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Car Repair

VEHICLE SERVICING, MOT & REPAIRS - Barnstaple Autocare Solutions 

MOT Inspections

If your vehicle is 3 years or older you are required by law to have an annual safety check, the ministry of transport test, commonly known as the MoT Test. The purpose of the MoT test is to ensure the vehicle meets the minimum safety level required by law.

During the MoT test the nominated tester, a person authorised by the government body called VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) will conduct an inspection and a comprehensive series of checks around the vehicle, including the interior, exterior, under the bonnet and under the vehicle. The result of each check is recorded- if the vehicle passes a VT20 ?pass? certificate is issued. If the vehicle fails to meet the required standard a VT30 ?failure? document is issued. Items that are not quite a failure, but worthy of a mention to you so you can keep an eye on them are drawn to your attention as ?advisory? items.

It is your responsibility to ensure your vehicle is examined every 12 months. Without a current MoT certificate, you will be unable to drive your vehicle lawfully or renew your road fund license. Recent computerisation of the MoT testing system by VOSA means police and mobile camera units can now check remotely to see if your vehicle has a current MoT.

The penalty for not having an up to date MoT certificate could be a fine. Also if the vehicle is involved in an accident you may be asked to produce your MoT certificate. An insurance claim could be affected by the absence of your MoT, especially in the case of injury.

Give us a call and book your MoT today!

Car Servicing

We provide interim services for the high mileage car user to a full service that covers all areas of essential maintenance so that you can enjoy trouble free motoring and lessen the chance of hidden costs further down the road.

Many car owners fully service their car every year or every 12,000 miles ? whichever comes earlier. Servicing proactively maintains your car, reducing the risk of a breakdown. Even if it is irregular, servicing can help maintain your car?s value

Ask one of our team for the best service package to suit your needs.

Brakes / Shock Absorbers

Not only are these parts essential to the safety of your driving if they start to fail not only can they impair the car's performance but they may lead to you failing your MOT.

Clutch Replacement

Your clutch enables you to connect and control the power of the engine to your gearbox - and then to create motion.

It's essential that it is working correctly and that wear is monitored.

Air Conditioning

85% of all new vehicles now come with air conditioning as standard. As with most mechanical parts these systems need regular checks and servicing.

We offer a complete range of services to ensure your system is running cleanly and safely. These range for anti bacterial clean to a full leak test and repair.