New showroom

For the eagle-eyed amongst you, you will have noticed that the old showroom building has been given a new lease of life. Since we opened, thanks to the support of the local community, we have grown but have always thought that the old showroom building, which was not part of Palmers Garage, was such a waste and somewhat, an eye-sore on the street which is why, recently, we have decided to take over the unit and open up our car sales division of the business.

The move has been popular with the local community and means we can breath new life into what was an empty unit. Getting the showroom ready has taken alot of hard work, especially from the guys who were in charge of the signage who have done a sterling job, so a big thank you to Stalite Signs of Exeter who have looked after us at every step of the way.

Over the coming months, we hope that this new addition to Palmers Garage will continue to grow and provide yet more employment opportunities within the local area.

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?

Win a FREE SERVICE with us!

We are donating £1.00 for each of the first 50 like and shares we get to the wonderful Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare, an independent charity that relies on public donations and fund raising charity events.

For your chance to win a minor service here at Palmers Garage, just like and share this post. The winner will be chosen at random by Lucy Hancock the Income generator for Exmouth Hospiscare.

If you would like to donate further to the Hospice please contact Lucy Hancock on 01395 224089

Thanks to all for your participation

Update: The draw will be at end of August and the winner will receive a voucher for a minor service that will be valid for 12 months

First MOT to remain at three years

Industry welcomes government decision to put safety first and maintain the initial MOT test at three years for new cars.

When asked if the date of the first test should be moved from three to four years, just 444 respondents said yes compared to 1,251 who said no.

Government plans to extend the MOT exemption period for new cars have been scrapped, it has today (Thursday 18, 2018) been announced.

It follows a consultation which the Department for Transport received 1,970 responses the majority of which did not support the proposal to move the first MOT from three to four years.

A government commissioned populus survey of people not working in a motor vehicle garage or MOT testing similarly fell short of majority support for the proposal, with just 43 per cent favouring the change.

Majority support fell short

The consultation outcome noted that potentially unsafe vehicles could remain on road for another year without examination and the government has therefore decided to maintain the current position of a first MOT being required after three years.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Roads, Local Transport and
Devolution, Jesse Norman said: “After careful consideration, I have decided not to proceed with the changes proposed to the timing of the first MOT test.
“Great Britain has a comprehensive testing system for vehicles which makes an important contribution to road safety.

“The changes proposed had potential for both benefits and risks, and after due consideration I do not consider it right to take them forward at this time.

“This is in the light of the views expressed, the age of some of the evidence base and the potential wider issues associated with testing.”

Consultation respondents noted a significant loss of revenue for MOT approved garages if the proposals were to have been implemented.

The government said it will continue to take this into account in any future decision making.