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 …

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What is a Play Detector?

A play detector is used within an MOT bay to eliminate test assistance from a 3rd party and to repeatably inspect both the steering and suspension elements of the subject vehicle. Play detection equipment can be installed into an inspection pit or within dedicated recesses within a lift's platform. Designs of play detection equipment vary …

Calibration and Service – Some myths de-bunked

When you think about your MOT bay equipment and measures you can take to ensure your equipment remains in good condition what is the first thing that comes to mind? We suspect you will say either calibration or servicing. They are both likely answers, but most garage owners still have trouble explaining the difference between …

Class 4 or 7 MOT Test Bay Packages by GETECH

Adding an MOT bay to an existing garage or building a new workshop premises with associated MOT facilities? Then GETECH Equipment should be your obvious first port of call and here are some of the reasons why; Manufacturing Pedigree Equipment is only manufactured in Europe Equipment comes with a 5 year extended parts warranty Costs …

How Long Does an MOT Bay Project Take?

Our own MOT Expert Ashley Hance talks through MOT timings in this blog article... "Often I am asked at the point of sale as to the likely lead-time for the introduction of an MOT bay into an existing or new business premises... It is a question which is difficult to accurately answer given the complexity …

6 Weekly Fleet Brake Checks: PC Download or Print to Hard Copy?

The subject of this blog article pertains to the methods that can be employed to maintain vehicle testing data as part of a schedule of 6 weekly checks. The Bowmonk Brake Meter is a means to measure and record braking forces and efficiencies, and this data can be quickly acquired during a simple single test …

Local Authority Consent for MOT Bay Applications

Part of the application evidence that needs to be submitted to the DVSA when applying for an MOT station licence is "Local Authority Consent" which appears within Section C of the VT01 application form. Specifically the VT01 form requests; Evidence of planning permission (or an excemption) or written confirmation that existing approval covers MOT testing. …

Lease, Hire or Buy – What is best for Capital Equipment?

Buying workshop equipment is rarely an easy process. Most people can’t afford to buy the equipment outright in their lifetime, so often look for other options that can take the financial pressure off – like financing or a second hand equipment purchase. But how do you know which option is right for you? With the …

Truck & Trailer Testing

Last week an article was published by the GEA (Garage Equipment Association) which gave clarification on the use of hand held braking meters for trailer testing for agricultural or goods vehicle trailers. The article sought to overcome comments that have been made in the public domain in relation to the method of testing of trailer …