W.F.Holmes and Sons Ltd owner Mr Simon Hawkins recommends that you have your vehicle serviced regularly. The level of service you require will depend on a number of points including; the age of your vehicle, the make and model and the current mileage plus your annual mileage.
There are two levels of service, a Full Service, usually done every year or after 12,000 miles, it’s generally whichever comes first. You may need an interim service, generally you will only require an interim service if your annual mileage is high. However, you should always check with your vehicle handbook as this may change. Alternatively you can always call us at the Garage and we will be happy to advise you.
W.F.Holmes and Sons Ltd is an MOT test station, all MOT’s are carried out by qualified members of staff.
If your car is 3 years old or more you are required, by law, to book your car in for an MOT test.
The MOT test ensures that your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition and meets environmental standards as outlined by the Government/DVLA. If your vehicle passes its MOT, it has met the minimum road safety and environmental standards as required by law and receives a pass certificate which lasts for 12 months. However, this does not mean your car is roadworthy for the length of validity of the MOT certificate. The Certificate surprisingly does not guarantee the general mechanical condition of your vehicle and the MOT test itself does not cover the engine, gearbox or clutch.
The MOT should not be treated as a substitute for regular maintenance. The MOT certificate is simply a paper receipt of the MOT and shows the information which has been entered onto a secure central database by those who tested your vehicle. MOTs are regulated by Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA).
W.F.Holmes and Sons Ltd garage in Barry are experts in MOT, MOT preparation Mot, Servicing, Engine Diagnostics, Exhausts, Brakes and Clutches. We are an independent family run business based in Evans Street Barry established in 1945.
The aim of our company is to give excellent service and workmanship, whilst keeping the cost to the motorist down. As a family run business, we understand how important it is that your vehicles are safe and functional for trouble free motoring.
We will always inform you and advise if the team find anything wrong with your car when work is being carried out. Any extra work needed is only carried out with your authorisation and approval. We aim to respect agreed deadlines, the price quoted and always provide you with a clearly laid out invoice so you know exactly what you are paying.
For friendly advice or help please don’t hesitate to contact Simon or the team at W.F.Holmes and Sons Ltd.
Remember, it is illegal to drive on a public road if the vehicle does not have a valid MOT certificate, unless:
Once you have booked your vehicle in for its MoT, remember to take your Vehicle Registration Document – often referred to as the 'V5' document – and a means of paying the current fee.
You can book an MOT up to 28 days in advance of its due date. In fact it is not widely known that the expiry date on your new MOT is 12 months from the expiry of your old one. This means you could have an MOT that last 13 months.