Air Con Recharge – Make sure your air conditioning is working this summer

Stay cool behind the wheel this summer. If you find your air conditioning has stopped blowing a cooling breeze or lost it’s potency, you need a recharge of your system.

Palmers Garage are pleased to announce we are now offering a Regas Service on both the new and old vehicle refrigerant types (R124a and 134yf).

Getting your air con topped up will also have the benefit of keeping the actual system working for longer, without seals and pipes drying out over time.

Contact Palmers Garage today for more information and to book in… we should need your car for only about 1 hour and can even be done during your MOT test!

Ford Fiesta, B-Max & Focus 1.0 Ecoboost Cambelt Replacement

Ford recommends their Fiesta and Focus models fitted with the 1.0 Ecoboost engine have a maximum recommended cambelt replacement of every 10 years or 150000 miles (whichever is the soonest). This is a crucial but often costly job at the dealership with many owners now due or approaching this milestone.

Here at Palmers Garage we will replace your vehicle’s cambelt and water pump (recommended) with genuine Ford parts fitted, for just £945.00 including vat, a huge saving on dealer prices.

To make a booking or ask about your vehicles cambelt contact our service team on 01395 270008


Don’t leave it too late! – Pre-book you mot with Palmers Garage now and avoid the rush!

MOT backlog to peak in October, DVSA data suggests as
Six-month MOT exemption to end 1 August

The number of MOT tests is set for a dramatic increase following a return to mandatory testing on 1 August, DVSA data shows.

The number of tests is expected to overtake pre-exemption demand in August and is forecast to continue rising before reaching a peak around October/November when the volume of tests is expected to be 200 per cent above normal levels.

PG: Why not book a service with your mot test and receive 15% discount off the service cost.

New rules on MOT testing for light vehicles

Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, cars and vans and motorcycles due their MOT from 30 March 2020 will have their MOT extended by 6 months.

This will continue until confirmed otherwise.

This will allow vehicle owners to continue to be able to get to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home or do essential shopping.

Vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition and drivers can be prosecuted if they drive an unsafe vehicle.

Palmers Garage gears up for continuing success after 12 months of great results

This week, we were in the Exmouth Journal, the article reads:

Palmers Garage Ltd is delighted to be celebrating its first year’s trading.

The site, located in Withycombe Village Road, has been offering vehicle MOTs, servicing and repairs to the local community and beyond for more than 40 years and today still has deep roots connected to Exmouth’s original Palmer Garage founded in 1977.

Business owners Steve Skirrow and Nick Seabrook said they were delighted when the opportunity to reopen the site last July was realised. Steve and Nick are backed by technicians Andy, John, Paul and their accountant Simon, most of whom have many years of service at the site, establishing strong customer relations over decades.

Nick said: “The last 12 months have delivered great results, and we would like to thank all our customers old and new for their support. We look to build on this by continuing to deliver excellent customer service, now and into the future”.

Following on from the article in the Journal, we are also pleased to announce the launch of our new, updated website developed by another local company Vibrant Pulse.

Don’t get caught without a valid MOT by never missing another test date!

Palmers Garage MOT test fee is just £35.00 (class 1V)

Click the link below and check the MOT status of your vehicle

Then just give us a quick call and we’ll make sure you never miss or pay more for your next test*. Simple.

(Why not save 15% off your service when booked with an mot?) 01395 270008

*T&Cs apply

£250.00 raised for Exmouth and Lympstone Hospice Centre.

A huge thanks to all who got involved with our xmas campaign in support of Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare, we were delighted to hand over a cheque for £250.00 to Hospice fund generator Lucy Hancock. We wish all at the Hospiscare and all our customers a Merry Christmas and very best wishes for the new year.

Is your vehicles cambelt due for replacement?

One unlucky customer realised the importance of cambelt replacement intervals when his Fiat motorhome belt failed causing major internal engine damage that resulted in us having to replace the engine.

During October Palmers Garage are offering 20% discount off cambelt replacements. Don’t take the risk, Phone us for advice or a quote. Tel 270008

We are offering 15% off a service when booked with an mot test

We are offering 15% off a service when booked with an mot test (the mot remains at £35.00).

Congratulations to Julie Morris who won last months “like and share” competition in support of Exmouth and Lympstone Hospice Care . We were delighted to meet Julie today and present her with her free service voucher, well done Julie!

We would also like to thank Lucy Hancock and her team for a great night at the charity fundraising event held last Friday at Woodbury Golf Park. The Exmouth and Lympstone Hospice were celebrating 30 years of care and support, great work done by great people.

£50.00 raised for Exmouth and Lympstone Hospice Centre.

A huge thanks to all who got involved in our “like share to win” service competition, with your help we were delighted to hand over a cheque for £50.00 to Lucy Hancock who is the fundraising and income generator for Exmouth and Lympstone Hospice Centre.

During our visit to the hospice Lucy explained the many ways that the facility has benefited those in need of care and support, and that September celebrates 30 years of the Exmouth and Lympstone Hospice. Hat’s off to Lucy and all who offer their time and consideration to others when most needed.

Lucy also kindly carried out our competition draw and the lucky winner will be announced on here after they have accepted the free voucher, keep watching to find out who?