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What is an MOT Test?An MOT is a UK term for 'Ministry of Transport test car inspection'. It is a simple visual safety check of a car and is not a replacement for a car service. The MOT test is primarily a safety test designed to protect you, your family and others on the road. Our technicians at QCS will test the road-worthiness of your car thoroughly during an MOT and advise if anything needs further attention. Why do I need an MOT?If your car is more than three years old an MOT is required by law. If you find it hard to remember when you MOT test is due, as lots of us do, you can take advantage of numerous free online reminder tools - including one from the DVLA and ourselves (visit our MOT page for more details). The MOT certificate received when your car passes the test proves that your car meets the minimum legal requirements for road safety and environmental standards. At QCS we offer VOSA approved MOT testing for just £25. We check tyre pressure, all lights, A/C temperature and top up your coolant, screen wash and power steering fluid - all for one great price!To make a booking, please click here.
Why is tyre thread so important?
With today's super busy lives, time can feel like it's on fast forward. We often find that months have flown by and we've not given our car maintenance much thought.While it might seem like just another thing to add to an already long 'to do' list, we can not express enough how important it is to check your tyre thread.This check is possibly one of the most important at-home checks you can do on your car. As well as being a legal obligation, the correct tyre tread is also vital for the safety of you and your passengers. Worn tyres can increase stopping distances, especially in wet weather - increasing the chances of aquaplaning and losing control of your vehicle.Tire thread depth must be above 1.6mm in the middle three quarters of the tyre for them to be legal. Stay safe (and avoid a hefty fine and points on your license) with this quick one minute check: The 20p test:Take a 20p piece and insert it into the thread of each tyre. If the outer band of the coin is hidden, your tyres are safe.We recommend you carry out this test regularly. If you're worried about forgetting - why not setting up a reoccurring reminder on your phone? Many of our customers find this the easiest way the make sure this vital check doesn't drop off their radar!QCS offer a wide variety of quality tyres, for more information click here.
MacMillan Coffee Morning, 28th September
Join QCS on Friday 28th September as we take part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. Between 10am and 2pm they'll be tea, coffee and cake in reception, so do feel free to pop in and see us, enjoy a brew and slice of cake all whilst raising money for a good cause!
Work for us!
We're looking for talented, driven and passionate technicians to join our hardworking team. Ideally we are looking for Level 3 technicians, but if you have what it takes and are keen to learn please get in touch.To apply, please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.orgWhile we thank everyone for their applications, only those concidered for the role will be contacted. Thank you.
Air Conditioning: Why you shouldn’t settle for sizzling
We all love our air conditioners in the summer, they save us from melting away during rush hour traffic and make car journeys in the heat bearable. At QCS, we offer full air conditioning services to keep you cool all year round - but how much do you actually know about your AC?Did you know?...you should use your air con at least once a fortnight, all year roundRunning your AC for a least 5 minutes every few weeks is vital to maintain the condition of your air conditioner. The coolant in the AC contains lubricant which keeps all the rubber seals and pipework in tip top condition.Did you know…not servicing your air con can make you ill!Scary but true! When air conditioning is not in use, the build-up of condensation acts as a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi, which results in an unpleasant smell when you switch on the air conditioning in your car. Serving your AC (we recommend once every 2 years) will keep your air con unit clean, avoiding the possibility of inhaling nasty bacteria.Did you know…air conditioning is not part of your MOT or ServiceSince having the AC in your car is not critical for the safety of your vehicle, the MOT or Service is not included. A separate air con service is recommended and can be booked at QCS at any time, or alongside a service – just ask our team.If you need your air conditioning servicing, we offer a complete inspection, re-gas service and decontamination treatment. Call us today on 01908 657 970 or click here to make a booking online.