Local Ford Dealership Improves Road Safety

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By bianca16 | Friday, November 15, 2013, 12:07

With many motorists failing to carry out vital yet basic

maintenance checks on their vehicles, local Ford dealer, Evans Halshaw Ford St Albans,

is raising awareness of road safety within the local community by offering free

winter health checks in November.


In 2012 road accidents caused by vehicle defects accounted

for a staggering 426 serious injuries and 37 deaths in the UK*, making it more

important than ever for drivers to ensure their vehicle is in optimum working

order.  With that in mind, Evans Halshaw

Ford St Albans is showing its support for Road Safety Week from 18 to 24

November by encouraging local residents to visit the dealership on Ashley Road

to take advantage of a free winter health check.


Despite the fact that having brakes and tyres in good

working order is integral to road safety an alarming number of motorist do not

how to check to either.  So in a bid to

address this issue the team at Evans Halshaw Ford St Albans will thoroughly

assess tyres by checking the pressure, tread and wheel bearings and then

rigorously test brake pipes and hoses and brake fluid and temperature.


In addition as part of its winter health check, Evans

Halshaw Ford St Albans, will change the car's oil and oil filter, check the

anti-freeze levels, steering, suspension and clutch amongst many other key

aspects of the car, as well as topping up coolant, windscreen washer and power

steering fluid levels.


David Jolles, Dealer Principal at Evans Halshaw Ford St

Albans, comments: "We are delighted to support Road Safety Week by offering

this service completely free of charge. 

It's extremely worrying to see the statistics related to poor vehicle

maintenance and road accidents so we would like to do our bit to improve safety

on the roads in our local area. 


"We want to make the roads as safe as possible for the local

community and we're happy to complete these checks for customers, as well as

educating them on simple maintenance checks they can do for themselves."


For further information on Road Safety Week, visit: http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/.

For information on offers and vehicles available from Evans Halshaw please

visit the retailer at 105 Ashley Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 5GD.

Alternatively, call 01727 791300 or go online to www.evanshalshaw.com/ford.



Department For Transport Road Accident And Safety Statistics 2012



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