M.O.T. OVERVIEW

Private cars and light commercial vehicles over 3 years old must be tested every 12 months. This is to comply with the government standards of minimum road worthiness and vehicle exhaust emissions.

A MOT inspector is looking at lights, braking systems, tyres, suspension, exhaust emissions, seat belts, airbags and overall structural integrity of the vehicle. The test will usually last around one hour and if everything is to standard they will issue you a MOT certificate. All items that checked for the test are past at time of test and they do not carry any warranty for future use.

We can offer a pre-MOT to check the vehicle before the test is carried out and any repairs can be done to prevent a failed MOT test. If there are any problems at the time of test, you will be given up to 1 week to have the repairs done to prevent been charged a full retest fee.

If you decided to go straight for an MOT test and your vehicle does fail, if we carry out the repairs we will wave the retest fee. A small retest fee is charged when you take the failed MOT vehicle away and carry out the repairs yourself.

Class 3, 4 and 5 MOT available at all our workshops.

WHY CHOOSE US

We offer a full range of recovery and workshop services to vehicle owners located throughout the Highlands. All our services are performed by highly qualified and skilled members of staff. We can handle anything from a motorcycle recovery to a light commercial engine change. What ever you drive our staff will strive to get you back on the roads and home safely.

POPULAR QUESTIONS

  • How often should I service my car?

    All makes and models have different service intervals they are put in place of modern vehicles by the manufactures for mileage intervals and a service light will usually indicate when your vehicle requires attention. If you are unsure on this, please contact one of our workshops for further assistance.

  • What lubricant levels should I check and how often?

    Common levels for people to check at home are Oil, Windscreen wash and water. Your oil levels should be checked at least once a month and before long journeys, same is to be said for windscreen wash and water/coolant levels should be checked twice a year once before summer and before winter. If you need more help, please contact one of our workshops.

  • When should I check my tyre pressures?

    It is recommended that you should check your tyre pressures once every couple of weeks because tyres can quickly become deflated if they are not checked regularly, and this can result in excessive or uneven wearing on the tyre tread, this can also affect vehicle road handling and fuel consumption. Our workshop staff are always on hand to help of you are unsure on what and how to do this.

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