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Whats the difference between a MOT Test and a Car Service ?

Whats the difference between a MOT Test and a Car Service? I am amazed how many times each month I hear the words. ” I don’t know why my car has a fault its only just had its MOT test”. Now I am not saying this applies to all car drivers, however, we still come across many people who don’t understand the importance of regular car servicing, or the difference between a service and MOT. An MOT Test: The most basic way to explain the difference is that the MOT Test is a limited visual check mandated by the government, the test is design to check whether the vehicle is  roadworthy. The full inspection list for MOT test can be found on the gov.uk website . An MOT is a mandatory annual visual inspection and is no where near as … Continue reading

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Engine Management Light – Now a fail on MOT Test

Engine Management Light – MOT Fail Your Engine Managment Light must come on with ignition then turn off when your engine is started. If your Engine Managment Light is faulty or displaying due to a fault you will automatically get a Major Fail on your MOT Test and the fault would need repairing before the vehicle can pass its MOT. Don’t leave it to the last minute or till your test day to address the engine management light fault as not only can a delay in resolving the fault cause more long term damage to the car, but it will no longer pass an MOT and be road worthy with the engine managment light fault.

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How will MOT Rule Changes 20 May 2018 affect you?

How will MOT Rule Changes 20 May 2018 affect you? there will be new defect types, new rules for diesel car emissions, and some vehicles over 40 years old becoming exempt. Save yourself a suprise at your next MOT test and find out how the changes may affect you: The changes will affect cars, vans, motorcycles and other light passenger vehicles. There are 5 main changes: 1. Defects will be categorised differently Defects found during the test will be categorised as either: dangerous major minor The category the MOT tester gives each item will depend on the type of problem and how serious it is. Testers will still give advice about items you need to monitor. These are known as ‘advisories’. What the new categories mean Item result What it means about the item How it affects your MOT result Dangerous … Continue reading

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Car Service & MOT – The Facts

Car Service & MOT – The facts. Did you know there is a difference between a Car Service & MOT Test?  Please read on if you would like to understand what the difference is. Think of your car as another member of your family, you want it to be there for you when you need it.  Humans require clean air and a good diet to perform at their best and not become unwell. Cars are no different really. Cars require a good clean air flow, clean oil and filters.  Without these, a cars insides become clogged up and parts start to fail, impacting on the way they perform for you.   The number of customers we have that say “Oh my car has only just passed its MOT Test, I’m surprised that its broken down!”.  When ask when they last … Continue reading

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Diesel Particulate Filter Removal finally being policed

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Removal finally being policed by the DVSA. Nearly a year ago we wrote about changes that were due to be introduced regarding MOT tests and the removal of Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs). We also discussed the penalties to car owners for driving a non compliant vehicle. The DVSA are finally cracking down on Garages and MOT Testers who offer a DPF(Diesel Particulate Filter) Removal Service. The DVSA have given Two Sheffield Testers, a 2 year ban after being found to be selling DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) Removal Services, see link below to read the full story. To Read about the MOT Testing ban for Mechanics carrying out DPF Removal please click here.   We have always advised customers that this is not a service we will provide and explained to them the impact that removal would have … Continue reading

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We can now arrange MOT Tests

We are please to announce that AMC Car Repairs can now arrange MOT Tests for their customers. MOT’s can be carried out any time from approx 1 month before expiry to maintain anniversary date, so you don’t need to leave it to the last minute to get your car tested. If your MOT is due soon why not get in touch with us now and get your car booked in.  

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