Volvo Dealer Sturgess of Leicester Urges Motorists to 'Get a Grip' as Cold Nights Draw in
October 28, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsVolvo dealer Sturgess of Leicester is urging motorists to consider fitting winter tyres for improved safety. Sturgess of Leicester has launched its Winter Programme with an increased stock of winter tyres after last year's ran out in just six weeks.
Drivers in Leicester considering winter tyres, which offer more grip in wet as well as snowy weather and are particularly effective when temperatures drop below 7oc, should order early after stocks ran out last year, advises Sturgess
Volvo in Leicester.
Volvo UK has quadrupled its stocks of winter tyres after last year's tyres were sold out in just six weeks. After two years of extremely bad winter conditions, this year's orders could well increase again. In 2010, demand for winter tyres far outweighed supply, with ranges being completely sold out within six weeks and some sizes even being sold out within the first two weeks. To ensure dealers can offer as many drivers as possible the benefit of using winter tyres, Volvo has increased its stock level to hold a minimum of 10,000 tyres.
Below 7oc, winter tyres offer more grip and shorten braking distances by up to 10% on wet, and up to 20% on icy roads. During the months between October and April, the average temperature is usually 7oc and below, exactly where winter tyres can help. These tyres would also help the 48% of motorists who have an accident in the winter that is attributed to skidding.*
Sturgess of Leicester, located Almond Road, also launched the Volvo 2011/2012 Winter Programme to help drivers face the upcoming months in complete confidence. The free-of-charge inspection incorporates a 30 point check from fluid checks to security checks on major and integral parts of the vehicle. Carried out by fully trained Volvo technicians, it will ensure the customer's car is running at its optimum level.
"The time is right for drivers to start thinking about changing from their standard tyres to winter tyres," says Sturgess of Leicester dealer principal Scott Allan. "As we've experienced over the last few years, there is strong demand for these tyres and it is growing every year. Switching to winter tyres help drivers stay as safe as possible in the challenging and varied driving conditions that has become the norm in the UK."
Drivers have the option of ordering alloy wheel and premium tyre packages, a set of four premium tyres or individual premium tyres. Volvo offer 16", 17" or 18" tyres and packages, dependant on model and existing wheels fitted to the vehicle. Available from £495 (plus £85 fitting) for four tyres and £1100 (plus fitting) for alloy wheels and tyre packages, it offers customers excellent value and peace of mind. For those customers short on space or not wanting to store their own additional tyres, Volvo Retailers will store the customer's other set of alloys/tyres for an additional £85 every six months.
If a new vehicle is on the shopping list this winter, car buyers could consider a XC60 or XC70, both of which are now available as a D3 with All-Wheel-Drive whilst the new Volvo V60 can now be ordered with AWD giving those drivers who do not want an SUV the ability to still specify four wheel drive.
The V60 D5 AWD (215hp), XC60 D3 AWD (163hp), XC70 D3 AWD (163hp) are available from £34,020, £29,100 and £30,615 respectively and can be ordered now. All three models are also available in Volvo Ocean Race specification for those who want individualism and luxury with all-wheel-drive handling.
XC owners with all-wheel-drive are being urged not to ignore the benefit of winter tyres during cold conditions. When braking, there is no substitute for having the right tyres. Alloy wheel and winter tyre packages for the XC range start from £1,200 (plus £85 fitting).
With alloy wheel choice being an important part of a customer's decision process, Volvo has launched a new iPhone App (available free from iTunes) to allow customers to see what their vehicle would look like with replacement alloy wheels. With this App, customers are able to view what their own specific vehicle would look like by simply taking a picture of the vehicle and the app will replace the wheels with a chosen design.
To find out more about our range of winter ready Volvo, contact Sturgess Volvo.