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Did a good job
I would most definitely recommend auto plaza every time...been there twice...once to have bodywork done..second time MOT and a full service...Rob is amazing!!!! Each time he has full exsplained everything prior to doing the work.. I have recommended him and autoplaza to everyone who has ears..I won’t be going anywhere else
Work was very professional. Would definitely recommend Auto Plaza
Their quote was the cheapest (without parts), and was the only one available within two days, had good communication and did the job on time. I am very satisfied with the work and would go back in future.
Rob and his team were fantastic. No fuss, speedy and solid mechanic. The final price was slightly higher due to an additional part that was required, but Rob was an excellent communicator and kept me informed at every step of the way. Highly recommended.
The service rendered was second to none. They did what 6 other local garage and dealer couldn’t. Very reasonable and straight forward. Special mention to Gary for his skills and knowledge and Robert for accompanying my request at the last minute. Highly highly recommended!
Really great service. Polite and professionals! Always available to contact and happy to provide any sorts of advice. I had my car on a full service and MOT. Job done within the agreed time. Will definitely return.
Very straightforward and honest, told me straight away what was going to happen and worked right away. Got my Left Wing mirror kicked off by a random drunk, they fixed it within 3 hours of receiving the parts, would recommend and the finishing product looks brand new. Very very helpful.
Great service, didn’t take too long price was decent considering the damage
Excellent experience with C&R Motors! Prior to my appointment Robert's communication was spot on and no matter how many questions I had he gave professional and prompt answers. Not only was the service excellent, honest and quick but also Robert is a very polite and straightforward guy to deal with. He told me exactly what was going to happen and when and he finished when he said he would. He advised me after that there are a couple of minor issues I need to address before the next MOT. I know from experience in the past that other garages would have falsely failed the MOT and got me to pay for these unnecessarily early. He cleaned the car after the service and finished when he said he would which made planning my day easy. This was my first service since buying the car and I have just driven home very happy because the car drives so much smoother than before. I didn't realise how choppy the performance was until the full service made a MASSIVE difference noticeable afterwards. I agonised over choosing a Garage and I think I've found a gem. All in all, Robert has my business from now on. Honest business, nice people in the team and fair price. Can't ask for more. Recommended!
Good communication, good service, pleasant to deal with and clear report after the service. I am happy to recommend Alperton Car Clinic.
Friendly, honest and efficient. Will use them again in the future and recommend to others.
Friendly and efficient service. Would highly recommend.
Very genuine mechanic! Didn’t mess me around as the other mechanics do. Do book in with him without any doubts.
Good Service. Accommodated on short notice.
Really nice guys, completed the work on my car and explained all work done. Would recommend to all.
Excellent and swift service. Thank you.
Got car MOT'd and serviced by Sloane Services. It was more expensive than the online quote, but that was because it needed two new shocks and two tyres, and fitting the shocks was a lot more labour. So it was good value, and it was done to time and they were a pleasure to deal with.
Helpful at providing advice!
Found Billy & his team very helpful & friendly. Kept informed of extra work required & completed on time for a very reasonable cost. Would use again & can recommend.
They were fantastic and i will be using them again in the future
Fantastic service. Great job and very well priced.
I could not be happier with the service I received at 4 Fab Wheels. Although my car required additional work than initially noted and the paintwork was truly a nightmare; Billy ensured the job on my car was of top class with attention to detail - at no extra cost than originally estimated! Many thanks to Billy and his team, I am impressed and grateful for the hard work and quality of service you provided. Honest, friendly and professional at a very fair price. My car looked brand new upon collection! Highly recommend 4 Fab Wheels and will refer my friends and family; you are in the best hands with Billy and the team!
Professional and friendly approch. Work properly done in really a short time. Highly recommented.
Good value for money. Paul was very friendly and he fixed my car In no time. Very nice and satisfactory experiance. I Will recommend to everybody who want good service. Thanks Paul, just in time to organise my trip.
Friendly and efficient service, wouldn't hesitate to recommend!
Paul was really helpful and had the fan and re-wiring done within a couple of hours and I picked my car up the same day. They also cleaned it for me which was an added bonus and greatly appreciated! Im sticking with this garage from now on!
Like most car owners, I have my preferred garage but tried Paul and his team when my usual place couldn't urgently schedule a repair to pass an MOT. Paul took the car in the next day, talked me through the whole process, gave me options and completed an excellent job exactly when he said he would. Would highly recommend.
Hopefully our FAQ section has answered some of the questions you may have about MOT services in Acton. However, if you would like more information, we have the produced the following guide to help you understand the subject in greater detail.
An MOT is a service provided by garages which every car is legally required to have carried out.
A cars roadworthiness will be checked during the MOT as each major component is inspected by a trained professional. A garage has to have authorisation from the DVSA to carry out an MOT as they have to meet the minimum requirement to carry out the inspection.
You don’t need to take your car for an MOT for three years if you buy and register it brand new, however as soon as the three years are up, it is a legal requirement that you take your car for an MOT annually.
Below we have included some useful information on what is checked during your MOT as well as things you can do to increase your chances of passing at the first attempt.
The exhaust system is made up of several parts and components which all need to be checked individually. The main issue that mechanics will be looking out for is leakage of fumes or liquid, as these are the most common issues associated with the exhaust system.
There is very little you can do to help your car pass an MOT if there is a problem with this system as a hole cannot be blocked up unless you are a trained professional.
The fuel system will also get checked for leaks however, by checking that the tank cap is sealed properly, you may be able to avoid failing your MOT for a minor issue.
The emissions of a car must fall below specific legal limits which means that if your car produces too much carbon monoxide or hydrocarbons, it will fail its MOT.
You can increase your chances of passing an MOT by addressing the problem before having the service carried out as it is easy to diagnose a problem with your fuel emission levels.
If your exhaust emits excessive blue or black smoke when the engine is switched on and while driving, there is a high chance that there is an issue. By addressing it early you can avoid failing the MOT test.
One in ten cars fail their MOT due to tyre issues. The mechanic will be checking the tread of the tyre when carrying out the MOT as well as looking for damage such as lumps, bulges or tears.
A tyre tread should be at least 1.6mm and be the correct type as they need to be able to maintain the speed and weight of the car while its being driven.
You can use a tread depth gauge to check if your tyres are safe to drive on and whether they will pass the MOT, if the tread is less than 1.6mm, your car will fail.
It is also important to ensure your tyres are fully inflated and the pressure is correct as this is another issue which will likely result in failure.
The parts being checked will consist of windscreen wipers, windscreen, wing mirrors, rear view mirror and windows. It will be obvious that you will fail your MOT if your view of the road around you is impeded.
This could be caused by broken or missing mirrors as well as cracked or heavily chipped windows.
Your rear view mirrors and wing mirrors must be able to move while remaining secure to provide a driver with an adequate view of the road. The wipers and washers are also included in checks as they must be able to clean the windows effectively.
You will fail your MOT if there is damage or an obstruction in your windows bigger than 10mm within the immediate viewing area and 40mm anywhere else.
You can improve your chances of passing your MOT by making sure you buy new wiper blades at least once a year and thouroughly checking all of your windows.
You should also ensure your screen wash reservoir is fully topped up as it will be checked during the MOT.
A wide ranging inspection will be carried out with the body, engine mountings, seats, doors and chassis. They are required to be completely free of erosion and cannot have any sharp edges which could cause injury.
You must also have your registration plates attached to your car which need to be visible from 20 meters away.
Your car should also be shown to display a vehicle identification number (VIN) which should be etched onto the body or chassis.
The speedometer must also be fully secure and able to light up.
Every seatbelt in the vehicle must be fully functional as this will be checked rigorously by the inspector.
Almost a third of all MOT failures are due to light, electrical or reflector failure. The front, rear, brake, fog, indicator, registration plate and reflectors must adhere to the following standards;
If one of the bulbs in your car breaks you can buy a replacement relatively easily which is something you should do if you are due an MOT.
Make sure to consult your owners handbook before buying a bulb to discover the correct unit.
The horn on your car must also be full working order and be able to deliver a strong uniform note which can be heard by another driver on the road.
The battery in your car will also be checked for leakage and stability within the engine.
Wiring will be inspected for wear and tear and cannot be at the point of breaking.
If you have a towbar for a trailer, the socket will be checked as it must be able to send power to the indicators on the trailer itself.
The mechanic carrying out the MOT will be inspecting the condition of the steering wheels by pushing the steering system in numerous directions as well as assessing the system for damage on specific components.
If your car has a locking devise, this will also be checked when the vehicle is stationary and the engine is not running.
If you have power steering, there must be a correct amount of fluid in the reservoir.
The suspension on your car will be checked visually as the springs and shock absorbers will be inspected for corrosion, distortion or fracture.
We have an in-depth page dedicated to steering and suspension which you can access by clicking here.
The overall condition of your brakes and all of the components that make up the system will be inspected thoroughly.
A specific break test will be performed to ensure your car has the correct stopping power to be on the road.
Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy which is why we simplified the process.
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