MOT and winter vehicle checks
We provide MOT tests for a range of vehicles owned by local residents and businesses.
You can bring your vehicle to our Allington Way depot for an MOT test. Tests are carried out by qualified technicians. We offer a quality service with prices starting from £35.00. Following the test, we will advise you of any work needed to bring your vehicle up to the required standard. There is no obligation to have the vehicle repair works carried out by our technicians, however we are happy to give you a quote or you can take your vehicle elsewhere to be repaired.
In addition we also offer a winter vehicle check:
Winter vehicle checks
Get your car ready for winter by getting a vehicle winter check for just £30.
What is included within our winter vehicle check?
Ensure your vehicle is in good health for the winter:
- Tyres - We will check the overall condition of your tyres including the tread depth and pressure.
- Battery – We will test the batteries charge.
- Coolant / Anti-freeze – We will check the protection levels.
- Wiper blades for splits or damage.
- Windscreen wash system and the level of screen wash and top this up if necessary.
- Light bulbs.
Why have these checks?
Tyres are essential in keeping you safe on the roads especially during the winter months with the risk of snow and ice.
Battery failure is more common in the winter months for a number of reasons. During the winter we naturally use more electrical components such as heating and lights which place additional strains on the battery.
Coolant / Anti-freeze
Your engine’s coolant level should be checked regularly to avoid causing serious damage to your engine. During the winter months, it is essential to check your anti-freeze has the correct protection level to prevent water freezing inside your engine causing serious damage.
Wiper blades and windscreen screen wash levels
Bad weather means that visibility on the road is even more important. Therefore part of our vehicle winter check includes checking your wiper blades to ensure they are not split or damaged to ensure they provide a clear view. We also check the operation of your windscreen wash system and top up your screen wash.
Ensuring your vehicle’s lights are working correctly is critical for your own safety and other road users Having a faulty or damaged bulb is illegal so make sure you check these on a regular basis.
The service is available to residents and businesses for all makes and models of car/light commercial vehicles. It can be carried out 'while you wait at our Allington Way depot.
You can book any of our services, including winter vehicle checks, by contacting 01325 406715.