Free car checks on offer to motorists


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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) is to offer motorists a visual car check, free of charge, at participating dealerships for the months of September and October 2009, it was announced today.

The initiative was part of SIMI was launch of its ‘Safe Car Campaign 2009’ with the actress Orlaith Rafter in attendance.

The campaign will highlight the importance of regular vehicle servicing and encourage drivers to be aware of the necessity to check their vehicle on an ongoing basis.

The SIMI has devised a Visual Check Sheet which garages will provide to the customer on completion of the check. The visual check will include checks on tyres, brakes, suspension, steering, levels, battery & hoses, interior controls, lights and exhaust.

Speaking at the launch of the campaign, SIMI’s director general, Alan Nolan said: "We are encouraging all motorists to avail of this free, 10-point car check which is being offered at all participating SIMI member garages.

"With children back to school and the inevitable increase in traffic, it is important that people are mindful of the importance of checking items such as tyres and brakes on a regular basis. This free check will identify any major problems that may exist in the car and make drivers aware of the areas that they should be vigilant of and check regularly."

In addition to the Free Car Check, the SIMI has produced Service and Repair Guidelines 2009 to better inform motorists of their rights and what to expect from a recognised SIMI service and repair provider.

All garages participating in the free car check have signed up to the SIMI Service and Repair Guidelines which commits them to a fair and transparent process of quoting, pricing and reassurance in relation to service and repair work.



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TK Supporter
well done moh, i wonder why they are doing this now? is the business quiet?

as long as it's free...Who Cares? (y)


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you might be lucky if you find a garage,there are a lot who have gone to the wall,the amount of cars running low on oil and not getting checked.


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Contact The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) at tel: 01 6761690 fax: 01 6619213
email: [email protected] to check on a participating garage in your area :)