MOT Service & Repairs

  

  MOTs

 

We have our own MOT testing bay at The Garage at Lifton and approved staff on hand to put your car through its annual MOT. VOSA monitors all of our testing activities and checks these against national norms to make sure we are operating within guidelines. So please rest assured we don't fail vehicles in the hope that we can then charge you for repairing them; we don't!

Your responsibility is to keep any vehicles driven on the road in a roadworthy condition. The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards but  it isn’t the same as having your vehicle serviced and doesn’t check its general mechanical condition. We do hear people say they can't believe their car broke down as it was only MOT'd last week. If you really want to minimise breakdowns then we believe regular servicing is the best way to do this.

You must get an MOT test for your car by either:

  • the third anniversary of its registration
  • the anniversary of its last MOT, if it’s over 3 years old

In some cases, you’ll need to get a test when it’s 1 year old - check the Gov.uk website to see if this applies to your vehicle. You’ll then need to renew your MOT before it expires. The earliest date you can renew is 1 month before it expires - this date is printed on the pass certificate.You can’t drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT’s expired. You could be prosecuted if caught. The only exception is if you’ve already booked an MOT and are driving your vehicle to the test centre. So if this is the case, CALL us to book an appointment then drive in and see us.

 

  Servicing

 

 

The most important thing you can do to reduce the risk of breakdown is to get your car serviced to the manufacturer's schedule and specification. We service all makes and we use the service kits that are provided by the vehicle manufacturers so that everything that needs to be replaced is covered. What we often find is where vehicles are not being serviced (often to save money) they generally develop some expensive problems that could have been avoided with a bit of oil and grease. It's genuinely a false economy not to look after your car.

Call us with your make, model and year of manufacture/registration and we will quote you for a service. And we will never charge more than that.

 

 

  Repairs

 

 

We use the latest diagnostic tools from Snap-On to quickly help identify the faults with your car as we want to get you back on the road quickly. We will give you a quotation based on parts and labour and our final bill won't vary from this.

 

 

  Courtesy Cars

 

 

 

Our cars are all less than three years old and maintained by us so you can be sure they won't let you down. All we need to see is a full clean driving license and insurance. At our discretion we do allow some customers to drive under our insurance.