Just a quick post to mention we are experiencing a high volume of bookings at present, with our bookings being approx. 2 months in advance.
Last years (stupid) MOT extension combined with amounts of large repair work is pushing our booking times backwards. We are at full capacity and apologise for the cars we’re unable to squeeze in sooner.
If you prefer to have your car mot’d, serviced or repaired with us, please book months in advance to avoid disappointment.
It goes without saying, thank you to all our great, loyal customers for their support!
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Following a few enquires since the lockdown announcement on Saturday.
We are still open as normal being an essential service and MOT Station. We are still carrying out our contactless service with payment by card over the phone the preferred method of payment to reduce contact and time in our reception. Masks are to be worn in reception. If you’d prefer to carry out all interactions outside just let us know and we can carry that out.
If you have any further questions please get in touch. We only have a few spaces remaining in December before Christmas to book in. Contact us or use our online calendar to book your car in or ask any questions you may have
Just a reminder the 6 Month MOT extension for COVID-19 from the 1st of April 2020 is now ending on the 1st of August 2020. Meaning you will need to have your vehicle mot’d as normal before it’s expiry date.
However with the many people that isolated and garages shut mainly in April & May. A lot of vehicles are now coming up for their MOT. We are expecting nearly twice the normal amount of MOTs due in October and November.
If you would prefer your MOT with us it is advised to book in as early as possible to avoid missing out. We look forward to inspecting your vehicles soon
We are still currently open and operating our contactless service, as per our last post and on our website. This is working well to keep us operational and as safe as possible.
Our reception is closed, no waiting appointments or loan cars are permitted at present.
Some of our parts suppliers are down on staff meaning repairs can take longer if required. Along with all BMW dealerships closing, and the local Hendy group. So we will not be able to obtain parts from these at present.
The government have just given a 6 month extension to light vehicles with an MOT after the 30th of March. This is to allow vehicle owners in full isolation or do not want to risk contact the flexibility to carry out test further down the line in the year. However it does state you will need to make sure the vehicle is roadworthy so it would be advised to carry out the MOT when it is due to make sure the vehicle is safe and legal.
We have had advice from the government/ DVSA in the pictures below.
Thank you to everyone for being sensible and understanding with the current situation. If you have any questions, please ask. Stay safe.
Sorry to add to the Coronavirus content on your across the media.
We just want to reassure our customers we are open as usual and doing our best to prevent the spread of the virus by constantly anti-bac cleaning our contact areas. Reception door handle, counter. Customers keys, car steering wheel, gear shift, and handles. We are also wearing our usual protective gloves but only one set per vehicle, then in the bin.
If customers are still concerned about contact when visiting, we have a drop off and collection procedure that allows customers to drop keys off and collect again outside of opening hours. Please call us for this procedure.
I hope this may reassure some who are partly self isolating. Not sure if the police will accept the Coronavirus as an excuse for the cars MOT being expired!
Here at Burch Motor Works we have invested in the latest ATL MOT Testing facility to carry out MOTs on your vehicle.
Knowing your vehicle is in the right hands is very important. Which is why we have a brand new, large reception where you can sit comfortably while you can watch your vehicle have it’s MOT carried out of you choose to. Saving the double journey of dropping and picking up the vehicle during your busy day.
Before submitting it for the test we’ll check it over – pre-warning you of any potential problem, such as tyres nearing their legal limit, even if it won’t fail the test itself. Saving you time and money – and have the reassurance that you’re safer for the road ahead.
If you would like to book an MOT with us – Please Call 01425 277800
Opened in March 2015, Burch Motor Works – Independent BMW & Mini Specialists has been custom built by father & son team, Chris & Jon Burch to offer a true alternative to BMW & Mini main dealer service, and bridging the gap between generic independent garages with limited knowledge of the two brands.