MOT for your vehicle – Only £35.00 with a free retest if needed.

Here at Palmers Garage, we offer an MOT test for only £35, with a free retest if needed on your vehicle. For just £119, we are able to offer a Service and MOT.

The MOT test, a legal requirement on vehicles older than 3 years, covers a wide range of factors to do with your vehicle safety including the condition of your tyres through to seatbelts and wipers. Generally, there are some everyday checks you can do to your vehicle which would increase the chance of it passing, these include:

  • Check & replace any blown lights
  • Check you have at least 3mm of tread left on your tyres
  • Your wipers are working with washer fluid in the tank
  • No broken glass on the vehicle
  • The horn works
  • The registration plates are in good condition

There are also a wide range of things that should be checked on your vehicle, to which you may not know how to check, including:

  • The exhaust system and emissions
  • Electrical wiring and battery condition
  • General vehicle structure including chassis
  • The fuel system
  • Steering & suspension

By no means is this the complete list of all possible defects and checks, but when you bring your vehicle into the team at Palmers, we will talk you through every point on your MOT test that needs attention. Our fully authorised DVSA test centre has the facilities to carry out inspections and to undertake any maintenance required for achieving a passing result for your vehicle. We are also able to test vehicles up to 1 month in advance, giving you time to sort out any defects on your vehicle.

Perhaps more surprisingly for drivers, the MOT test does not test the general mechanical condition of your vehicle, including the following:

  • Engine
  • Clutch
  • Gearbox

Booking in your vehicle with full service will ensure that these areas are checked along with checking the condition of the vehicle before the actual MOT test.

Need us to pick up your vehicle?

If you need us to pick up your vehicle, no problems. We are able to do a collect and return service within a 10-mile driving radius of the garage at no extra cost.

My car is not drivable, can you still collect? Simple answer is yes, from anywhere in the UK, we are able to collect your vehicle though there is is a charge for this service. Give the team a call to ask about a quote.

Book in MOT test today

The Palmers Garage team are here, ready to help. Be it a question about a strange noise from your car or to book an MOT and Service, we will give you the same level of customer service that all our customers appreciate.



Being an independent garage, we are able to offer a friendly service where we explain any defects and works needed for your vehicle, at a lower price than the main dealers. Having your car serviced on a regular basis, as per manufacturers recommendations, for you means:

  • Peace of mind and reduced risk of breakdowns
  • Reduced costs for repairs in the future
  • Less chance of accidents
  • The possibility of greater fuel economy keeps the vehicle to its maximum working order for longer
  • Comprehensive service records which make your vehicle a more attractive purchase when you come to resell

We do more than just advise you on any defects we may find on your vehicle. Instead of waiting for you to come in for an explanation, we will video or photograph the defects so we can send them to you with a full explanation of the error before you make your choice of correcting them. This is especially important as you will be left with clear evidence that the works have been carried out.

With today’s engine technology, using the right parts for your car has never been more important. Here at Palmers Garage we only use quality replacement parts, service items and lubricants so you can be sure your vehicle is in good hands. This is especially important when it comes to maintaining the manufacturer’s warranty for your vehicle.

Will using Palmers Garage affect my manufacturer’s warranty?

To maintain your manufacturer’s warranty, any works done on your car MUST be done by a VAT registered garage and any parts used must be genuine parts OR parts of equivalent quality. Because we only use genuine manufacturers parts OR the equivalent quality, your manufacturer’s warranty will still be valid with any servicing works done by the team at Palmers Garage.

I have a lease vehicle, can you still service my car?

Palmers Garage are registered with a large number of service networks including 1Link, meaning we are able to carry out works on your leased or fleet vehicles. If you are unsure, please contact beforehand and we will advise you before any works are carried out.

Need us to pick up your vehicle?

If you need us to pick up your vehicle, no problems. We are able to do a collect and return service within a 10-mile driving radius of the garage at no extra cost.

My car is not drivable, can you still collect? Simple answer is yes, from anywhere in the UK, we are able to collect your vehicle though there is is a charge for this service. Give the team a call to ask about a quote.

Book in your service today

The Palmers Garage team are here, ready to help. Be it a question about a strange noise from your car or to book an MOT and Service, we will give you the same level of customer service that all our customers appreciate.



All modern cars today are fitted with computers that control and monitor many functions of the vehicle. From serious engine faults to electrical failures such as airbags, traction control, ABS, ESP or even your bulb circuits, these are all monitored by your car’s onboard computer. The team at Palmers Garage will charge a flat rate of £30 for an engine diagnostics with a full report and explanation of the probable reasons. Where possible, we will investigate further to help pinpoint the issue.

Don’t ignore warning lights!

When you see a warning light on your dashboard it is because your car’s computer has detected a component or system malfunction and created an error code. Using our diagnostic equipment, we can read and translate these codes and which aids us in finding exactly where the problem is.

Solve early – save money

By identifying the problem early, we can rectify the fault possibly preventing more serious damage and expense. We diagnose faults quickly and accurately, saving time and money. No booking is required and can be done whilst you wait, though we do ask for you to call us beforehand to make sure we have a technician available.

Need us to pick up your vehicle?

If you need us to pick up your vehicle, no problems. We are able to do a collect and return service within a 10-mile driving radius of the garage at no extra cost.

My car is not drivable, can you still collect? Simple answer is yes, from anywhere in the UK, we are able to collect your vehicle though there is is a charge for this service. Give the team a call to ask about a quote.

Book in your diagnostic today

The Palmers Garage team are here, ready to help. Be it a question about a strange noise from your car or to book an MOT and Service, we will give you the same level of customer service that all our customers appreciate.



Finding out that your car has broken down can be extremely disappointing and frustrating, but the team at Palmers Garage are here to help get you back on the road quickly. Be it a broken gearbox, worn out clutch or a Turbo blown, the team at Palmers Garage will be able to offer you a full written quotation on any repairs you may need to your vehicle, with a full explanation of the works involved. We’ll carry out the works to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. We can also organise the recovery of your vehicle. Among our most popular repairs asked for:

  • Clutch & flywheel replacement
  • Cambelt replacement
  • Exhaust repairs/replacement
  • Brake repair/replacement
  • New Tyres or punctures
  • Wheel alignment
  • Turbo replacement
  • Wheel bearing replacement

As with our vehicle servicing, we only use genuine parts or the equivalent quality, meaning that any manufacturer’s warranty will not be affected. We will source the best parts at the best prices for you, leaving you safe in the knowledge that you’ve got value for money at every stage along with a safe, roadworthy car. We will also take photographic or video evidence to share with you, giving you that extra level of confidence knowing that the repair has taken place correctly.

Need us to pick up your vehicle?

If you need us to pick up your vehicle, no problems. We are able to do a collect and return service within a 10-mile driving radius of the garage at no extra cost.

My car is not drivable, can you still collect? Simple answer is yes, from anywhere in the UK, we are able to collect your vehicle though there is is a charge for this service. Give the team a call to ask about a quote.

Book in repair today

The Palmers Garage team are here, ready to help. Be it a question about a strange noise from your car or to book an MOT and Service, we will give you the same level of customer service that all our customers appreciate.