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By LaurenBluck | Friday, November 16, 2012, 18:00

As two thirds of drivers admit fuel prices have altered their driving habits, local Vauxhall dealer, Evans Halshaw, is helping motorists take to the road for less by offering customers £500 of free fuel at their forthcoming Big Event weekend.


The poll, which was commissioned by Vauxhall*, also revealed that the cost of fuel would influence the purchasing decisions of 78 per cent of drivers when buying a new vehicle, whilst 32 per cent of drivers admitted seeking out petrol stations which offer the most competitive fuel prices.


Fortunately for motorists in South West, between Friday 16th and Monday 19th November, the dealership on Gilston Road, Saltash is hosting the special event whereby customers who purchase a brand new Vauxhall vehicle, such as Vauxhall's brand new sub-compact SUV, the Mokka, can drive away with £500 of free fuel**.


Ben Darnell, Dealer Principal at Evans Halshaw, comments: "It is not surprising to discover that the increase in fuel prices is having a significant impact on drivers – indeed, three quarters are using their car less as the costs of running their vehicle mount up.


"We're keen to ensure people continue to enjoy getting out and about, so it will come as welcome news that, based on the average amount drivers in South West spend on fuel each week (£29), the offer of £500 of free fuel would give motorists in the area over four months of free driving!"


Helping drivers take to the road for less

In addition, during the four-day event, customers at the dealership can also take advantage of Vauxhall's unique and innovative zero per cent APR Flexible Finance scheme***.


Available on new cars from the Vauxhall range, Flexible Finance allows customers to tailor their financial plans to suit them. With no minimum deposit, zero  per cent APR and flexible payment terms, which can vary between 24 and 60 months, motorists are able to purchase a brand new Vauxhall for a monthly payment that fits in with their personal budget.


What's more, Vauxhall is offering up to £1,000 deposit contribution on a range of new cars purchased on Flexible Finance. This, combined with the free fuel offer available throughout The Big Event weekend, allows customers to save even more when purchasing a new Vauxhall.


Plus, all new Vauxhall cars also come with a warranty which could now last a lifetime, so customers can be confident that they are getting the best possible aftercare and service. Available to the first owner of all new Vauxhall cars, the warranty is valid for the lifetime of the vehicle up to a maximum of 100,000 miles.


Ben Darnell concludes: "We recognise that it's a challenging time at the moment, with many motorists taking much more care when planning and managing the costs of running their car and so we are really looking forward to helping customers find their ideal Vauxhall, take advantage of our highly competitive offers and drive away with free fuel during The Big Event."


During the event period, customers purchasing a new car will also be able to enjoy a discount of 20 per cent off accessories fitted by Evans Halshaw.


Take a step out of the ordinary with Mokka

To make the Big Event even more exciting, Evans Halshaw is delighted to be giving motorists in the area the first chance to see for themselves Vauxhall's brand new sub-compact SUV, the stunning Mokka. 


Available to order from the retailer now at a keen starting price of just £15,995, the rugged, refined 5-seater vehicle is a refreshing addition to Vauxhall's already broad vehicle range and offers dynamic design, economical engine options and versatile space.


Whilst the Mokka has been designed to perform efficiently in urban environments, it also boasts the ability to be driven off-road when the need arises, having both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive variants available.


And to make buying the new sub-compact SUV even more affordable, customers have the option to take to the road in the brand new vehicle on Vauxhall's zero  per cent APR Flexible Finance scheme.


A van-tastic deal

In addition to driving away with £500 free fuel during the Big Event, van customers who purchase any new Vauxhall commercial vehicle can also benefit from Vauxhall's innovative '4x4x4x4' offer.


With four years' zero per cent APR Representative finance, four years' free servicing including routine service parts and labour, four years' breakdown assistance provided by the AA and four years' warranty, the offer makes a Vauxhall commercial vehicle a great-value choice.


Customers simply choose the model that suits their business needs, pay a minimum 20 per cent deposit of VAT excluding price (plus VAT on the total transaction price), and make regular repayments for the agreed term at zero  per cent APR Representative for four years.


For further details about event offers and for information about the range of Vauxhall vehicles available at Evans Halshaw, please visit the dealership at Gilston Road, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6LF. Alternatively, call 01752 848 411 or go online to


For further information and terms and conditions on Vauxhall's Lifetime Warranty, visit


*Survey commissioned online in October 2012 with 1,000 respondents who currently own and drive a vehicle

**Free fuel offer applies when ordering a new vehicle between 16th and 19th November 2012 only. Free fuel offer not available on ADAM models

***Terms and conditions apply.



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