Two thirds of motorists are putting their health - and bank balances - at risk by failing to service their air conditioning systems regularly, the HiQ fast fit network has revealed.According to HiQ, seven out of 10 motorists fail to service their air-con systems regularly and some not at all, leading to decreased levels of fuel efficiency and even asthma related health problems.
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HiQ is pumping £500,000 into an 18 month education programme to explain the benefits of impending EU tyre labelling legislation, declaring: "This will finally create a memorable tyre shopping experience for millions of motorists."We believe that the legislation - which will come into effect in 2012 - is the biggest single development to impact upon the tyre retailing industry in the last 50 years.
Motorists who dawdle at traffic lights annoy more people than bullying bus drivers, middle-lane motorway hoggers and caravans, it was revealed.We asked 500 motorists what frustrates them about life on Britain's open roads, with a general lack of urgency at green lights infuriating most.
The HiQ fast fit network is celebrating a huge retail success story, after its innovative new retail programme yielded thousands of new customers to its forecourts.HiQ has mirrored many high street fashion chains with a sales proposition called the Big Deal, which aims to align itself with many popular fashion chains and outlets.
One of Cornwall's most respected automotive experts is urging motorists to avoid the 'short term fix' of buying budget tyres to beat the recession, after identifying a safety swerving trend for cheap overseas brands.Justin Roberton, owner of HiQ fast fit centres in St Austell, Truro, Bodmin and Helston, believes that the current age of austerity coupled with a market of poor imported tyres is a recipe for disaster.
A 'hero' of the Hereford and Worcester community has been nominated to win a national award and a prize worth £1000.Richard Oakley, who works as a lorry driver has been nominated in HiQ's Highways Hero award, which honours motorists of the community who have carried out a heroic rescue or shown remarkable acts of compassion in roadside situations.
Hundreds of hard-up motorists are continuing to put themselves at risk by failing to take their cars in for their annual services - because they can't afford the cost, HiQ has claimed.A recent HiQ study revealed that 32 per cent of motorists are still opting against paying for a car service, relying instead on their cars passing their MOTs.
The spirits of a Deeside motorist have been topped up to maximum levels, after winning £1,500 worth of free fuel from the HiQ fast fit network.Kevin Whittle, of Hillside Avenue, completed a customer satisfaction survey at his nearby HiQ Queensferry centre before Christmas, as part of HiQ's ongoing campaign to improve customer service levels across the network's 150 centres.
If it is free fuel that motorists are after, then the HiQ fast fit network is the place to visit after a number of centres agreed to give away £10 vouchers with every sale of a Goodyear EfficientGrip tyre.
The HiQ fast fit network is giving motorists an early Christmas present, courtesy of a host of free £20 fuel vouchers, it was revealed.The network is urging people to log onto social networking site Twitter and follow hiq_fastfit, where they will find details of the giveaway.Every hour up until 5pm today, HiQ will encourage people to retweet their fuel giveaway messages and stand a chance of winning a £20 voucher.