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MOT & Service


We operate our own Service, Repair and MOT facilities. Our experienced main dealer trained technicians are here to help and will be delighted to offer you a free no obligation quotation for any job, big or small, our advice is free so don't be afraid to pop in for a friendly chat.

Our technicians are specifically trained on Ford, Peugeot, Kia and Suzuki but are fully experienced with all makes and models including Land Rover, BMW, Mercedes and Vauxhall.

We aim to offer the best value servicing in the area with MOT tests at just £25.00 and servicing from just £49.00. We can supply brand new tyres from just £17.00 including fitting, wheel balancing and VAT.

We can service any make or model and in most cases this will not affect your manufacturers warranty, all this for a fraction of a main dealer cost.

We offer FREE fully insured local collection and return from your home or workplace so you can have your car repaired, serviced or an MOT test done without the hassle of arranging time off work or getting a lift home.

We have state of the art diagnostic computers that will pinpoint faults on any car, van or light commercial vehicle, brakes, clutches, suspension, timing belts, welding ... you name it we can do it, fast and at very competitive rates. 

Our labour rate is only £40.00 (plus vat) per hour and we will only ever charge you the minimum we possibly can, unlike some garages we aim to provide you with a value for money, high quality service rather than making a quick buck and over charging, this way we hope you will use us again in the future.

A recovery service is also available if your car can no longer be driven to our premises.

We work with many local car dealers, traders, taxi / minibus operators and can offer monthly trade accounts to car dealers and other local fleet operators, please contact Stewart for details on how we can work with you..

Why not click on one of the links below to book your cars next MOT, Repair or Service.






  • The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards. You must get an MOT for your vehicle by either:

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

    Some vehicles need to be tested at one year old, such as Ambulances, Taxis, or Private Passenger Vehicles with more than 8 seats.

    Please note, you can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT.

  • An MOT lasts for a year. The date it runs out is printed on the last pass certificate. You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date.

  • You can't drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has run out. You can be prosecuted if caught.

    The only exceptions are to drive it:

    • to or from somewhere to be repaired
    • to a pre-arranged MOT test
  • During the MOT, important parts on your vehicle will be checked to make sure they meet the legal standards.

    You can watch the test from a viewing area but you're not allowed to interrupt the tester.

    The test does not cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox.

    For more information on which parts of your vehicle are tested, visit

  • Your vehicle can either pass or fail the MOT. If it fails, you'll get a list of things that need to be fixed.

    Passing the MOT

    If your vehicle passes the MOT:

    • you'll get an MOT certificate from the test centre
    • it will be recorded in the MOT database

    Mileage reading

    The MOT certificate will show the mileage recorded at the current and previous 3 test passes. This is shown as the 'odometer reading and history'.

    Report any mistakes with the latest reading to the MOT centre within 7 days. They will give you a replacement certificate.

    Mistakes on an earlier mileage can't be changed.

    Failing the MOT

    If your vehicle fails the MOT:

    • you'll get a 'refusal of an MOT test certificate' from the test centre
    • it will be recorded in the MOT database

    You can appeal the result if you think it's wrong.

    Driving a vehicle that's failed

    You must not drive the vehicle on the road if it fails the test, even if the MOT hasn't run out, except to:

    • have the failed defects fixed
    • a pre-arranged MOT test appointment

    You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.

  • You don't need to get an MOT for a vehicle that hasn't reached the age its first MOT is needed.

    Exempt vehicles

    Other vehicles that don't need an MOT include:

    • cars and motorcycles made before 1960
    • goods vehicles powered by electricity
    • tractors

    A list of exempt types of vehicles is on form V112. You need to fill in the form if your vehicle is listed so that you can tax it.

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