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Garage Equipment Blog

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.

APMM Complete Garage Equipment Upgrade!

APMM Complete Garage Equipment Upgrade!

Andy Parsons Mobile Mechanic (APMM), a mainstay in the Middlemarsh community for the past decade, has undergone a major transformation to better serve his customers and an even wider range of vehicles. Originally a mobile mechanic, Andy Parsons' dedication and...

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Raising the game at DB Cars with a New 2 Post Lift

Raising the game at DB Cars with a New 2 Post Lift

DB Cars & Commercials Ltd., located in Wigan WN6 9DR had an exciting upgrade to their workshop with a New UT40E Lift that will enhance their service capabilities. DB Cars offers MOT testing, servicing & repairs, tyres and tracking, and vehicle diagnostics as a...

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2 Post Lift Supply and Install for Wetherby Golf Club

2 Post Lift Supply and Install for Wetherby Golf Club

Wetherby Golf Club is a golf club based in Linton, Wetherby. They have various vehicles that they need to work on including maintenance vehicles, grass cutters, buggies and quads. In order to keep the golf course running smoothly, these vehicles need to be checked and...

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VT01 Form – Setting Up an MOT Test Station

VT01 Form – Setting Up an MOT Test Station

MOT DVSA VT01 Application Process DVSA VT01 form must be completed to apply to set up or change an MOT test station, including becoming an Authorised Examiner (the person or business that runs it).   Where to get the VT01 Form You can download the VT01 form from...

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We have taken on new premises in Doncaster!

We have taken on new premises in Doncaster!

Having just collected the keys for our latest premises in Doncaster, we've got the desks set up and ready for the rest of the stock to arrive. Following Concept Garage Equipment's setup in Leeds in 2022, we've seen incredible growth and as the team grows so does the...

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2 Post Lift Relocation for Body Shop in Salford

2 Post Lift Relocation for Body Shop in Salford

Parkhouse is a garage located in Salford, Greater Manchester. In addition to car sales, they offer vehicle MOT testing (Classes 4, 5 & 7), Servicing, and General Repair services. They also have a state-of-the-art body shop for bodywork repairs. The business owner...

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MOT Bay Sign Off in Ossett West Yorkshire

MOT Bay Sign Off in Ossett West Yorkshire

Nasir, the owner of HNL Transport, based in Ossett, West Yorkshire, contacted us because he had purchased an MOT bay online but had no idea how to gain DVSA approval, how to lay the bay out in his garage, or who could even install the equipment for him! Learn More...

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How Thick Should Concrete Be for a Garage Lift?

How Thick Should Concrete Be for a Garage Lift?

One of the most common questions we receive is about the concrete thickness required for different garage lift types. When setting up a garage lift, one of the most critical considerations for safe and secure installation and usage is the thickness of the concrete...

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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...

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Blake Angliss Motorsport Setting The Pace in 2024

Blake Angliss Motorsport Setting The Pace in 2024

Concept and Blake's Journey so far Blake Angliss Motorsport reached out to Concept Garage Equipment in June 2023 as they were keen to pair up with companies in the motoring industry and we quickly realised that our interests and passions were very well aligned with...

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2 Post lift install for Hala Motors in Manchester

2 Post lift install for Hala Motors in Manchester

Hala Motors is a Car dealer in Manchester set up by 2 friends in 2023 and they needed a new 2-post lift supplied and fitted to help them maintain the vehicles they sell. They selected the Eurotek UT40E 2 Post Lift with 3-phase power. These 2-post lifts have 3 stage...

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How long is an MOT Bay?

How long is an MOT Bay?

MOT Bays can be created in various configurations and lengths. The most fundamental part of planning to open a new MOT station is to ensure the premises are suitable for the class or classes of vehicle you wish to test. Click here to find out what the different...

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4 Post Lift Install for The Food Hub Weston Super Mare

4 Post Lift Install for The Food Hub Weston Super Mare

We spend a lot of our time in garages and MOT bays up and down the UK, fitting, repairing and servicing garage equipment, but occasionally we get an opportunity to install some vehicle lifting equipment in an unusual location, we've done some home garage lift...

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What Is the Best Tyre Changer?

What Is the Best Tyre Changer?

Ever wondered what the Best Tyre Changing Machine is?  A tyre changing machine is a tool used by mechanics to remove old tyres from vehicles. It consists of a hydraulic press or bead breaker which breaks the bead between the tyre and the wheel rim and releases the...

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2 Post Lift Installation in Prescot near Liverpool

2 Post Lift Installation in Prescot near Liverpool

Mortons Dairies, a family-run business based in Merseyside, has an eighty-year history of delivering milk in the North West. It has significantly grown since its start in the 1920s. With six depots and a team of over 180 employees, Mortons is dedicated to providing...

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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...

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Roller Brake Tester Re-Gritting for Johnsons MOT in Kent

Roller Brake Tester Re-Gritting for Johnsons MOT in Kent

Not everything we install is brand new, and similarly, sometimes repairing what you have can save a fortune over replacing it with new equipment. That was very much the case at Johnsons MOT in Kent this week, as they had a roller brake tester that had been installed...

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4 Post Lift Install for a new MOT Bay in Otley

4 Post Lift Install for a new MOT Bay in Otley

We are currently progressing with another full MOT Bay for Beech Hill Garage in Otley, West Yorkshire, and while we are awaiting the Roller brake Tester we set to work getting this 4 Post MOT ATL Lift installed. Beech Hill is Otley's longest-running garage, operating...

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