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 …

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MOT Bays – A guide to the equipment

An MOT Bay consists of various items of equipment which are used in order to evaluate the roadworthyness of a subject vehicle. Equipment contained within approved premises usually consists of a; Headlight Tester - Rail Mounted Means for Underside Inspection (A Lift or a Pit) A Roller Brake Tester (RBT) or Plate Brake Tester Vehicle …

Accurate Brake Testing on Any Road Surface!

The BrakeCheck4Quarries is a portable brake tester designed specifically for quarry and plant vehicles (including mobile cranes). The Bowmonk BrakeCheck4Quarries is a fully self-contained, user-friendly, portable brake tester, suitable for quarries, coal sites, concrete plants, brickyards, recycling plants and HGV workshops. The instrument records the braking efficiency in a matter of minutes, and can optionally …

Bye-Bye 4-2-2 (for the time being at least)

Welcome news at the end of last week was the announcement from the DVSA that the frequency of the first MOT inspection of a vehicles life would remain at 3 years and not 4 as had been originally proposed. Much has been written on this subject since the government originally tabled this proposal so there …

#AnsweringBack – In Short: Why Use Play Detectors?

During a weekly drill-down into our web-page we came across an interesting query which forms part of a new series of blog posts where we "Answer Back" - The question posed for this blog post was; "Why Use Play Detectors?" Play detection equipment is used in an MOT bay to eliminate the MOT assistant from …

One to One Assistance Given

Only YOU understand how you want the MOT bay to integrate with; and drive forward your repair garage, so we utilise that knowledge to work into our final bay layout design by working with you closely throughout the initial design stages with an allocated project manager who is conversant with the approval regulations relating to …

#AnsweringBack – Why is there a mirror on an headlight beam tester?

During a weekly drill-down into our web-page we came across an interesting query which forms part of a new series of blog posts where we "Answer Back" - The question posed for this blog post was; "Why is there a mirror on an headlight beam tester?" Here is the answer... In order to measure the …

New Motorcycle MOT Station Wanted? 2018 is already waiting for you…

It might be the middle of summer; but now really is the time to start to turn your attention toward the 2018 season if you want your garage to be MOT approved, ready & waiting for the first customers of the year... Gaining the approval of your garage's MOT facility through the vehicle inspectorate can …

Roadside Emissions Testing is Coming!

HGV emissions enforcement In August 2017 we’ll start to carry out roadside checks which target lorry drivers and operators who cheat on vehicle emissions. The crackdown is based on evidence that some drivers and operators are using cheat devices to cut the cost of operating. This enforcement will help make vehicles safer by cutting the …