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Friendly, fast service, done while I waited, I am more than happy and would use these guys again.
The pick up and collection service was very good as I was kept informed, There was a slight problem with the service light not going off but the garage picked the car back up and sorted this. As a way off an apology they cleaned my car inside and out which I was very happy with. I would recommend this garage to my friends and family.
Excellent service. Called on the day of posting to discuss the work to be undertaken. They were able to see me that afternoon to carry the work out, which was convenient for me. Work was carried out quickly. Highly recommend.
Everything was brilliant
Patric is a great man he knows what he is doing plus he good at his word
Quote was very reasonable compared with the dealership I have been using. Patrick collected car, did job and called me when he was leaving to return it. All done , no hassle. Nice guy, will be giving him another job to do in the next 2 weeks, Well pleased up to now, would recommend
Patrick had been servicing my Audi R8 for three years now, and in this time he has provided me with consistent first-class customer care. My car (a 2008 V8) has had a number of common faults, including front shock absorber failure, a coolant leak and oil leaks. Using his contacts and expertise, Patrick has fixed all of these faults with OEM parts, at big discounts over what a main dealer would charge. The most recent repair involved replacing the sump tray, which had distorted due to heating/cooling and was leaking oil. This is a specialist job which an Audi dealer with have charged at least two to three times what I paid to repair. Patrick is always true to his word - a real gem in the unreliable world of motoring!
Patrick is a lovely gentleman, very trustworthy and honerable. Bless him!
Absolutely fantastic, recommend!
Very pleased with the service, found Mike very helpful.
Only managed to do half the job due to lack of the correct tools, then charged me 50% more than original price, even after I double checked that price wasn’t going to go up Won’t be using them again as I’ve now got get the job completed by a professional and competent garage
I had a problem with my car last night and Mike was in touch straight away with a reasonable quote. By 11am today the problem was resolved. I would highly recommend Autosolutions to all my friends and family. Great service and very honest people. Thanks again, Mike!
Requested work - an oil and filter change was carried out smoothly & efficiently and while I waited (as agreed at the time of the booking). The cost was also very competitive. Laura, the receptionist, was very helpful and knowageable as was the mechanic who was also very thorough.
Very good service, friendly, quick and excellent price
Absolutely brilliant service from start to finish, could not fault any aspect. Only a small job but still very important to me. Friendly staff. Changed my wing mirror as asked and also then removed friction mark from other side of wing mirror for me, now looks as good as new. Would definitely recommend and will use again if and when I have a problem with my car. Thank you ever so much.
Another good job done by this garage with a competitive quote. Due to working in Birmingham centre I was able to take my car in at the end of the day and leave it overnight ready for fixing the next day. Garage kept in touch with work required and updated me when job was done. The job was finished as requested on time and seems fine. So I would recommend this garage again. They always respond quickly to messages when using the wcfmc site so nice and handy too.
Kris,the Workshop Manager was polite and Proffesional. Although I had an issue with the car after the Timing Belt had been replaced,Stevie, one of the Technicians, plugged in the Diagnostics Unit and came up with potential remedies. He found the cause and secured the remedy, so I could leave the Workshop with a problem free running car. I am happy to recommend this Garage.
Great prompt , friendly and professional
Awesome service, picked up work done and dropped off at my work, cheapest quote and paid over the phone highly recommended! ☺
Excellent service! Super quick and very helpful and really cheap!
Absolutely brilliant, did a great job
They are very good!
The collect and return service was brilliant as they kept me informed of when they were picking the car up and dropping it back off again. My service cost £97.00 which I was very pleased about, I had a slight problem with my service light not been switched off but the garage took my car back and sorted this. Due to this problem they also give my car a full valet as a way of an apology which I was well happy with. I will certainly go back and recommend the garage to my friends and family
Everything was fine
Very informative, happy with the work
Great customer service, nice friendly staff. Have been to this garage a few times now and had no problems whatsoever. They always give me a courtesy car when required and if one isn't available then they will drop you off and pick you up. 10/10 would recommend
Great service from all at barnside as always. Appreciated the heater in the waiting room. Thanks again.
Second using this garage. Will be back. Great customer service. Great work. Would recommend this garage to anyone.
Excellent service. Picked up when promised for MOT and returned car earlier than expected.
The cost of a MOT can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.
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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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