No need to DIY: Free Car Health Checks by Green Flag at B&Q stores

As well as free car inspections by experts, drivers can win £100-worth of fuel

As well as free car inspections by experts, drivers can win £100-worth of fuel

Drivers can do it – when they B&Q it! That is, they can get a free Car Health Check courtesy of Green Flag during August and September. 

The 10-minute checks will be carried out by Green Flag’s highly qualified technicians in the parking areas of B&Q stores around the country. The free inspections are designed to alert drivers to potential problems with their car, and teach them how a few simple safeguards can prevent breakdowns. Participating drivers will also have the chance to win a £100 fuel voucher at each location.

The Green Flag experts will inspect lights, tyre pressure and tread depth, oil, coolant and washer bottle levels, plus wiper and battery condition of all participating cars. Drivers can watch and get handy hints about how to do it themselves. They will also receive a sheet detailing any potential problems with their car.

Green Flag Rescue manager Pete Williams said: “Our technicians are experts in roadside repairs so they’re perfectly placed to give people real-world advice about their cars. They will also be giving out health and safety tips on what to do if you do break down by the road. We know from experience drivers find this really helpful.”

Where vehicles need fluids and oils, the replacements will be provided free of charge. The Green Flag technicians will also replace blown bulbs for free where possible.

Last year, Green Flag conducted 2,404 free Car Health Checks. These revealed that 31 per cent of cars had defects that could make them fail an MOT test.

Car Health Checks – When and where **UPDATED**

Saturday 23 August

Saturday 30 August

Saturday 6 September

  • Nursling: Franconia Drive, Nursling Industrial Estate, Nursling, Southampton SO16 0YW [B&Q Nursling map]
  • Stockport: Georges Road, Heaton Norris, Stockport SK4 1DR [B&Q Stockport map]
  • York: Hull Road, York YO10 3JA [B&Q York map]

7 comments on “No need to DIY: Free Car Health Checks by Green Flag at B&Q stores

  1. Abigail burcher August 12, 2014 9:37 pm

    I notice how you mention the health checks are throughout August and September however only show 2 dates. Also, theres no checks in Wales…?

    • Stephen Morris August 13, 2014 10:50 am

      Hi Abigail,

      We’re working with our friends at B&Q to confirm other dates. We’ll share these as soon as we have them.

      And we’ve noted your vote for a Health Check event in Wales! 🙂

  2. Nathan Cox August 13, 2014 5:08 pm

    Is this open to all drivers or Greenflag members only, as I live in Llandudno, North Wales and would like to see a Health Check event there

  3. Caroline Earl August 15, 2014 9:34 am

    I live in Cumbria and i notice there are no helath checks available here either. Surely all Green Flag members should be given the opportunity for these checks on a nationwide scale and not just a select few.

    • Stephen Morris August 15, 2014 1:38 pm

      Hi Caroline,

      Our Health Checks are available to everyone, whether they’re Green Flag members or not. Whilst we don’t have any events planned in Cumbria at the moment, please keep an eye on our website and social media accounts as we’ll be revealing details of further Health Check events at Premiership Rugby grounds soon!

  4. john cummings September 1, 2014 6:12 pm

    Do I need to book a time for my check? Or can I just turn up?

  5. william Donald April 26, 2016 1:01 pm

    is there any in central belt scotland

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