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Cost Reduction

The Cost Incurred If A Vehicle Fails It’s Yearly MOT Is Increasing

 

UK motorists are estimated to be paying £1.44 billion on MOT failures each year, this figure does not include the original MOT Test fee or any retest fee that may have been charged.

 

More vehicles are failing MOT tests with 40% of vehicles failing the test in 2011 compared to 2009 when 37% failed, showing a slight increase. March is said to be the busiest time for vehicle MOT tests with 28% more tests being carried out compared to other months, this will be partly down to the new registration vehicles from 3 years ago now needing an MOT Test, but September should have a similar increase as this is when the 2nd of the new car registrations are released.

 

Most failures stem from not checking the simplest things which regular servicing would take care of, problems that could have been sorted out relatively cheaply beforehand can become bigger and much more expensive problems if they are not attended to, we have already discussed this scenario in an earlier blog post, but with the current economic climate we are seeing more & more customers putting of the repair work we advise at the time of service until such time that the vehicle ends up stuck on the side of the road broken down, this not only causes inconvenience issues but quite often the repair bill ends up significantly higher than the original price quoted, partly due to more component parts being damaged & partly due to the fact that the vehicle now needs stripping down again as it would have already been in a semi stripped down state at the original time of quoting.

We are currently in discussions with an outside company for the supply of a product that we can offer our customers which will assist in the possible future costs that may be incurred if a vehicle fails its MOT, obviously if this does become available our blog readers will be the first to know, so keep your eyes peeled for any future posts we make.

As always the garage can be contacted on (01325) 483525

Only a fool would miss this offer

This offer is no April fool

For one day only we are giving you this fantastic offer….

Book & pay for a standard car or van MOT to be carried out at anytime in 2013 & receive a complimentary mot test warranty for FREE, all this for just £47 unbelievable!!

Book online today to take advantage by clicking >>>>>HERE<<<<< Enter ” No April Fool” in the subject line.

Offer expires at midnight 01/04/2013 any bookings received after this time will not be accepted for the offer.

We will call you back during the week to arrange the correct date for your vehicle to be booked into the garage.

Happy Easter hope you enjoy the rest of your bank holiday break.

MOT TEST WARRANTY

Inline Garage Services Darlington can now offer MOT TEST WARRANTY.

Mot test warranty cover is available to all our current & new clients that meet the terms & conditions as per the cover notes.

If your vehicle is due it`s annual MOT Test no sooner than 30 days from the date you are reading this post then your able to take advantage of this warranty product.

Please click HERE to visit the MOT Test Warranty page to see the full details.

 

Cheap car servicing Darlington at Inline Garage Services.

We have already done a post on Low Cost High Quality Budget Servicing but have noticed that a lot of our new customers are finding our website by searching online for cheap car servicing in Darlington, many local Darlington drivers are looking for any possible help to make the household budget last longer when looking for a reliable garage to take their household vehicles too, we can still offer a high quality of workmanship to our servicing customers whilst maintaining our low invoice values to help you our loyal customers keep your vehicles on the road & to generate new customers for the business from Darlington drivers looking for the same high level of customer service without breaking the bank that our current customers already receive.

Many of our new customers inform us that they are trying us for the first time because of a referral from a happy satisfied customer that has already benefited from our low cost but high quality workmanship on their vehicle, this fills us with pride as we always aim to provide Inline Garage Services customers with a top quality job done on time & to the budget pre-agreed with the vehicle owner.

Call now for a no obligation quotation on any job no matter how large or small Inline can do them all.

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Low Cost High Quality Budget Servicing

At Inline Garage Services Darlington we offer great discounts on our car servicing packages- you can save up to 55% on main dealer service prices, we use parts to matching original equipment specification quality to keep your new vehicle warranty validated.

Our customers can maintain their vehicles to the same standard as found at a manufacturer`s main dealership servicing workshop, Safe in the knowledge that they are still receiving a high quality level of workmanship but at a low cost budget price.

Inline Garage Services locally assisting the Darlington motorist with high quality car, van, light commercial vehicle & motor home, vehicle servicing & repair work at a low cost, budget price.

We encourage every one of our customers to see the table below for what is covered in our car services when comparing us to other garages in the area and to check you are getting the same level of service we offer for the same low cost price.

12 month / 12,000 miles parts & labour guarantee
Won’t affect your vehicle’s warranty.
Unmatched standards of service excellence every time. You get the best of both worlds, quality guaranteed at the most competitive prices.
No repair work done without your prior approval.

Fuel Conservation

With no sign of an end to fuel price rises what can you do to reduce its impact on your business or household budget?

There are a few simple changes you can make that can have a significant impact on fuel consumption;

  • Walk or cycle

Where possible walking or cycling instead of driving will not only save you fuel but has health benefits as well as being Eco-friendly!

  • Car sharing

As well as saving fuel, car sharing helps to reduce road congestion and is also Eco-friendly.

  • Route planning

Plan your route before starting your journey, combine shorter journeys and avoid high traffic flow times (where possible!)

  • Remove excess weight from the vehicle

           Carrying unnecessary items in, or on, your vehicle increases the energy required to move it, using more fuel and therefore increasing fuel consumption.

  • Ensure tyres are at the correct pressures

Tyres at the correct pressure have a lower rolling resistance and use much less energy / fuel, not to mention being a lot safer

  • Streamline

Reduce your vehicles air resistance by ensuring that cycle racks and roof racks / boxes are only fitted when in use – these items create a lot of turbulence and drag which has significant impact on fuel consumption.

  • Don`t speed!

Driving in a hurry hurts your fuel consumption, licence (penalty points) & pocket (fines, insurance & fuel costs). Keeping within the appropriate speed limit is not only a legal requirement, but safer for you & other road users and will reduce your fuel consumption.

  • Look ahead.

Better observation allows you to see up-coming hazards such as slowing / stopped vehicles, enabling you to react early and keep the vehicle`s momentum moving, reducing the need to brake and ultimately making journey times a little quicker as well as being safer & saving fuel.

  • Smooth Driving

Smooth acceleration & braking will reduce the amount of fuel you use to get to the speed you wish to travel at and does not add any significant time to your journey.

Anticipate changes in traffic – taking your foot off of the accelerator pedal when approaching red traffic lights will reduce the amount of fuel the engine uses (the engines in most modern cars use very little or no fuel when coasting in gear), reduces wear of braking components (which in turn saves money for replacement parts), and you may not be required to stop, therefore reducing the amount of acceleration required to get you back up to speed.

  • Vehicle servicing

Well serviced vehicles operate more efficiently, require less financial investment in fuel & replacement parts, are much more reliable and hold residual values.

This Article has been put together from a talk by

Alan Phillips Eng. Tech, MSOE, MIRTE

Managing Director

Advance Vehicle Auditing Service Ltd

Does a car still under manufacturers warranty have to go back to the main dealer?

Unsurprisingly, dealers choose not to tell car owners that
their warranty is still intact wherever they choose to have
their cars serviced*, but the ‘RIGHT TO CHOOSE’ campaign aims
to put that right.

Many motorists with vehicles under manufacturers’ warranty are
under the misguided impression that any servicing, maintenance
or repairs must be carried out by the authorised dealer
otherwise their warranty is invalidated.

They are still unaware that, since June 2010, European
competition rules which cover agreements between vehicle
manufacturers and their authorised dealers, repairers and
spare parts distributors, have confirmed important rights
which help the motorist.

The introduction of these rules means that motorists can shop
around for the most competitive price and convenient location
for servicing their cars.

Under the rules, car manufacturers will no longer be able to
make the warranty conditional on having the car serviced, or
even simple things like oil changes, done in the dealers’
workshops.

Motorists using their ‘Right to Choose’ have found that there
are more competitive prices available from Independent garages
and workshops. This has helped go some way to offset the
overall increase of motoring costs such as fuel and insurance.

Servicing and maintenance are calculated to represent around
40% of vehicle running costs over the whole life of the car.

 

Important Notes

• In order to retain the vehicle warranty it is essential that the car manufacturer’s
service schedule is adhered to and that full records of the vehicle’s service history are
retained. In addition, details of any parts fitted or consumables, such as oil or coolant,
should be retained in order to refute any allegation by a dealer that the warranty has
been invalidated.

• The rules referred to above are the European Regulation 461/2010 (Motor Vehicle
Block Exemption). Regulation 461/2010 has been introduced, along with a set of
Supplementary Guidelines on Vertical Restraints in Agreements for the Sale and
Repair of Motor Vehicles and for the Distribution of Spare Parts for Motor Vehicles
(the ‘Supplementary Guidelines’). The new Regulation contains a list of hardcore
restrictions applicable to the motor vehicle aftermarket – repair, maintenance and the
sale of spare parts – which came into force on 1 June 2010. It also extends the
application of the provisions of Regulation 1400/2002 relating to distribution
agreements and concerted practices of new motor vehicles until June 2013. After that
date, the exemption of such contracts will be regulated by the general regime for
vertical agreements, the newly adopted Regulation 330/2010.

• One of the sponsor organisations, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket
Federation (IAAF), has successfully challenged hundreds of cases where dealers have
misleadingly told motorists that servicing vehicles outside the dealer network has
invalidated the warranty.

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