0113 469 0572

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 Service Your Garage Equipment?

Your garage or MOT Bay is a finely tuned engine, with each piece of equipment playing a crucial role. Just like an engine needs regular oil changes and tune-ups, your garage machinery requires consistent servicing to keep everything running like clockwork.

From vehicle lifts to diagnostic tools, every component undergoes wear and tear over time. Regular maintenance not only ensures safety for you and your customers but also safeguards your investments by preventing costly breakdowns.

But when and how often should you service your gear?

Preventative Maintenance for Popular Garage Equipment

Always consult the equipment manufacturer or supplier for the latest and most specific servicing advice. This guide provides general recommendations for some common equipment:

Lifting Equipment (LOLER Regulations):

  • 2-Post Lifts & 4-Post Lifts:
    • Every 6 months: Inspection (LOLER) + tailored maintenance based on usage & environment.
    • Every 12 months: Full inspection (LOLER) + associated lifting accessories inspection.

Air Compressors:

  • Every 6-12 months: Drainage, filter changes, troubleshooting checks.

Power Tools:

  • Every 6-12 months: Cleaning, maintenance, component replacement guidance.

Diagnostic Tools:

  • Every 6-12 months: Calibration, software updates (often includes database update).

Garage Equipment:


  • This is a general guide, adjust intervals based on manufacturer recommendations and usage.
  • Regular maintenance ensures safety, optimal performance, and extends equipment lifespan.
  • Consider professional servicing for complex equipment or calibration requirements.

Regular preventative maintenance ensures the equipment remains safe for use and can detect any deterioration ensuring it can be remedied in good time thus reducing the rise of breakdowns that can disrupt your business.

We offer Preventative Maintenance Contracts, General Works Shop Equipment Inspections, All MOT Calibrations & Workshop Tools Calibrations ensuring your MOT Bay is always DVSA compliant at all times.

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. If you are unsure give us a call on 0113 469 0572 and we will advise on your equipment.

Act Now!

Why wait for trouble? By following these simple steps, you can:

  • Prevent costly breakdowns: Catch small issues before they turn into major repairs.
  • Boost productivity: Keep your technicians working efficiently with reliable equipment.
  • Extend equipment life: Get the most out of your investment with proper care.
  • Ensure safety: Protect yourself, your staff, and your customers with compliant and well-maintained equipment.

But don’t go it alone! Partner with professionals for:

  • Expert advice: Get specific recommendations based on your unique needs and equipment.
  • Comprehensive servicing: From routine maintenance to emergency repairs, we’ve got you covered.
  • Peace of mind: Know your equipment is in safe hands with qualified technicians.

Garage Equipment Servicing by Concept Garage Equipment

Concept Garage Equipment sells and installs every type of garage equipment, including the complete design and installation of MOT Bays.  As a result of this, our engineers have years of experience inspecting and examining every make, model and type of garage equipment.

Following any MOT Bay or garage equipment sale we give each customer the option to subscribe for 6 monthly inspection and service visits by one of our expert engineers, removing 99% of all ongoing issues and breakdown concerns before the garage equipment is used for the first time.

For all your garage equipment servicing & breakdown needs!

We’re not the only Garage Equipment company but we strive to be the very best at what we do.  We specialise in MOT Bays, and if you already run one, you know the expanse of garage equipment that covers, from lifts, roller brake testers and tyre fitting equipment through to diagnostics and torque wrenches, we supply them all, and here’s what sets us apart:

  • Years of experience: We’ve seen it all, from every make and model of lift to the latest diagnostic tools.
  • Preventative approach: We identify and address potential issues before they become problems.
  • Breakdown service: car stuck on a lift? Equipment faulty? No problem, call us and we will fix/service or replace it.
  • Nationwide coverage: We’re here for you, wherever you are in the UK.

Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Call us today on 0113 469 0572 or use our online contact form. We’ll help you keep your garage running smoothly and profitably for years to come!

P.S. Check out our Garage Equipment Service and Repair page for more information and report any emergency breakdown!