Protect your customers from a winter breakdown

Protect your customers from a winter breakdown

Winter is quickly approaching. Nights have been getting darker and temperatures are dropping. With the cold weather, vehicle breakdowns become increasingly likely, according to the RAC. So it’s worth ensuring your customers are prepared and protected should the unfortunate happen.

Before we start seeing frost, it may be worthwhile getting that MOT and service booked, to ensure customers’ cars are fully prepared. That’s where vehicle aftercare products will help, by covering the cost of unforeseen repairs or replacements.


Reducing chances of a winter breakdown

While booking a customer’s car in for a service will be the most comprehensive way to ensure it’s ready for the harsher winter months, there are a few home checks you can advise they carry out, reminding them your business is looking out for their best interests.

The RAC has put together a guide motorists can use to assess their vehicle’s winter readiness – using the acronym FORCES. They list the “the regular ‘DIY checks’ you should carry out through the winter and especially as we head into another icy blast.” They include:

  1. Fuel
  2. Oil
  3. Rubber
  4. Coolant
  5. Electrics
  6. Screen wash


For the full guide visit the RAC website, where you’ll also find advice on what else to check to prevent a breakdown, preparing for a breakdown, and winter driving tips.


Fully prepare your customers’ vehicles for winter

A few quick checks motorists can carry out themselves are a great start to preventing a winter breakdown. However, to ensure a vehicle is in top shape ahead of the colder months, a full, professional assessment by a vehicle technician will always be far superior. For customers with MOT Test Cover or a Service Plan, getting this booked won’t be as big a worry for the wallet.

Of course, even with a full service, no car can be protected 100% from a breakdown, and that’s why Roadside Assistance is essential. Paired with a first-class Warranty, your customers can enjoy peace of mind that, should something go wrong, they have protection in place to help cover the cost and get their car back on the road.


For further information on Car Care Plan’s award-winning dealer warranty and aftersales products, visit our Products page, or contact out friendly team.

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