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Winter Health Check Specialist Garages

94% would recommend us

As the harshest season approaches, give your car a Winter Health Check to tackle the roads safely and securely with Who Can Fix My Car



Icy temperatures, snow salt grit and rain take their toll on your vehicle, get your car winter ready and avoid any damage by booking in today with Who Can Fix My Car.

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Top garages for Winter Check (11,763 found)
MTS Motors Ltd
60 Jobs Completed
Poole
4.1 / 5

"MTS Motors Ltd was established in 1988 as a family run business. We specialise mainly in French cars, Citroen, Peugeot and Renault. Although our business mainly specializes in French cars, we are also able to undertake servicing, MOT's, repairs, auto electrical diagnostics, engine management fault finding, clutch replacement, brake checking, exhaust and tyre fitting, air conditioning recharging for most other makes and models of vehicle. We are an approved Valeo Clutch fitting centre. MTS Motors have a very friendly team of highly skilled motor technicians who carry out servicing, repairs, diagnostics and MOT work in our three busy service bays. We have one service bay primary set up to cover MOT work. We run an MOT while you wait service or you can drop your car off to us and pick it up later in the day. All MOT's will require booking in advance. All our staff at MTS Motors pride themselves on the quality of work undertaken and we believe customer service is of paramount importance to us. We look after our customers and hope they come back and use us again in the future. Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us, if you are happy tell us, if you are not then still tell us, if you have any feedback or suggestions on how we can improve, please drop us an email. We have a number of courtesy cars available to customers. If you need the use of a courtesy car, please mention this to a member of staff when booking in your vehicle."

C.G.automotive
78 Jobs Completed
Aldershot
5.0 / 5

C.G.automotive delivers 5* customer service. Mobile mechanic to drop off and collect so no fuss for our customers. With 10 years experience in servicing, braking systems and welding. We can also take care of your vehicle after a costly MOT fail and give competitive quotes to get you back on the road.

PLAISTER AUTOS
849 Jobs Completed
Swindon
4.9 / 5

Established in 1986, Plaister Auto's offer complete range of garage services. We are a MOT testing center, clutch fitting center and a brake fitting center. All makes and models of cars welcome.
Proud to be WCFMC South West best garage winner 2017 and nominee for 2018
FREE COURTESY CAR

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1447 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

Integrated Auto Solutions
344 Jobs Completed
Denton
4.9 / 5

Integrated Auto Solutions are a local independent garage based in Manchester. We are a newly formed company who have been established a little over a year, and we are going from strength to strength. We are looking to expand our client base and are eager to help customers get their vehicles road worthy ASAP. We can undertake all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work and servicing, with no job being too big or too small. Our team of 4 technicians have all been chosen specifically for their area of expertise, and have many years of experience working on all makes and models of vehicles.

We can offer a recovery service to customers with non-starters, and some smaller jobs can be done mobile too as we have a fully equipped mobile unit too.

Westbourne Motors Mobile - Reading
13 Job Completed
Reading
4.0 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC.

For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service with over 70 fully trained mechanics ready to fix your car at home or work, saving you the time and fuss of driving to a garage.

For major jobs we also operate repair workshops and offer courtesy cars to use whilst we fix your car.

The Westbourne name is synonymous with convenience, efficiency, courtesy and great value and all of our repairs carry a nationwide guarantee.

We are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your call.

Protyre - Poulton, Barry & Wilkinson
73 Jobs Completed
Blackpool
4.8 / 5

Barry and Wilkinson Tyre and Exhaust Poulton became part of the Protyre network in 2010. The Poulton-Le-Fylde centre is situated opposite the Blackpool and Fylde College.
The centre has been extensively refurbished since 2013 in a £250,000 investment programme and now sports the Protyre blue and red colour scheme. The investment has been undertaken to improve services and facilities for customers and includes over £30,000 spent on resurfacing the car park and a new reception area. The centre was originally a window manufacturing and sales outlet. A number of additional services were added including the introduction of motorcycle tyres and MOTs designed to serve the vibrant motorcycle community in and around Blackpool.

Protyre Poulton holds an extensive range of tyres for car, van and 4x4 including Michelin, Bridgestone, Pirelli and Continental. The centre also provides a truck tyre fitting service for local hauliers. As well as selling and fitting tyres Protyre Poulton, Barry and Wilkinson undertake MOT's, carry out servicing and will change brakes, batteries,exhausts, check and maintain suspensions and carry out diagnostics. Buy online or vist our Protyre Poulton and one of our friendly team will be happy to help with all your motoring needs.

S.M BRAKES
282 Jobs Completed
RENFREW
4.9 / 5

Award winning mobile brakes specialist covering Glasgow and the surrounding areas. Dedicated to providing a hassle free service at your doorstep. A first class company supplying and fitting the best quality parts and customer service. Pay less do less with S.M BRAKES.

M.J. Motors
5 Job Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business with 13 plus years experience we guarantee to be 100% honest we travel to your place of work or home and majority of Repairs will be carried out on site.

P.C. Autocare
52 Jobs Completed
Brough
4.9 / 5

My name is Colin and I am a sole trader operating from Gilberdyke.I have a fully equipped garage at our premises where I also take on larger jobs, however, depending on the work required I can often carry out small repairs on site. I cover a 10 mile radius and offer a free collection and delivery to all customers. I have been working within the motor industry for over 30 years and have experience working on all makes and models of vehicles, with no job being too big or too small.

I can supply parts to suit all budgets - from aftermarket through to O.E.M.

All work comes guaranteed for your peace of mind!

eltham test centre
54 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

We are a family run workshop which has been established for over 30 years and prides itself on quality workmanship and fantastic customer service, utilising its team of honest and reliable staff. As your local garage, we focus on working with you to provide friendly, trustworthy, quality car care with a customer focussed approach, keeping both you and your car happy.

All our mechanics are highly trained and skilled technicians and we try not to hide behind a lot of technical jargon. If something isn’t right with your car, we have the equipment and knowledge to give you an honest and professional answer on how to fix it and we will always ensure any work required is discussed with you before it is carried out. We offer the best industry standard approved diagnostics and repairs for petrol and diesel cars, 4x4’s and vans.

Sierra Garage Limited
62 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.9 / 5

Sierra Garage Ltd are an independent workshop based in Essex. We believe in providing our customers with the very best customer experience, as we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of all thing’s car related and building a good local reputation as a garage that cares. We also provide customers with a 12-month warranty on all work undertaken for your peace of mind.

We carry out most repairs and services including (but not limited to); diagnostics, engine repairs, clutch and timing chain (belt) changes, vehicle MOT preparation, head gaskets, brake work, suspension, cooling system, problem solving, manual gearbox repairs, DSG auto gearbox repairs, vehicle servicing and car vinyl wrapping.

Quantum Garage
12 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Servicing and repairing cars for customers in Barnet and surrounding areas for over 12 years, Quantum Garage has a team of professionals with a combined experience of 60 years. We are always happy to provide our customers with efficient, friendly and professional service. We have affordable prices, offer same day repairs and free local pickup.
We look forward to welcoming you.

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs
278 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.7 / 5

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs is a local independent garage based in Paisley that has over 20 years experience in providing repairs, servicing and maintenance on all makes and models of cars, vans and trucks. Our talented and skilled technicians have a wealth of knowledge and understand how important it is you receive an honest and efficient service.

We are recognised for our diagnostic services and have all of the latest equipment and technology to correctly pinpoint any faults. This can ultimately save you a great deal of money. Once we have carried out a diagnostic assessment, we shall discuss any further work with you and talk through your options.

All our parts are of high quality and are sourced from a highly regarded supplier and come with a standard manufaturer warranty. We want all of our customers to receive a terrific experience, our friendly team will always go the extra mile for you. A collection and delivery service is available for those that are within a 10mile radius.

P B Engineering
17 Jobs Completed
Hexham
5.0 / 5

Greetings! PB Engineering is an independently run Mobile Garage operating throughout the North East. I use the latest in mobile equipment to diagnose, analyse and decode your problem! Then using my 25 years' expertise in the industry I can perform almost any repair in good time, for a fair & honest price. I specialize in Van Repairs but can take on any issue for any car, so don't hesitate to get in contact!!

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Frequently asked questions
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What is an Automatic Transmission?

The primary difference between an automatic and a manual transmission is the method the car uses to shift gears. In an automatic transmission, the car decides when you shift and automatically changes gears for you.
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How does an Automatic Gearbox work?

The key difference between a manual and an automatic transmission is that, in a manual car, different gears are engaged to achieve different driving speeds, while in an automatic transmission, the same set of gears produces all of the different gear ratios. This is called the 'Planetary Gearset'. This one part creates all of the different gear ratios that the transmission can produce. The other key component, the 'Torque Converter' is responsible for taking power from your engine to the Planetary Gearset itself.
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What are common Automatic Gearbox problems?

The automatic transmission is a complex piece of engineering, featuring a large number of moving parts, and can cause problems if neglected. Most common issues include: lack of response (eg to 'kickdown'), whining or clunking noises, unwillingness to change up when accelerating, leaking fluid and burning smells!
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How can Automatic Gearbox problems be diagnosed?

Most garages will begin by performing a road test of the car, i.e. driving the car to experience the fault, and taking it from there. However, deep 'transmission specialists' will be familiar with the different gearboxes fitted to different cars, each with their own most common issues and solutions.
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What does Automatic Gearbox repair cost?

Transmission repair costs depend very much on the nature of the issue. Garages will likely give you an estimate via WhoCanFixMyCar.com but will need to examine the car to give you an exact price. Don't be tempted to ignore transmission issues - you may simply be causing additional damage elsewhere.

Average rating for  Winter Check  bookings

4.71

17 reviews

How much does Winter Check cost?

The cost of a Winter Check can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Winter Check Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Peugeot£36.56
Citroen£41.87
Ford£44.07

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 11/01/2020 and 10/04/2020.

Winter Car Health Check Prices and Details

Winter is the time of year when most accidents occur as a result of dangerous driving conditions. The adverse weather poses a constant threat to our vehicles; therefore, it is important to perform some pre winter car checks.

Garages offer winter health checks for your vehicles to provide optimum safety on the roads during these darker months. These safety checks, like that of a service but tailored towards winter, examine six main areas of the car.



What is included in a Winter Health Check?

Tyre Inspection

In winter, tyres are more likely to slip or skid than the rest of the year. Therefore, increased contact and pressure is required to increase safety. Winter tyres may also be suggested if you often drive in remote areas or in temperatures that sit below 7 degrees Celsius.



Antifreeze and coolant top-up

Breaking down in the winter is normally related to the car’s cooling system. You should always have a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water to avert the vehicle from seizing up.



Lights Assessment

The importance of working lights all year round is an essential part of road safety. In the winter, the days only get shorter and the influx of fog further threatens good visibility. It is also against the law to drive with broken lights, hence a lights assessment is an immensely important element of a winter car check.



Battery Test

Car battery problems are the pits, this car check certifies that your car battery is charged, secure and operating safely.



Oil level change/replenishment

Having the right amount of oil in your vehicle eliminates the risk of engine problems. The consistency of your oil can also vary in regard to the season, for example sometimes thinner oil is needed in winter for the car to run more smoothly.



Windscreen Wiper Check
The unpredictable weather conditions of winter can make visibility a constant battle, one that need not be made harder with windscreen wipers that are not working effectively. The garage will also inspect your wiper fluid level, topping it up if needed.

We work with a network of 14,284 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive Winter Check deals for you.



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