Important Message
Click Here for our COVID-19 Statement : Dear Customer I hope that you, our much-valued customers, are keeping safe as we face what is, without doubt, a global crisis that is unprecedented in modern times. We have kept all our premises open and fully functioning as long as possible, and we would love nothing more than to be able to continue to operate normally. However we do not live in ‘normal’ times at present, and after a careful assessment of all our options involving trade and retail customers alike, as well as our employees and suppliers, we feel that we must do the right thing for the greater good. In order to protect our people and help limit the deadly spread of the COVID-19 virus, and following the Prime Minister’s speech on Monday evening, we have decided to temporarily close our car sales with immediate effect but our service and repair facility will remain open until close of business on Friday 27th March after which this will also shut in line with the Government recommendation. We have not taken such a decision lightly, but we do believe that in emergency situations, we need to do our bit as individuals and as a company to protect each other. We remain committed to our customers and to our employees, but our commitment extends far further than purely economic arrangements. The health and welfare of our customers, work colleagues and suppliers are fundamental factors in all our decision-making and your protection remains our highest priority. As this is a rapidly changing situation, we don’t know for how long our branches will be closed. However, we will continue to follow the advice of our Government as well as Public Health England.. We will update you further when more information becomes available. In the meantime, take care of yourselves, your loved ones, your colleagues and your communities, and we look forward to seeing you all back when the time is right. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Ashington Automobile Company.

Parking Sensors

Parking Sensors

Drivers are normally well protected by such products as seat belts, air bags, ABS brakes, crumple zones and side impact bars, etc. Unfortunately the same cannot be said whilst reversing. A recent study showed that over 37% of all insurance claims were caused whilst reversing.

Reversing accidents and scrapes cost on average of £500 to repair and even though you are insured most drivers have to pay an excess of between £250 and £1,000+ VAT and for young drivers this can be even higher. This has to be paid on every single claim. If you then add the cost of time off work, arranging hire cars and obtaining estimates etc. the total cost is far in excess of £250.

Many drivers think that because they are good drivers, they don't need parking sensors, especially those who have yet to experience an accident. However, parking sensors have nothing to do with how bad or good a driver you are. All of us experience situations where we just cannot see. Condensation, Ice, low lying objects or even people walking across your path can be detected by the sensors, even when you can't see them.

Parking Made Easy

Whether the result is a damaged bumper, or something more serious, there are measures you can take to help prevent the accident in the first place. Parking Sensors can be fitted to both the rear and front of your vehicle to provide all round protection. Parking sensors can be fitted to both brand new and older models of car or van. The optional LED Display which also shows which side of the vehicle the obstruction is on and is ideal if you prefer a visual warning, have difficulty turning around, or impaired hearing.

Fully Fitted Colour codes sensor from £220.