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Hi can anyone recommend a good MOT station in Glasgow North for an MOT for my Bessacar E425....its a high top, so my local garage cant get it on their ramp and get under it to do all the checks
 
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Try a commercial vehicle MOT garage, we used to use our local Fiat Professional car dealer for service and MOT until we discovered they drove it around the corner to the non Fiat van service company because it didn’t fit their ramps.
We now use the Fiat Professional/Iveco truck dealer a few miles further away. Our motorhome looks small on their ramps.
Whilst I’m unable to recommend anywhere in Glasgow, my experience round here is that the Fiat Professional place is no more expensive than an independent.
 
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Have you considered The Scottish Motorhome Repair Centre?
https://www.motorhomerepaircentre.com/services/motorhomes/#serv_2
I have used them twice in the last 6 months for a grey valve and a truma controller issue, found them extreamly helpful and will be booking my van in next month for a MOT.
Company was recommended to me by some friends who have been using them for a number of years.
Just off the mate.
 

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Don't know if the same rules apply in Scotland but if your Council/local highways dept do their own MOT they HAVE TO offer the service to the public.
They obviously have the headroom and equipment for heavy vehicles and don't do repairs so no incentive to fail for the work.
 

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Have you considered The Scottish Motorhome Repair Centre?
https://www.motorhomerepaircentre.com/services/motorhomes/#serv_2
I have used them twice in the last 6 months for a grey valve and a truma controller issue, found them extreamly helpful and will be booking my van in next month for a MOT.
Company was recommended to me by some friends who have been using them for a number of years.
Just off the mate.
Yes - I'd recommend the Motorhome Repair Centre as well. They have done some warranty work for me on behalf of Elddis and the result was very good. They also fitted a Ma-Ve levelling system for me.
My motorhome is booked into them next month for it's first habitation check, and I'll get them to change the oil at the same time. They're a one stop shop, so will do both the vehicle service and habitation check.

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Don't know if the same rules apply in Scotland but if your Council/local highways dept do their own MOT they HAVE TO offer the service to the public.
They obviously have the headroom and equipment for heavy vehicles and don't do repairs so no incentive to fail for the work.

Yes its the same here in Scotland.
I've used them often and as you say, they do not hunt for work on your vehicle, therefor they're ideal for motorhome MOTs.
 

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Have you considered The Scottish Motorhome Repair Centre?
https://www.motorhomerepaircentre.com/services/motorhomes/#serv_2
I have used them twice in the last 6 months for a grey valve and a truma controller issue, found them extreamly helpful and will be booking my van in next month for a MOT.
Company was recommended to me by some friends who have been using them for a number of years.
Just off the mate.
Stay well clear of that little scumbag,total cowboy.
 

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Yes - I'd recommend the Motorhome Repair Centre as well. They have done some warranty work for me on behalf of Elddis and the result was very good. They also fitted a Ma-Ve levelling system for me.
My motorhome is booked into them next month for it's first habitation check, and I'll get them to change the oil at the same time. They're a one stop shop, so will do both the vehicle service and habitation check.
Funny how different folk have different opinions. I wouldn't go near the place a 3rd time. I should've learned my lesson the 1st time.

As for MOTs we take ours to Somervilles in Cambuslang.

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I use Motorworx at Netherton industial estate Anniesland for MOT and servicing,very happy with him.
 

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Funny how different folk have different opinions. I wouldn't go near the place a 3rd time. I should've learned my lesson the 1st time.

As for MOTs we take ours to Somervilles in Cambuslang.
Sorry - same question as the last post - any clues about problems so I'm prepared? Thanks
 

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Can you give me a few clues about what went wrong so I'm prepared :)
My large Heki seal failed and I took it to them, he talked a good job saying he used sealer that cost a lot, can’t remember now. When he wouldn’t tell me what it was I should have got concerned but because of it leaking during the winter I had no choice but to get it dealt with quickly, I would have done it myself if the weather had been good. Went to fetch it and he says don’t know what the manufacturer used but it wouldn’t be something he would use, manufacturer is Frankia. Imagine a crappy repairer trying to say he knew better than Frankia, I probably caused it to leak when I was up cleaning the roof. I go out to check as he tells me to and there was a gap all the way round where there should have been non setting mastic, what I could make out it was a thin string of what looked like sikaflex,went back in to talk to him and he said leave it and I will sort it. Bearing in mind he said he would need to use 3 tubes, lucky if it was half a tube. On returning to collect it I checked and it looked like they had sealed it all round, paid and left before I got into an argument with him. Roll on a week later and we are in northern France in a torrential downpour, guess what water pours in. Once the rain went off I had a look and they hadn’t unscrewed the hinge end and sealed that, took photos and phoned him. He said bring it back in, explained where we were and were away for 3 months, he then says it’s faulty and the only way he would do anything for me was to replace the Heki, I ended up buying a tube of Sika and sealed it myself. Utter little shite of an individual and if he wants to try suing me I still have the photos of his crap work. STAY WELL CLEAR. @irnbru told me after all this about her experience.

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My large Heki seal failed and I took it to them, he talked a good job saying he used sealer that cost a lot, can’t remember now. When he wouldn’t tell me what it was I should have got concerned but because of it leaking during the winter I had no choice but to get it dealt with quickly, I would have done it myself if the weather had been good. Went to fetch it and he says don’t know what the manufacturer used but it wouldn’t be something he would use, manufacturer is Frankia. Imagine a crappy repairer trying to say he knew better than Frankia, I probably caused it to leak when I was up cleaning the roof. I go out to check as he tells me to and there was a gap all the way round where there should have been non setting mastic, what I could make out it was a thin string of what looked like sikaflex,went back in to talk to him and he said leave it and I will sort it. Bearing in mind he said he would need to use 3 tubes, lucky if it was half a tube. On returning to collect it I checked and it looked like they had sealed it all round, paid and left before I got into an argument with him. Roll on a week later and we are in northern France in a torrential downpour, guess what water pours in. Once the rain went off I had a look and they hadn’t unscrewed the hinge end and sealed that, took photos and phoned him. He said bring it back in, explained where we were and were away for 3 months, he then says it’s faulty and the only way he would do anything for me was to replace the Heki, I ended up buying a tube of Sika and sealed it myself. Utter little shite of an individual and if he wants to try suing me I still have the photos of his crap work. STAY WELL CLEAR. @irnbru told me after all this about her experience.
Ok thanks. I'll keep an eye on them. The problem is it's difficult to find anyone in my area that can be trusted. There's a local man in Crossford but he doesn't have the facilities to be able to do a good job. And the main dealers in Perth and Livingstone are not renowned for their post sales support. The two jobs the motorhome repair centre have done for me have been good, and their setup and facilities are better than anyone else I know, so here's hoping. :)
 

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Ok thanks. I'll keep an eye on them. The problem is it's difficult to find anyone in my area that can be trusted. There's a local man in Crossford but he doesn't have the facilities to be able to do a good job. And the main dealers in Perth and Livingstone are not renowned for their post sales support. The two jobs the motorhome repair centre have done for me have been good, and their setup and facilities are better than anyone else I know, so here's hoping. :)
Best of luck.

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