Hints and Tips

With more than 100 technicians across the Group, there's not much that our teams haven't seen or dealt with when it comes to vehicles! They have a wealth of knowledge at their fingertips.

We've pulled together some hints and tips based on their experience. They're all things about which we're frequently asked.

Here's a few snippets for starters.


Tyre pressure and tread depth are critical for your safety. Whilst the legal limit for the tread is 1.6mm, anything below 3mm will compromise your vehicle's performance. Did you know that if your tyre tread is below the legal limit you can get three penalty points on your licence and a fine of £2,500 per tyre?

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning isn’t just for summer! Use your air con on the hot setting in the winter to demist your windscreen more efficiently. But, beware - if your air conditioning smells it could be leaking toxic chemicals. Westover dealerships offer a free air conditioning performance check.

Satellite Navigation

Did you know your satellite navigation system can be upgraded with the latest UK and European mapping discs. This will allow you to take advantage of new roads and layouts, saving you time and fuel.


Don't forget your car can be MOT'd up to one month early and still maintain the same anniversary date for no extra charge? This gives you a valid 13 month MOT. Many people don't realise that you can insure against forthcoming MOT repair costs.


When towing it is critical to load your trailer or caravan correctly as the nose weight determines the stability. It is also very important that the tow bar height is correct for the unit being towed.

If you have a specific vehicle enquiry, please feel free to ring one of our dealerships. We will do our best to answer your question.