Evans Halshaw urges drivers to get a grip this winter

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By bianca16 | Friday, December 14, 2012, 11:13

With icy

blasts, plunging temperatures and threats of snow, local Vauxhall retailer, Evans Halshaw, is urging drivers in Saltash to get prepared for the cold road ahead

with Vauxhall's winter tyres, winter accessories and Winter Safety Checks.


To ensure drivers maintain a sure footing

whatever the weather, the retailer on Gilston

Road is keen to remind drivers of Vauxhall's MasterFit Winter Tyre



With a range of tyres available to suit

customers' vehicles, Vauxhall MasterFit dealerships will supply and fit tyres

for all popular Vauxhall models so that motorists are ready for the cold snap.


Ben Darnell, Dealer Principal at Evans Halshaw, explains: "In cold conditions, and particularly on

snow and ice, drivers run the risk of skidding, and so we want to remind

customers of the importance of winter tyres in offering improved grip and

increased safety.


"In temperatures at or below seven degrees

centigrade, the tread compound on standard summer tyres starts to harden and

lose grip. The compound used in the production of winter tyres however contains

more natural rubber, which means drivers can be assured of better flexibility

and grip when taking to the road. This can reduce braking distances by up to 10

per cent in rain and up to 20 per cent in snow."




And in an

effort to ensure drivers in the area keep moving whatever the weather, Evans Halshaw is also offering Auto Sock Snow Socks

from just £49.95, which simply slip over the driving wheels of a vehicle to

give extra grip.


Quick and easy

to use, they

work by creating friction between the wheels and the road surface and can be

used on all makes and models of vehicle.


What's more, being light and compact, they are ideal for storing in the car for when snowy and icy road

conditions strike and offer a less bulky alternative to snow chains.


Ben Darnell continues: "It's

often difficult to avoid driving on snow and ice during the winter months and

so we're keen to ensure that drivers in the area are not only fully prepared,

but able to get out of slippery situations when adverse

conditions take hold.


"Whether it's getting home from work or

getting the kids to school this winter, Auto Sock Snow Socks provide extra grip

that could make all the difference."


In addition, Evans

Halshaw is also offering a range of convenient products by Autoglym, to

help ensure drivers keep a clear view behind the wheel.


With Autoglym De-Icer and Concentrated

Screenwash, both available from £3.99*, drivers can be confident that their

visibility won't be compromised when the weather takes a turn for the worst.


Top up

with Winter Safety Checks

Finally, with many families planning trips up

and down the country to visit friends and relatives over the festive season, Evans Halshaw is encouraging motorists to get

set for long journeys by taking advantage of Vauxhall's thorough 25-point

Winter Safety Check, including fluid top ups, for just £35 RRP.


To give customers complete peace of mind, the

dealership's expertly-trained team of Vauxhall MasterFit technicians will

visually check vehicles for any potential safety issues as well as inspect

brakes, tyre inflation, wiper blades and more. In addition, the safety check

includes engine oil, brake fluid and radiator coolant, topping-up fluids where



Plus, to offer even greater value for money,

all customers who take advantage of a Winter Safety Check will get a free

Winter Care Pack worth over £20, which includes De-Icer, Hi-Tech Interior

Microfibre Cloth, Ultimate Screenwash and Ice Scraper.


To book a Winter Safety Check at Evans Halshaw, or for full Winter Tyres pricing

information and further details about Vauxhall's range of Winter Accessories,

please contact the retailer at Gilston Road,

Saltash, Cornwall,

PL12 6LF. Alternatively, call 01752 848 411 or go online to www.evanshalshaw.com/vauxhall.


 * Available at participating


**Top-up quantity limited to a

maximum of 500ml



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