivering them to and from the Tyre Hotel and your local Vauxhall Retailer. Just ask us to include the Tyre Hotel in your quote.
Winter start at 7°C
When the temperature drops below 7°C your regular tyres wear 20% faster. Your grip, steering and traction all suffer.
But no snow, no problem? Unfortunately not. Thanks to our good old British weather we end up driving in sub-7°C temperatures for almost half of the year. Winter tyres will keep you and your family safer, whatever the cold weather brings.
50% shorter braking distance**
Switching to winter tyres gives you greater control in wet or icy conditions. Which means greater peace-of-mind too. It’s the special rubber compound that makes them so much safer. It keeps them soft and grippy, come snow, rain or ice.
Your tyres wear 20% quicker in winter
Winter tyres are made for winter conditions. That means they wear better at cold temperatures and your tread will stay intact much longer.
More and more EU countries are making season-specific tyres a legal requirement. And some might just surprise you.
Drive without the tyres for the job and you’re endangering other road users and emergency rescue teams. And without the right kit, you could get stung with an on-the-spot fine. So if you’re off for a winter break, make sure your car’s as winter-ready as you are.^
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*The Safety Check is a visual vehicle inspection only. Any recommendations made are not legally binding and the vehicle driver remains responsible for the roadworthiness of his/her vehicle, and for any related offence. If you choose not to have any remedial work done we may recommend that certain essential work be carried out on the grounds of safety before you drive your vehicle. Checks are subject to availability. Top-up quantity limited to a maximum of ½ litre. Additional quantities will be advised and with customer consent charged accordingly. RRP of Safety Check & Top-Up £19.99. Retail customers only. Participating Retailers only. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer, excluding the redemption of Vauxhall Service Club vouchers. No cash alternative available. Offer ends 31 March 2016. General Motors UK Limited t/a Vauxhall reserves the right to modify the terms of this promotion at Vauxhall’s discretion at any time. Correct at time of going to print.
**50km/h test conditions on snow-covered roads show winter tyres reduce braking distance to 31m compared to 62m on summer tyres.
^We recommend that you check the most up-to-date legal requirements on winter wheels when travelling in any European countries.