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Find the nearest and cheapest MOT Tester or VOSA MOT Test Centre for your Porsche in Acton today.
Very good. My Bmw 3series i318 from 2002 was having heavy misfires, rough idles and would lose power in the middle of driving. I decided to take to to C and R motors. Since they were working on a few cars already so until its my turn it would take an hour or two, so i deiced to leave the car there and come back home. Upon starting work on my car, i was kept up to date on the situation, what they found and what they were doing. The next day morning i was given a call by them telling me the car is ready to pick up. To my surprise the car had been fixed and it turns out to be a much more simple problem compared to what i actually thought. I believe it was the VVT sensor acting up. I was charged £180 with Vat for the manual labor/replacing Spark plugs with higher quality ones and the diagnostic test itself. Overall i would recommend this place, they know what they are doing and they do their job honestly.
Very good service with honest feedback in relation to what needs changing or seen to within a specific time period. I would definitely recommend this garage.
Did the work the following afternoon. Great service, good price. Definitely recommend
I went for a abs fault, they very professional and friendly fix it in no time, I sincerely recommend this garage, they deliver as promised. I am making this my repair garage for the future
Great service and high quality work. Bob was very knowledgeable and helpful, and price was fair.
The most friendly accommodating garage I have ever encountered, they made me feel at ease and explained fully how the clutch worked and what they would do to replace it. I would send my grandmother there with the confidence that she would be looked after respectfully, a professional service and even did the job to suit me. Many thanks to all the staff concerned.
Fantastic service, great price. I’ll be definitely coming back
Toyota Aygo clutch replacement, competitive price, quick turnaround and a job well done. I will be returning to Auto Plaza Ltd. for M.O.T. ect. Thanks guys.
first time here....i cannot fault this garage...excellent service all round..communication....price....and fantastic job....friendly staff... as a woman never felt intimidated as do with some places....if needed again ill go nowhere else......definately recommened...many thanks..
Wonderful job. Thanks MayCar for helping me finding plenty garages to choose from. Five star service
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!
Excellent service! no other hidden charges they also fixed something underneath my car which was hanging out with no charge
I had a full service and MOT, the service was very professional at a great price! Would highly recommend.
My second full service from this garage. Very competitive price and excellent service. I would recommend without reservation.
I had a full service and MOT, the service was very professional at a great price! They even washed my car while they were at it... brilliant :-) Would highly recommend.
Excellent work and service. Went above and beyond to make sure I was aware of everything. Happy to recommend.
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.
Did a good job, no problems
Great quality and quick job, everything as described.
Good service, happy with the result.
Hopefully our FAQ section has answered some of the questions you may have about MOT services. 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 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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