A NEW retail unit to provide repairs to vehicles has opened at a service station on the M6.

Autoglass have launched a pod-based garage on the site of Southwaite services on the northbound carriageway of the motorway.

The glass repair company will offer customers windscreen repair and replacements, advanced safety system recalibration, and replacement wiper blades.

Taxiarchis Konstantopoulos, managing director at Autoglass said: “Despite a dramatic increase in the number of vehicles fitted with advanced safety features on our roads over the past couple of years, awareness of their importance in keeping drivers safe remains low.

"As the industry leader, Autoglass is committed to educating drivers about this technology to ensure that they are as safe as possible on the roads.

"Our latest opening in Carlisle demonstrates our ongoing investment into road safety and we look forward to bringing our excellent service to the local community”.

The unit opened to customers on January 17.