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I would recommend this garage to anyone who needs proper mechanics. Guys are great, top technicians with fantastic customer service who will look after your best interests. Five stars, great job guys, thank you
Platinum Motoring Solutions Ltd. took my car in for an oil leak on my Smart Car 2003 - City Coupe, and even picked it up from my workplace in the morning! Great staff and very friendly, they kept me up to date all throughout the day with no nonsense but straight talk. When I arrived they offered me Tea and had the issue was resolved by replacing the Sump pan which was rush delivered the same DAY! All in all a proper reputable place and the mechanics know what they are doing. 100%
Great customer service, very honest mechanics, very friendly people. Would definitely recommend to a friend !!!
Overall a great service and top communication from this garage. Once quotes had been received I contacted them to see how quickly they could do the work, 2 days time was agreed which worked very well for me. Price went up at this point, the reason given for this was the supplier had provided the quote for the parts on a different vehicle, price was still competitive so was still happy. On collection of the car attempted to pay by card but was then advised that the cable for the card machine had broken, attempted to use it wirelessly with no luck. This then resulted in me having to set up a bank transfer to make payment which was a bit of an inconvenience as my bank then blocked the transfer as it was classes as unusual activity, I appreciate them doing this but it then resulted in further phone calls later in the week to confirm the transaction was fine. Overall very pleased with the work which was carried out in good time and they were very flexible when I could drop the car off, didn't want it all day and was happy with a drop off after lunch which was when it suited me. Would certainly use again.
Friendly and helpful. I plan to use them for servicing going forward. Overall a good experience.
Best Mechanics to date! Needed brakes doing before MOT on the Monday and I left it to the last minute, phoned them Friday evening, arranged to meet on Saturday morning. Brakes done, fantastic job, 2 of the nicest blokes ever, have recommended them to family and friends. Won't use anyone else now.
Very impressed with quick response and work carried out price was good. Although I did not receive my receipt which was supposed to emailed on to me
I had to change the time of the repair on the morning of the appointment which was no problem. Adam arrived early and did the job quickly and efficiently. Also changed a couple of bulbs which wasn't included on original quote. Would definitely recommend
Adam, was very friendly and also professional. He fully understood my needs from the offset. i would differently use his services again and refer him to my friends and family. once again thank you Adam :-)
Great service, Adam replaced the car battery and front headlight very promptly and I would definitely do business again! Thanks Adam
Fantastic very quick and professional will definitely be returning
Work was done quickly and with a friendly and positive attitude. I would recommend this garage.
Excellent and value for money
Really happy with the garage. Helpful, communicative and reasonably priced. Thanks to Michelle and Jason
Very nice people, job done to a high standard. Even stayed late after they closed just to finish the job after wrong parts were sent. Thanks guys.
Happy friendly mechanic did job. Price was as quoted. Would recommend
Reliable and friendly service.
Fantastic, punctual, would definitely use again and recommend to others!
Fault was not head gasket, so paid less
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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