All cars legally require an annual MOT once they are three years old. An MOT test assesses whether a car meets the minimum road safety standard set for the UK and can only be carried out by trained and qualified specialists at garages authorised by VOSA. All MOTs at North’s are completed on site by our own examiners and we have the capacity to test vehicles up to 3000kgs – Class IV classification. Appointments can be made ‘while you wait’ which take approximately an hour, or you can choose to leave the car with us. Should your car fail the MOT and require a re-test, unlike many test centres we allow the full 10 working days for a free re-test even if the vehicle is removed from our site.

Click the button below to check when your vehicle’s next MOT is due.

MOT Check

We offer both fixed price and tailored service options for all vehicles, depending on your preferences and requirements for your car. All tailored services are carried out to manufacturers specifications, using quality parts to ensure the longevity of your vehicle. Many modern cars and vans require specific service items to be attended to and many now require special grade oils, the majority of which we stock. We are also able to re-set service lights including condition based services indicators such as those fitted to BMWs and MINIs for example. If a car is still covered by the manufacturers warranty, North’s ensure that correct parts and oils are used to keep the warranty valid, and have the capacity to service all sizes of car as well as small commercial vans. If necessary, delivery and collection and/or lifts can be offered subject to availability and prior booking.

As an alternative to our tailored servicing plans, we have developed a range of menu-priced service options under our Star Servicing Scheme:

Engine Size >1000cc >2199cc 2200cc>
MOT £54.85 £54.85 £54.85
Three Star – 6 month, 40 point service (from) £99 £159 £229
Four Star – 12 month, 69 point service* (from) £159 £199 £269
Five Star – 24 month, 73 point service** (from) £229 £229 £299
  • If your car requires specialist synthetic oil an extra charge applies
  • Pollen filters can be changed at any service for an additional charge
  • Some 5* Service spark plugs incur an additional charge if platinum

3*  This 6 month, 40-point service is designed for the high mileage car user, or where the manufacturer recommends more frequent checks. It includes an oil and filter change and a wide range of checks including lights and levels.

4* Annual service. This is a 69-point service designed to be completed every year usually in conjunction with an MOT. High quality parts are used and we check and record wear and tear items to give you peace of mind.

5* Major service. This 24 month service covers all areas of essential maintenance. In addition to all the items included on the Annual service we cover items that are regularly recommended for replacement every two years. This includes changing the air filter, external fuel filter and spark plugs. We also check the condition of your brake hydraulic fluid.

For higher mileage drivers, a six month 40 point check oil change service
* 12 month 69 Point Service for standard / average mileage cars
** Main 73 Point Service to be undertaken every 24 months
Please use the link below to view a full list of service items covered.


Service Details List



Our specially trained technicians are able to identify any problems across all car brands and stop costly component failures with up to date specialist diagnostic equipment. We can resolve faults with Engine Management Lights, ABS and traction control / ESP systems, airbag warnings, emissions systems and many more. We are also able to re-set service lights including condition based service indicators such as those fitted to BMWs.

We cover all repairs for brakes, timing belts, alternators, car suspension and more. Whether a whole exhaust needs changing or battery needs testing, we have the specialists and equipment to facilitate all – and we don’t charge to fit a new battery. All repairs and services are carried out on site, and in some cases while you wait. See below for our extensive list of repairs and areas of expertise:

Timing Belt – An essential but often overlooked maintenance task to ensure the reliability of your engine
Brakes – Discs and Pads, Drum Brakes, Automatic / Electronic Handbrakes
Suspension – Coil Springs, Shock Absorbers, Suspension Arms and Bushes, Ball Joints, Anti-Roll Bars
Other – Alternators, Clutches, Turbos, Welding, Exhausts, Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning / Replacement, Batteries (no charge for fitting)

Most new tyres are available either on the same or next day and always at competitive prices. All prices are specific to size and brand requirements. Tyre change appointments can be made while you wait or vehicles can be left with us for the day.

We regularly supply some of the most well known brands on the market – Budget, Avon, Khumo, Goodyear, Bridgestone, Continental and Michelin. We are also able to get hold of Marque specific tyres where required for Porsche, Jaguar, Audi, Mercedes, Lexus and others where applicable.

A combination of driving over potholes, speed bumps and kerbs can knock your wheel alignment out of place. Left unattended, poor wheel alignment can lead to an increase in fuel consumption and much quicker wear on your tyres. Our specialists will adjust the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the car manufacturers specification, to ensure that your car no longer ‘pulls’ to one side.


Air Conditioning
Only licensed technicians can work on air conditioning systems and at North’s we not only have the necessary qualifications, we also have invested in the latest regassing equipment. We can offer a full repair service, replacing condensers, compressors, seals, driers and all other components that make up the air conditioning system.

Air conditioning units lose charge every year, making it less efficient and your car warmer for every year that you don’t get the system serviced. We ensure that air conditioning units are working properly by regassing, replacing the lubricating oil and topping up the refrigerant levels. A properly functioning system will reduce your temperature and stress levels!

We also cleanse the air circulation system to maintain icy cold air output and get rid of harmful bacteria that may cause nasty odours. Our air conditioning cleaning service can also be beneficial for those with breathing difficulties.

We understand that breakdowns are not only unavoidable, but they can also be a source of worry and frustration when they happen unexpectedly. Our team can provide efficient, hassle-free vehicle recovery in the local area.

If you are not a member of a recovery or breakdown service we are able to offer local home visits to either start or tow your vehicle to the garage. All visits need to be arranged prior to service or repair appointment. Give us a call to make sure we can arrange this for you.

Our seasonal/holiday car checks are crucial to ensure that your car meets the required standards for performance and safety. We make sure you have the right amount of oil, antifreeze and screenwash for your vehicle throughout the depths of winter as well as the height of summer.

We will also check that your lights, wiper blades and batteries are working properly, as well as correct tyre pressures to ensure that your car is performing as reliably as possible. Look out for our regular special offers for free seasonal checks.