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Car Servicing, Repairs & MOTs in Preston

Here at VRS Penwortham, we offer a comprehensive range of services for cars. From repairs to servicing and even MOTs, we have all your vehicle needs covered. We cover all makes and models of cars and will ensure you’re aware of the costs before any work is carried out. Whilst MOTs and servicing remain popular, we also cover vehicle repairs. We can cover all minor and major car repairs, from engine trouble to steering alignments and much more. We have a dedicated team of professionals, who have the skills and knowledge needed to ensure a professional and timely service is provided. For more information or to book an MOT, servicing or car repair in Preston, be sure to contact us today.

When it comes to needing a repair, ensuring that your vehicle undergoes a MOT and service, this should be a priority and will help to deter any issues and problems that may occur with your car, which could lead to big repairs. A full car service will usually involve an oil change along with replacement oil and filters. The complete renewal of all these helps to keep the heart of the engine in prime condition by reducing friction and ensuring fuel is burned in the engine in the most efficient way. While this can vary from car to car, most models will need new spark plugs, a fuel filter and antifreeze every other year. Having your car MOT’s and serviced regularly will ensure that its running smoothly and will address whether work needs to be carried out. Booking your vehicle for an annual car service and MOT with VRS Penwortham couldn’t be easier, let our mechanics identify any potential problems so they can be rectified before turning into a bigger problem. 

MOT Garage Preston

From our MOT garage in Preston, at VRS we provide customers with effective and efficient MOT testing. Our professional mechanics have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to MOT testing, you can trust our team when you choose VRS Penwortham, your vehicle will go through a thorough and quality MOT test. To book your MOT test in Preston give our team a call today. Having a valid MOT certificate is a legal requirement to keep your car on the road, it’s essential to remember that MOT legislation (May 2018) means it is now illegal to drive your car or vehicle if it has dangerous faults, using a vehicle that is deemed unroadworthy and that has dangerous faults in Preston can land you with a fine of up to £2500.

MOT tests are required for all car owners and they must be carried annually, unfortunately, MOT testing isn’t something that you can decide to do, it is a legal requirement, and failure to have a valid MOT certificate for your vehicle can result in consequences. Today’s regulations stipulate that all drivers must have annual MOT tests carried out on their cars to ensure that the vehicle meets current safety requirements, as well as ensuring they are road worthy. If you have a brand new car, then it may not require an MOT test for three years, but once the vehicle is 3 years or older you will have to book it in for an annual MOT test.

Quality MOT Testing

Should you be in need of MOT testing in Preston, look no further VRS Penwortham have got you covered. We specialise in offering a professional and quality MOT testing service to all of our customers in the local and surrounding areas. When your car needs to undergo testing as part of its MOT, our professional team of mechanics will provide a range of thorough checks to make sure that it’s safe to drive and complies with road regulations.

As experienced MOT mechanics, we are able to offer all car checks including those that need to be carried out for an MOT. What’s more is we pride ourselves on the thorough MOT services that we specialise in across Preston. Having been offering our testing service to customers throughout the surrounding areas for a number of years, we are renowned for the quality service that we provide.

The Importance of a MOT Test

When it comes to an annual MOT Test they are something that all car owners must have carried out at some point in their life. MOT testing isn’t something that you can choose to participate in, it’s a legal requirement and road regulation. The law enforces that all drivers undertake annual MOT tests, this is to ensure that their car meets with current safety requirements and is also roadworthy.

When it comes to owners of brand-new cars, they usually won’t need to have a MOT test carried out for at least three years, but once the car is three years old, then it will be essential for them to book in their car for an MOT test. While not all cars pass MOT tests, at VRS Penwortham as your local Preston garage, we will happily work with you to ensure the appropriate car repairs are provided, in order to get your car through its next MOT test. At VRS Penwortham we have been providing our MOT tests to customers in and around Preston for a number of years.

Servicing Your Car

Our team of mechanics will ensure a thorough car servicing is provided. All work is carried out to the highest standards and you’ll be provided a breakdown of the work being carried out. Should any repairs arise during the servicing, we’ll make you aware of them and will book them with us, should you desire. Some of the things covered during car servicing are:

  • Changing the engine oil
  • Replacing the air filter
  • Checking tyre pressure
  • Replacing the spark plugs
  • Tuning the engine


These are just a few of the elements covered during car servicing. If you’re in need of car servicing in Preston or any of the surrounding areas, then be sure to get in touch with us today. One of our team is always on hand to assist.

Annual Car Service

In a lot of cases, there is a lot of overlap between car servicing and a MOT test, around 70% of your MOT is covered by your car service however, that does not mean you should skip on serving or your MOT as they are vital in keeping your car safe and roadworthy. Services can vary depending on exactly how much work needs to be done on your vehicle. The types of services available here at VRS Penwortham include:

Oil & Filter Change – An Oil and Filter change will be one of the most important parts of a service and is included in all services. It helps your car to run reliably and helps increase fuel efficiency.

Basic Service – Each type of service builds on the previous level, so a basic service will typically include an oil and filter change and a visual inspection, but there will usually be a top up of all the key fluids in the engine and a check of up to 35 key components to ensure your car is in the best condition possible.

Full Service – A Full service typically consists of all basic service work already described, an extra 15-30 additional checks on the car’s components (compared to the basic service) It is important to note, as with the basic service, if the car requires any additional maintenance work this will be an additional cost.

Contact VRS Penwortham

If you’re in need of any of our services or for more information, be sure to get in touch with us today. One of our team is always on hand to answer questions and deal with enquiries.

Local MOT Centre

It’s vital that all cars over the age of three years undertake an annual MOT test, this is outlined by UK law. These MOT tests are all roadworthy and meet the current road safety and environmental standards. There are over 21,00 authorised MOT centres across the UK and Preston and VRS Penwortham is one of those. We believe in helping our local customers understand exactly what checks are carried out during their MOT test. For the first 3 years new cars won’t require an MOT, however after that your car will need to be serviced on a yearly basis. An MOT will help to ensure your vehicle is both safe to drive and road worthy. All MOTs are carried out to meet UK standards and some of the elements checked will be:

  • Exhaust and Fuel Emissions
  • Lighting and Signalling Equipment
  • Tyres and Wheels
  • Body Structure
  • Steering


On average most MOT tests will take between 45 to 60 minutes, but this can vary depending on a number of factors. This can be anything from MOT testing failure to how busy the garage is. For more information on MOT Tests, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with VRS Pentwortham today and we’ll be more than happy to help. Should your car happen to fail its MOT, then we can book it in for a repair and retest. If you’re based in or around the Preston area and are in need of an MOT, then be sure to book with us today.

Why do I need an MOT?

The Ministry of Transports tests are required by law for all cars which are 3 years old or more, and an MOT test must be carried out annually. The MOT test is a vehicle safety check which follows strict guidelines that have been set by the DVSA and to have a valid MOT certificate the test should be carried out by an accredited MOT tester. You can rest assured that when you choose VRS Penwortham for your MOT that we are an accredited MOT test centre in Preston.

What does a MOT Test Involve?

While it’s important that vehicle owners know that MOT tests are a legal requirement, not everyone knows what the test will involve. Here at VRS Penwortham we endeavour to make sure that our customers understand the full process and what an MOT test involves. The checks that we include in your MOT test include…

  • Tyres and Wheels
  • Seat Belts
  • Body Structure
  • Exhaust and Fuel Emissions
  • Drivers Road Views
  • Lighting and Signalling Equipment
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Brakes

Contact VRS Penwortham for Car Servicing & MOTs in Preston

When it comes to needing car servicing or an MOT in Preston, be sure to get in touch with VRS Penwortham. We offer can service and MOT any make or model of car and have years of experience in the industry. We offer affordable pricing and are well-known for the service we provide. We believe in working closely with our customers from start to finish to ensure all their needs are met. For more information or to book a repair, servicing or MOT, be sure to contact us.


You can have your vehicle put through an MOT test up to 1 month before the expiry of your current MOT. If you do decide to have the MOT test carried out before the expiry of your current one your MOT will be valid for 13 months.

A thorough MOT test on vehicles involves checking dozens of aspects of the vehicle. VRS Penwortham will check everything from the brakes, fuel system, lights, mirrors, seatbelts, windscreen wipers and exhaust system. You can rest assured that a commercial van MOT test will thoroughly check your vehicle to ensure it is completely safe for you and your employees.

During a full service, our team of mechanics will service and check the parts of your vehicle that require annual checks. During a full service from ourselves, you can trust that we will report any wear & tear, and advise you of any potential problems.

Again, this will vary depending on the service you want, the following should give you an idea: Interim Service – should be completed every 6 months or 6,000 miles, Full Service – should be completed every 12 months or 12,000 miles, Major Service – should be completed every 24 months or 24,000 miles.

If you take the vehicle off the premises, it should be returned within 10 working days and a partial re-test will be completed, this will test the sections that previously failed to ensure the repair is efficient. Should you return your vehicle after 10 working days a full MOT test will need to be completed and you will be charged for this. Alternatively, you can leave the vehicle with us and we will complete the repairs and then re-test.

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