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Time for Winter Servicing

By | Servicing, Tyres

No matter what type of vehicle you have now is the time to ensure it is ready for winter. Call us on 01209 215755 to book your service or free winter check.

Is your car ready for Christmas?

With just a few weeks now to Christmas the race is on to find all those Christmas presents you need to buy, to start preparing the cards you need to send and to think about the parties you are going to either host or attend.

For many people though Christmas means being on the move. It means travelling to visit and stay with relatives and friends.

And for some this can be the biggest single trip they take in their car all year. So is your car ready for its big Christmas journey?

In this article Pete Woodbridge of Powells Garage at Redruth offers some tips and advice on how to make sure your car won’t let you down when it comes to that big Christmas journey:

  1. Check your tyre tread. Your tyres will have wear indicators on them in between the tyre grooves. You must have at least 1.6mm of tread across 75% of your tyre not only to be safe but to be legal. If you can’t find the wear indicators or find it hard to do the check just turn up at Powells and we’ll do a quick free check for you. Running on tyres with treads below 1.6mm is not only illegal but makes for potentially dangerous driving in winter.
  1. Look for damage to the tyres. Cuts, lumps and bumps are often caused by an impact between the tyre and a kerb, pothole or object in the road. On the rural roads in Cornwall it is easy to pick up some tyre damage, especially from hazards you may encounter on country lanes. If you spot cuts or anything that looks out of place drop into Powells and we’ll check the tyres for you.
  1. Check your oil, antifreeze, brake fluid and washer levels. Make sure all your engine fluid levels are topped up utilising the right ones for your particular car or vehicle.
  1. Check your car battery. Cold and damp weather is a battery killer. There’s little worse than the mechanical groan when you turn the key caused by a dying car battery. If your battery is struggling to start your car, the chances are it’s on its way out. You can check the battery yourself or bring it to Powells and we’ll do a while you wait free check for you.
  1. Are your lights all working? This sounds obvious but it’s so easy to not be aware that you have a bulb that is either about to go or has gone. Make sure you have a couple of spares with you just in case.
  1. What are your wiper blades like?  As we all know in Cornwall driving in the rain is something we get used to but when was the last time you checked your wiper blades?
  1. Book a pre-Christmas Service To be absolutely sure your vehicle is fully ready for your big Christmas trip it is worth considering a pre-Christmas service to cover all of the above.

Powells Garage at Redruth offer free Christmas checks. Simply call into Powells on the Barncoose roundabout or telephone 01209 215755.

Pete & Ian join the team

By | Car Sales, Servicing

We are delighted that Pete (Service) and Ian (Sales) have joined the Powells team. With many years of experience between them Pete and Ian are already making a big difference and look forward to helping customers new and old.

 

 

Low cost service plan and free MOT repairs

By | Servicing

The RAC MOT Check and Repair plan offers cover for up to £750 of repairs should your car fail its MOT. We are offering this plan free of charge to any customer who has a service carried out by us providing the car has done less than 100,000 miles and is less than 10 years old.

General Manager Richard Rowe said “According to RAC stats, over 60% of car owners have had a vehicle that has failed an MOT and in over 80% of cases the motorist was faced with a bill in excess of £100 in order for their vehicle to re-pass the MOT. This plan takes away the concerns and costs of repairs to get through an MOT.

And for the first time we are now able to offer a fixed priced service plan to our customers again in partnership with the RAC”. The plan gives Powells customers peace of mind knowing that for a modest monthly fee, which starts from £16.99, two years of servicing costs are covered.

Richard Rowe added “When it comes to motoring two of the greatest worries people have are the bills they face for servicing and for repairs if their vehicle fails its MOT. These RAC plans take away both those worries. We launched them a few weeks ago and not surprisingly a large number of our customers have already signed up for them”.

For further information please call Richard at Powells Garage on 01209 215 755.

Next Generation…..

By | Servicing
Powells pride themselves on catering for vehicles of all shapes and sizes in their large workshop, so when a young lady presented her shiny red sportscar with a problem, Tom Powell was only too glad to assist!
The young lady in question is actually a fourth generation of the Powell family,  Elise Powell, a three year old car fanatic – it must be in the blood!

Is your car ready for Christmas?

By | Servicing

With just a few weeks now to Christmas the race is on to find all those Christmas presents you need to buy, to start preparing the cards you need to send and to think about the parties you are going to either host or attend.

For many people though Christmas means being on the move. It means travelling to visit and stay with relatives and friends.

And for some this can be the biggest single trip they take in their car all year. So is your car ready for its big Christmas journey?

In this article Paul Richards of Powells Garage at Redruth offers some tips and advice on how to make sure your car won’t let you down when it comes to that big Christmas journey:

  1. Check your tyre tread. Your tyres will have wear indicators on them in between the tyre grooves. You must have at least 1.6mm of tread across 75% of your tyre not only to be safe but to be legal. If you can’t find the wear indicators or find it hard to do the check just turn up at Powells and we’ll do a quick free check for you. Running on tyres with treads below 1.6mm is not only illegal but makes for potentially dangerous driving in winter.
  1. Look for damage to the tyres. Cuts, lumps and bumps are often caused by an impact between the tyre and a kerb, pothole or object in the road. On the rural roads in Cornwall it is easy to pick up some tyre damage, especially from hazards you may encounter on country lanes. If you spot cuts or anything that looks out of place drop into Powells and we’ll check the tyres for you.
  1. Check your oil, antifreeze, brake fluid and washer levels. Make sure all your engine fluid levels are topped up utilising the right ones for your particular car or vehicle.
  1. Check your car battery. Cold and damp weather is a battery killer. There’s little worse than the mechanical groan when you turn the key caused by a dying car battery. If your battery is struggling to start your car, the chances are it’s on its way out. You can check the battery yourself or bring it to Powells and we’ll do a while you wait free check for you.
  1. Are your lights all working? This sounds obvious but it’s so easy to not be aware that you have a bulb that is either about to go or has gone. Make sure you have a couple of spares with you just in case.
  2. What are your wiper blades like?  As we all know in Cornwall driving in the rain is something we get used to but when was the last time you checked your wiper blades?
  1. Book a pre-Christmas Service To be absolutely sure your vehicle is fully ready for your big Christmas trip it is worth considering a pre-Christmas service to cover all of the above.

Powells Garage at Redruth offer free Christmas checks. Simply call into Powells on the Barncoose roundabout or telephone 01209 215755.

A very busy workshop

By | Servicing

Our workshops have had a very busy year and here is a selection of photographs we’ve taken illustrating the variety of vehicles that we have had the pleasure of working on from cars to commercial vans through to very big motorhomes.

If your vehicle needs any sort of service or repair please call us here at Powells Garage on 01209 215 755 for a free no obligation estimate.

Low cost service plan and free MOT repairs

By | MOT, Servicing

The RAC MOT Check and Repair plan offers cover for up to £750 of repairs should your car fail its MOT. We are offering this plan free of charge to any customer who has a service carried out by us providing the car has done less than 100,000 miles and is less than 10 years old.

General Manager Richard Rowe said “According to RAC stats, over 60% of car owners have had a vehicle that has failed an MOT and in over 80% of cases the motorist was faced with a bill in excess of £100 in order for their vehicle to re-pass the MOT. This plan takes away the concerns and costs of repairs to get through an MOT.

And for the first time we are now able to offer a fixed priced service plan to our customers again in partnership with the RAC”. The plan gives Powells customers peace of mind knowing that for a modest monthly fee, which starts from £16.99, two years of servicing costs are covered.

Richard Rowe added “When it comes to motoring two of the greatest worries people have are the bills they face for servicing and for repairs if their vehicle fails its MOT. These RAC plans take away both those worries. We launched them a few weeks ago and not surprisingly a large number of our customers have already signed up for them”.

For further information please call Richard at Powells Garage on 01209 215 755.

 

Classic RS Turbo in for brakes

By | Servicing

It’s hard to believe that it’s over 30 years since the Ford Escort Series One RS turbo first appeared.

Today these car’s are highly valued and highly sought after and it is rare to see them on Cornish roads.

And then out of the blue one of them, in immaculate condition, recently turned up at Powell’s garage at Redruth needing some attention to its braking system.

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