Total Motor Care Service department F.A.Q's

My mot is not due for a month is it worth booking it in yet?

An MOT can be carried out up one month, minus a day, prior to the expiry date of your existing MOT certificate, whilst still preserving the anniversary of the expiry date.
If you have your test carried out a month before the due date, your MOT is effectively valid for 13 months.

Do you have somewhere i can wait whilst my MOT is done?

Yes we have a newly refurbished waiting area with comfy surroundings which you can view your vehicle being worked on via a video link. We also have complementry hot drinks available.

Does my vehicle need a service its just had its MOT?

An MOT and a service are two entirely different things and both have their uses. An MOT is a legal requirement where as a Service keeps your vehicle on the road. When was the last time you saw someone pull up on the hard shoulder of a motorway with breakdown and they are confused as to how it happened because their car passed its MOT the day before?
It’s not because it was missed in the MOT but because how well the car runs is not part of a standard MOT test (other than testing for emissions) it just checks the vehicle has met the minimum legal standards at the time of test.
A car is such a big investment so why wouldn't you want to have it serviced regularly to ensure it was always performing safely and correctly? It makes a lot more sense than relying on an annual MOT to tell you if there’s something wrong with your car, when the MOT test is not designed to do that.
Regular checks will help keep your car in top condition, but there is absolutely no alternative to regular servicing, certainly not the annual MOT test.

Why should I get my vehicle regularly serviced?

Good quality car servicing is an important factor in maximising the lifespan, efficiency and performance of your vehicle. It also helps towards the resale value of your vehicle, as well as being a preventative measure to identify faults before they develop into serious problems.
Servicing your car will help to:
  • Save you money – prevent unexpected breakdowns
  • Increase your vehicles all round safety
  • Keep your vehicle inline with the legal requirements
  • Increase your vehicles ‘miles per gallon’ (i.e. use less fuel)
  • Increase your vehicles re-sale value with a ‘Full Service History’
  • In short, regular vehicle servicing is essential and will save you money.

Why choose Total Motor Care for your vehicle servicing?
  • All makes & models of car and vans serviced.
  • Trustworthy family run garage
  • By appointment or drop in's welcome.
  • Oem quailty parts used on all vehicles
  • Trained technicians.

How do I book a service at Total Motor Care?

Please give our service department a call on 01304 620999 opt 1

Total Motor Care

Unit 51 Sandwich Industrial Estate.
CT13 9LY

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