MOT for large van South Cumbria

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by barrywi, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. barrywi

    barrywi Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Looking for an MOT station near Grange over Sands that can cope with our Autocruise Gleneagle , 7.5 metres long and 4000 plus Kg. Under 3 metres high.
     
  2. bigfoot

    bigfoot Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Messages:
    3,991
    Likes Received:
    5,043
    Location:
    Wirral
    Have you tried garages operated by public bodies? Fire,Ambulance,local authorities Water companies and BT. Or a contract garage that does minbuses and coaches.
     
  3. jockaneezer

    jockaneezer Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,587
    Likes Received:
    3,058
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Sorry, not answering your request directly but if you fancy a trip to Carlisle, Howatt’s garage, about a mile from the M6 Jct’s 42 or 43 do our mot’s/servicing. They have room for American RV’s and the owner has a converted library van. No connection other than a satisfied customer.
     
  4. tonyidle

    tonyidle Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    2,866
    Likes Received:
    2,684
    Location:
    Kendal, Cumbria
    One I use in Kendal is Ullswater Road Garage:

    http://www.yell.com/biz/ullswater-road-garage-kendal-2400462/

    Nice friendly people & can usually fit you in quickly if needed. My MH is only just over 6M but they take large commercials.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2014
  5. tonyidle

    tonyidle Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    2,866
    Likes Received:
    2,684
    Location:
    Kendal, Cumbria
    Just noticed your dogs - we share interests and pets: I have Greyhound boy & Whippet girl :BigGrin:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. barrywi

    barrywi Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Cumbria
    That looks close enough thanks, I will give them a ring tomorrow when we get home. All the locals i have tried cant cope with either the wheelbase or height. I need some advice from them also before the test re the condition of the tyres on our van. Usual micro cracks on sidewalls. I think I may get away with buying just two tyres soon.
    Thanks again everybody
     
  7. Serendipitous

    Serendipitous Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2012
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    259
    Location:
    Devizes
    Well worth seeking out your local council test station. I've used the local council highways test station the last 2 years.

    No vested interest in doing any work so assured of a fair MOT (no offence but not all garages are saints)

    only charged £40 for the test they also have useful opening hours. Last MOT was done at 07:30 in the morning done and dusted on the way to work (well almost)

    They tend to be well hidden on the council websites but would expect most of the local taxi firms to know where the nearest is.
     
  8. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,443
    Likes Received:
    16,873
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    i too use the council depot for my RV.......unfortunately Scarborough council are too tight to have their own MOT workshop so i have to travel 42 miles to Beverley.

    If a public body (council etc) do MOT their own fleet they are obliged by law to provide the service to the public and as they dont undertake private repair work there is no incentive to fail something in the hope of getting work.
     
  9. DP_JAY

    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    1,797
    Likes Received:
    1,022
    Location:
    Cark, Cumbria
    Try "mile road garage", Moor lane, Flookburgh. Its the first one on the left.
    Its about a mile from me and can handle a van that big no problem.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2014
Loading...

Share This Page