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MOT Bays for Garages

Concept Garage Equipment specialises in MOT Bays from design, through to installation and completion of the new or upgraded MOT Bays.

As well as being an authorised distributor of garage equipment suitable for MOT bays, Concept Garage Equipment can project manage your garage transformation into one or multiple professional MOT Bays, as well as supply and the full installation of all MOT Bays-related garage equipment.

We have a huge selection of own and name-branded garage equipment DVSA approved for MOT Bays, and all MOT-approved equipment comes with a full warranty and free delivery to your MOT Bays.

From MOT approved Tyre Changers and Wheel Balancers to ATL MOT 4 Post Lifts and ramps, emissions testing equipment and headlight testers, we have everything you need to make your MOT Bays the best in the business!

Learn About MOT Connected Equipment

Learn About MOT Connected Equipment

MOT testing equipment which can connect directly to the DVSA via an API to electronically record the MOT test results is known as MOT Connected Equipment. Having the MOT testing equipment connected in this way means that less manual intervention is needed, which can...
Multiple 2 Post Car Lifts for Approved Engines in Suffolk

Multiple 2 Post Car Lifts for Approved Engines in Suffolk

Approved Engines Ltd specialise in vehicle engine repairs, rebuilds and refurbs.  Founded by highly experienced engine technicians Dan Baker and Adam Culwick in 2022 they have continually built relationships with some of the biggest engine suppliers in the UK and...
MOT Bay Install in Otley West Yorkshire

MOT Bay Install in Otley West Yorkshire

Having made a good start on the 4-post ATL MOT lift for Beech Hill Garage in Otley, West Yorkshire, we have since finished the rest of the new Class 4 MOT Bay install for this vehicle service and repair centre in West Yorkshire. Learn More About the 4 Post Lift...
MOT Bay Calibration for Garages

MOT Bay Calibration 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...
Class 7 MOT Bay Installation for M-Trac Cymru

Class 7 MOT Bay Installation for M-Trac Cymru

M-Trac Cymru is a garage based in Pen Llystyn, Bryncir near Porthmadog in Wales, and owned by Medwyn Ellis. Until now they have focused on working with agricultural machinery including tractors for local farmers, contractors and caravan parks. They were keen to do...
Class 4 MOT Bay Install for Shufix Garage Uxbridge

Class 4 MOT Bay Install for Shufix Garage Uxbridge

Shufix Garage is a garage based in Uxbridge, West London. The garage is relatively new and is due to open in a few weeks under the watchful eye of owner Shaful Miah. The garage will be doing Class 4 MOT testing and vehicle servicing work for all all makes and models,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Concept Garage Equipment are moving premises

Concept Garage Equipment are moving premises

Humble Beginnings Having established ourselves in February 2022 at our small Leeds office in Hunslet, we have seen the company grow even more rapidly than we had expected! With grateful thanks to our many loyal customers, and with our continued emphasis on customer...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 manual Changes made 6th Feb 2023

MOT manual Changes made 6th Feb 2023

The following MOT inspection manual changes were announced on Monday 6th February 2023. To ensure no mistakes are made or misinterpreted, the below is written verbatim as per the gov.uk announcement issued.   MOT inspection manual: cars and passenger vehicles...
What are the classes of MOT bays?

What are the classes of MOT bays?

The class of MOT Bay depends on the type of vehicles you intend to work on in your garage or workshop. It’s important to ensure you have at least the minimum class of MOT Bay for the vehicle(s) you intend to MOT test. Below are the main MOT Bay classes that are...
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...
Would my garage benefit from a website?

Would my garage benefit from a website?

A website can be a valuable asset for any business, including your garage or MOT testing station. Here are a few of the ways a garage website can benefit you, your garage and your customers: Increased visibility: A website can help a garage reach more customers by...
MOT Bay Upgrade: A.A Tyres & Autocentre Ltd in Halifax

MOT Bay Upgrade: A.A Tyres & Autocentre Ltd in Halifax

About A.A Tyres & Autocentre Ltd in Halifax – Tyres, MOT & Servicing A.A Tyre’s and Auto Centre are an independent newly formed garage based in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Business partners Amjad and Amer a very well-known and widely respected by the local...
How to become a M.O.T tester without experience

How to become a M.O.T tester without experience

Become an MOT tester without experience To become an M.O.T. tester (vehicle inspector in the UK) and qualified to work on vehicles within MOT Bays or MOT testing centres, you will need to meet certain requirements and complete specific training. Here are the general...
MOT Bay Installation: Bredbury Car Services in Stockport

MOT Bay Installation: Bredbury Car Services in Stockport

About Bredbury Car Services Stockport – Car Repairs, MOT & Servicing BCS (Bredbury Car Services) in Bredbury, Stockport provide repair services for Car and light commercial vehicles from over 25 vehicle manufacturers. Why did BCS choose Concept Garage...