Winter offers
  • A frosty road on a winter morning.

    Driving in winter

    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.


    • Winter tyres to give you the best possible grip come rain, ice or snow.
    • Comprehensive Winter Safety Check and top-ups of screen wash, antifreeze and more.
    • Driving tips for all types of conditions.


    Take a look at our winter offers and tips below.

  • Driving in winter

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    Winter Safety Check

    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.

  • Winter outside, check. 25-point inspection, check. Peace of mind, check.

    25-point check

    Our expert Vauxhall technicians will make sure your car’s winter-ready with 25 thorough checks.


    Our checks cover:

    • Lights, glass, wipers and mirrors to ensure you can see and be seen
    • Essential parts of the engine including the battery
    • Operation of key features such as clutch, engine and seat belts
    • The point of contact between you and the road: the tyres


    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.

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  • A Vauxhall Mokka driving down a frosty road with ease. The caption reads ‘grips like summer’.

    Winter Tyres

    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.

  • 3 ways to beat winter. Complete winter wheels, wheel and tyre. Winter tyres, tyre only. Snow socks, socks only.

    Let's beat winter

    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.


    Winter Tyres

    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

    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.

  • A clear road with sleet falling.

    Store your tyres

    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.

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    Why choose winter tyres


    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.

  • Regions

    Winter tyres by law

    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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  • Prepare for winter with Vauxhall Winter offers

    Winter Preparation


    • Make sure your car is well-maintained with an up-to-date MOT and regular servicing.
    • Make these simple checks to keep your car ready for winter.
    • Batteries are more likely to die in the cold so keep yours well-maintained.
    • Pack a winter driving kit: blanket and extra clothes, food & drink, torch, warning triangle, spade, high-vis vest and a charged phone.
    • Keep a pair of sunglasses in the car in case of glare from the roads or from a low winter sun.
    • Keep your windscreen washer topped and replace your wipers if they don’t clear the windscreen properly.
    • Put 0333 3202 304 in your phone – it’s the number for our Vauxhall Accident Management service, which you get for free as a Vauxhall driver.
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    Before Setting Off


    • Clear your windscreen and windows completely before setting off.
    • Also ensure your number plates are clear.
    • Clear snow off your car’s roof – it can fall onto the front or rear windscreens and obscure your view.
    • Check the weather forecast and traffic news before setting off.
    • Take routes down major roads if possible, they’re more likely to be cleared and gritted in bad weather.
  • A clear road with sleet falling.

    While on the road


    • In treacherous conditions, slow right down. Wet or icy roads and poor visibility will increase reaction times to hazards.
    • Keep a safe gap between you and the vehicle in front. Hanging back can give you extra time to react to hazards.
    • Be vigilant for pedestrians, bikes and motorbikes as they may be hard to spot in poor weather.
    • Accelerate and brake gently and with extra care.
    • Use your lights to improve your visibility in poor weather.
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    Driving on snow and ice


    • Pull away in second gear, easing your foot off the clutch gently.
    • Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin.
    • Brake gently and move down to a low gear earlier than normal and allow the vehicle speed to fall slowly, to avoid locking the wheels.
    • Take corners slowly and steer gently to avoid skidding.
    • If the vehicle skids, don’t brake, steer into the direction of the skid and gently ease off the accelerator.
    • If you’re stuck in snow, don’t rev the wheels, it’ll dig the wheels in further. Put the vehicle into a higher gear and slowly move the vehicle forwards and backwards to creep out. Use mats under the wheels to gain traction if you’re stuck.
  • A clear road with sleet falling. Driving in heavy rain and floods

    Driving in heavy rain and floods


    • Keep a decent distance between you and the vehicle in front as spray can reduce visibility.
    • Don’t use cruise control – you may need to lift off the accelerator if you lose traction.
    • If steering becomes unresponsive and the tyres can’t grip the road just ease off the accelerator.
    • When driving on a flooded road, drive very slowly, stay in first gear and drive over the highest point in the road if possible. Don’t drive through if a vehicle is coming the other way as it may cause waves that return to your car.
    • Only cross a flooded area of road if you can still see the road through it.
    • As you come out of a flooded area, gently test your brakes before speeding up.
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