What’s the difference between a service and MOT?

Vehicles need a lot of care to ensure they are safe to drive. It is even more important with motorhomes because you are likely to spend time physically inhabiting them. With this in mind it is wise to invest in professional servicing and stay up to date on the MOT. When you’re looking for the best motorhome servicing and MOTs, we are the company for you. Continue reading

Get your motorhome ready for its MOT

C&N Car Services Limited has almost 4 decades of experience helping a range of people. We offer many services, including completing your motorhome MOT and servicing it. Our trained team can fix problems that they may find during any tests. But, we understand that it would be easier if there wasn’t a problem in the first place. There are a few easy tips to help you keep your vehicle in good shape and make sure it passes.

How To Ensure Your Motorhome Passes Its MOT

There are many checks that you can carry out yourself. This makes sure that your vehicle does not fail its MOT for something small or trivial.

– Look at all the lights, make sure they are working correctly and check the headlights dip the right way.
– Top up all your fluids to the right levels.
– Check the quality of your tyres. Tread depth is an important thing to remember to look at.
– Windscreen wipers should not squeak, streak your windows, skip any areas, or have split rubber.
– Do a test drive to look at your the effectiveness of your brakes. When it is safe to do so, brake gently looking for pull to either side. This can suggest an issue with the brakes or suspension.
– You can also look for a suspension problem when going round bends. If your motorhome leans more than usual, this is a sign.

Make sure your MOT passes first time round to save you the hassle of getting it re-tested.

Check out our servicing too. This allows us to take a more in-depth look at your vehicle. Regular services are highly recommended to keep vehicles in good shape. As a general rule, this needs doing once a year or after 10,000 miles. This can reduce the likelihood of a major issue developing, saving you money in the long run.

Get Your MOT Today

Getting your motorhome’s MOT is a legal requirement. While making sure you get it is your responsibility, but you can get a reminder. The GOV website will remind you that your vehicle needs to be tested a month before the date by phone. You can also check the status to see when your current one runs out.

Be sure to book it in advance. If your MOT expires, you can drive to a test centre if you book it in advance. You can also drive it somewhere for repairs if your motorhome fails, but this is not always ideal. Being proactive can save you a lot of hassle, giving you time to get it working so that you won’t be without your vehicle.

Contact Us

Why not get in touch today at by phone or email info@candncars.co.uk to discuss how we can help you. We strive to help everyone pass their motorhome MOT. That way they can continue to enjoy their vehicle safely.

Tips for owning a motorhome

At C&N Car Services we have a professional team committed to helping to keep motorhomes safe. As a result we offer a range of motorhome services and MOTs. Take a look at our testimonials to see the many people who have enjoyed the service we have provided. They will give you confidence we are reliable professionals. Continue reading

Motorhome habitation checks are crucial

Now that it’s springtime, the preparations have started for the year ahead. One thing you should do is book your motorhome’s yearly service. The vehicle’s mechanics aren’t the only thing that needs a service every year though; the habitation area also does. This area includes where you sleep, eat and sit. Fortunately we an provide extensive motorhome servicing at C&N Car Services. Continue reading

Motorhome fault finding is vital

One of the best ways for identifying problems is with motorhome MOTs. However, there is generally only a single test per year. Therefore it is also up to as owners to spot any issues in-between the testing. Keeping this in mind, if warning lights appear on your dashboard you shouldn’t ever ignore them.

What is a dashboard?

A motorhome’s dashboard is a self diagnostic system within the vehicle’s electronics. It’s alternatively named European On Board Diagnostics (EOBD). The purpose of its design and assembly is for monitoring the vehicle’s systems. There are particular features to highlight faults and help to control exhaust emissions.

For you to indicate faults, use the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on your dashboard. Additionally with this system, if your vehicle produces high emissions it can put your motorhome into ‘limp mode’, as a precaution. Along with this, there are other light indicators on the MIL that will require attention.

To effectively diagnose a light from the MIL, you must use the EOBD system scanner. The scanner will support you in a full diagnostic procedure. A light on the MIL can turn on because of numerous reasons. For instance, with diesel engines to the timing belt jumping can trigger it. Another example is a clogged air filter. If these problems aren’t addressed as soon as possible it will cause more damage.

Fast diagnostics

Thankfully modern diesel motorhomes have many sensors installed. These installations speed up diagnostic procedures, especially when compared to older methods. Some sensors fitted on the vehicle include pressure, coolant, exhaust temperatures, air flow, and before and after the catalytic converter.

Obviously, the indicating systems are helpful on one level. But, it won’t always inform you what needs fixing. It’s down you to know. Otherwise, you can rely on the services of a professional garage to help you.

Motorhome MOTs can identify serious issues. If you know your vehicles requires such a test, please contact C&N Car Services Ltd today to book an appointment.

Tips for keeping your motorhome ready for servicing

It’s safe to say most don’t like or want to think about vehicle MOTs, especially for motorhomes; there’s so many components that could potentially make it fail it’s test. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. By getting motorhome servicing regularly and repairing when necessary, you increase the chances of it passing first time. The best time for carrying out such checks is one month prior to the MOT test date or when a service is due. Continue reading

If possible check for balance issues

Our garage has served the local community for almost four decades, aiding people whenever there is a problem with their vehicles. Being experts on motorhome MOTs, we can assess the vehicle’s condition and inform you whether there are any issues present that need resolving. If you are after a dependable, first class service, we recommend that you pay us a visit. Continue reading