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Garage Equipment for MOT Bays

Do Electric EV Cars need an MOT in 2024?

Do Electric EV Cars need an MOT in 2024?

Yes, electric cars do need an annual MOT test once they are over 3 years old, but the test for EV cars is slightly faster as there is no need for an exhaust system or emissions tests to be carried out. With the vast increase in electric vehicles (EV) on UK roads, and...
4 Post MOT Lift Installation for Union St MOT Centre

4 Post MOT Lift Installation for Union St MOT Centre

Union St MOT Centre is a garage that offers MOT testing in Blyth. The owner of the MOT Centre, Alain, contacted Concept to help install a 2nd hand 4 Post MOT Lift. Alain had purchased a 2nd hand 4 Post MOT Lift but had been let down by his installation company. His...
A Practical Guide to Upgrading MOT Garage Equipment

A Practical Guide to Upgrading MOT Garage Equipment

Is your MOT Bay feeling a bit tired? Could outdated MOT equipment or tools be hampering your efficiency, compliance and profit potential? If that’s the case or you are just looking to upgrade your existing MOT equipment then our simple guide can help. Upgrading...
Why Regular Garage Equipment Maintenance Matters

Why Regular Garage Equipment Maintenance Matters

Attention UK mechanics and garage owners! Ever worry about a breakdown leaving you with lost revenue? Want to maximise safety, boost productivity, and extend the life of your equipment? Regular servicing and preventative maintenance are your secret weapons! When to...
Tyre Changer and Wheel Balancer Package for Tyre Bay Warrington

Tyre Changer and Wheel Balancer Package for Tyre Bay Warrington

Tyre Bay Warrington is a new family owned business hoping to open on the 15th of February. They specialise in new and part worn tyre fitting. Tyre Bay Warrington contacted Concept to enquire about having a wheel balancer and tyre changer installed by one of our...
Concept Garage Equipment’s February MOT Bay Bonanza!

Concept Garage Equipment’s February MOT Bay Bonanza!

Get ready to transform your garage profits with our February MOT Bay Bonanza! We’re bringing you a treasure trove of deals to equip your garage with the best MOT equipment, tools and knowledge, at prices that’ll have you singing in the workshop. From 1st...
Tool Calibration Services for Garages and MOT Bays

Tool Calibration Services for Garages and MOT Bays

For garages and MOT testing stations in the UK, the precision and accuracy of their tools and equipment are more than just slogans – in some cases, they are DVSA or manufacturer recommended requirements and are essential for the safety of both the user’s...
MOT Equipment and Tools needed in 2024

MOT Equipment and Tools needed in 2024

MOT Equipment In the UK, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) test is a legal requirement for all vehicles aged three years or older. As an MOT tester or garage owner, you know that the MOT test is carried out to ensure that a vehicle meets the minimum safety and...
How To Increase Your Garage Profits with a Tyre Machine Package

How To Increase Your Garage Profits with a Tyre Machine Package

Staying ahead of the competition is essential for business growth and profitability. An effective strategy to boost your garage or MOT bay’s bottom line is by expanding your services by adding tyre changing services to your existing garage offerings or upgrading...
Decelerometers: Braking News for Garages and MOT Bays

Decelerometers: Braking News for Garages and MOT Bays

A crucial aspect of MOT testing and general car safety is regular maintenance and testing of the vehicle braking system. Garages and MOT Bays in the UK have long relied on various tools to ensure vehicles meet the stringent DVSA safety standards. Among these tools,...
Empower Your Garage with MOT Training from Concept Garage Equipment

Empower Your Garage with MOT Training from Concept Garage Equipment

As a garage owner or mechanic aspiring to become an MOT tester, or setting up a new MOT testing station, investing in comprehensive MOT training can open doors to a world of opportunities and elevate your business to new heights. Concept Garage Equipment is a leading...
Chocolates and Flowers for a Class 4 ATL MOT Bay Install

Chocolates and Flowers for a Class 4 ATL MOT Bay Install

We previously wrote about the new Class 4 ATL MOT Bay installation for NM Auto Repairs Ltd in Aldershot. Read Blog About Class 4 ATL MOT Bay Install Working alongside garage equipment suppliers GEG (Garage Equipment Group) we assisted in the supply and installation of...
Why is MOT Equipment Calibration Critical for Garages?

Why is MOT Equipment Calibration Critical for Garages?

For a garage conducting MOT tests, the accuracy and reliability of the equipment used are paramount. Regular maintenance and crucially calibration of MOT equipment ensure that the measurements and assessments made during these tests are precise and in line with...
2 Post Lift installation for My Electric Vehicle in Lincoln

2 Post Lift installation for My Electric Vehicle in Lincoln

My Electric Vehicle Ltd (MEV) is a garage based in Lincoln. Established in 2005, MEV is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of electric vehicles, including electric cars and commercial vehicles. The business needed a new 2-post lift to enable them to work...
What is the Best Commercial Van Lift?

What is the Best Commercial Van Lift?

Van Lifts Having the right equipment is essential to ensure the safety and efficiency of your work. For garage and MOT Bay owners, investing in a commercial van lift can be a game-changer. These heavy-duty machines not only make it easier to access the undercarriage...
Spotlight on 4 Post Car Lifts

Spotlight on 4 Post Car Lifts

4 Post Lifts For larger commercial garages and MOT Bays a 4 post lift has become the standard way to access the underside of a vehicle, whether it be a car, van, or commercial vehicle. As well as the practicality of being able to stand on the ground under a car as...
4 Post Lift installation for TF Smith Fix Auto in Leeds

4 Post Lift installation for TF Smith Fix Auto in Leeds

TF Smith Fix Auto have a range of garages around Yorkshire. Their garages are well-appointed and they have an established loyal customer base. Concept G E had previously helped with a successful garage move from Armley to Swillington, West Yorkshire. Following this...
The Benefits of Roller Brake Testers for Garages

The Benefits of Roller Brake Testers for Garages

Brakes are one of the most important safety features on any vehicle. They allow drivers to slow down and stop safely, which is essential for avoiding accidents. However, brakes can wear down over time and need to be regularly inspected and repaired, so for any garage...
2 Post Lift installation for Reeves Tyre Centre Ltd in Spalding

2 Post Lift installation for Reeves Tyre Centre Ltd in Spalding

Reeves Tyre Centre Ltd is a garage based in Spalding, Lincolnshire. The garage is a well-established business set up in 1984 and has a great reputation, as shown by its numerous 5* reviews online. Business owner Simon Reeve contacted Concept Garage Equipment in need...
Garage Equipment supply in Zakynthos, Greece

Garage Equipment supply in Zakynthos, Greece

No matter where we go in the world there are always opportunities for Concept Garage Equipment to help garage owners and mechanics! Whilst on holiday on the island of Zante, Greece our national sales manager Andy was approached by Voutos who overheard a conversation...
Mobile Tyre Fitting Van for MCC Manchester Road Ltd in Bradford

Mobile Tyre Fitting Van for MCC Manchester Road Ltd in Bradford

Danny at MCC Manchester Road Ltd decided to expand his very successful auto-repair and fast-fit tyre business in Bradford and was looking to expand his already excellent reputation for tyre fitting by extending his reach into mobile tyre fitting. Why MCC Bradford...
MOT Bay installation JJM Automotive solutions LTD in Mansfield

MOT Bay installation JJM Automotive solutions LTD in Mansfield

JJM is a garage based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. The garage is owned and operated by three business partners Mark, Jason & Jack. Having built a successful business over a three-year period they decided to look at the benefits of taking the garage to the next...
What is an MOT bay?

What is an MOT bay?

A Guide to UK Garage M.O.T. Test Centers and How to Get Started The Ministry of Transport test, commonly known as the M.O.T., is a crucial aspect of vehicle ownership in the UK. It is an annual safety and emissions inspection that ensures vehicles on the road meet the...
2 Post Lift Repair and Service: Trump International in Scotland

2 Post Lift Repair and Service: Trump International in Scotland

About Trump International Scotland – 2 Post Lift Breakdown Trump International golf links in Scotland is a golf course in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, owned by Donald Trump. We are used to dealing with garages and MOT Bays of all shapes and sizes, but this call-out...
What is required for a Class 7 MOT Bay?

What is required for a Class 7 MOT Bay?

To ensure that you have a compliant and efficient MOT testing station for commercial goods vehicles such as larger transit vans, trucks and lorries vehicle MOT testing requires the right MOT garage equipment, facilities and training to ensure compliance with industry...
What is required for a Class 4 MOT Bay?

What is required for a Class 4 MOT Bay?

To ensure that you have a compliant and efficient MOT testing station for cars, caravans and passenger vehicle MOT testing requires the right equipment, facilities and training to ensure compliance with industry regulations. A crucial aspect of any MOT testing centre...
Understanding EV Charging and Addressing Safety Concerns

Understanding EV Charging and Addressing Safety Concerns

Electric Vehicles (EVs) have been steadily increasing in popularity especially as oil and gas prices increase, and as more people adopt this new vehicle technology the cost of EVs is beginning to lower, the need for the availability of efficient and safe EV charging...
What is required for a Class 1 & 2 MOT Bay?

What is required for a Class 1 & 2 MOT Bay?

Operating a reliable and efficient MOT testing station for Motorcycle MOT testing requires the right equipment, facilities and training to ensure compliance with industry regulations. A crucial aspect of any MOT testing centre is of course the MOT bay, where the...
Concept Garage Equipment team up with Angliss Motorsport

Concept Garage Equipment team up with Angliss Motorsport

We are really proud to announce that Concept Garage Equipment is teaming up with Blake Angliss to support his long-awaited return to motorsport racing this week in the Ginetta GT Championship at Silverstone (01-04 June). Blake re-joins the racing grid from this...
Air Conditioning Machines and Why They Make a Profit

Air Conditioning Machines and Why They Make a Profit

What is an Air Conditioning Machine? An air conditioning machine is a piece of garage equipment that is used for regassing car air conditioning systems. They allow air and moisture to evacuate the system, which helps to recharge the system with the correct amount of...
When Should I Have My Garage Equipment Serviced?

When Should I Have My Garage Equipment Serviced?

Most garage equipment should be serviced either at 6-month or 12-month intervals as a minimum, but each can have different requirements and there are several factors to consider before purchasing equipment or booking a piece of equipment to be serviced. Maintaining...
Learn About Air Con Regas Machines

Learn About Air Con Regas Machines

What are car air conditioning machines? Vehicle air-con machines are used by garages to test and refill the refrigerant gas in vehicles, including cars, vans and heavy goods vehicles, to keep them correctly pressurised to ensure the air conditioning within the vehicle...
Learn About Shaker Plates

Learn About Shaker Plates

What are Shaker Plates? Shaker Plates, also known as Wheel Play Detectors, are hydraulically powered devices that are used during MOT tests to assess a vehicle’s steering and suspension. They are an important tool in maintaining the reliability and safety of vehicles...
Learn About Wheel Alignment

Learn About Wheel Alignment

If you own a garage in the UK and you don’t already offer wheel alignment, not only could you be offering an extra service to your customers, but you could be missing out on an excellent revenue stream for your business. Wheel aligners come in several different...
Class 7 MOT bay dimensions

Class 7 MOT bay dimensions

MOT Bays come in various shapes, sizes, and designs depending on the class of vehicles that needs to be MOT tested on each premise. Click here to find out what the different classes of MOT Bay are. The length of the MOT bay will be dependent on your choice of...
MOT Bay Install: Oundle MOT & Service Centre in Peterborough

MOT Bay Install: Oundle MOT & Service Centre in Peterborough

About Oundle MOT & Service Centre in Peterborough – Class VII MOT Bay Oundle MOT & Service Centre is a relatively new vehicle repair business based near Peterborough, initially established in 2020. Why did Oundle MOT & Service Centre choose Concept...
Class 4 MOT bay dimensions

Class 4 MOT bay dimensions

MOT Bays come in various shapes, sizes, and designs depending on the class of vehicles that needs to be MOT tested on each premise. Click here to find out what the different classes of MOT Bay are. The length of the MOT bay will be dependent on your choice of...