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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...
Essential Garage Equipment Every UK Mechanic Needs

Essential Garage Equipment Every UK Mechanic Needs

Every successful garage needs the right tools and garage equipment to provide high-quality service to its customers. Whether you’re just starting out, or have been in the business for years running a successful MOT Bay or workshop, it’s essential to have...
How can a Concept Garage Equipment appointment save lives?

How can a Concept Garage Equipment appointment save lives?

Not only does our head of sales go above and beyond for our customers, his heroic actions saved lives.  On the 5th of December 2018, on his way to measure up for a customer MOT Bay, Andy Davidson our National Sales Manager saw a burning car on the M62 in Leeds, West...
MOT Bay Install: Empire MOT in Halifax

MOT Bay Install: Empire MOT in Halifax

About Empire MOT in Halifax – Class IV ATL MOT Test Lane Empire MOT is a new MOT business based in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Owner Usman knew he wanted to set up a garage or MOT bay but didn’t know where to start, having no past experience doing this....
Garage Equipment Lease and MOT Bay Finance options

Garage Equipment Lease and MOT Bay Finance options

Owning and maintaining garage equipment can be expensive, especially for small businesses. The majority of the garages in the UK are small independent or family-owned, which can often make the initial investment required difficult to find. Fortunately, there are...
Motorcycle Garage Equipment for Garages and MOT Bays

Motorcycle Garage Equipment for Garages and MOT Bays

For motorcycle enthusiasts and professionals alike, having the right equipment in a garage is essential to maintaining and repairing motorcycles. With the growing popularity of motorcycles in the UK, there is a higher demand for quality motorcycle garage equipment....
MOT Bay Project Management and Installation

MOT Bay Project Management and Installation

If you are setting up a new MOT Bay or are planning to take over a garage that needs an MOT Bay set up and connected then this can be quite a bit of work, and also a distraction from the garage mechanic work you want to be doing to make a profit for your business....
Learn about Jacking Beams

Learn about Jacking Beams

For any UK MOT Bay or vehicle garage, a jacking beam is an essential piece of equipment. It comes as an additional piece of lifting equipment and is usually purchased alongside, or following the installation of a 4-post lift or inspection pit allowing mechanics to...
MOT Tests Set to Spike in March 2023?

MOT Tests Set to Spike in March 2023?

An MOT test is an annual check-up for vehicles that are over three years old in the UK – there is some speculation that this interval may change in the future, and a live government petition to stop this change from happening, but at the time of writing this is...
DVSA Special notice 01/23 – MOT Equipment

DVSA Special notice 01/23 – MOT Equipment

Today the DVSA has announced some upcoming changes to the MOT inspection manual and testing guide. The MOT testing guide and MOT inspection manuals (all classes) will be updated on 6 February 2023, but the details of these and how they relate to connected MOT...
MOT Bay Questions – Not So Frequently Asked

MOT Bay Questions – Not So Frequently Asked

As a leading supplier of MOT Bays in the UK, you would expect us to get some awkward questions, two came up this month that we felt worth sharing, in case you as a garage owner are in a similar one of these 2 situations. When adding a director to an existing MOT...
How does a car scissor lift work?

How does a car scissor lift work?

There are many types of vehicle lifts available today, from single-post, 2-post and 4-post lifts, to scissor lifts for cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles. The use of scissor lifts has been on the rise due to the affordability, flexibility and space-saving...
8 Ways to Increase Garage Profits

8 Ways to Increase Garage Profits

Running a garage or MOT testing station can be hard at the best of times, but at the moment with heavily increased energy bills and winter on its way we are all looking to save money in any way we can, so how can you increase garage profits to help this situation?...
What do I need to be an MOT test centre

What do I need to be an MOT test centre

To become an MOT Test Centre, first, you will need to make sure that you have the correct MOT training and qualifications to become an MOT tester. Without the correct qualifications, you will not be approved by the Drivers and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). You will...
What do the red and yellow dots on tyres mean?

What do the red and yellow dots on tyres mean?

These red and yellow dots on tyres are balancing dots and are used by tyre fitters in the garage and tyre fitting industry to help fit and balance tyres. These red and yellow dots on tyres are not always visible, and on some older tyres may have been worn off, also...
Garage Equipment Packages Offer

Garage Equipment Packages Offer

Get Garage ready with an all-in-one garage equipment package from Concept Garage Equipment! Starting from £2,795 you can get set up at a reasonable price with a high-quality Tyre Changer and Wheel Balancer, two essential machines for any garage, tyre shop or MOT Bay....
Vehicle Diagnostics Equipment

Vehicle Diagnostics Equipment

Get your Vehicle diagnostics kit from Concept GE! ⚙️ Vehicle diagnostic tools are handheld computerised devices that can be used in a wide variety of cases to troubleshoot problems in vehicles. These tools are designed to connect to the onboard computer system,...
Topdon Diagnostic Tools now available

Topdon Diagnostic Tools now available

Looking for Topdon Diagnostic Equipment? Are you searching for your next diagnostic tool?Concept Garage Equipment is now an authorised distributor for TOPDON UK diagnostics, offering you free on-site demonstrations.With tools to get your job done at a budget to suit...
Looking for your next garage equipment purchase?

Looking for your next garage equipment purchase?

First and foremost, we pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service and the outstanding ability to supply a range of equipment to suit your garage requirements and budget. Don’t just take our word for it check out customer reviews for what our customers say...
Concept Garage Equipment for MOT Equipment Packages

Concept Garage Equipment for MOT Equipment Packages

At Concept Garage Equipment we offer the full MOT turnkey package. Our specialist MOT team allows us to offer unparalleled customer service. We cover the whole of the UK from John o’ Groats to Lands’ End, so wherever you are we can help. Our dedicated &...