Greys Autocentre provides full, interim and major car servicing and MOT tests for class 4-type vehicles in Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, Newbridge and surrounding areas. If you’re looking to book one of these, then you can use our online book tool to check out prices or give us a call during our opening hours.
Every vehicle over three years of age that is registered to be driven on the UK roads must have a valid MOT certificate. MOT stands for Ministry of Transport and this certificate is now administered by the DVSA – The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.
To pass the test your vehicle will undergo several checks and tests to ensure that it is safe to drive on the roads. All certified MOT testing stations will have a nominated MOT tester, who has been specifically trained to undertake the tests and ensure that the vehicle undergoing the test meets all the standards and requirements that current legislation requires.
Greys Autocentre has a dedicated MOT bay and four additional servicing and repair bays should any problems be flagged during the test and inspection.
As we are a comprehensive service and repair centre, we can cope with any unexpected repairs that need attention should a vehicle not pass its MOT certificate test. This covers everything from a replacement bulb to welding work that may need to be done. We also carry out full, interim and major car servicing on any make or model. Save money booking your MOT and service at the same time, and make sure that your MOT passes the first time around.
MOTs are done on site and are not outsourced to a sub-contractor, we, therefore, know the history and background to the vehicles that come through our service centre annually and will have a record of what to look out for.
While MOTs take on average around forty-five minutes, customers can wait and are able to use our waiting room with Free Wi-Fi. We use a booking system, so it’s better to call in and book rather than taking a chance for a testing slot. We are open on a Saturday morning which means that you don’t need to take time off work to book your car in for a MOT.
It is important to remember that while all critical parts of a car’s functioning are checked during an MOT, this does not make it a replacement for servicing, and failure to regularly service in line with the manufacturer’s recommended service intervals is likely to lead to MOT failure. It is a really good idea to time annual servicing shortly prior to the MOT so that any obvious faults can be managed and prevent an unnecessary failure.
Most cars fall under an MOT class 4 test that Greys Autocentre is authorised to administer. It makes sense to do a quick self-check of your vehicle before sending it in to have the test done.
You can go through a regular checklist of everything that can be done yourself and check things such as lights, bulbs, tyre tread and pressure as well as that the horn works and that the steering is not stiff. If you hear any rattling noise, be sure that it’s not due to a loose exhaust or an upcoming engine problem.
Cars often fail their MOTs for simple reasons such as the wiper blades need to be replaced or the fluids not being topped up to minimum levels. These seemingly small checks can save the hassle of a retest.
If you have any questions about of our MOT procedures and post failure retests please ask us, we’d be happy to help.