MOT Tyres and Servicing Croydon Brakes Clutches Exhausts Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:45:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Tyre has won the Auto Express Ultimate Tyre Test Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:41:29 +0000 Michelin’s new Pilot Sport 4 tyre has won the Auto Express Ultimate Tyre Test “by a clear margin.”Michelin-Pilot-Sport-4


Testers from the publication said: “There’s a liveliness to the steering that makes most rivals seem soft and spongy.” They continued: “It starred in the braking tests, making rivals look ordinary in the wet. There was also a clear margin in the dry.”

The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was up against eight competitor tyres from manufacturers including Continental, Pirelli, Dunlop, Goodyear and Hankook.

Many of the technologies incorporated in the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 were developed from the manufacturer’s involvement in Formula E – the world’s first electric single-seater race series.

Rebeca Nieto, Michelin’s Commercial Director for Car, Van and 4 x 4 in the UK and Ireland, said: “The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is testament to our track to street philosophy. We got involved with Formula E at its inception because we knew we would learn so much in a very short space of time.

“The series uses a tyre size that relates to on-the-road cars and it takes place on real roads with potholes, rough surfaces, grids, surface paint and everything else motorists are faced with every day.

“Not only that, the tyre has to be able to handle high performance in both the wet and the dry, it has to be extremely durable and it has to be very efficient to prolong battery life.

“We’re very proud that the exceptional performance of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 has been recognised by the Auto Express testers.”

The ultra-responsive tread on the Michelin Pilot Pilot Sport 4 constantly adapts to the road thanks to the interaction between architecture, tread pattern and compound – creating the optimal contact patch at all times.

New Dynamic Response technology consists of a belt with hybrid aramid and nylon reinforcement that ensures optimal directional control.

Meanwhile a new very homogeneous compound mix features functional elastomers to improve the distribution of fine silica, enhancing wet braking, while water evacuation is maximised with deep, wide longitudinal grooves. The new mixture also improves the tyre’s longevity and fuel efficiency.

The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is available in 22 of the most popular tyre sizes.


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Tyres Croydon Mon, 12 Jan 2015 22:38:57 +0000 Tyre Bays Croydon – Tyres

We offer a full range of brand named tyres such as Goodyear, Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Dunlop and Firestone among others.
Tyre bays also supply a range of premium budget to suit every pocket. All our tyre prices include tyre fitting, replacement rubber valve, wheel balance, tyre disposal and VAT.

goodyear tyres croydon

Dunlop tyres Croydon

Bridgestone tyres Croydon

Maxxis Motorcycle Tyres Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:07:44 +0000 Maxxis tyres have come a long way in recent years. Maxxis now produce motorcycle tyres that have very good wet and dry traction and longevity compared to a few years ago. I would even say they grip as well or even better than a lot of the well known brands such as Pirelli & Bridgestone.

Maxxis Motorcycle Tyres

The key to this improvement appears to be in the shape of diamonds! The Supermaxx Diamonds unique high-tension carcass construction incorporates a joint-less mono-spiral Kevlar belt, which increases carcass strength and uniformity under extreme load conditions Maxxis’ Diamond carcass has been developed to equalise pressure distribution, minimise distortion and increase the tyres contact area by 10% at 35 degrees, increasing cornering stability, and as a result cornering camber angle can be increased by up to 10 degrees* Stiffer side walls ensure that the Supermaxx Diamond maintains its handling characteristics under typical loads for touring applications, without compromising handling or stability.

My personal experience of riding on a track day with Maxxis MA3DS Supermaxx Diamonds – fitted front and rear to a FZR600
The first thing I noticed was how quick the Maxxis tyres warm up after 1 lap. I had to come in after on the 1st lap as a great big fly splattered in the middle of my visor and was affecting my viability. I felt the tyres while I had my gloves off and they felt sticky and very warm and this was in damp conditions, it was not raining – rather a typical British grey day. Back out again with the knowledge that the Maxxis were warm enough I started giving it some – the confidence these Maxxis tyres give you is awesome. I’m not usually a knee down kind of guy, usually I’m gripping the tank with my knees all the way – I’m quite a big guy and the FZR is quite a small bike so I’ve never felt that happy hanging my arse off the seat the get my knees down – Not any more. The following video is the product launch held in Portugal for the Maxxis MA3DS Diamond Sports Tourer Tyre.

VIP Technology combines a series of computer-aided analysis programs that allow our scientists to predict a tyre’s performance before it enters Maxxis-vip-technologyproduction. The system factors in pressure points at varying inflation levels and contact points to simulate cornering, acceleration, braking and the effects of strain and wear. Only when the design concept passes careful VIP analysis can it progress to the production stages.


MOT Croydon Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:39:14 +0000 Garages Shirley Croydon. We MOT cars, motorcycles and light vans.

For a small charge we can collect your vehicle – whether it be your car, van or motorcycle. We can collect from your place of work or from your home anywhere in the Croydon area and then return it to you when your MOT has been completed.


MOT Croydon Garage Services


The BSMC – The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:50:54 +0000 For the uninitiated, a ‘shed build’ isn’t necessarily putting together a new home for your Flymo; it’s a motorcycle that had seemingly reached the end of its useful life, only to be picked up by a modern day Dr Frankenstein, and given the whole ‘Steve Austin’ (Six Million Dollar Man – ‘Gentlemen, we can rebuild him…’) makeover, complete with a ‘bionic’ robot arm, a big ugly eye with a zoom ability of 20:1 and legs that can reach 60mph.

Read the article on The Riders Digest








Tyres Safety News Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:24:24 +0000 Latest Tyre Safe News
Motorcycle Servicing Repairs & MOT Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:11:18 +0000 Motorcycle services by a fully trained motorcycle technician.

MOT Testing. £29.65

Small Service up to 1,000 cc from £96.00

Main Service up to 1,000 cc  from £168.00 valve clearence check / adjust extra cost.

Chain & Sprockets sets fitted from £216.00 Good Quality. Cheaper sets available on request.

Fork Seals fitted in pairs on most machines from £168.00 up to 1,000 ccMOT Croydon

Large range of tyres for scooters right through to superbikes in stock. If we have not got your choice of tyres in stock we can get them for you the next day. Discounts for pairs. You can order your motorcycle tyres online & pay on fitting or collection.

Michelin Pilot Road 3      £116.00 fitted. £104.00 cash & carry.
Michelin Power Pure       £119.00 fitted  £107.00 cash & carry.
Michelin Pilot Power 2 ct  £103.00 fitted  £94.00   cash & carry.
Bridgestone BT023         £117.00 fitted  £104.00 cash & carry.
Bridgestone BT016PRO £118.00 fitted  £105.00 cash & carry.
Bridgestone BTS20         £126.00 fitted £114.00 cash & carry.
Maxxis Supermaxx Sport £90.00  fitted  £66.00   cash & carry.

Michelin Pilot Road 3       £150.00 fitted £135.00 cash & carry.
Michelin Power Pure       £150.00  fitted £135.00 cash & carry.
Michelin Pilot Power 2 ct £130.00  fitted £114.00 cash & carry.
Bridgestone BT023         £130.00  fitted £114.00 cash & carry.
Bridgestone BTS20         £160.00  fitted £145.00 cash & carry.
Maxxis Supermaxx Sport £111.00  fitted £93.00  cash & carry.

Michelin Pilot Road 3         £152.00 fitted £137.00 cash & carry.
Michelin Power Pure          £153.00 fitted £138.00 cash & carry.
Michelin Pilot |Power 2 ct  £131.00 fitted £116.00 cash & carry.
Bridgestone BT023           £133.00 fitted £120.00 cash & carry.
Bridgestone BT016PRO   £153.00 fitted £117.00 cash & carry.
Bridgestone BTS20          £161.00 fitted £145.00 cash & carry.
Maxxis Supermaxx Sport £112.00 fitted £94.00   cash & carry.

Michelin Pilot Road 3       £158.00 fitted £143.00 cash & carry.
Michelin Power Pure        £160.00 fitted £145.00 cash & carry.
Michelin Pilot Power 2 ct £140.00 fitted £124.00 cash & carry.
Bridgestone BT023         £139.00 fitted £124.00 cash & carry.
Bridgestone BT016 PRO £162.00 fitted £147.00 cash & carry.
Bridgestone BTS20         £168.00 fitted £153.00 cash & carry.
Maxxis Supermaxx Sport £127.00 fitted £110.00 cash & carry.

Bridgestone BT023

Large range of Batteries in stock covering 80% of current machines from £36.00 cash & carry price. Fitting on request.

Motorcycle crash repairs and accident damage.  We are happy to fit customers own parts –  whatever your needs we will try our upmost to accommodate your requirements.

All the above prices include vat at the current rate of 20%

The Evolution of Motorcycle Safety


Winter Snow Tyres Thu, 20 Oct 2011 06:06:13 +0000 Winter Snow Tyres

Winter tyres Croydon

Winter tyre offers. We have a range of budget and brand Goodyear Dunlop & Pirelli & Michelin tyres in stock.

Winter can be challenging for any driver, with plummeting temperatures, road conditions change suddenly – from snow to slush, from wet to ice, from dry to wet. Cold Weather tyres, combined with appropriate driving skills and behaviour during these unpredictable conditions, increase road safety significantly. For the best cold weather tyres, you can rely on Goodyear.
Goodyear Ultra Grip 8The new UltraGrip 8 is the first directional tyre using patented 3D-BIS (Block Interlocking System) Technology™ throughout the entire tread pattern. It offers more grip, shorter braking distances and improved handling. In some situations, one metre shorter braking distance can make a big difference.

The major problem is the traffic queues on the way to and home from work in the Croydon and Bromley areas when there is just a sprinkle of snow, it’s not too bad if your moving slowly but all that stop, start, spinning and sliding can be quite stressful.

Give us a call for a quote on Winter or snow tyres as they are not listed on our online tyre booking system.

Winter and Snow Tyres at Croydon

Car & Motorcycle Collection and Delivery Sat, 08 Jan 2011 15:06:07 +0000 Collection and Delivery

We offer a car, van, 4×4 and motorcycle collection and delivery service if you book a service online Croydone.
We can pick your vehicle up from your place of work or home and carry out your service and/or MOT test and deliver it back to you once the work has been carried out.

We have a van specially adapted to collect & transport your motorcycle safely and deliver back just as clean. No need to worry about your pride and joy getting covered in salt during the Winter months or even getting wet on the trip to our motorcycle MOT and service centre at Croydon.

MOT and Servicing Collection and Delivery for Cars & Motorcycles

Clutch Fitting and Repairs Thu, 06 Jan 2011 22:21:17 +0000 Clutches Fitted and Repaired in CroydonClutch

Your vehicles clutch once depressed, disengages the engine from the drive shaft.
There’s a wide variety of clutches  including  hydraulic and cable but they all do the same basic job.

We can carry out repairs such as cable replacements and adjustments, hydraulic fluid changes, master and slave cylinder replacement and fitting of new clutch plates, thrust bearing and cover plate.

We can also replace clutches, clutch cables and fluid changes to motorcycles and some manual geared scooters.

Clutches and Clutch Repairs

How to Read Your Tyre Size Sun, 02 Jan 2011 08:46:56 +0000 How to read the dimensions of your tyre.
There are a set of numbers and letters that relate to the size of the tyre on the sidewall of your tyre for example 205/65HR15

Tyres size

There are a total of four pieces of information required.

If you have any trouble locating your tyre size, phone our helpline on 01732 867776 (During Office Hours Mon-Fri) for assistance.
1) 205 is the width of the tyre in millimetres

2) 65 is the tyre profile or aspect ratio in this case 65% of the width

3) 15 is the diameter of the wheel in inches

4) H is the speed rating of the tyre

MOT Tyres Servicing Croydon

Reading Tyres Sizes

Brake Pads & Discs Thu, 30 Dec 2010 09:17:21 +0000 Brake pads and discs and brake shoes and drums and discs
with internal drums, if you have a braking problem give us a call for a quote.

We don’t offer silly deals like some national garages where if you purchase a pair of brake pads they will be replaced free for as long as you own the car! This is a gimmick, you will be told, yes we will replace your brake pads free but you need brake discs as well and then they charge you a fortune for the discs! It’s just a ploy to keep you coming back to spend more money. You can also be conned into purchasing other items that you probably don’t need while they have your car on the ramp!

This is one of the reasons why the Motor Industry Code of Practice was set up of which we are members.

Brakes for cars.

Cambelt Fri, 24 Dec 2010 08:52:16 +0000 We can examine and advise on the condition of your cambelt, as a rule if you
do not know the history of your car or van we recommend changing the cam belt. The job is not too expensive and is worth it because if the belt fails then you are looking at a very expensive repair bill.


Wheel Alignment Tracking Thu, 23 Dec 2010 19:43:07 +0000 Tracking or Wheel Alignment

Note: If you are looking for a wheel alignment settings chart you probably will not find one on the net! Do a search specific to your vehicle on forums elated to your vehicle. If you find an un copyright chart, let us know as we would like to link to it.

Incorrect wheel alignment or tracking can result in premature and irregular tyre wear and can even affect the handling and road-worthiness of your vehicle. The first thing to do if your car is pulling to one side is to check your tyre pressures and tread depths to make sure it’s not just a tyre low on pressure on one side or bald on the inside.

Although there are many factors that can lead to incorrectly aligned wheels, the most common contributors include driving against a kerb, hitting a pothole in the road or excessive wear to linked components such as steering ball joints such as track rods or suspension.

It is important that your wheel alignment is set to the specification required by your vehicle.

The alignment at which tyres are set is important. Wheel alignment or ‘tracking’ involves checking the direction and angle against vehicle manufacturers’ specifications.
These are often described as toe in, toe out, negative or positive.
Higher fuel consumption as well as excessive tyre wear are a factor of mis-alignment of your wheels.

Wheel Alignment or Tracking

We can track most makes of cars including:

Almera Tino

Peugeot 106
Peugeot 107
Peugeot 205

Peugeot 405
Peugeot 406
Peugeot Boxer
Peugeot Expert
Peugeot Partner

VW Volkswagon



Land Cruiser


Fiesta / Courier / Fiesta Van
Escort / Escort van
Ford Cougar
Ford Granada
Ford Galaxy
Ford Scorpio
Ford Explorer
Ford Transit
Ford Transit connect
Ford Maverick

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Oil and Filter Change Thu, 23 Dec 2010 14:28:43 +0000 As well the normal car mechanicals ervices we provide, we can change your oil and filter, or just the oil if you wish. We always use the correct specified oils and lubes as recommended by your cars manufacturer.

Never use recycled oil or oil without an API rating as these types of oil are sub standard and will not work as well as. Oil is the only thing that lubricates your engine, without it there would be too much friction and the engine will sieze or lock up as metal expands at different rates. If your oil light come on when driving you must top up immediately.

Oil and filter change in Croydon

About Croydon Wed, 22 Dec 2010 09:05:03 +0000 Croydon in South London is located in the London Borough of Croydon. It is 9.5 miles South of Charing Cross Station.

Croydon is located on the transport corridor between London and Englands south coast. North of two gaps in the North Downs, one followed by the route of the A23 Brighton Road from Purley to Merstham and the other by the A22 from Purley to the M25 Godstone interchange.

Croydon MOT  Centres can be found fairly near to Monks Orchard. Monks Orchard covered a huge area, 1,540 acres stretching Northwards from the Wickham Road almost to Elmers End, Southwards nearly as far as Addington, and Eastwards across the Borough boundary into West Wickham. Monks Orchard was not very populated when it was established in 1923. Monks Orchard was not named after a monastery, but commemorates a family named Monk, from Addington, who owned a lot of the land at one time.

You can keep up to date with live traffic news if you are in the Croydon area.

MOT Tyres Bromley Wed, 22 Dec 2010 08:16:43 +0000 Bromley garages are able to service your vehicle and also provide auto repairs, clutch repairs, tyres and exhausts, brakes and MOT.
Friendly staff with a keen interest in giving top class service at a fair price. As members of the Motor Industry Code of Practice we promice to adhere to quality service with a great price for tyres.

Bromley Car Servicing and MOT

Cheap Tyres Exhausts MOT

Oxted and Godstone Mon, 20 Dec 2010 14:49:49 +0000 Garages at Godstone and Oxted
Locations that can cater for all your moting needs. MOT, tyres, exhausts, brakes, clutches, air-con recharge, car servicing and auto repairs.
Both branches are menbers of the Motor Industry Code of Practice so you are sure to get a good deal with great service.

Godstone Workshop and MOT
Oxted Tyres & MOT
Godstone, Tandridge, Sevenoaks, Crowhurst, Caterham, Reigate, Oxted, Edenbridge and Orpington.

Oxted MOT and Godstone MOT

Edenbridge and Orpington Mon, 20 Dec 2010 11:07:21 +0000 Orpington and Edenbridge Gargages.

Orpington garages are equiped for fast fit tyres puncture repairs, exhausts, brakes and servicing.

Edenbridge garages cover full car, van and 4×4 servicing MOT and brakes, auto repairs, tyres and exhausts.

Edenbridge MOT

Orpington Tyres and Exhausts

Garages Orpington and Edenbridge

Air-Con Recharge Re-Gas Mon, 20 Dec 2010 10:42:43 +0000 Air-Conditioning Recharge Re-GasAircon Regas Croydon

Is your car air conditioning or climate control working as it used to or is faulty?

It is recommended that you should check and recharge your air-con system every 2 to 3 years with gas and lube, in order to keep it running efficiently.  If your car is more than a couple of years old it maybe worth a check.

We ensures that your air-con is working efficiently by testing the gas pressure, a drop in gas pressure will result in a loss of cooling efficiency which will make your engine work harder and in turn use more fuel.

We can recharge air-con systems and find faults such as leaks or worn components, repairs or replace and adjust cooling belts, pulleys and valves.

Re-Gas Air-Con Croydon

Snow Socks for Tyres Fri, 17 Dec 2010 19:09:48 +0000 Gripping Stuff Snow Socks!

With all of the snow and ice forcast on the roads this Winter, there’s one way you can stop your car tyres from sliding on the ice? Snow socks are made of fabric and work better than snow chains, they provide a quick, easy to fit alternative to snow chains, meaning you don’t have to swap to winter tyres.
Snow socks are textile socks which you pop over the driving wheels of your car or light van. On 4×4 cars, you put the snow socks over the front tyres. These fabric snow socks provide grip on icy roads. It’s easy to fit them, no practice is needed. Snow socks for tyres are usable time and again and take up hardly any space in the car.

Snow Socks for your tyres

Car Mechanic Thu, 16 Dec 2010 08:15:23 +0000 We have many mechanics on hand to take care of your car service Croydon, we can also diagnose problems you may be having and fix, replace or repair depending on what is required. Your car may not be running or ticking over correctly? We can plug into your cars ECU and read the fault codes enabling us to find the exact source of your cars problem.
We offer oil and filter changes, general mechanical repairs, auto repairs, pre-MOT service and motorcycle MOT.

Car Mechanic in Croydon

Motor Industry Code of Practice Wed, 15 Dec 2010 20:22:42 +0000 Motor Industry Code of PracticeParts of the motor trade have a very poor reputation, regular media coverage of ‘rip-off garages’ breeds a general lack of trust between customers and garages.

Welcome to a new code of practice; ‘Motor Industry Code of Practice’. Developed by the industry itself, the code was launched to encourage garages to raise their service standards and the image of the trade, and to rebuild that customer confidence by helping consumers identify better businesses.

We are members of the Motor Industry Code of Practice, helping to ensure fair and honest treatment from our garages.

MICOP (Motor Industry Code of Practice) Garages agree to provide:

  • An honest and fair service
  • Clear pricing
  • Repairs and or service as agreed with the customer
  • Repair costs which match the initial quote
  • Staff who are well trained and keen to do the repair properly
  • An easy and fast complaints procedure

Forgetting to MoT your vehicle not only means your insurance is invalid, it could mean a £1,000 fine if you get caught.

All you have to do is register with our Motor Codes garage and we will then remind you when your MoT is due.

Motor Codes director Chris Mason says “No one wants a £1000 fine for something as simple as forgetting to take your vehicle in for its MOT. The reminder makes life a lot easier and booking with a Motor Codes approved garage ensures added peace of mind.”

It’s one of various services available on the Motor Codes website. the comprehensive suite of reminder tools, garage finder facility, free advice and consumer protection makes Motor Codes a service for every car owner.

Motor Industry Code of Practice

Motorcycle Safety Wed, 15 Dec 2010 13:56:52 +0000 Motorcycle Safety

One of the issues that concern motorcycle riders and
manufacturers alike is the safety of riding. Since
two-wheeled vehicles are less stable than those with three
or more wheels, safety becomes a top priority because of

But there are some ways to keep riders safe when riding
motorcycles. Below are some of them.

1. Wearing protective gear

– this is one of the most basic ways by which riders can
protect themselves while riding their motorcycles.
Protective gear includes a crash helmet, motorcycle
clothing, gloves and boots.

These accessories ensure that the impact of a crash is
lessened. Bright colored clothing is also advised so that
riders will be easily visible to drivers of other vehicles.

2. Checking the bike before riding

– accidents can be prevented by making sure that every
component of the motorcycle works well. This is especially
the case with the brakes and the lights. So before taking
the bike for a ride, they should first be checked.

3. Perform periodic maintenance

– to ensure that the bike is in tip-top condition, owners
should bring it to a certified mechanic to be inspected.
Motorcycles generally need to be maintained more often than
cars, so a regular schedule of trips to the mechanic should
be made and followed by owners.

4. Riding safely

– some motorcycle-riding accidents are caused by
incompetent riders. Observing traffic safety rules like
using signals should therefore be done. By doing this, not
only accidents are prevented but also the hefty fines that
come with traffic violations.

Car Winter Safety Checks Sun, 12 Dec 2010 08:37:58 +0000 Car Checks You Should Make Before Setting Out This Winter

Make sure all your lights are working, you have enough fuel including a bit extra in case you get stuck in a traffic jam. Have look at your tyres and check the tyre pressures, I have seen some folk driving around with almost flat tyres recently and we have had a few comming in wanting the air pumped up as they let the air out so the tyres would grip more when trying to get their cars out of their drives. In theory this does work and can get you out of a sticky or slippery situation HOWEVER I CAN NOT STRESS ENOUGH that you must replace the air in your tyres as soon as you are unstuck and not wobble your way to the nearest airline! So it may be a good idea to get a tyre foot pump or one that plugs into the cigarette lighter socket. have a look at the washer bottle and topup with a screenwash as this will prevent it freezing and leaving you with a smeared window that you can hardly see out of.

Take a blanket, some food and water and if you think it may be really bad take a shovel. Think about buying a portable potty or something you can have a pee in! Nowt worse than being stuck in a traffic jam and your busting for a pee. I mean you can’t just jump out and have one at the side of the road if your a lady.

Your welcome to add suggestions and comments on how you survive Winter driving.

Winter safety checks on your car