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Fleet Vehicles

Here at The VRS we would love to be considered for any fleet vehicle works, we offer tailor made contracts to suit your business needs.  

On our premises we offer class 4, 5 and 7 MOT’s, dealer level diagnostics, as well as all services associated with vehicle maintenance up to and including 3.5 ton.

We operate on a basis that a vehicle is with us the minimum amount of time, we fully appreciate that vehicles are a vital part of both business and personal life.

Our workshop has five commercial vehicle ramps and is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and tools.

We have the capability to fit eight vehicles in the workshop as well as an exceptionally large yard, with the ability to hold in excess of 50 vehicles at any one time.

With each fleet vehicle we offer a service wash and valet on completion of works as standard.

Our reception area offers a clean and comfortable environment with tea, coffee, cold drink and snack facilities as well as viewing areas for the workshop and MOT bay.

Please pop in, call us on 01698 844 452 or use our contact form if you would like to chat about fleet servicing. Please note we are also member of the 1link system.

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MOT’s

Do you need an MOT? If your vehicle is 3 years or older you are required by law to have an MOT Test. The purpose of the test is to ensure the vehicle meets the minimum roadworthiness, and safety levels required by law.

During the MOT test the nominated tester, a person authorised by the government body called VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) will conduct an inspection and a comprehensive series of checks around the vehicle. The result of each check is recorded- if the vehicle passes a VT20 ‘pass’
certificate is issued. If the vehicle fails to meet the required standard, a VT30 ‘failure’ document is issued.

It is your responsibility to ensure your vehicle is examined every 12 months. Without a current MOT certificate, you will be unable to drive your vehicle lawfully or renew your road fund license. Recent computerisation of the MOT testing system by VOSA means police and mobile camera units can now check remotely to see if your vehicle has a current MOT.

What’s checked in an MOT test:

  • Front/rear seat belts, seat security
  • Rear fog tell tales, ABS warning light
  • Switches (position lamps, headlamp)
  • Indicator, hazard switches
  • View to front wipers & washers
  • Brake pedal servo operation
  • Handbrake steering wheel & column
  • Front doors, mirrors, horn
  • Front/rear registration plate (class V N/A)
  • Front lamps, including indicators
  • Headlamps and headlamp aim
  • Mirrors, front & rear shock absorbers
  • Front/rear wheels, tyres
  • Rear lights, rear fogs, number plate lamps
  • Number plate, stop lamps
  • Fuel tank cap
  • Indicators, hazards
  • Rear doors & boot lid
  • Wiper blades
  • General condition of vehicles
  • Steering including power steering
  • Drive shafts (if applicable)
  • Front suspension, shock absorbers
  • Front & rear wheel bearings
  • Wheels & tyres
  • Service brake control
  • Mechanical brake components
  • Parking brake system, exhaust system
  • Fuel tank & fuel system
  • Rear suspension including shock absorbers
  • Structure, general vehicle condition
  • Emissions
  • Brake Performance

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Servicing

The maintenance of a car is very important to increase its life span. You may have found many car maintenance tips on the internet. Undoubtedly, car maintenance is very essential for top performance of your car, however if after getting these car servicing tips you have started servicing your car on your own, then you are heading down the wrong track.

If you love your car and you really expect to get desirable level of performance from it, then you have to get your car serviced after the completion of 30,000 km. Regularly checking the fluids in your car, changing its oil and getting it serviced are important steps in making your car flawless.

The development in car technology has made car service easier; however car servicing requires a mechanic or technician. You can never service your car yourself because car service companies provide trained and professional people who can better manage the job. Car servicing is not the process of just giving it grease or changing the oil; it is much more than that. If you have never serviced your car, then it will be quite surprising for you to know that car servicing may consists of up to 50 steps and system checkups. In car servicing the engine is correctly tuned up and checked so that its economical life is made better. After a specific time, you have to get your car serviced and if you do not have it done, then you may face major problems with engine and transmissions. The coolant of your car also has a significant impact on your car’s performance and engine durability. Coolant degrades over time, and for avoiding engine inefficiency, car servicing becomes essential.

The major benefit of getting a full car service is that all car problems are solved, such as leaks from hoses, cylinders, and the radiator etc. You will know about the condition of your car battery, brake pads, suspension, oil leaks, steering alignment and much more. In short, for having a fully functional and safe car, you have to get your car serviced regularly.

Thanks to recent changes in European Union (Block Exemption) legislation, you can now get maximum value-for-money car servicing from a top quality local independent garage, without the fear of invalidating your vehicle warranty. Why pay Main Dealer rates when you don’t have to!

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Tyres

UK law requires that your vehicle is fitted with the correct type and size of tyre for the vehicle type you are driving and for the purpose it is being used. This means fitting the right tyres and for safety ensuring that they are inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended pressure.

The legal limit for minimum depth of the tread on your tyres is 1.6 millimetres, across the central ¾ of the tread around the complete circumference of the tyre.

For safety reasons it is recommended that you replace your tyres before the legal limit is reached. Many vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing at 3 millimetres.

At 1.6 millimetres in wet weather it takes an extra car length (8 metres) to stop at 50 mph than if your tread was 3 millimetres.

A regular check of your tyres can help you to avoid 3 penalty points and £2,500 in fines (per tyre) for having tyres worn beyond the legal minimum limit on your vehicle.

It is also a legal requirement to ensure that tyres of different construction types are not fitted to opposite sides of the same axle. The two main tyre types are radial and cross-ply, and these must not be mixed on the same axle.

Mixing brands and patterns of the same construction type is permissible depending on the vehicle type and manufacturers recommendation.

We are happy to carry out a free tyre check….pop in and see us, call us on 01698 844 452 or use the contact form to ask us any questions.

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