Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months. This applies to vehicles with an MOT due on or after 30 March 2020. However, you are still expected to keep your vehicle roadworthy.

The government has permitted garages to stay open, so you should take your vehicle to be serviced at the closest vehicle repair centre. 

Visit the governments website for further information on MOTs due from 30 March 2020.

Yes. Following the 2003 Block Exemption European law, we can protect your vehicle warranty when you choose to have services with us.

A car diagnostic test will identify problems with a car’s engine and other parts. Introduced in recent years, microchips and sensors help us to accurately repair vehicle issues. With our software, we will be able to complete electric diagnostics, inspecting areas such as the engine management system and brake anti-lock system.

Typically, an MOT test will last between 45 – 60 minutes. Of course, times will vary if repairs need to be made.

If your vehicle fails its MOT, you will need to address the problems listed on the certificate, and have any repairs completed prior to a retest.

It’s illegal to drive with an invalid MOT certificate. If your car fails and your certificate is out of date, your vehicle can only be driven to scheduled repair and MOT appointments, though only if safe to drive.

We never recommend driving a vehicle that has failed its MOT. If you do drive it, you may not have cover from your insurance provider.

MOT’s at Mann Autoservices cost £50.

Yes. MOT’s can be performed at any time. If the vehicle is taken for a test within the calendar month before the MOT due date, the new certificate will start from the test date to a year following your present certificates expiry date.

Wheel alignment involves squaring car wheels and axles, so they move in the same direction. The suspension angles, including the camber, thrust, caster and toe, that affect tire movement and positioning, will be examined and adjusted by the mechanic.

Just a few indicators that your brakes need replacing include: grinding or squealing noises when braking, brake pedals sinking to the floor, warning light, sticking handbrakes, leaks on inner wheels, the vehicle pulling to the left or right when braking and vibration. If you are experiencing issues that are not on this list, then still contact our team to arrange a check.

Whether you think your air conditioning filter needs cleaning; is emitting a strange smell, or warm air, visit Mann Autoservices for a complete service. We can ensure systems have sufficient coolant, no leaks, functioning hoses, pipes and seals and the right amount of pressure. We can also provide air con recharges. 

Yes, notice is required (subject to availability) – ensure to check your insurance to make sure you are covered.