MURKETTS VAUXHALL HELPS STEER YOUNG DRIVERS TO SAFER MOTORING

Murketts Vauxhall is teaming up with Cambridge and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership to help young motorists stay safe on the road by hosting a special vehicle safety workshop at the second annual Young Driver Event on 29th and 30th June.

From tyre, lights and fluid checks to preparing for different weather conditions, safety experts from Murketts Vauxhall on Stukeley Road will be on hand to show young drivers what to look out for when they are buying a new or used car and demonstrating essential car maintenance for keeping a vehicle in tip top condition.

After the success of last year’s inaugural event, around 1000 young people who are learning to drive or have recently passed their test will visit Huntington Racecourse in Brampton to brush up on their motoring skills with the aim of reducing accidents on the county’s roads.

Commenting on their involvement, Mark Smith, Group Sales Manager at Murketts Vauxhall, said: “This is such an important event and we were very keen to get involved. It is important for young drivers to be equipped with as much knowledge as possible about staying safe on the road – not only does it protect them, but also other road users. There are so many aspects to road safety and we are delighted to be able to share our expertise on safety checks when purchasing a vehicle and the importance of regular car maintenance.

“Safety features are in abundance in new cars, but the driver is still in charge of keeping the car in the best possible condition. For instance, we will be advising young visitors to the workshop to pay close attention to their dashboard and take immediate action if any warning lights appear.”

Murketts Vauxhall Top Tips for Buying a Used Car

  • Ensure you are purchasing your vehicle from a reputable source.
  • Always go on a test drive
  • Take someone with you when you go to look at the vehicle, preferably someone with mechanical knowledge. But, two heads are always better than one when it comes to inspecting a vehicle.
  • Do a thorough check of all the body work and internals to get a gut feel about the condition of the vehicle.
  • Check all the electrics work from the lights through to the radio and window mechanism.
  • Examine the tyre tread to ensure it is well within the legal limit.
  • Check the fluid levels – oil, water and brake.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions.

5 Basic Car Maintenance Checks Every Driver Should Know

  • Check fluid levels – oil, lubricant, brake, water, coolant
  • Examine tyre tread
  • Check tyre pressure
  • Ensure windscreen wipers are working effectively and replacing blades regularly
  • Check servicing schedule For detailed information about the Vauxhall range available at Murketts at Vauxhall, please visit www.murketts.co.uk.