Free Winter Health Check

We’re heading into that time of year when our vehicles could benefit from a few checks to make sure that our cars run smoother and minimise the risk of breakdowns. After all, who wants to be stood at the side of the road with a broken down car in these lower temperatures?

Here at TCS, we’re offering motorists in Thirsk, Dalton, Easingwold and surrounding areas, a free vehicle inspection so that we can help to keep you safe on the roads this festive period.

What’s Involved in a Free Winter Health Check?


  • Tyres – The overall condition, checking the tread thickness, tyre walls and pressures.
  • Battery – A test on the health of your battery, making sure your car starts on colder mornings.
  • Wipers – For wear and tear, looking for cracks or potential damage, allowing you to see clearly when it’s raining.
  • Bulbs – Making you as visible as possible in foggy conditions.
  • Windscreen Washer System – topped up full of screen wash and checking for blockages.
  • Coolant – The levels and strength.

What do our Technicians check for?


As well as our usual routine checks, our technicians check that the tyres are inflated to manufacturer tolerances. This means you’re getting the most out of your tyres. We also check the amount of tread remaining and the overall condition of the tyres.


Our technicians use the latest technology to ensure that your battery is working in correct order by testing the voltage and charge level. During the winter months, batteries on vehicles are prone to failure and become apparent on mornings when it’s cold.


During these foggier months, replacing bulbs is essential to both your own vision and other road user’s visibility of you. Our technicians check every bulb on your vehicle to see if they’re in good working order.

Wiper Blades

Our technicians check the overall health of your wiper blades, looking for any damage or cracks, impairing your vision. People often use their windscreen wipers to speed up defrosting their vehicle, which can leave the blades damaged. We check both front and rear wiper blades and report on the condition.


A coloured liquid that stops the water in your engine’s cooling system from freezing during the winter months. As the temperature outside drops, coolant is pumped throughout your engine block to maintain an even temperature, reducing the risk of damage. Our technicians will check the levels of your coolant but will also offer to replace the coolant for winter coolant in their report.

Windscreen Washer System

Our technicians check to see if the Screen wash is full. We also check to see if there are any blockages down the tubes that carry the washer fluid from the reservoir to the jets avoiding any problems that may cause.

How long does it take?

Depending on the make, model and condition of your vehicle, it can take up to 1 hour. There’s seating available at our Thirsk Service Centre if you’d like to wait, alternatively, you can leave your vehicle and we can give you a call once complete to inform you of our technician’s report.

Is it part of my annual MOT?

Keeping on top of the condition of your vehicle is essential in keeping you, your passengers and other road users safe. An MOT is a legal requirement, however, we’re offering this Free Winter Health Check as a way to highlight and prevent potential issues for you this winter. 

How can I book?

Our phone lines are open from 8.30am – 5.30pm, 01845 525007. Alternatively, you can click below to email us ( or message us on Facebook.

Keeping you safe on the road