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Dodgy garages-Mechanic caught on dash-cam video not servicing Mercedes car then charging owner | PerthNow

Dodgy garages

Dodgy garages

Although these things should be brought out in the open, then it gives the garage trade a bad name. On the other hand though, it helps the good garages work harder to achieve the best customer care. As a result of being in the garage trade for over forty years, I discovered at the very beginning that honesty pays.

Running a successful garage involves many things and starts with honesty and great customer care. Garages that rip people off, will eventually get their comeuppance! it never fails. Busy garages are the ones that come highly recommended from the friends and families of existing happy customer.

Of course we dont pretend that we can please everybody. In fact this would be an impossible task ! but we usually find that a customer that does not appear to be satisfied has other issues in their lives and simply takes out their anger on us or any other person that may get in their way!

One thing I must say is that, the only problem with being popular is that we are always busy and sometimes customers get angry when they cant have their car serviced or repaired sooner than they want. Of course, we usually find that they have left it until the last minute. This is most relevant, with our MOT Test customers. For some unknown reason many drivers leave their MOT test booking until the very last minute.

Dodgy garages-Last minute bookings

lat minute bookings are a problem to our customers and we do accommodate them at short notice. However, we are trustworthy remembering that their are dodgy garages out their that do not carry out proper testing to cut corners and time. The servicing issue is easy to rectify. Dodgy garages do not carry out the correct service procedure. It is well known and easy money to these rogue traders.

If you are not sure about your garage as to carrying out the correct servicing. Then ask them for the old parts that should  have been replaced during the service. Good honest garages will do this without hesitation !

Bad boys do eventually get caught up with,  as this garage did in Canada?

Eric Roberts

Van Wheel Alignment Including Suspension

WE’VE all been baffled and infuriated by the size of a mechanics bill, but a Canadian motorist has the video evidence to justify it.

Source: Mechanic caught on dashcam video not servicing Mercedes car then charging owner | PerthNow

MOT Testing-Why You Should NOT GO To Your Local Council-They are closing them down anyway?

MOT testing

Latest update is that The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency ( VOSA ) has closed. It’s been replaced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency ( DVSA ).

MOT Testing Why You Should avoid Your Local Council

Our new MOT Testing sign at Pellon Autocentre

My garage Pellon tyre and Autocentre has now been operating for over 35 years. As a result and we have a reputation that is second to none. Over the years we have built up a fantastic reputation and trust.

Because, we have always been straight and honest with our customers. Hence, I personally have been the owner of this garage here in Halifax. For the past 25 years. In that time we have carried out thousands of MOT tests. Of course, we have always used our best discretion. Carrying out MOT Testing. Having always had the customer’s best interest to heart.

Over the years we have only had one small dispute with a customer. Subsequently, that was the fault of our tester at the time. Replacing him as soon as we could. Thus, at the moment we only have two testers. Ryan Linton, who in my opinion is a first class mechanic. Naturally, a person and has worked for me for 22 years. We now have a second tester Mr Dale Linton.

The point that I am getting at is the massive effort that we at Pellon have put into our garage and MOT testing service,

This was in my opinion undermined. So, when I heard a guy been interviewed on radio 2. This presenter was from a website telling us how we can save money. Advising the listeners to go to the  Local Councils. Thus, for their car MOT testing. Because if they went there. Then they would not be taken for a ride or ripped off. Consequently, he was basically saying that we MOT Centres Vehicle Testing Stations. So that carry out MOT testing fail the cars intentionally. In order to give themselves the work repairing the car.

 This could not be further from the truth. VOSA DVLA MOT Testing Rules statistics. Show that privately owned testing stations. As a result, are more likely to pass the car than fail the car. The money website claims that the local council run testing stations. Therefore, are more likely to pass your car than a private garage. Such as the  likes of my own garage in Halifax. So what they are saying is we are corrupt. By failing cars just to get the mechanical work.

Local Council want private MOT Testing stations to test taxis?

Other things that I am not happy with are the good reviews that they say they have had from customers of the local council testing stations. One says that they fitted a light bulb and then they passed the car, the council test stations do not do any mechanical work whatsoever, so this was a porky.

Another one stated that his car had failed at a private garage and the car needed £400 spending on it to pass the test, so the guy took his car to the council test station and they passed his without any problems. I frankly do not believe what they say, I agree that we

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Ryan MOT testing this vintage Rolls-Royce

are not all squeaky clean in the garage trade but we are well regulated by VOSA and if the figures for different failures do not look right ,then VOSA will give you a visit and try see whats going on.

Council testing stations used to charge the full going rate for MOT Testing,

But I rang round today and found out that they have now started to discount the tests, I think that they are under pressure  to do more testing from the cash strapped councils. In fact we did get a notification asking us if we would like to carry out testing on behalf of the council, but I declined the offer as we are busy enough anyway.

Another problem with the local council test stations is that if your car fails, then you then have to go to a garage for the work carrying out and then they have to go back to the council for a re- test. This is a long way round when a private garage will in most cases would have done the work on the car the same day, saving the customer time and money.

MOT testing station owner Eric Roberts

There is no evidence at all to back up the Money websites claims and there are no statistics from VOSA that MOT Testing stations that carry out repair work fail more cars than council run MOT testing stations.  It is really clear that going to a MOT only testing stations, such as the council run operations, is likely to incur considerable more cost and personnel inconvenience, especially if the car fails on a minor fault, such as a light bulb and has to make another appointment for a re-test.

VOSA the government department in charge of MOT testing are always watching out for garages with bad practices and make regular visits to offending garages. MOT garages are also given colour codes that relate to their testing standard, Green is the best, then Amber, and the worse standard is Red, these are the ones that the ministry keep a careful eye on. It is worth finding out what standard the testing station is, before you book your car in. I am proud to say that we at Pellon Autocentre are in the best lane, the Green lane.

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MOT testing station

Pellon Tyre and Autocentre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. 

Comment from Jim McMasters –

As the owner of an older car I have been tempted to use the Council test stations. This year I had two MOT tests by two different independent garages. Garage No 1 failed the car on rear brake pipes and front and rear brake hoses with both front suspension bushes advisory – cost of repairs £344 inc MOT.

Garage No 2 failed the car on front and rear brake pipes and the suspension bushes and said the brake hoses were advisory with mild corrosion on the ferrules and discoloration of rear indicator bulbs which had been replaced by Garage No1 the year before – cost of repairs £601 inc MOT.

The only thing that puts me off using the Council testing stations is that if you fail you then have to fend around for someone to fix the car within the retest period which takes time and I’ve found some garages don’t want to do brake pipe jobs if they are busy with bolt on type repairs. So I think you make a fair point in favour of the independent garage for practical purposes but as my example shows, there is a lack of consistency with garages both in testing and pricing.

MOT Garages that are removed from MOT testing scheme to be made public

MOT Garages

DVSA have agreed with Ministers to make the information publicly available following the announcement by Justine Greening MP in 2012, of the Governments’ commitment to the Garage Customer Experience.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

I as the owner of an MOT Garages testing station,

are not quit sure  what this will achieve. I know that there are thousands of garages who claim that they do MOT testing but in fact do not. What they do is to take the car to an

approved MOT Garages testing station and have what we call”a trade test” carried out.

I am not saying that the car will not be tested correctly, but the test is not carried out by the garage and the car is not in their control. If the driver has an issue then he can not take it up directly with the testing station.

Customers should look out for the official MOT testing sign,

the same as the one in my picture. Some garages have sort of look alike signs, but are not official testing stations.

I can only think that garages who have lost their  license to test cars because of a bad disciplinary record, still carry on taking cars in for testing, but have a trade test done at another official testing station, under the pretense that they still have a testing license, or simply do not remove their MOT Garages signs as if their still testing.

A list of banned testing sites will be published but i wonder who will read them?.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and

tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

Pellon Tyres 25 years old and still going strong here in Halifax UK?

Eric Roberts Managing Director of Pellon Tyres

It only hit home to me a few week ago about the achievements that 25 years of running the same business really means to me. All my staff are getting excited about our 25 years “Bash” celebration that we are holding for our local suppliers and customers at the Raggalds Inn at Queensbury on the borders of Halifax here in West Yorkshire.

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Busy repairing cars picture courtesy of the Halifax Courier

It is very hard to believe that we started with two small bays back in 1989, all that time ago; and over the years we have turned the garage business into one of the busiest and trusted in the West Yorkshire area.

In the beginning we inherited a stock of cheap budget tyres and a few hundred remoulds of different sizes, but we had to sell these tyres before we could build up a better stock. However the first day we opened, it snowed here in Halifax and we were inundated with telephone calls and customers driving in to buy tyres. I only started out the new venture with two tyre

pellon tyres

Debbie Bastow 25 years service and now Manageress

fitters and my assistant then Debbie Bastow, but we managed to get through that, with much higher than expected takings, I was very pleased and we had sold much of our budget tyres stock in the first day (a good sign).

A few years later I decided to change the company name from Pellon Tyre and Exhaust to  Pellon Tyre and Autocentre, because we were by then selling other services to our customers, much in line with other companies in the same auto business as us. The next natural step to take was for us to become an MOT testing station and so I decided to buy the end part of the building that was being sold by a car body repair specialist. The sale eventually went through and I opened the two bays up, to become an MOT testing centre.

The garage and tyre business grew steadily over the years but like all other businesses in the UK we were hit by two or three recessions, (every ten years, so it seemed). As a business man I always reacted in a recession and in the nineties, I decided to become computerised and decided to purchase a computer system that was specific to our garage and tyre business. After looking at a few examples I chose the T.E.A.M. (Tyre and Exhaust Management) system. This was a great system and helped the business move forward by giving us more information, better stock control, and an accurate accounts system, both for customers and suppliers, giving us a much more efficient and competitive business.

Pellon Tyres business was up and down but the car repair side remained stable

Like so many other garage owners Pellon Tyres have tried all kinds of new methods and products to prop up our profit margins and keep our businesses competitive, these included bulk buy exhaust systems from Bosal using all different types of tyre selling techniques, but the trade was completely turned on its back with the advent of the internet and the selling of tyres and other auto products online.

Pellon Tyres had to “sink or swim” and quickly had our first web site built. Like many other small garages at the time we thought that all we needed was a website, not knowing the complexities that was involved in getting your website to rank on the search engines. My target was to attract and retain our existing tyre customers and this was helped greatly by the addition of a “tyre selector” bolted onto our website. This was supplied to Pellon Tyres by the tyre wholesaler Micheldever and meant that we could offer tyres at internet prices to our customer’s local to West

Pellon tyres

Staff picture(some missing) courtesy of the Halifax Courier

Yorkshire.

In my eyes this was a success and we were able to retain a large amount of our tyre customer base. Other things came along in the last few years. Pellon Tyres joined forces with Unipart Car Care Centres, to enable us to offer our garage customers a nationwide pricing and guarantee system, to compete with the large companies with multiple depots.

Pellon Tyres also joined a European tyre dealer network for independent tyre dealers called Point-S and now enjoy much better tyre prices that we can pass onto our customers by been able to buy direct from the tyre manufacturers, such as Avon, Goodyear, Hankook, Continental and Yokohama. These companies also supply us with technical information and promotional materials. In fact Yokohama tyres have just finished a complete re-branding of our depot here in Halifax. We are now a  fitting station for Asda Tyres.

I must admit thought that although the time has flown, I believe that we are now living in very exciting times in the auto industry, with major changes taking place both in the tyre industry and the car industry in general, mostly sparked off by the desire of governments to create a better and greener planet and whether we like it or not these massive changes are going to happen in many of our lifetimes.

As for me I now take a bit of a back seat and the lady who started off with me 25 years ago is now the manageress of the Pellon Auto Centre business and she does an excellent job running things for me, together with my wife Michelle, they now operate Pellon Tyres. I now have an office at home and run the important internet side of the business and our websites, (happy days).

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

Women Drivers-What a Lady May be Looking for when taking their car in for a Service or the MOT TEST.

Women Drivers

Women Drivers


What Women Drivers want to know that an Auto centre is backed by more than word of mouth.

Women Drivers unfortunately can have a bit of a blind spot ,when it comes to knowing anything about their cars?. People tend to think that women only buy a car on account of whether the

Women Drivers,women service garage

We at Pellon employ a lady receptionists because of the large increase in our Women Drivers customers.

colour looks good, or if the upholstery looks  nice. The truth is, while there are a few who may be that way, many Women Drivers are more knowledgeable about their cars than you think.  Here are a few things that most females  may expect from a garage when they take their car in for a Car Service.

1.  Positive Feedback.

Girls are born shoppers for the most part. And while a few know exactly what they want and buy it at first sight, most prefer to window shop. Asking around and getting feedback from people who have used the garage is one of the most reliable ways to gauge how good (or bad) the service is. You don’t expect the manager or sales person who works for the garage to say anything negative, do you? So getting recommendations or cautionary tales is the best way to weed out the good from the bad.

2.   Professionalism.

If Women Drivers know nothing about cars, the reputation of male mechanics may lean towards the seedy and lecherous, who think a woman’s face is below her neck line. By calling in to see  the person who she will be dealing with, a lady will know if the garage is  meant for her or not? we employ female reception staff  and also have a warm and friendly reception area where  she will not be uncomfortable and have to put up with any male bad behavior or comments. There is a place and time to be flirty. A Car Auto- centre is not one of them.

Women Drivers

Unipart service centre in Halifax West Yorkshire a garage well trusted by Women Drivers, in fact we estimate that 60% of our customers are from the fair sex.

3.    Handling Complaints

While this may come together with the feedback, it is important for women to find out how complaints are handled. Females are meticulous in general, so if something is not up to standard and she wants her car repaired or serviced, will the garage be reasonable in the respect of say pricing for parts that she may not have had fitted?. Ask around about how the Auto-centre you are looking into handles complaints. The after service response can be a very telling sign if the  centre gives the Women Drivers customer a good experience, because this is where you find out how they handle back jobs and complaints. Check also how many complaints they get on  average. Too many complaints are a signal of poor service.  

4.    Affiliations

Women Drivers want to know that an Auto centre is backed by more than word of mouth. If she knows that a garage has affiliations with companies that provide support and training for them, such as Motorcodes and she will rest easier to  choose a company that have the backing of such an organisation.

5.         Women want Guarantees on parts and service

While there are no guarantees in life, a garage should have a guarantee on their parts and/or service. If they are as good as they make themselves out to be, they should not hesitate to give a guarantee on the work.

So if a lady finds all of this in one garage, she will most likely choose that one. Lucky for her, Unipart Car Care Centrescan help her find these kinds of service centres from among their

Women Drivers

Look out for the Motorcodes sign for better quality service.

700 independent and vetted garages nationwide. All these garages share the core beliefs of Unipart Car Care Centres which are

             An open and honest approach with all the customers

             A high standard of work and excellent value for money and also save the old parts to show the customer.

             12 month guarantee on parts and labour

             An open invitation to inspect, review and rate the service from the people that you would trust with your car. Of your choice to make the best informed decision for your needs  

Should Women Drivers even be looking anywhere else? NO

Eric Roberts..

 

RENAULT MEGANE-Fails MOT Test (miserably?) massive rust problems.

RENAULT MEGANE Turns up for the MOT test with a massive hole in the sills

RENAULT MEGANE,mot test

Renault Megan with huge hole in the sill

When you run an MOT test centre, we see all sorts of things on the cars that we test. In general motorists a re very good and the majority look after their cars. We do however the opposite end of the scale and are presented with cars that are dropping to bits. The majority of cars fail on silly little things, such as light bulbs that do not work. These include Headlights, indicators, brake lights, any damaged reflectors and your headlamp aim, they are all easy to check out if you need more information about you MOT test you can check on the VOSA web-site the governing body that oversees the MOT test system here in the UK.WE at Pellon MOT centre here in Halifax UK, recommend that the car owner should check his car over before presenting it to an MOT station for testing.

If you are the owner of a French car you are likely to have a first time fail. Citroen, Peugeot, and Renault were all in the bottom five brands for first time cars being tested for the first time. The worse French car to fail the test was the Renault Megane. Only 71% of these cars that were registered in 2008 actually passed their first MOT test, what does that say?

Source for this information…http://www.which.co.uk/news/2012/05/one-in-five-cars-fails-its-first-mot-285886/

Megane turns up for MOT test

This brings me on to a little story that happened today Monday  23rd 2013 We had a Renault Megane booked in for an MOT test. The Renault Megane turned up and Ryan Linton, our tester proceeded to carry out the test. When it came to checking for corrosion he found a well rotted rusty sill that he could nearly fit his fist through. He also found that the front discs brakes were rotten with rust.  A few other things were failures, some light bulbs were gone and the catalytic convertor was in need of replacing. Altogether a very expensive MOT test.

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Renault Megane rusted up front discs

Article and pictures by Eric Roberts… www.mot-halifax.co.uk

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

MOT Test Safer Roads-The annual MOT Test make our roads a safer place to drive on.

MOT Test Safer Roads

 MOT Test Safer Roads

MOT Test Safer Roads

Some motorists may think that the ministry of transport (VOSA) are in a money making  racket. Because you have to take your car to be MOT tested every year to pass a roadworthy test. But they do not see that having those MOT tests, . Actually help prevent accidents and cut down on road deaths by keeping badly maintained vehicles off the road.

By carrying out an MOT test every year on vehicles that have been on the road for three years from their first registration, VOSA has successfully managed to lower the number of unsatisfactory cars on the road, making things safe for the rest of us.

MOT Test Safer Roads

MOT Test makes Safer Roads

So if you have had your car for at least three years then you need to find your nearest MOT test  station and have your car MOT tested. The easiest way is to book online, you can search for MOT Halifax if you need to find your nearest testing station if you live in the Calderdale area of West Yorkshire.

MOT Test Safer Roads-Any testing station?

It is possible to take it to any testing station to have it tested there.Consequently, you can be on your way home soon after you get a test completed. The only thing you need to know. Hence, is that they are a fully accredited testing station. Able to carry out a thorough and legal test. It is also important that they don’t let you get away with small mechanical faults. Of course that would affect  the road worthiness of your vehicle.

After all, this will defeat the whole purpose. Thus, of having the tests carried out in the first place. You want to make sure that your vehicle gets through the test as smooth as possible. As a result, there are many checks that need to be performed. During the MOT Test , your car has to meet the standard. So, for ,these checks. Consequently, you will be ready to go home in no time with a pass. The bodywork on your car needs to be in good condition. Therefore, no rusting or rotten holes. The fuel system, emissions tests and exhaust system. All needs to be good working order without any excessive CO2 than is required.

MOT Test Safer Roads-Your car could fly past the MOT test

Seat belts and seats must not be rotted and be able to keep you secured. Your brakes must still have enough pads left in them before the next brake check, and your tyres need enough tread to make sure you have the minimum legal requirements. . Make sure your lights and indicators are in good working order and your wipers must be in good condition to ensure they clear the windscreen when it is raining and the rubber blades are in good shape. Your steering and suspension need to be within regulation standards to make sure you are able to control the movement of the vehicle no loose worn parts. Your registration, plates and Vehicle identification need to be in good order as well. So look after your car and it should fly through the MOT Test Safer Roads.

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. Working for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Owning a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products . Naturally,that will help my business.

MOT Testing Halifax Yorkshire UK-Also Including The Calder Valley to Elland

MOT Testing Halifax Yorkshire UK

MOT Testing Halifax Yorkshire UK; Many types of Mot testing sites

MOT Testing Halifax Yorkshire UK

MOT Testing Halifax Yorkshire UK

The Calder valley is a part of West Yorkshire in the UK. It has long traditions of farming and trading in the Woolen industry. Stretching back for centuries. The terrain is of rolling hills synonymous with its location in the south of the Yorkshire Pennines.  This July we will be honoured to host the Tour De France cycling race in the Calder valley.

It stretches from Halifax to the East to Todmorden in the West. The main road that connects the small towns on the route run along the river Calder, hence the nickname of the Calder valley. The main traditional trades were sheep farming and a thriving garage business sprung up primarily to repair farm machinery and the tractor belonging to the farmers.

Over the years, these family-owned garage businesses kept up with the times by starting to repair the emerging motor car trade, and a thriving garage business sprung up in all the small towns along the Calder valley. Old established garages such as Ports garage near Todmorden and Star garage in Hebden bridge, to name but a few.

MOT Testing Halifax Yorkshire UK

These small wool towns became very popular with modern day tourists and soon the area became very popular for people to move here and live. The whole thing started in the 1960s when a large “hippy” movement began the build up in the Hebden Bridge area and a large population of immigrants moved to Halifax to work in the mills. All this increase in the population meant that the service industries also started to grow. This included garages and many of these garages sprung up all over the area. With the advent of the faster, cars became the DVLA MOT Rules  Testing system that we now have across the whole of the UK.

Now you could get MOT Testing in many small towns.

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mot testing in the Calder valley

Many of these garages took up the challenge and MOT Testing Halifax Yorkshire UK and testing became popular amongst many of the garage owners. MOT testing garage signs became a common site and you could leave your car for a Test in Hebden Bridge also, you could have a test carried out in Sowerby Bridge and indeed you could get your car tested in Elland. Many of these small towns were geared up with the correct equipment to carry out MOT TESTING.

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business.

Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber-fitted to the Front Roll Link- Peugeot 407

Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber

Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber;  Designed to make the car more stable (and it worked)

Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber

Peugeot 407 SW new and old part showing clearly where the shocker fits

One of the reasons for this unusual front suspension design was to improve the handling a suspension to make the driving experience more dynamic. The design really worked , the front roll link has a type of bolt on the ball-joint, which holds the Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber on, as you can see more clearly on the picture, this assembly is known as the “double wishbone and a linked carrier hub”, this along with a modified rear suspension with the shock absorbers inclined to the rear of the 407, helps to optimise the width of the cars boot,and also gives the 407 much more improved handling and driver and passenger comfort. Indeed the New Peugeot 407 is now praised for its ride and handling. Personally I am not sure about the part been made out of an alloy type metal, as far as longevity goes, but only time will tell.

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/shock-absorbers-2/Other car models in general usually have the roll-bar fixed to a bracket. The car in the picture failed the MOT test, because the part failed, but the new part was readily available from the main dealers and the Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber was on its way after a re-test.

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“This specification consists of axles that make extensive use of lightweight aluminium alloy for enhanced performance:

Altogether a more stable car with its new suspension system the Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber.

Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber

Peugeot part after fitting

Article written by Eric Roberts…www.pellonautocentre.com

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Selling Dunlop tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com . Hence, by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. As a result, we offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work . Leaving their car with us for work doing. Official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes. Of course, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

 

Nissan Micra passed MOT TEST- after much Welding to hold the car together again?

Nissan Micra passed MOT TEST

Nissan Micra passed MOT TEST

A young couple with a new baby brought their car to us a Nissan Micra.Hence  for the MOT test. This was about the third year running that the car had been tested. Thus, by us and believe me the car was not getting any younger (like us all). The biggest problem with this Micra was the “rust”. Because, oh boy was it rusty.

We had advised the corrosion on its last MOT test in 2011. But nothing had been done and the rust had got worse.Especially with all the rain that we have had here in Halifax West Yorkshire. The young couple that owned the car.Were like us all “cash strapped” .Therefore, could not afford to buy another car. So like all “kind hearted” garage owners I did them an affordable deal. So that their car would pass the MOT test and last them at least another year.

Our top man at these type of repairs was our old mechanic Andy Mawdsley. It took Andy one and a half days to do the body fabrication and the other little jobs that needed doing to get the car through the test. Our main worry was the cars “cross member”, which is a piece of the body work that connects the two front wings together and stabilisers the whole car. The part was totally unavailable from Nissan or all the replacement part specialists.

Nissan Micra passed MOT TEST

Nissan Micra passed MOT TEST;Nissan Micra rotten cross-member

Passed MOT test with flying colours?

Our last resort was good old E-bay. We found a company that produce obsolete Nissan parts and we had a cross member by the next day (wonderful). The Nissan was all finished and the Nissan Micra passed MOT TEST with flying colours. The young couple were happy with the job and the price and we were proud to help them, with a bit of luck we may have customers for life.

Eric Roberts