Coronavirus and MOTs
The Government has issued the following information regarding MOTs due on or after 30 March 2020 :
Your car, van or motorcycle's MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it's due on or after 30 March 2020 - but you must keep your vehicle safe to drive.
What you need to do
Your car, motorcycle, light van or other light vehicle's MOT expiry date will be automatically extended by 6 months if it's due on or after Monday 30 March 2020.
This means that your vehicle will still have a valid MOT certificate for an extra 6 months.
You do not need to do anything for this to happen. However, YOU MUST KEEP YOUR VEHICLE SAFE TO DRIVE.
This applies to all vehicles, including those that need their first ever MOT test.
Your vehicle's MOT was due to expire on 3 April 2020. This will automatically be extended to 3 October 2020. You will need to get your MOT by this date.
Check your MOT expiry date has been extended.
Your MOT expiry date will usually be updated on the day your MOT is due to expire. However, it might be done up to a few days before.
You can check your MOT history to see when your MOT expiry date has been extended. Keep checking back if your new expiry date is not showing yet.
You will not get a paper certificate to show your new MOT expiry dateIf your vehicle tax is due
You can tax your vehicle as soon as your MOT expiry date has been updated.
Keep your vehicle safe to drive
You must make sure your vehicle is safe to drive ('roadworthy'). It can be unsafe even if your MOT expiry date has been extended.
You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.
You should still take your vehicle to be repaired at your garage. The government is allowing garages to remain open for this purpose.
(Information taken from https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-cars-vans-and-motorcycles-due-from-30-march-2020)
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CURRENTLY OPEN
8AM - 6PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY (closed Saturdays)
FOR ALL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE
TO HELP KEEP YOUR VEHILCE SAFE TO DRIVE.
*MOT'S CAN STILL BE ARRANGED IF YOU WISH TO MAINTAIN YOUR CURRENT MOT TIMINGS*
CALL RAY AND TEAM ON: 01980 611695
24th March 2020
CORONAVIRUS – MESSAGE TO OUR CUSTOMERS
Following the Government advice issued last night we would like to advise our customers that as an essential business, we remain open.
However, in order to support the 'stay at home' message, we will only be taking bookings for vehicles which require:
• essential maintenance
• essential repair work
• MOT or MOT repairs.
We will also be prioritising bookings for customers who are classed as 'keyworkers'.
We are happy to take future bookings for non-essential work but as we do not know if the 'stay at home' advice will be extended beyond the next three weeks, we may have to contact customers to amend dates and bookings.
We hope you will bear with us over the coming weeks; your continued support is very much appreciated. We very much hope the government measures help reduce the spread of Coronavirus and reduce the impact on our very important health workers and emergency services.
Stay well and safe.
24th March 2020
Land Rover Online Service History Tool
Did you know that if you own a Land Rover, registered from 1st July 2013 onwards, you can access your full service history via the Land Rover Online Service History tool?
It’s simple to use, go to: https://osh.landrover.com/
enter your vehicle VIN number and you can see your vehicle service history from anywhere at any time.
What you probably didn’t know is that R HUNT 4X4 is an approved service centre for Land Rovers and as such we are able to upload your vehicles service details when a service is undertaken with us
Flat tyre……. simple job you think…….or is it?
Well it would have been had you been able to find the locking wheel nut key. Just when you need it, it’s nowhere to be found in your vehicle!
Hopefully our new locking wheel nut key
bags will come to the rescue! Bright blue and
clearly labelled so there’s no mistaking what’s
inside. Just pop it in your glovebox or with your
spare tyre and when you next have a flat tyre.
You’ll be grinning with satisfaction because your locking wheel nuts haven’t got the better of you!
Ask for your free locking wheel nut key bag on your next visit to R Hunt 4X4.
Have you ever thought about becoming a vehicle technician/mechanic?
Leaving school or college and trying to decide what career path to take seems such a daunting task these days. There are such a wide variety of courses and jobs to consider, it can be quite difficult to decide which way to go.
If you have a passion for vehicles, love tinkering with engines and enjoy electronics, maybe becoming a vehicle technician is the job for you?
The motor industry is a sector which is continually moving forward to keep up with new technology, design and environmental factors, making it a great future career choice. There are so many opportunities for work such as mechanical repair, fabrication & body work, electronics & diagnostics and high performance & tuning. Maybe reading Ray’s journey into the motor industry might inspire you to consider a career working as a motor mechanic...
Ray was a practically minded child (sometimes found looking through skips for handy tackle!) and didn’t enjoy the academic nature of school, after leaving secondary school with few exams, Ray undertook his motor mechanic training at Salisbury College in the early 1990’s. At home he enjoyed modifying and rebuilding vehicles, he had a keen interest in Land Rovers, off road driving and trialling.
He worked as an apprentice and then a mechanic locally before embarking on his own business.
At first, he was mobile, going to people’s houses in his van to fix their cars and then moving on to share a workshop in Winterslow. After moving to Clearway Garage, R HUNT 4X4 has continued to develop and grow, as has Ray’s experience, knowledge and skills. 25 years on from his training, Ray is now the head of a successful business, leading a small team of staff and is supporting the next generation of vehicle mechanics through employing an apprentice (the 3rd one to have trained at RHUNT4X4).
Farewells and Welcomes!
In August we sadly said goodbye to Elliott (one of our staff) who is moving to North Wiltshire to be closer to his mum.
We are very proud that he was our first ‘home grown’ member of staff. He started working at R HUNT 4X4 in 2013 to commence his 4 year apprenticeship in motor vehicle repair, which he successfully completed last year.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank him for all his hard work and wish him all the very best for his new job.
Welcome George, who joins us as our new apprentice. George already has previous experience ‘on the spanners’, having completed an introductory course. We know all our customers will join us in helping George to feel welcome so he quickly begins to feel part of our valued staff team
Tunes to Cruise By
Summer is here at last. Roll down your windows, open your sunroof, turn up the radio and cruise to some great summer music.
If you need help choosing a tune, why try Ray's top three recommendations for great summer driving tunes:
1. DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince - Summertime
2. Major Lazer & DJ Snake - Lean On
3. Calvin Harris - Summer
Need to improve your sound quality or want to access up to 350 DAB channels while you travel...come and see us to discuss a digital radio upgrade or conversion of you original radio and ariel to digital.
R1234YF Gas now Available
R1234YF Gas for selected new models. Please contact us
for more details.
Father's Day Photo Winner
Congratulations to Ben Lewis and family, winners of our Father's Day photo competition in June and thank you to everyone who sent us photos. It was fantastic to see all the dads at their best!
Father's Day Photo Competition
Win a Father's Day Hamper in our Photo Competition!
In celebration of Father's Day later this month, R Hunt 4X4 is holding a photo competition to find a winning picture under the category heading 'Dad at his Best'. It might be an amusing picture, a family photo or something showing off your dad's talents.
Bring, send or email your photo of your dad to us by the closing date Sunday 21st June (Father's Day).
Print your name and contact telephone number on the reverse of your photo (or include in your email if sending the photo electronically).
The winning photo will be chosen by R Hunt 4X4 and the winner notified by Wednesday 1st July 2015. One entry per person. The judge's decision is final. The prize hamper is non-transferrable. All photos received will be on display at R Hunt 4X4 during the competition period. Photos can be collected from R Hunt 4X4 after the closing date.
Good Luck! We look forward to seeing your entries.