BCL AUTOCENTRE – MOT TESTING AND CAR SERVICING
DVSA authorised MOT test and service centre
Top quality MOT tests in Southampton
We provide high-quality, affordable MOT testing and car servicing for our customers in the Southampton area. Our class 4 MOT test centre can accommodate, cars, light commercial vehicles, taxis and ambulances, all of which can be booked online, using our 24-hour online booking tool.
At BCL Autocentre, when we carry out an MOT test on your vehicle we look at a number of parts and components to make sure they meet the legal road safety and environmental standards set by the DVSA. We’ll check the fuel system, exhaust emissions, brakes, tyres, seatbelts, steering, suspension and the body and vehicle structure. If your vehicle passes, then you will receive a certificate that will be valid for another year. If it fails, then it will need re-tested once the issues are fixed. Don’t worry, if your car fails, at BCL Autocare we’ll let you know what to do to get your vehicle up to standard. We will run through everything you need to know in order to get your car back up and running and we’ll offer our recommendations for repair including a price. With your approval, we’ll repair any issues and re-test the vehicle, so you can receive your new MOT certificate.
We offer interim, full and major services at our garage in Southampton and if you book an MOT at the same time you’ll get it at a discounted rate. At BCL Autocentre, our service options will help to keep your car running for longer and in good condition. Your mileage and vehicle use will determine what kind of service you need, along with your manufacturers service schedule. If you’re not sure our technicians will be happy to help run through the options and come to the best solution for your vehicle.
An interim service is ideal for someone who uses their car on a regular basis, and clocks up a high mileage. In between your annual services, this option is recommended every 6,000 miles and will service the core areas including engine oil, engine filter, coolant, antifreeze, timing belt, brake fluid, suspension, clutch, exhaust and tyres.
A full service should be done every 12,000 miles. At BCL Autocentre we’ll check your car’s battery, locks, pollen filter, air filters, windscreen, number plates, seatbelts, and radiator in a full service. An engine diagnostic scan is also carried out to check for faults and make sure the engine is working correctly.
This is a full and thorough service of your vehicle, which covers most components of a full service as well as your air conditioning system, spark plugs and alternator. It is recommended this is carried out every 24,000 miles or every 2 years, depending on which comes first.