Update – 27th March 2020
We have taken the very difficult decision to temporarily close the whole of our business in response to the Coronavirus pandemic until 15th April 2020. Nothing matters more to us than the health and well-being of our staff and their families, together with our customers during these unprecedented times.
If you need to contact us because you are a key worker requiring emergency repairs to your vehicle or you have broken down please call T.M. Autos on 07824 331988 during this period who will assist you where possible.
If your repair is not urgent then please contact us on the 15th April when we return or alternatively you can request a call back from us when we reopen by completing a Call Back Request on our website. Please click here to access the Call Back Request service.
I shall be picking up limited emails while we are temporarily closed and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org if required, however, please use our Call Back Request service where possible.
I am sure you understand that we are unable to offer our full range of services at this moment in time but we will do the best that we can to help you.
Myself and all my team at Repps Garage hope you and your families stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you when this starts to pass.
Update – 25th March 2020
This morning, the DVSA announced that MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans will be extended by 6 months from Monday March 30th 2020, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Vehicle owners do not need to do anything to extend their vehicle’s MOT expiry date if it’s on or after 30th March 2020. However, your vehicle must be safe to drive. Paper exemption certificates will not be needed.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published guidance for vehicle owners that says:
- they should still get an MOT if it expires before 30 March 2020
- if their MOT due date expires from 30 March 2020 it will be extended by 6 months
MOT test centres can stay open after 30th March 2020 to carry out MOTs if you need one. Garages can also stay open to carry out repairs or services.
Hopefully this will help any of our customers who’s MOT expire over the coming weeks while we are closed. If your MOT expires soon my recommendation would be wait a couple of weeks and arrange to have the MOT carried out when we reopen.
We are expecting to reopen as of Wednesday 15th March 2020 if the Government lockdown is successful or relaxed more and more updates will be provided on this page so please check back regularly.
We are offering a Call Back service for customers to be able to leave us messages while we are closed during the Government lock down period. If you want to take advantage of this please complete our online form by clicking here.
Once we re-open a member of my team will contact you to arrange the details for your MOT or repairs.
Update – 24th March 2020
Following the Prime Minister’s announcements on the 23rd March 2020 I have decided to close Repps Garage as of Friday 27th March 2020. After this date we will not be carrying out any MOT’s or repairs until it is deemed safer to reopen.
As a garage and MOT testing station we are currently exempt from the enforced closures. However, whilst I am aware of the need to keep people mobile, I also need to consider the welfare and any potential risks to my staff, and customers, by remaining open. It is for this reason that I have decided to close during this period.
Therefore, until Friday 27th March, Repps Garage will only service our existing bookings along with anyone urgently requiring an MOT whilst we have the available space. All existing bookings until Friday 27th March 2020 will be prioritised according to their urgency for work undertaken.
If you have a fault with your vehicle, please consider whether your need is urgent or whether it can wait before you contact us. We will not be undertaking any unnecessary new work during this week.
If we carry out an MOT to your vehicle before Friday 27th March 2020 and it should fail then we will be unlikely to carry out any of the required repair work or the retest. If this should happen then you will need to find a place of repair who can carry it out and you will need to pay them for another MOT test. This is because an MOT Testing Station cannot carry out a retest of an MOT conducted by another testing station. It is important you understand this.
Moving forward I will keep our website and our Facebook page updated as often as possible with our plans and any dates we shall reopen from.
I would like to thank you all for your support so far in 2020, please remember to stay safe and please do follow the guidelines which have been set out by our Government.
Update – 19th March 2020
In light of the recent world events and the effects of the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) I want to reassure our customers that we are planning to remain open over the coming weeks. This means we will be available for you if you require an MOT, service or repair to your vehicle.
We have always offered a local collection and return service for your vehicle. I would like to remind customers we will be continuing to do this. Furthermore we are more than happy to do this should you prefer not to venture from home or visit us in person during these pressing times.
We are taking precautions where possible at Repps Garage to limit the spread of COVID-19 by adopting the following practices:
- Hand sanitiser to be made available to all staff and customers
- All technicians to change gloves each time they enter a new vehicle
- All technicians to wash their hands at each glove change
- All non-workshop staff to wash hands at regular intervals and to use hand sanitiser after the handling of any cash
Commited to you
We will continue to work hard & try to ensure the minimal amount of disruption to your vehicle repairs. My team are very committed and will try to help you stay mobile and on the road as much as possible.
If you have any concerns about visiting us, or if you would like your vehicle collected and returned to avoid leave your home then please call us. we will try to accomodate your needs the best we can.