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ATS highlights free brake checks for fleets as wet weather continues

Department for Transport Statistics recorded in 2012 show that 62,852 cars were reported in accidents on wet roads or in floods, and 3,663 light commercials. These accidents represented 32% of all reported accidents involving cars and 29% of all reported accidents involving light commercials.

ATS Euromaster’s free brake check includes a thorough inspection of the vehicle’s brake pads, brake discs and visible brake pipes and callipers – with any necessary remedial work highlighted to the driver by expert technicians. Technicians will also inspect the tyres.

Peter Fairlie, ATS Euromaster’s group sales director, said: ‘Given the number of Met Office weather warnings we are seeing, and the persistent wet weather which has blighted much of the country for weeks, we are urging both motorists and fleets to give their vehicles some extra “TLC”. Fleets can’t afford vehicle downtime as the result of an accident, much less potential injury to a driver or other road users; a free brake check between scheduled services is a simple way of maximising safety and supporting Duty of Care.

‘Having confidence in your brakes is also one less thing for drivers to worry about when battling the wettest conditions experienced in a long time.’ 

The complimentary check is suitable for all makes and model of car and van up to 3.5 tonnes, and there is no need to book an appointment. 

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.