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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.

Advantages of a 2 Post Car Lift in a Garage

Advantages of a 2 Post Car Lift in a Garage

For garage owners having the right equipment to do the job is a necessity, and for car enthusiasts, having a well-equipped garage is a dream come true. For those who tinker with their cars, perform maintenance tasks, or run a car repair business, having the right...

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Can I install a car lift in my home garage?

Can I install a car lift in my home garage?

If you're a car enthusiast or a DIY mechanic, having a car lift in your home garage can greatly enhance your abilities and make car maintenance and repairs easier and safer. Car lifts provide a convenient way to lift vehicles off the ground, allowing you to work...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Learn About Car Tyre Changers

Learn About Car Tyre Changers

Car tyres are an essential component of any vehicle. They are the only component connecting the car to the ground and good tyres ensure that the driver and passengers have a smooth and safe driving experience. However, tyres need to be changed periodically to ensure...

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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...

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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...

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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 the right...

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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. Thankfully he...

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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...

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