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At Concept Garage Equipment we pride ourselves in supplying not only the best equipment and service to the garage and MOT industry, but also the best information and advice.

Read our blog posts below for the latest information about the garage equipment industry, advice on MOT testing stations and please contact us on 0113 469 0572 if we can help or advise you in any way.

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...

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Understanding Vehicle Lifts a Guide for Garage Owners

Understanding Vehicle Lifts a Guide for Garage Owners

If you run a garage or an MOT testing station, you understand the importance of having reliable and efficient garage equipment. Among the many pieces of equipment in any workshop are vehicle lifts of course. Garage lifts not only speed up many essential mechanic jobs...

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2 Post Car Lift Install for HX Motors in Maidstone

2 Post Car Lift Install for HX Motors in Maidstone

Stewart and the team at HX Motors Ltd in Maidstone, Kent set upon expanding their garage by the addition of a new workshop building. HX Motors offers a wide range of services and solutions to any mechanical problem and deals with customers both in the UK and abroad...

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Learn About Wheel Balancers

Learn About Wheel Balancers

We understand the importance of precision and reliability when it comes to maintaining vehicles, it shows your customers that you care about the work that you do and that you treat their pride and joy with respect. That's why we're dedicated to providing the best...

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2 Post Car Lift Install for New Garage in West Yorkshire

2 Post Car Lift Install for New Garage in West Yorkshire

Opening a new garage is always a challenge, and Alan Archer's new site in Cleckheaton West Yorkshire was no exception. Both Alan and his father have previously been known more for furniture upholstery than working on cars but Alan has also been a mechanic for many...

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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...

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2 Post Car Lift Install for Challenge Cars in Wakefield

2 Post Car Lift Install for Challenge Cars in Wakefield

Challenge Cars is a garage based in Featherstone, between Pontefract and Wakefield, set up and run by its owner Jamie and his wife, specialising in the maintenance of Mini cars. Until now they have focused on Mini car sales and just doing the necessary checks on the...

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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,...

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What are car diagnostic tools?

What are car diagnostic tools?

Whether you are a mechanic running a large workshop, MOT bay, or a small local independent garage, there are many advantages to owning diagnostic equipment in your toolbox. Car diagnostic tools and OBD2 scanners work by scanning a car's components and systems, like a...

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Wheel Balancers for Sale from £849 + VAT

Wheel Balancers for Sale from £849 + VAT

Looking for Wheel Balancers for Sale? Is your garage feeling stuck in second gear? Are you in need of a wheel balancing machine for your busy garage or to extend your MOT Bay to increase profits? Supercharge your garage or MOT Bay service offerings with a great value...

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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...

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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...

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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 your...

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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...

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2 Post Car Lift Installation for Mr Tyrez in Bradford

2 Post Car Lift Installation for Mr Tyrez in Bradford

Mr Tyrez is a new garage business based in Bradford, West Yorkshire. The owner of the garage, Mr Ali, contacted Concept after a google search. He wanted to find a company to supply and install a new 2 post lift, and Concept was the perfect match. Mr Ali was concerned...

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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 Feb 2024 to...

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