In these unprecedented times of dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, we are following Scottish Government guidelines and we are continuing to operate as usual, however, normal cleaning measures have increased to reassure our staff and clients.

To help combat the spread of COVID-19, we have put precautionary safety measures in place, including:

  • Free, contactless collection/delivery within a 10-mile radius of our premises
  • All cars in for repair/service will also have their surfaces, steering wheel, handles etc wiped down with disinfectant wipes.
  • Washing hands thoroughly and regularly with hot water and soap
  • Using hand sanitiser where available
  • Use tissues when sneezing or coughing and throw them away in a bin, washing hands again with hot water and soap.
  • Regular cleaning of contact points such as reception counters, door handles etc and card readers will be cleaned after every use with disinfectant wipes.
  • Plastic gloves will be used and changed regularly.

Please contact us before visiting the workshop.

If you have any concerns or questions please contact us on 01463 861353

 

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While on the NC500 I experienced a problem with selecting neutral on my aged BMW. Thinking it may be a lack of gearbox oil, due to a minor oil leak, I rang here just on the off-chance they could drop what they were doing and provide me with the correct sized Allen key. This Colin did without hesitation and confirmed the problem was, in fact, clutch adjustment. He rectified this in minutes and wouldn’t even charge me for the work he’d done! What friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, genuine people. Being of a certain age, I did have a brief chat about the impressive array of classic bikes they had – as well as an in-depth discussion about 1995 BMW gearboxes! I can’t thank Colin and his team enough for sorting my problem & allowing me to finish the NC500. If you’re ever looking for someone who knows what they’re talking about on classic bikes in The Highlands, this is the place to go. Good on yer L.N.R………

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Some people seem to be struggling with the current rules, so I shall attempt to clarify them a little.

To enable social distancing measures, MOTs due between 30 March to 30 September have been granted an automatic 6-month extension. Read on for more information

MOT due 29 March or earlier

If you want to bring your vehicle out of the garage for essential travel, but the MOT was due before 29th March, your vehicle still needs a fresh MOT. 

This is because the law changed from 30th March. Any vehicles with an MOT due 29th March or earlier can still be prosecuted for being used without an MOT. 

You can read more governmental advice here

MOT due from 30 March – 30 September

If you had your MOT due from 30th March – 30th September, you are allowed to use your vehicle without having an MOT test. However, if your vehicle is stopped and found to be unsafe, you can still be prosecuted. 

Your MOT expiry date will be updated around 7 days before it was originally due to expire. You must check your MOT three days before your MOT was originally due to expire. If the expiry date has not been extended, you must e-mail covid19mot@dvsa.gov.uk.

You can read more governmental advice here

What happens from 30th September?

Every rider/driver with an MOT due between 30 March and 30 September has been granted a 6-month extension on their original MOT date. This means that a vehicle with an MOT expired in May will be due its MOT in November. Combined with those vehicles originally due an MOT in these post-lockdown months, it is anticipated the demand for MOTs from October 2020 – March 2021 will almost double. Presumably because someone, somewhere can count…

I must admit, I’m quietly relieved that we are not certified MOT testers yet.

Yet? Well it was supposed to happen this year, but looks like we’ll be postponing until 2021. 

 

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