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Another job was completed with my pre-consent (rear breaks) all was explained so well. Patrick is great at keeping me informed throughout and love his honesty no pressure.Patrick kindly informed me on an advisory basis the the rear break would eventually need doing hence the decision to have both oil change and breaks done.This is a garage that I highly regard not only for the high standard of customer care but the honesty throughout.The price is also good which is another added bonus.Needless to add that I highly recommend ACS Ltd .A FIVE STAR + SERVICE.
Very happy with the work carried out and received helpful advice from Patrick.
Brillaint work and very quick turnaround time. Thankyou!
Friendly, helpful, Very happy with work carried out. and at a very good price!!
Patrick was excellent and so was the delivery driver who picked up my non starter from work and performed all work within a day returning the vehicle to me afterwards. Excellent communication, service and workmanship!
They managed to locate and fix the electrical fault and drain that had been plaguing my car for months and other garages couldn’t locate. Highly recommend!!
Good experience generally, felt fairly treated and reasonable price. The work did take a couple hours longer than expected, though this may have been due to slow delivery of a part. The garage's communication with me through the day definitely could have been better. I had to keep calling them because they didn't call me with any updates, and when I showed up at the end of the day, the car was ready even though they hadn't yet called me.
Very nice and friendly people. Job done timely and within quoted price. I will definitely recommend and use them again myself.
The service was great and got the big suspension job done quickly. There was a misunderstanding about the pricing but the total quote was competitive.
Absolutely brilliant. My kind of garage, not on the high street so lower prices, fast service with while-u-wait options and knowledgeable, friendly and decent mechanics!
Absolutely fantastic. I was quoted almost double by Kwik Fit to replace pads and discs. This garage is reliable, and above all, honest. Collected the car from home at the agreed time and delivered the same day. Courteous services and they kept me update throughout the job with photos as well. Thank you guys for the superb job and service. Will definately return for the next fix.
My job was completed quickly at a good price. I will be happy to use them again
Very friendly and extremely helpful.
Just had my exhaust fixed, another mechanics wanted to charge me 400's,..... I highly recommend this garage, very friendly & affordable and fast
Prompt reaction, flexible accepting of the car, job perfectly done. Best quate. Deffinately will use their services from now on. Thank you Ade Auto Repairs!
Very happy. Friendly team, high-quality work.
Good Price Friendly Customer Service
Great service. My car was picked up from home, so no waiting about or trying to get back from the garage. I’d definitely use them again.
This garage was very informative kept me updated and did a very good job was very impressed and will use them again
Excellent service definitely would use again
Expert and professional service. They picked up and dropped off my car at no additional charge and kept me up to date throughout. Top class service and highly recommended!
Excellent garage, very honest and friendly, works completed and kept up to date with progress
I found them to be superb. They were fully booked for the only day I could get there to drop if off, so they came extra early to pick the car up and then dropped off after. Absolutely delighted with the service and cost. Thank you.
Excellent service. Fixed before I finished work and car running smoothly and easy payment.
Serviced with SMS before, and would do again. No issues, car collected and returned promptly same day
Good service and kept me informed
Great service, fast, efficient and friendly. Final price as quoted to the penny. Subsequently the MOT was passed and the car back on the road for parent duties! Couldn't be any happier. Recommended!!
Hopefully our FAQ section has answered some of the questions you may have about MOT services in London. 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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