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 …

Brake Testers for Motorcycles

The GETECH GE2 roller brake tester is  the best product available to UK MOT garages due to its infra-red remote control,  integrated weighing facility, large LED display - it is supplied not only with a free roller cover but also a 5 year extended parts warranty to give you complete peace of mind over the …

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 …

Comparison quoting process by customer leads to surprising confession!

We all like a pat on the back don't we! It's nice when someone can see the value of what you add to their business with your equipment and / or support; but within the last week a surprising admission was passed onto a potential customer who relayed the information back to us at the …

New Option MOT Emissions

Emissions machines are absolutely critical to an MOT garage as there is no back-up machine which can be used to complete a test in the event of failure. Therefore selecting a reliable and cost effective machine is critical. Our standard machine is the French built CAPALEC combined emissions machine. Firstly it is very compact - …