The two-minute drive-thru checks include tyres, lights, wipers and fluid levels. Motorists will be offered a free screenwash top up and ice-scrapers with road safety reminders.
Andrew Bright, Learn and Live Co-ordinator with Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: “We don’t want drivers to be caught out when the ice and snow arrives. Our message is: be prepared and be safe. A winter check is better than being in a winter wreck.”
“Our checks and advice are free and motorists visiting the drive-thru check-ups can also get their car washed by firefighters in return for a donation to The Fire Fighters Charity.”
Winter checks and charity car washes take place:
Thursday 26 November : Thornaby Fire Station, Master Road (10am to 5pm). The Brigade will be supported at the event by Teesdale Tyre & Auto Centre.
Saturday 28 November: Coulby Newham Fire Station, Bickley Way, (10am to 4pm) This event will have representatives from the British School of Motoring and Middlesbrough Council’s road safety team on-hand to give top tips on winter driving. The event is being supported by Halfords Auto Centres, Derek Campbells Exhaust & Tyre Centre, National Tyre and Autocare and Middlesbrough Tyre & Auto Centre.
For winter driving tips click on the following link: