Welcome to the official blog of GETECH Garage Equipment

Welcome to our blog which is, hopefully, a useful source of resource for information on the MOT scheme and automotive garage equipment.. GETECH Garage Equipment are a UK based manufacturer specialising in the manufacture and supply of MoT testing equipment. We believe that only by supplying the very best value products that we will be …

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Count the Costs of the Cheapest Proposal

One of the most overlooked aspects of making any purchase is that of the ongoing costs. As consumers we go out of our way to seek the best price we can but rarely do we look at the costs from the point of purchase onward despite this being one of the most important aspects of …

Is Wheel Alignment Really a Cost-Effective Option for my Garage?

Wheel alignment used to be the preserve of the bodyshop market but more and more general garages have realised the massive opportunity that offering wheel alignment can bring - as a result the numbers of garages offering wheel alignment has increased in recent years. The growth has been driven by motorists who are becoming better …

You try to say Decelerometer…I say Brake Meter

A decelerometer (dee-sell-a-rom-meter) is a small hand held braking meter which is used to calculate braking efficiencies and when customers call us we have heard it called many different names...it is a bit of a tongue twisting name after all!! Brake meters use gravity as a constant in order to be able to calculate a …

Add Motorcycle MoT Testing as an Additional Revenue Stream

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As we approach the middle of the year then the thoughts of some motorcycle specialists turn toward the installation of a motorcycle mot bay. And why not? Adding an MOT bay into a specialist shop makes perfect sense - you will be in the biking community where word of your investment will quickly spread through …

Class 4 Brake Testers – Class 7 Brake Testers

Testing Classes 4 or 7 vehicles couldn't be much easier with any of the GETECH brake tester range. For the testing of Class 4 or 7 vehicles either a GE4 or GE7 brake tester can be used and either of these models can be further upgraded to a fully automated product simply with the addition …

Measurement & Analysis of Decelerating Force Components using Brake Meters.

Adhesion There is a frictional grip between the tyre and road and it varies dependent on the nature and condition of both. The braking force at any wheel cannot exceed the available adhesion or that wheel will lock and the retardation will be reduced, resulting in a lower value of efficiency than would be the …

Equipment Leasing – Why you should always consider it…

When you are purchasing a significant item like an MOT bay you will usually be offered a lease option to pay for that purchase. Often making the acquisition using a lease is the best way to buy and although some individuals do not usually finance anything (usually because they are worried about the APR and …

Do I really need a specific Bowmonk for HGV Truck & Trailer Testing?

Technically speaking "No" (but in reality: "Yes".) Let us expand on what could possibly have been the worlds shortest and most contradictory blog post! The Bowmonk range of products for HGV testing is limited in reality to 2 options. A standard Bowmonk unit is suitable for LGV and some HGV rigids without secondary braking systems …