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We offer a full range of services that extend upon the normal servicing, MOTs and repairs. Hopefully, this page will give you an idea of what we can do for you and your car. If you like what you see then give us a call.

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Servicing

All vehicle makes & models can be serviced by our qualified and experienced technicians according to ICME/Manufacturer's service schedules, using original quality aftermarket parts, or if required genuine parts.

Since the EU Block Exemption Regulation 1400/2002' (in short BER) came into force in October 2003 the Vehicle purchasing and repair industry has undergone a radical change.

YOU, the motorist, NO LONGER have to go to the main dealer to have your car serviced or repaired, as is popularly believed "To keep up your warranty." You only have to take your car to the main agent's for warranty work.

With the introduction of Block Exemption the vehicle manufacturers warranties are NO LONGER reliant on YOU, the consumer, taking your vehicle to a garage in the main dealer network. The European Commission deemed that this would be "an unjustified restriction on the consumer."

You can now choose the "quality independent garage" you wish to take your car to, and provided that your vehicle is serviced using the manufacturers schedules & recorded and repaired within the manufacturers guidelines, with dealer quality parts, IT WILL NOT AFFECT YOUR WARRANTY.

In most cases this will save YOU the motorist 25% or more on your service and repair bills.

Macclesfield MOT & Service Centre are such a garage. You can bring your vehicle to us with confidence.

We use only the highest quality parts and are happy to use genuine manufacturer's parts if required. The oil we use comes from various suppliers to the OEMs including Fuchs and Castrol.

Just a few of the vehicle makes we service & repair

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MOT Testing

We have two class III & IV MOT bays, five qualified MOT testers and operate an appointment only scheme. The current rate for a class IV MOT is £54.00. (Class III is 37.20 for three wheeled vehicles)

We currently carry out MOT testing for several reputable garages in the Macclesfield. We are one of only a couple of testing stations in the Macclesfield area that have two MOT bays which coupled with the high number of testers provide greater flexibilty in booking your car in for an MOT. We also provide a free local collection & delivery service from your home or place of work to minimise the inconvenience.

Please note that it is possible to have the MOT performed up to one calendar month before it is due and have the new certificate's expiry dated on. To ensure our customer's make full use of this time, we send out reminder letters a month in advance. To make use of this facility, please provide us with your address.

To check out what is covered by the MOT test why not check out this goverment site.

We are the only nominated MOT testing station in the whole of the Macclesfield Borough (Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Knutsford, etc) by the local council for performing tests on all the Hackney Carriages & Private Hire vehicles (Taxis) that are licensed by the council. This is a much stricter test to ensure not only passenger & other road user safety, but to ensure the passengers have a fair and comfortable journey. We work hand in hand with the council to ensure that the test is up to date and applicable to today's taxis.

MOT testing

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Repairs
All types of repairs, such as MOT repairs, welding, brake overhauls, engine rebuilds are undertaken by our experienced technicians. Most jobs can be quoted based on the ICME Job Time database. We can also arrange for other specialist work, such gearbox overhaul, air conditioning, windscreen replacement, etc.

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Vehicle Diagnostics

With the ever increasing amount of electronic controls in today's modern vehicles, we are constantly making investment in aftermarket diagnostic tools from companies such as Autodiagnos, Carman Scan, Sykes Pickavant and Crypton.

This investment also now includes buying the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) tools tools to ensure as complete coverage as possible when diagnosing and repairing your vehicle. These include tools for Honda, Ford, Mazda, Vauxhall, Saab, Peugeot/Citroen, Volvo, etc.

We also require up to date technical information and so subscribe to various technical information suppliers such as Autodata and Vivid, to ensure that we have access to the correct repair information including wiring diagrams. Where necessary we will also purchase service repair information direct from the vehicle manufacturers through the various Technical Websites they have set up.

The Internet is playing an ever increasing role in the collection of relevant technical information. We are active members in several automotive information exchange sites. These allow us to communicate with automotive technicians from around the world to aid us in the repairing of your vehicle. These sites include, iATN and UK Autotalk.

MTPro Diagnostic Tester connected to a BMW

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Honda Specialists

Year's of Honda factory training and specialising in this make allows us to offer our Honda customer's and excellent service that is significantly cheaper than Honda main dealers. We have amassed a large amount of genuine Honda tools and manuals and can carry out all types of repairs.

Our experience has also allowed us the ability to repair items that the main dealer can't and can only replace. We save our customer's hundreds of pounds on repairs to ABS pumps, motors and rear brake calipers.

We use both original equipment parts and high quality aftermarket parts to ensure you enjoy the long operational life that Honda's are renowned for, yet at a reasonable cost.

We can also repair your ABS/VSA module in your car. Honda's like a lot of othe rmanufacturers are suffering with a common defect inside the ABS module which causes the ABS/VSA warning lights to come on which are not only an MOT fail but also reduce the saftey of the vehicle. This fault usually results in a fault code of 66-1 being stored in the ABS/VSA module occasionally accompanied by an 84-1 code. Now Honda did extend the warranty period for this fault but it doesn't cover the majority of vehicles out there and the Honda UK solution is to sell you a new module at well over 1000. We can now repair your vehicle using brand new parts without having to send the module away and can usually complete the work in half a day meaning less incovenince than most repairers. At 450 fully inclusive this is considerably less than Honda. For more information please get in touch. We have repaired Accords, Civics and CRVs with this problem.

Honda specialists

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Fleet Work

We can offer a tailor made servicing package for any business that has a fleet of vehicles, be they cars and/or vans.

We work with a number of local companies providing this sort of service ensuring minimum vehicle down time but maximum reliability through effective preventative maintenance.

Subject to financial checks, we can offer 30 day credit accounts.

Please call us now to discuss your exact requirements.

Fleet work undertaken


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Tyres

A full range of tyres are available, including Goodyear, Pirelli, Michelin, Dunlop and various budget brands, etc.

Other tyre services are available such as puncture repairs, balancing and wheel alignment checks using our laser tracking equipment to ensue your car goes in a straight line at all times.

WINTER TYRES - Don't forget that normal road tyres in the UK work best when the ambient temperature is above 7C. When the temperature is consistenly below 7C during Winter the rubber compound used just does not offer the the same level of grip that you would be used to. Therefore, as our winters become colder we recommend switching to Winter tyres when the cold weather comes. These tyres will offer much more grip in the cold icy conditions. They also tend to be slightly chunkier and cope much better with the snow that we tend to get in the Macclesfield area.

We can supply and fit a wide range of these Winter grade tyres so please contact us now for a quote.

Full range of tyres supplied & fitted

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Exhausts & Batteries

We can supply and fit a full range of quality batteries and exhausts offering a no quibble 2 or 3 year warranty.

Using the latest equipment we can test both the battery and charging system on your car and provide you with a printout of the diagnosis. Please contact us now and arrange a test before your battery lets you down.

Batteries and exhausts fitted

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Clutch Replacement

Are you suffering from that slipping feeling.....if so, don't worry, we can help. We can supply and fit a whole range of quality clutch kits, cables and automatic adjusters.

A lot of vehicles are now fitted with dual mass flywheels which can also cause problems. We can supply and fit replacements at a lower cost than the main dealers or in some instances retro fit solid flywheels to prevent repeat replacement. This is quite common on diesel vans that suffer heavy use.

Traditional clutch kit

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Valeting

With a tie up with a local reputable mobile valeter we can offer a full range of valeting services, from simple exterior polishing to the full package, including shampooing all interior upholstery, steam cleaning the exterior and engine, polishing the paint work, and all glass.

Why not take advantage of a spring clean for your car next time you book it in for a service. You won't be disappointed !


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Radio Decoding

If your radio flashes CODE or SAFE at you after you've changed the battery, or it's gone flat and you don't have the security code, then don't worry, we may be able to help.

We have the equipment and expertise to decode 90% of all car radios available.

Radios decoded

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Airbag Module Resetting

We have the equipment to reset airbag modules once they have fired the airbags so that they can be reused.

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