MOT's Explained

Exhaust and Tyres

Problems with the exhaust system can be caused by a number of things. A fully functioning exhaust system is required to achieve optimal gas consumption and engine operation. We can fix and evaluate each exhaust system before any problems arise. Whether you need an exhaust repair, a part replacement, Catalytic converter replacement or a complete exhaust system fitted, we can provide you with expert advice and highly competitive rates all new exhaust systems carry a guarantee

We offer a full professional tyre supply and fitting service from budget to performance which includes free fitting and wheel balancing on all new tyres, Wheel alignment checking and correction is also available

Electrical & Diagnostics

Diagnosing problems quickly & accurately

Vehicles today rely on increasingly complex electrical systems as cars these days are more about computers than nuts and bolts If something feels not quite right about your car, it is likely there's a fault in its engine management, fuel, cooling or ignition system. Today’s cars have an onboard computer diagnostics (OBD) system that continually analyzes the status of the vehicle’s components so if you are experiencing problems such as excessive smoke coming from the exhaust, problems starting, stalling, hesitation when accelerating engine misfires/overheating and even the car using more fuel than usual we have all the latest computerised diagnostic equipment, The car diagnostic generates a code so we can quickly identify any problems and get your car running smoothly we continually upgrade our equipment and software which enables our skilled technicians to diagnose faults quickly and efficiently this is also essential as vehicle technology is constantly changing

We can diagnose for engines, electrics, air conditioning and safety-related systems

We can find and fix all types of electrical fault, including those relating to:

• ABS brakes
• Ignition and injection systems
• Battery systems
• Central locking
• Air conditioning and climate control
• Engine management
• SRS, safety systems (airbags, warning lights, crash sensors, replacement modules etc)
• Diesel Faults including removal and fitting of injectors and pumps
• Traction control/ESP
• automatic and manual transmission
• warning lights for engine and airbags


We come highly recommended because of our expertise in electrical diagnostic problems and solutions. We provide a service that is value for money and We never carry out a repair without a client’s permission and once a fault is found we will provide a clear quote so that the you can the decide what is best for you.

Car Air conditioning Service

We recommend that your air conditioning system is visually checked at your annual vehicle service and the Air Conditioning system serviced every two years. The air conditioning is essential for keeping cool in the hot summer months or having clear demisted windows in the cold British winters. The problem arises when the air coming out starts to turn warm. Some possible causes of this are leaks, bad compressor, frozen lines, and even a short in the system. Our trained technicians can diagnose your cars AC problem, we can carry out a full AC service and advise you on any further work that may be required.

We operate a cost-effective service and are fully equipped with the latest state of the art equipment which includes the use of code readers to interrogate your vehicle's E.C.U. (electronic control unit) for DTCs (diagnostic trouble codes) to rapidly diagnose faults in the air conditioning system. Should your vehicle require a major repair item

Regular servicing includes

• Visual check of all components
• Function and operation check
• Refrigerant test
• Dryer Replacement, when required.
• Leak Test

Another service we can offer for your air conditioning is anti-fungal disinfection. Bacteria, fungus and other microorganisms can all reach the inside of your vehicle when you turn on your air conditioning and cause unpleasant smells and also allergic reactions, including:

• Sneezing
• Coughing
• Watery eyes

We will offer the most air conditioning service and repair for your vehicle possible without compromising its integrity. All our work comes with a guarantee. We are happy to give advice and answer questions, you can contact us without any obligation by telephone or by using the form on our Contact page.

Car Brake Servicing saving Lives

Your brakes are the most important safety-critical system fitted to your vehicle it is recommended that they are checked each time you have a service – here at KIS Autocentre Limited it will be done automatically whenever we have your vehicle, when brakes make sounds such as rubbing or grinding these are distress signals in such an event you will need to take action immediately to prevent further damage.

The vehicle breaking system consists of many different components. The main components includes a master cylinder, servo, brake callipers, cylinders, disks, drums, pads and shoes, all these are linked by a series of brake hoses and pipes containing brake fluid, this gently slows down and stops the vehicle when the brake pedal is pressed.

It’s essential that they are inspected regularly to ensure they remain in good working order we offer highly skilled and fully qualified engineers to do this for you. Brake wear occurs more persistently in vehicles that are used mostly for shorter journeys

If you think that your brake pads are worn or you have a suspicion that there is a sticking on the brake disc or a problem with the brake’s hydraulics then you need to bring your vehicle to us we offer a brake check facility that gives a clear indication of the condition of the brake pads, brake disks or the braking system. Our highly qualified technicians will assess wear on brake pads, shoes, brake discs and drums ensure that your vehicle does not leave our garage without brakes that are fully functional and repaired to the highest possible safety standards.

Car Anti Freeze / Brake Fluid / winter check

Regular car servicing helps avoid costly repairs and prolongs the life of your vehicle. While safety is important all year round, there are certainly some vehicle maintenance jobs and safety checks that are specific to chilled air and winter driving conditions that are a good idea to check into before we're deep in the season.

In addition to the added perils of winter driving it is important to undertake an antifreeze and brake fluid change. Antifreeze helps your car’s cooling system operate efficiency and protects the radiator from corrosion. You need to replace worn-out antifreeze to avoid expensive radiator repair or replacement. Brake fluid also degrades over time as it absorbs moisture during its life in your car. Its performance diminishes and reduces your braking performance. Sludge can accumulate and block the valves inside your ABS system, create leaks in your wheel cylinder and callipers and cause expensive repairs or replacement. We can flush your coolant and brake systems and replace the worn out fluids with new antifreeze and brake fluid. These two services will keep you car running at optimal performance.

Our winter checks will include the following

Anti-freeze – Check the coolant strength
Cooling system – Check the system for leaks, cooling fan operation and heater output.
Battery– Check your battery is holding its charge.
Starting and Charging – Check the operation of the starter motor and the alternator output
Lights – Are clean and in good working order, plus head light alignment is correct.
Auxiliary drive belts - are in good condition, to insure correct operation of engine ancillaries.
Wiper Blades and Washers – Check the condition for a clean sweep.
Tyres– Check to ensure a good condition and at the right pressures.
Air Con – Test your air con to make sure it’s de-misting your screen effectively.
Engine Bay Levels - Check & top up levels.

Car Steering and Suspension

Whenever it comes to steering problems, it is always safer to fix the problem when you first notice it as steering problems can quickly become very severe.

The two most common types of steering are manual steering racks and power assisted steering racks. Both types can fail and in such cases will need replacing.

There are many causes for the steering mechanisms to have a problem. One cause for a steering malfunction is the development of a hole or leak in the power steering module. Normal wear and tear is the main culprit of leaks.

A more common steering problem involves a car "jumping" when it hits a pothole or other uneven segment in the road. It will feel as if someone has pulled the wheel to the left or right after hitting the pothole. Another common problem comes with the vehicle either being difficult to steer, or having too much play in the steering wheel. When driving, you may notice the vehicle pulls or you may have trouble keeping the vehicle travelling in a straight line. This could mean several problems, but more often than not it is a problem with the alignment. Tyre alignment being one of the many services we offer here at KIS Autocentre Limited.

The suspension system of a vehicle contributes to the vehicle’s handling and braking systems. Suspension units require regular care because of the nature of the work they do for your vehicle and regular servicing of suspension forks is advised.

We will check over your springs, shock absorbers and linkages and offer the best advice for you and your vehicle.

Worn shock absorbers are the most common fault with vehicle suspension. Driver discomfort is the most obvious sign of the problem. You might also notice

• Reduced braking efficiency
• Reduced road holding
• Increased wear on tyres and other mechanical parts of your vehicle
• Reduces comfort

Any faults should be repaired quickly. A suspension fault that is not dealt with quickly can lead to very costly repairs in the long run.

We are able to diagnose and carry out all suspension repairs professionally and quickly.

We provide a service that is value for money and We never carry out a repair without a client’s permission and once a fault is found we will provide a clear quote so that the you can the decide.

Cambelt Replacement

Don't leave changing your timing belt until it's too late

The critical areas of a combustion engine be it petrol or diesel are controlled by either a timing belt or timing chain. Most cars today are manufactured using cam belts rather than chains. The job of either a belt or chain is to drive and maintain the camshafts and crankshafts in synchronisation.

In the event of a failure or Should one of these belts snap excessive engine damage may occur, resulting in high labour costs to resolve the issue and in some extreme cases extensive engine repair or even replacement. As these belts have a limited life span. Your owner’s handbook will recommend that the belts be replaced at certain mileage intervals if you do not have this available please contact us and we can check for you.

Clutches & Gearboxes

Our experienced qualified technicians can fit clutches and gearboxes to all make and models of vehicles at competitive prices. Clutch problems can occur at almost any mileage and for a wide variety of reasons

Some symptoms of common clutch faults are:

Slip - a number of factors can cause this, but the end result is the same. Vehicle speed is lower than normal compared to engine speed, eventually leading to a total loss of drive.
Drag - Most likely to be a cable fault or an internal fault. 1st and reverse gears are the first to be difficult to select.
Judder - Vehicle shudders when moving off. This could be due to a simple gearbox mount failing or a fault within the clutch itself.

Unfortunately sometimes the gearbox or flywheel can fail. We are able to undertake these repairs too.

Car Engine Starter Motors Car Alternator

Every car has a small motor that is called the starter. The starter is the mechanism that helps engage the engine and starts the car. Once in awhile the starter has a tendency to stop working and even go bad. A good indication that a starter motor may have to be replaced is if when the key is turned in the ignition the engine starts too slowly or not at all A few things that accelerate the breakdown of a starter are constant cranking of the key, turning the key when the car is already on, and an electrical short in the wiring system.

We will assess your vehicles using our top of the range equipment and if your starter motor has to be replaced we will provide you with a quotation before any work is carried out.

Your car’s electrical power originates in the battery. Most people assume that when a car won’t start that the battery is bad. The battery may be okay, but the alternator isn’t doing its job. Your alternator must provide sufficient power to charge the battery. When an alternator doesn’t provide the voltage, your battery can’t hold the charge that it receives. The battery will gradually drain and cause the electrical systems powering the car to stop running. Your alternator can fail due to high temperatures, prolonged driving or a bad diode. Car alternator testing can keep you from becoming stranded because of a malfunctioning alternator. Testing can also save you money on the purchase of a battery that you may not need.

MOT Testing

• Driving controls
• Exterior
• Lights
• Under the bonnet
• Under the vehicle
• Brake performance
• Exhaust emissions

If your vehicle is 3 years or older you are required by law to have an annual safety check, the ministry of transport test, commonly known as the MOT Test. The purpose of the MOT test is to ensure the vehicle meets the minimum safety level required by law. It is important to get a reliable issuer of MOT testing certificates and from a garage where the turnaround time fast and efficient and we are proud to say that we are just that.

Using the latest specialised equipment and high spec computers, our MOT- testing procedures provide an unbiased result that you can trust. But don't take our word for it. You can overview the whole process in our MOT Viewing Area.

By handing your vehicle over to us you know that everything will be checked carefully, right down to the seat-belt buckles. One of our approved testers will carry out your vehicle's MOT while you wait (it takes around 45 minutes). Or, we can give you a courtesy car we also have a variety of stores on our doorstep such as Next – M&S, Asda and Matalan so why not take this opportunity for a little retail therapy and carry on with your day while we're taking care of your vehicle.

We are very aware of the legal implications if a vehicle does not meet the road safety standards required by law. We will give you peace of mind that your vehicle has met all road safety standards and met the minimum environmental standards.

We will highlight any mechanical issue that may need future attention and this includes faults that may not be within the scope of the MOT test certificate ensuring that you leave our MOT testing station confident and assured that your vehicle is safe to drive.

Our testers have lots of technical experience. If your vehicle fails, we can explain why and show you the areas causing any problems. We can also fix the problems usually straight after the MOT once we have your approval. When we have completed your MOT, we will give you a list of anything that's wrong with your vehicle. We will be very clear on which of these items are essential for ensuring it's roadworthy and which can wait. Any additional items that we list are provided just for your information. We'll give you guidance on whether it would be advisable to have them done now or how long you could wait before attending to them.

Same day appointments available subject to availability
MOT Saturday appointments available 8.30am – 12 subject to availabilty
FREE re-test within 10 days
FREE quotation on all repair work
FREE collection and delivery, home or work within a 5 mile radius


We go above and beyond most motor servicing garages and we will provide you with an individual service to suit your requirements.

We are a trusted car servicing specialist and we have been in the business for many years during which time we have built up an enviable client base. We are committed to delivering quality customer service and our large client base is largely thanks to word of mouth recommendations. We guarantee a first class service at an affordable price.

All of our services are delivered by mechanics who are fully qualified and highly skilled.

Our service is professional at all times and our clients are assured of the best possible standards. All vehicles are serviced to Manufacturers’ Service Schedules and we often go above and beyond what is necessary. We never compromise on safety and every vehicle will be given a full health check before it is returned.

Oil & filter changes

Selecting the right oil for your car can significantly improve its performance and prolong engine life, all our recommendations are based on the vehicle or component manufacturers’ specifications to ensure maximum performance is maintained. Oil is the lifeblood of your engine, keeping it cool, keeping parts moving, and disposing of dirt particles via the oil filter.

We will keep you fully informed at all times on the status of the vehicle service.

Any quotations are fully transparent and we will ensure you are aware of the extent of any work that needs to be carried out before it is done. There are no hidden costs and no additional work will ever be carried out without your consent.


• FREE collection and delivery within a 5 mile radius
• Parts and labour guaranteed for 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever is sooner)
• All service work agreed in advance
• Courtesy cars (Subject to availability)
• Honest and accurate advice
• Highly experience, qualified technicians
• We use Autodata technology – respected supplier of the most innovative, accurate and respected technical information.