Answering Questions on MOTs and Car Servicing in South Croydon

 

If you currently use a dealership in the South Croydon area, you may have already noticed that their prices for car servicing and car repairs are higher than those charged by local independent garages. There are many reasons for this but usually, dealerships have more overheads to absorb because of showroom rates and the expense of unpaid warranty work.

 

are higher than those charged by local independent garages. There are many reasons for this but usually, dealerships have more overheads to absorb because of showroom rates and the expense of unpaid warranty work.

 

The same applies to MOTs. Main dealerships nearly always charge the full recommended DVSA price for MOT testing just to balance the books. We never have to worry about these costs at Croydon MOT, Tyre and Service Centre Ltd. Our independent status ensures a fair, transparent and open approach to service at exactly the right price for the customer.

 

On the first section of this this page, we answer the questions of South Croydon motorists who want to more about the servicing and repair side of our business.

 

What are the benefits of car servicing?

 

Regular car servicing helps to keep your vehicle more economical and reliable. Importantly, the regular changing of oil removes contaminants from the engine and this preserves the condition of moving engine parts. Vehicle owners in South Croydon who use us for full or interim car servicing will nearly always pay less for the cost of car repairs in the future.

 

Just because a garage has independent status, it doesn’t mean there will ever be a compromise in standards. Companies like our own adhere to the same car servicing schedules as main dealerships to keep your service history and warranties intact.

 

Do I really need a garage to perform car repairs on my behalf?

 

Modern factory-produced models come equipped with an ECU. The ECU is essentially an on-board computer that controls the engine subsystem through software. When a fault occurs, the easiest way to identify it is through code-reading equipment that plugs into the ECU. In days gone by, it was often simple to perform your own car repairs. Today, drivers in the South Croydon area don’t have access to the specialised tooling needed for self-repair.

 

Croydon MOT, Tyre and Service Centre Ltd invests heavily into innovative and approved engine management equipment, the basis for all modern car repairs.

 

MOT Testing in South Croydon

 

Customers in South Croydon with a vehicle over three years in age have a duty to keep it safe and roadworthy, and to meet criteria outlined in the MOT testing program. A trained and qualified inspector checks a series of physical and mechanical elements on a vehicle – as well as the emissions – to ensure everything is functional and in a good state of repair.

 

Approved DVSA centres perform MOTs at 12-monthly intervals

 

Why is regular MOT testing essential?

 

Customers in South Croydon with a vehicle over three years in age have a duty to keep it safe and roadworthy, and to meet criteria outlined in the MOT testing program. A trained and qualified inspector checks a series of physical and mechanical elements on a vehicle – as well as the emissions – to ensure everything is functional and in a good state of repair.

 

Approved DVSA centres perform MOTs at 12-monthly intervals.

 

What happens when cars pass or fail MOTs?

 

When a car meets requirements outlined in the MOT testing program, we issue a pass certificate. The certificate confirms the vehicle is safe and roadworthy at the time of the inspection but the owner still has a responsibility to keep it in the same condition for the next 12 months. Cars that fail MOTs must have the causes of that failure repaired.

 

We provide free retesting for South Croydon drivers and, subject to your approval, our garage also performs the car repairs needed to get you back on the road.

 

For car servicing, car repairs and MOT testing in South Croydon, call 020 8680 2860 or 020 8680 5353. We’re here to answer any additional questions you might have.

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