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MOT Garage in Didcot | Frequently-Asked Questions

At Chequers Garage Ltd, our Didcot customers are keen to know exactly what our garage services entail so we’ve provided some basic answers to some of the most frequently-asked questions we’ve received since taking over the business in 2004. We hope this goes some way towards helping you with any enquiries you may have about car servicing, car repairs, vehicle diagnostics and the replacement of worn tyres with premium or budget lines.

Our servicing, repair and MOT garage near Didcot has DVSA approval, and we undertake MOT testing on cars and light commercial vehicles in the Class IV category.

Can I pre-book MOT testing?

Yes. We are able to book an appointment for MOT testing at times convenient to you. Chequers Garage is an approved MOT garage located 4 miles from Didcot, and we are able to test your vehicle 5 days a week, between the hours of 8.00am and 6.00pm, or on Saturdays by arrangement. Our own trained personnel undertake Class IV MOT testing.

Please be aware that our MOT garage has met all criteria specified by the DVSA, and covers the whole of the Oxfordshire area as an authorised MOT testing facility.


What happens if my car fails the MOT at your Didcot garage?

Our MOT testing centre will inform you of the reasons as to why your car failed the inspection. With your permission, we perform the car repairs needed and then re-test the failed items on your vehicle for free. In many cases, our MOT garage near Didcot can have the car repairs and re-test finished on the same day as the initial inspection.

How often should I book in for car servicing if I only cover 6,000 miles a year?

As your car does considerably low mileage, we would recommend that you only book in for full car servicing once a year. Car servicing is available to our Didcot customers as a way of preserving important engine parts and keeping their vehicles economical to run. For cars that cover 12,000 miles or more over a year, we suggest that you book in for interim car servicing between your two annual checks. This is a more basic type of service.

These figures for car servicing are a standard for our trade but we advise that you check your service book for service intervals because manufacturer specifications often differ.

Do you stock tyres?

Yes. Our garage on the outskirts of Didcot keeps a full range of premium and budget tyres in stock, including products from the industry’s most renowned manufacturers. We also provide laser wheel alignment services that help to preserve the life of tyres, and which make your vehicle safer to drive. Please note we do not fit part-worn tyres.

Some garages in the Didcot and Oxfordshire areas might charge extra for balancing and weighting when they fit new tyres, but we do the job for a single inclusive price.

I’ve had a warning light come up on my dashboard. What should I do?

Bring your vehicle to our servicing and MOT garage near Didcot and we’ll attach our vehicle diagnostics equipment to your ECU (Electronic Control Unit) to monitor exactly what’s wrong. Our state-of-the-art tooling pinpoints why the light has appeared on your dashboard by retrieving stores fault codes, which our technicians interpret for information.

We can rectify any issues you may have with recommended car repairs and other related garage services. Vehicle diagnostics help us to identify problems sooner in comparison to mechanical troubleshooting, and make car repairs more affordable for Didcot motorists.

I might struggle to get to you for car servicing and MOT Testing. Can you help?

We can collect your car from anywhere in the Didcot area without charge. Once your vehicle is with us for car servicing or MOT testing, we’ll provide exactly the same garage services as we would if you were standing by our side. As soon as a service or MOT test is complete, we notify you of the outcome and arrange to drop the car off at your home or workplace.

At Chequers Garage Ltd, we know our customers are busy people. If you need to stay mobile, our company has a selection of courtesy cars to use subject to availability.

Do I pay full price if I book in for MOT testing and car servicing at the same time?

All prices charged by our company stay competitive and we offer a lower combined price on joint MOT testing and car servicing at our garage near Didcot. We believe in giving customers a genuine value-for-money service with no gimmicks or hidden charges. Vehicle diagnostics, new tyres and car repairs all compete well against other garages for price.

Why not compare our rates with dealership prices in the Didcot area, and come back to us knowing you’ll receive exactly the same standards of workmanship at our garage.

Call 01235 850347 to book in for car servicing, MOT Testing, vehicle diagnostics or new tyres. We provide garage services for trade and private customers throughout Didcot, Wallingford and Oxfordshire.