Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Make your vehicle's safety a priority this winter by 'booking' in to Pulman's Hotel4Tyres

We all know winter is a time to put on sensible clothes and boots... but it’s just as important to tread carefully in our cars by putting on appropriate tyres.
Now, being geared up for all that snow, rain and ice is just a car ride away at Pulman’s aptly named Hotel4Tyres.
And there’s no need to stress about keeping your ordinary tyres in tip top condition in a damp garage – Hotel4Tyres will take care of them for you.

Indeed, as part of its first-class service Hotel4Tyres will:
  • Supply, store, and fit winter tyresSupply you with winter tyres and store them until you are ready to have them fitted (free of charge).
  • Store and re-fit summer tyresWhen the winter tyres are fitted, staff also fully check and store your summer tyres. After the winter period, they then re-fit your summer tyres.
  • Store used winter tyresWhen the summer tyres are re-fitted, as part of the package, Hotel4Tyres will check and store your used winter tyres
And with weather preparing to do its worst, here are some of the reasons why this service is a must:
For a start, the temperature is crucial to the performance of your tyres. When the temperature drops below 7 degrees standard tyres give less grip, compromising the performance of your vehicle.
Unlike normal tyres, winter tyres are made with a higher natural rubber content that keeps tyres soft and flexible even in colder weather conditions.
They have a different tread pattern which maintains their highly effective contact with the road for greater traction.
Winter tyres significantly improve grip and reduce stopping distances in temperatures below 7 degrees - unlike standard tyres they don’t harden.
This enables them to maintain better traction in low temperatures as well as in the wet and snow, slush and ice, reducing the risk of aquaplaning and improving braking distance.

“It’s so important to choose winter tyres,” said Danny Martin, service manager at Pulman ŠKODA.
“It gives safer driving in winter conditions; more control in the rain, snow, and ice and improved grip to the road enabling safer braking distances.”
Indeed Pulman Group, a family-run retailer which represents Volkswagen, SEAT and ŠKODA, is justifiably proud of its across the board premium service.
“We are proud of our heritage, we have grown over the years and boast four locations across the North East and recently have just opened a purpose-built ŠKODA site in Belmont, Durham,” said Mr Martin.
“The Pulman promise is to deliver a fantastic customer experience every time.
“Whether you’re searching for a new or used car, servicing your car or inquiring about a car in any way, rest assured you will receive a fantastic customer experience.”
Pulman offers its customers:
  • Free courtesy cars
  • Free lifts and collection and delivery service
  • Complementary refreshments at Café Dafte
  • Free wash and vacuum after service/repairs
  • On-site waiting appointments
  • Free wifi connection
  • Price match guarantee
  • Free MoTs with a Pulman Service plan

  • Pulman ŠKODA on the Belmont Industrial Estate in Durham City
  • Pulman Volkswagen at Abbey Road, Durham, just behind the Arnison Centre
  • Pulman SEAT Sunderland, Burntland Avenue, Southwick
  • Pulman Volkswagen, Newcastle Road, Sunderland
  • Book online at www.hotel4tyres.co.uk
  • Call the service priority line on 0191 383 7500.
  • For any enquiries email – enquiries@pulmanservicing.co.uk

Friday, 9 December 2016

The New SEAT Ateca light’s up Sunderland

The New SEAT Ateca light’s up Sunderland

Pulman SEAT has celebrated the arrival of the New SEAT Ateca in partnership with Sunderland AFC at the iconic Stadium of Light.  The award winning SUV took centre stage for the Premiership tie between Sunderland and Hull City on Saturday 19th November 2016 featuring on the stadiums jumbo LED screens, crowd facing advertising boards and in the match day programme.
SEAT Ateca’s positioned outside the Hilton Garden Inn at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland
Working with the football club Pulman SEAT were the co-match sponsors. Two SEAT Ateca’s were proudly positioned at the stadium outside the fantastic new Hilton Garden Inn and the dealership management team hosted 20 SEAT Ateca customers as guests. 
Pulman SEAT’s retail ATECA customers pitch side at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland

Chris Slater, Brand Manager at Pulman SEAT said “It was fantastic to showcase the stunning New Ateca to thousands of Sunderland fans, it received glowing praise and we’ve got a number of leads from the event.  It was also fitting to thank our New Ateca customers for their business.” Guests were taken on a tour of the venue and pitch side with time to meet players pre and post-match. Chris continued “Everyone had a fantastic day which culminated in a 3-0 victory for the Black Cats.”
The product placement gained coverage across social media channels and the dealership is looking at further events during 2017 with the club.
SEAT Ateca’s positioned outside the Hilton Garden Inn at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland

Michael Buckle from Pulman SEAT with SAFC club mascot Samson and the SEAT Ateca’s
To find out more about Pulman SEAT and the New SEAT Ateca, please call 0191 549 2926, email enquiries@pulmanseat.co.uk or visit www.pulmanseat.co.uk

Friday, 2 December 2016

Café with a twist that's winning rave reviews and is a must-visit this Christmas

Shopping? Socialising? Looking for a great place to eat? It's time to head to Café Dafté in Durham

Enjoy Christmas Lunch at Cafe Dafte
Christmas is fast approaching – and that means shopping, socialising... and delicious food.
If you want to do just one of the above - or even to combine all three - then head to a concept cafe with a twist that’s been winning rave reviews from customers.
Treat the family or friends to a delicious turkey Christmas dinner at a price that won’t put a dent in your wallet. Or tuck in to a pigs in blanket breakfast bun or even a hot festive drink. Breakfast is served between 7.30am and 11am weekdays (8am Saturdays) so it’s perfect way to start a busy shopping or work day.
Café Dafté, within the Pulman ŠKODA showroom at Belmont Industrial Estate in Durham City (and, of course, Café Dafte in the Pulman Volkswagen showroom, Abbey Road, Durham) is justifiably proud of its food, and has now launched its Christmas menu which will run throughout December.
The menu is gluten free, the majority of ingredients are sourced locally and everything is freshly prepared on site by head chef Jonny and his team who are kept in check by the café manager, Samantha Gilholm.
Enjoy pigs and blankets breakfast bun 
There’s certainly plenty of choice. Tuck into such delights as a hearty full English breakfast - with two rashers of bacon, one sausage, black pudding, baked beans, half tomato, two slices of toast and two eggs (£4.95); a light English breakfast (£3.95); pigs in blankets breakfast bun (£2.20); potato pancake with smoked haddock (4.50); porridge (£1.50); toast (£1.50).
The lunchtime menu (noon until 2pm) is just as impressive. Choose from such delights as the baked cod served with creamy dill mash and mustard sauce (£4.95); the rolled roasted turkey served with seasonal vegetables and all the trimmings (£5.95); braised mutton pie with honey roasted vegetables and red wine jus (£5.95) or wild mushroom Wellington (£4.50).
Throughout the year there’s a wonderful selection of cakes, scones, sandwiches, jacket potatoes, wraps and paninis are available throughout the day.
Delicious... a sweet treat from Cafe Dafte
If you just want a coffee to set you on your way Café Dafté has a wide range of reasonably priced drinks too including latte (regular £1.95) espresso (single £1.60) and cappuccino (regular £1.85).
And if you need to catch up with some work, utilise the free wifi, or keep up with the news by flicking through a selection of newspapers or watching Café Dafté’s TV.
What makes this cafe even more remarkable is its location.
Pulman launched the Café Dafté concept several years ago at their Volkswagen showroom next to the Arnison Centre in Durham.
And when Pulman opened their £3million pound ŠKODA showroom on the opposite side of Durham City in Belmont, the Café Dafté concept was included in the showroom.
It certainly isn’t there purely for customers who are interested in buying a new ŠKODA or Volkswagen, or choosing from over one hundred quality used cars, or having their car serviced or MOT’d.
The concept was for it to be available for anyone who either lives or works in the area, or happens to be passing through Durham, who fancies either a snack, a cuppa or a restaurant quality meal.
Of course, there is the full range of ŠKODA cars on show at Belmont and Volkswagen at Abbey Road.
But with rave reviews on such sites as TripAdvisor, Café Dafté is making its mark as a must-visit restaurant in its own right.
As one customer wrote after a visit: “It’s a meal worthy of any of the top restaurants in the North-East, pleasant atmosphere, great staff , will be back.”