For a business thriving on repairing damaged cars, the last warning you would expect to hear is one urging motorists to take extra precautions to ensure safer motoring this winter.
But that’s exactly the message from Fix Auto UK’s managing director Ian Pugh who is urging all drivers to give their cars – and themselves - a little TLC in order to stay safe on our roads during the months ahead.
The former mechanic and vehicle assessor, who has steered the Leicestershire-based company into the fastest growing vehicle accident repair franchise in the UK, knows only too well of the ramifications for motorists who fail to regularly check their tyres, brakes, fluids, particularly anti-freeze, and lights.
He said: “While businesses like ours profit on repairing damaged vehicles, in truth the last thing I would want is for someone to actually experience a car accident, it is an extremely distressing all round, whether the accident is a minor one or major incident.
“All too many motorists come into our repair centres with tales of woe but also freely admit their accident could have been possibly avoided had they taken a little extra care of their car.”
The 43-year-old also urges motorists to put together their own 'winter survival' bag containing spare warm clothes including hats, socks and gloves, alongside waterproofs and hi-visibility jacket and even a hot drink flask when venturing out on the roads this winter.