Toyota tests the temperature with winter tyres pilot scheme
Under the trial, two Toyota centres are handling fitting: Currie Motors in West London and Ron Brooks Toyota in the East Midlands. The scheme covers the Auris, Avensis and Corolla passenger cars, plus the Dyna and Hiace light commercials.
Steve Settle, Toyota customer service director, said: 'Safety is of prime importance and, following the severe winters we’ve experienced recently, there is a much greater awareness of the benefits of fitting winter weather tyres.
'We have launched our trial programme to give Toyota owners the chance to gain the right advice and professional assistance to fit appropriate tyres to their vehicle. Although this is a pilot scheme, we will be monitoring its progress closely and there is the potential for it to be expanded to other models and to centres in other regions in the future.'
In addition, all Toyota centres are currently offering a free winter vehicle check, which includes a safety report, checks on lights, wipers and tyre condition, screenwash and oil top-up and a visual assessment of brake condition.
The offer is available until 31 December. Participants can receive a free car care kit worth £35 on presentation of a voucher downloadable from Toyota’s customer website, www.toyota.co.uk, or from the official Toyota UK Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ToyotaUK