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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 (12,081 found)
GOODFELLAS AUTOZ LTD
1702 Jobs Completed
Horley
4.8 / 5

We at Goodfellas Autoz Ltd are based in Gatwick Businness in Horley near Gatwick Airport and provide full garage services such us car repairs , computer diagnostics , air conditioning full vehicle services and complete tyres services.
We are also a certified Terra Clean service centre.

Dickinson St Garage
221 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.7 / 5

Dickinson St Garage has been proudly established since 1987. We strive to provide the highest quality repairs and services to all our customers whether they are new or existing. Our team is committed to ensuring that you receive an exceptional level of care and that your car maintenance is changed to a stress-free experience. We try to keep our prices as competitive as possible. A FREE health check is available for every car that enters our well-equipped workshop. We cover all makes and models, however, we have a great knowledge and experience working with VW and Audi cars. We carry out all aspects of mechanical work, from a minor MOT to a complete engine rebuild, no job is too big for us!

Our parts come from a fantastic supplier and are covered by standard manufacturer warranty. Our collection and delivery service are available for those within a 15-mile radius. We are located near some very handy transport links such as Victoria Train and Tram Station, however, we also have a comfortable waiting room if you want to hang around while we repair your vehicle. One of our friendly staff members will offer you some refreshments and WIFI.

Mark Askey Motor Services
191 Jobs Completed
Newcastle under lyme
4.9 / 5

Mark Askey Motor Services was established in 2003 taking care of our locals in the Newcastle, Stoke On Trent area. With over 35 years experience in the motor trade we pride ourselves on our workmanship and our customer care.

No job is too big or too small here at Mark Askeys, taking on all Makes and Models and all maintenance and repairs.

Clocktower Auto Centre Ltd
149 Jobs Completed
Molesey
3.9 / 5

Hi
We are based near Hampton Court and have a staff of 6 mechanics we can do a full range of Services, Tyres and MOT's.
We are open 7 days a week and are happy to offer a collect and drop off service to our local area.

Dorset Response
101 Jobs Completed
Poole
4.8 / 5

We cover the whole of Dorset and Hampshire.We are able to obtain massive trade discounts on parts and these are pasted on to you
We have been serving NHS staff and carers car needs at discounted rates from many years.
We have now offer this to all wcfmc customers.
Our staff are fitted with Body cameras to ensure their work is to a high standard.
We specialise in mobile brake repair and car servicing
We never fit or carry out work not needed or increase the price when we arrive.
Our reputation we are proud off and put that before profit.

T&G Autos
213 Jobs Completed
Westmidlands
5.0 / 5

My name’s Gareth, owner of T&G Autos, mobile Mechanic offering servicing and repairs

KwikFix MK
27 Jobs Completed
Milton Keynes
4.0 / 5

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Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
2358 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.8 / 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

George mobile/garage mechanic
82 Jobs Completed
london
4.8 / 5

Hi My Name is Dorde. Commonly called as "George" by many. I own a garage in HA97NE. My garage is located 6 minutes walk from North Wembley Station. My business started in year 2016 and been working as a mechanic for more than 15 years. I specializes in diagnosing and repairing all aspects of auto repair issues from brakes, starters, axles, fuel systems, electrical systems, to head gaskets, intakes, timing belts and exhaust work and body work. My mobile number isand my email address is [email protected] Our garage is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 2pm during Saturday. In George Garage we value your car repair needs:-)

MDK Vehicle Repairs Ltd
30 Jobs Completed
West Sussex
5.0 / 5

Hello
.MDK Vehicle Repairs Ltd offers a mobile solution for your vehicle repairs, some of the services we offer are Alternators, Batteries, Brakes, Drive Belts, Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspections, Servicing, Starter Motors, Suspension and General Repairs. .Having over 40 years experience in the Motor Trade working in main dealers and large independent garages, I also worked for the RAC for 12 years from 2003 as a patrol and was one of the top 50 patrols in the Company. I am City & Guilds qualified and I keep myself up to date with the latest technology. Quality of work and delivering excellent customer satisfaction is extremely important to me. I work mobile and can come to either your home address or place of work if you require.

I also offer preparation of classic vehicles for touring rallies, for many years I have been the mechanical support on the Liege - Brescia - Liege Rally and have provided running repairs to numerous makes of classic vehicles from 2 stroke Berkleys, Micro Cars,, Triumph TR 2's TR 6's, E Type and XK Jags, TVR's to name a few.

Thank you in advance for considering me to look after your vehicle.

Regards

Mike.

Quality Mobile Vehicle Solutions LTD
177 Jobs Completed
Weymouth
4.7 / 5

As mechanics we specialised in Diesel engines gearboxes and auto electrics, I specialise in electronic diagnostics (management lights etc). I pride myself to be reasonable on price and quality of work, not quantity for full customer satisfaction!

K&B Car Centre
124 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.8 / 5

Been in the motor trade for 20 years. Nvq level 2 & 3 and am also an MOT Tester. Excellent customer service skills having been involved in all aspects of garage work management etc. Very fare when it comes to pricing and also offer collect and deliver within a certain radius

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Andover
294 Jobs Completed
Andover
4.4 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

Halfords Autocentre Leeds (Roseville)
11 Jobs Completed
Leeds
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

Ej servicing & repair ltd
22 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.4 / 5

We are a garage based in the Ruchill area of glasgow but we also offer a mobile service that covers glasgow and beyond.

We specialise in all types of vehicle repairs Servicing and mots

we also offer a pick up and drop off service for those jobs that can't be done at the roadside

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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
Vauxhall£36.58

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/06/2020 and 28/09/2020.

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 15,170 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive Winter Check deals for you.



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