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MOT & Service

At JamesFrench.com Ltd we’re fortunate to operate in a purpose built 4x4 centre with a fully-fitted eight bay workshop, complete parts and accessories department and admin office on-site. We offer extensive Land Rover aftersales care; ranging from regular servicing, MOTs, power up-grades and 4-wheel alignment. Electrical problems and intermittent faults are what we do best and our expertise in high tech solutions is one of the company’s outstanding strengths; Land Rover specialists from all over the world have relied on Steve’s vast technical knowledge on the Autologic and Rovacom systems to diagnose and rectify faults on the new Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Freelander, Defender and Discovery. In addition to the latest technology in our workshop, we also have immediate access to the Land Rover technical help desk to solve any technical problems you may have.

Land Rover Servicing

Regardless of your Land Rover’s age, our dedicated Land Rover workshop offers regular servicing to keep your vehicles warranty valid. We use the manufacturer's recommended service schedule and genuine parts to make sure your Land Rover service history is kept up to date. We also offer a labour rate at nearly half that of other dealers, as we believe strongly in offering value for money to our customers.

Having your Land Rover serviced with JamesFrench.com will not invalidate your current warranty and genuine Land Rover service schedule. We are also very fortunate to be one of only a handful of Land Rover Specialists that are fully accredited to upload service history to the Land Rover Online Service History database.

We also have a fleet of Land Rover Freelander 2 vehicles, manual and automatic, available to loan to customers whose vehicles require work that takes longer than the usual cup of tea!

For more information and a quote, contact us on 01865 300717

 

 

FAQ's

  • The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards. You must get an MOT for your vehicle by either:

    • the third anniversary of its registration
    • the anniversary of its last MOT, if it's over 3 years old

    Some vehicles need to be tested at one year old, such as Ambulances, Taxis, or Private Passenger Vehicles with more than 8 seats.

    Please note, you can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT.

  • An MOT lasts for a year. The date it runs out is printed on the last pass certificate. You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date.

  • You can't drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has run out. You can be prosecuted if caught.

    The only exceptions are to drive it:

    • to or from somewhere to be repaired
    • to a pre-arranged MOT test
  • During the MOT, important parts on your vehicle will be checked to make sure they meet the legal standards.

    You can watch the test from a viewing area but you're not allowed to interrupt the tester.

    The test does not cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox.

    For more information on which parts of your vehicle are tested, visit gov.uk/topic/mot/manuals

  • Your vehicle can either pass or fail the MOT. If it fails, you'll get a list of things that need to be fixed.

    Passing the MOT

    If your vehicle passes the MOT:

    • you'll get an MOT certificate from the test centre
    • it will be recorded in the MOT database

    Mileage reading

    The MOT certificate will show the mileage recorded at the current and previous 3 test passes. This is shown as the 'odometer reading and history'.

    Report any mistakes with the latest reading to the MOT centre within 7 days. They will give you a replacement certificate.

    Mistakes on an earlier mileage can't be changed.

    Failing the MOT

    If your vehicle fails the MOT:

    • you'll get a 'refusal of an MOT test certificate' from the test centre
    • it will be recorded in the MOT database

    You can appeal the result if you think it's wrong.

    Driving a vehicle that's failed

    You must not drive the vehicle on the road if it fails the test, even if the MOT hasn't run out, except to:

    • have the failed defects fixed
    • a pre-arranged MOT test appointment

    You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.

  • You don't need to get an MOT for a vehicle that hasn't reached the age its first MOT is needed.

    Exempt vehicles

    Other vehicles that don't need an MOT include:

    • cars and motorcycles made before 1960
    • goods vehicles powered by electricity
    • tractors

    A list of exempt types of vehicles is on form V112. You need to fill in the form if your vehicle is listed so that you can tax it.

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