Tuesday, 27 April 2010

There's a Yeti on the road

Not content with producing all round value-for-money vehicles for both large and small families, the executive driver and those just looking to make their money go further, the New Skoda Yeti 4x4 is also proving to be a huge hit with the national motoring press!

So it was good to read Martin Love’s article in Sunday’s Observer supplement on the 25th April singing the praises of the Skoda Yeti - and I quote...‘this serious piece of kit’.

Here at Derek Slack Motors  (Main Dealers for Skoda in Middlesbrough), we already knew Skoda were on to a winner with the Yeti, and now it seems the whole world is talking about this reliable and affordable to run, 4x4. Offering 45-mpg the Yeti is a likable alternative to ‘’big over the top 4x4s’ and starts from only £13,775. Compare that price to your average 4x4 monster!

So if you’ve yet to see the Yeti in the flesh!, call into our showroom on Prospect Place, Cargo Fleet in Middlesbrough and we’ll set the monster loose!

You can read Martin Love's article by following this link...

Martin Love, Observer

Thanks for reading
Tony Slack

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Derek Slack Motors Help Drivers Keep Their Cool

Tony, our dealer principle has asked me to remind customers about the benefits of checking their air conditioning system. I'm a bit new to this blogging, but here goes...

Here's how Derek Slack Motors can help clean up your car air conditioning before hot weather hits. 

Bacteria in air conditioning systems can cause unpleasant smells and allergies which can become a real problem.

A Bi-annual check should prevent expensive breakdowns and enhance performance.

It’s unlikely that many drivers will have thought about their car’s air conditioning over the past few months. As spring brings the warmer weather we at Derek Slack Motors recommend an air conditioning clean-up to prevent the system from harboring microbiological growths that can cause unpleasant odours.

During the life of a car, micro-organisms can get trapped in the evaporator fins of a vehicle’s air conditioning unit.  Left to their own devices these can breed and will often cause a very nasty smell and, in some cases, an allergic reaction. 

Although some high street stores sell deodorising products, most simply mask the smell and don’t tackle the root cause of the problem.  At Derek Slack Motors, however, our expert aftersales team lead by me Craig Parry, is offering customers a treatment that eradicates the micro-organisms as well as the unpleasant odour. Yippie!

In addition to the clean-up treatment, Derek Slack Motors also recommend that drivers have their vehicle’s air conditioning serviced every two years to ensure the system is operating at optimum performance.  For only £79.95 inc. VAT, our comprehensive, multi-point service covers the following areas...

1. Drain, evacuation and recharge of refrigerant gas, including a visual check for air conditioning oil contamination.

2. Checks to make sure the cabin is being cooled, warmed and dehumidified correctly, that switches and controls are in working order and that clean, cool air is distributed through all vents.

3.Visual checks of the key air conditioning components such as cooling fan and plenum chamber.

4. A visual check of ancillary components such as lines, hoses pipes and connectors.

5. Visual inspection of the pollen filter, housing and seals.

6. System decontamination to remove any bacterial or microbiological build-up.

7. Record in the service book.

Available on most makes and models

I've already had my air conditioning serviced, so the only bad smell you'll find in my car this summer will be my feet!

Thanks for reading

Craig Parry

Aftersales Manager

Cosworth Impreza coming to Teesside

Derek Slack Motors, main Subaru dealers for Teesside, based in Middlesbrough, are now taking orders for the new supercar, the Cosworth Impreza STI CS400. Boasting nearly 400bhp, this much anticipated automotive collaboration, will roar into our showroom sometime in June.

The Cosworth Impreza offers a breathtaking 0-62mph in only 3.7 seconds, that’s even faster than the Impreza WRX STI (296bhp and 5.2 seconds). This collaboration has produced arguably the quickest 4WD hatchback ever seen and will also feature a bespoke brake package – with six-pot callipers and 355mm discs at the front.

There’s still a press embargo preventing Derek Slack Motors revealing to the media images of upgrades to the exterior and styling, but that hasn’t deterred order enquiries coming in from all over the North East, in particular North Yorkshire, Teesside and County Durham.

We’ll keep you posted on developments and will share images of the new Cosworth Impreza in all its glory very soon!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Used cars on Teesside

We’ve just enjoyed a cracking easter here at Derek Slack Motors. It’s proved once again, customers on Teesside don’t just associate us with Skoda, Subaru and Isuzu, but they’re also aware we stock one of the widest selection of quality used vehicles on Teesside too!

There was all manner of customers that weekend. People searching for their first ever runaround, returning customers looking for a used, Skoda, Ford, Renault, Seat, Fiat, VW, Vauxhall, you name it!  One thing that did stand out was the number of people still interested in Scrappage!

Our new £149 per month deal with No Deposit on a brand new Skoda proved really popular. We’ve only recently advertised it in the press, so I imagine a lot of customers must have seen the link on our website, and realising just what a great offer it is! For example, you can now save £2,000 on a new Skoda Roomster or Fabia, plus £2,500 on the new Skoda Yeti and Superb! All available on vehicles registered before March 2003.

That weekend alone, we had customers looking for a used car from, Thornaby, Stockton, Billingham, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Saltburn, Yarm and Darlington. So it goes without saying, we must still be number one on Teesside for used cars!

Thanks for reading

Tony Slack