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You would not believe it

Do people still drive around with cars in this condition. The answer is YES. It is quite shocking to see a seatbelt in this condition. Twenty five years of MOT Testing and i can honestly say it is the worst i have ever seen.

Audley Village Carnival

Audley village carnival today. The sun is out and the local turn out is very impressive too. It is nice to be a part of it and the organisers have done a brilliant job.

Porsche Boxster problems....expensive problems

The easiest way to work on the Boxster is to lower the engine. It is virtually impossible to work on in situ. This vehicle has a serious engine problem and requires a complete engine strip down.
Very interesting work,but very time consuming.

Undertrays fitted

Customers often ask me this question when they collect there car after a MOT Test. What does this mean......undertrays fitted not allowingfull inspection. The answer is simple, it means that while conducting the test the vehicle has protective undertrays underneath and we can not see above to verify the condition of various components above, As can be seen in the photograph is a badly corroded brake pipe. This would have been missed on the test. The vehicle concerned also had full main dealer service history too. It is quite scary really.

Oh Dear

The BMW came into the workshop this morning for its MOT Test. There were lots of new parts fitted to the vehicle, including this badly fitted suspension link. Always remember....YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU ARE FOLLOWING ON THE ROAD.

Happy and very relieved customer

A phone call tonight was from a lady, her job was to take handicapped people from a daycare centre and then to take them home. The vehicle was a minibus with a rear wheelchair lift but they were unable to get the rear doors open and unable to get passengers off. We quickly arranged for her to come straight to our workshops. We managed to get the doors open,fix the fault and get them on there way.
It was quite a nice end to the day and the happy and relieved look on her face was priceless.

Easy Diagnosis Time Consuming Repair For New Technician

The Volkswagon Transporter arrived at the workshop last night via a recovery truck.The diagnosis was quite simple and the fault traced to a crankshaft position sensor. It is a fault that we see very regular and it is usually a very straightforward and inexpensive repair. Not on this occasion, a phone call to VW revealed a sensor price of £104.00 which is virtually the same price as a non genuine part. The fitting of the part is quite labour intensive and requires removal of the front of the vehicle,followed by removal of air con pump and power steering pump (the sensor fits right behind the pump and is impossible to remove without a strip down).

Worldwide Customer Base

We now have a worldwide customer base.The Audi was booked in with a engine management fault. A new sensor fitted to the exhaust and now running beautiful.

The importance of the MOT Test

This is a picture of a front seatbelt taken on a recent MOT test. As you can see from the photo the webbing is virtually cut all of the way across and in the event of an accident the consequences could be fatal.

More Driveshaft problems

Another broken driveshaft. We have seen more broken driveshafts this year than i can ever remember. This one is off a late model Honda Civic.