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.

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