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Half Price MOT and Air Conditioning Service £55.00

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9y, 5m agoFound 9 years, 5 months ago
Found this deal at my local Arnold Clark's service department, cost £20 for an MOT and £35 for an air conditioning service, excellent value and no strings attached. Half price for both.
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#1
Welcome to HotUKDeals and Thanks for your post :)

There's a half price MOT thread already in the forum, but not mentioning the air conditioning at half price.
#2
welcome to HUKD jdh488, good first post, I wish you many more :thumbsup:
#3
link's not working...?
#4
Link should be fine now :)
#5
Added the voucher page, where you'll find details of both offers.
#6
clostest one to me is 104 miles away..lol good deal though. Rayman do you have a link to the other thread or is the deal with the same company ?

Got too get my mot by next week, butthink i might need 2 new tryes ?
1 Like #7
Good deal I dont believe in voting cold and I dont even think that option should be there as it de-motivates people from posting good deals but just want to say beware with any cheap mot testers unless your car is fairly new and in good shape, I am a motor trader and do about 7-11 mots a month on cars that pass through my hands.

What you usually find is that these places are a little more picky then your average full price mot station, they will pick minor things out that need doing so you will give them the work to do and thats how they make their money, it only costs about £3 to book a slot for your car with VOSA. £20 discount on mot but bushes £80+ to fit for example, 2 x mot stations are never the same ! They can pick anything out they want to really and pass anything else they want too....
#8
any advice on taking up the air con service offer?
#9
Never mind. 100 miles to nearest branch as well!!
#10
scooby555
Good deal I dont believe in voting cold and I dont even think that option should be there as it de-motivates people from posting good deals but just want to say beware with any cheap mot testers unless your car is fairly new and in good shape, I am a motor trader and do about 7-11 mots a month on cars that pass through my hands.

What you usually find is that these places are a little more picky then your average full price mot station, they will pick minor things out that need doing so you will give them the work to do and thats how they make their money, it only costs about £3 to book a slot for your car with VOSA. £20 discount on mot but bushes £80+ to fit for example, 2 x mot stations are never the same ! They can pick anything out they want to really and pass anything else they want too....


I have to agree with the above & finding a fair MOT station is not getting easier & I am not talking about defects being overlooked! I am lucky as I have one that uses common sense instead profit making, resulting in repeat business. That said, I certainly wouldn't vote this a cold. :thumbsup:
#11
Where do you get £35 for an air conditioning service. I only see a 20% off voucher ?
#12
I may be tempted to vote cold for this but only if they fix my Air Conditioning :giggle:
#13
stora
I may be tempted to vote cold for this but only if they fix my Air Conditioning :giggle:


lol. :thumbsup:
#14
if uncle arnold is too dificault to get to, then kwik fit do the aircon recharge for £45
Had it done here and it made one hell of a difference, the car now feels like ice rather then hell :)
#15
I would normally agree with Scooby555, my wife booked it all without telling me and I thought the same thing that it would be a hard sell on the work after the MOT, thats the cynical side coming out of me, but to be very fair to them they were as good as gold, the car passed with an advisory for a slightly weeping shock absorber, They contacted the day after and quoted £96 to replace the shock absorbers, which again for an 02 VW Golf is very reasonable.
So top marks to Arnolds outfit the did the biz and stuck to their word, MOT and cold aircon for £55. Might go back now and get the shocks done i was so pleased with them.:-D
#16
Seems a good deal...not sure its worth us travelling the 132miles to our nearest centre though!
#17
When it comes to MOTs, I would recommend going to your local council depot. I have been doing it for a couple of years now. Mine is discounted a bit as well - £46. They have nothing to gain from failing you whatsoever, as they don't do repairs. You will get a straight, honest assessment of the roadworthyness of your car, what the MOT is supposed to be after all.
#18
I would read reviews on Arnold Clark before taking your car there. Just do a quick google search. You would probably end up having to have a new engine for having your air-con refilled.
#19
I also always take my car for it's MOT at a council depot

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-mot
provides a list of depots around the country, from another forum.

But back to the original post - I also can only see a voucher for 20% off the air con service?

How much is this service to begin with?
#20
Flake99
When it comes to MOTs, I would recommend going to your local council depot. I have been doing it for a couple of years now. Mine is discounted a bit as well - £46. They have nothing to gain from failing you whatsoever, as they don't do repairs. You will get a straight, honest assessment of the roadworthyness of your car, what the MOT is supposed to be after all.

THIS IS 100% CORRECT.:)
#21
Flake99
When it comes to MOTs, I would recommend going to your local council depot. I have been doing it for a couple of years now. Mine is discounted a bit as well - £46. They have nothing to gain from failing you whatsoever, as they don't do repairs. You will get a straight, honest assessment of the roadworthyness of your car, what the MOT is supposed to be after all.


local council depot??? not sure what you mean??? could you please expand? :oops:

Do coucils have garages for you have mots done?
#22
masterwai
local council depot??? not sure what you mean??? could you please expand? :oops:

Do councils have garages for you have mots done?

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-mot#find
#23
I wouldn't let them service my lawnmower. Bunch of muppets.
#24
Kwik-Fit do aircon recharge for £44.95

http://www.kwik-fit.com/air-conditioning.asp


http://www.kwik-fit.com/jpg/air-con1.jpg
#25
talkshop
Kwik-Fit do aircon recharge for £44.95

http://www.kwik-fit.com/air-conditioning.asp


http://www.kwik-fit.com/jpg/air-con1.jpg

big difference between a recharge and a service
#26
nice one... i was already booked in for the 29th... day before expiry!! My Car is under Warranty, and is getting a service before it on my service plan so all in shouldn't cost me much!! :)
#27


As bellamy_47 says have a look at that page for more details.

It's definitely worth contacting your council direct, even if they are not on that list on MSE though. Mine isn't by the looks of things, and I have been using them for 2 years and the friend who recommended it to me, even longer. Have a look at your local council's website or call the transport section if it's not there.

I really can't recommend doing this enough. In the past I had so many problems doing MOTs at garages. I had no confidence in them whatsoever. It just seemed like a money generating exercise. That feeling of nervousness when you leave the car for an MOT - that they will call you back any minute saying the headlights need adjusting, it has this or that problem - it just disappears. You really feel that if the council depot fails it, then it's annoying yes that you might have a cost outlay, but you know that it's for a good reason and that they are keeping you and other road users safe. You have no doubts that it might just be a garage trying to fleece you. Mine are really good on a personal level too. They give me an idea of what to keep an eye on over the coming year. Eg last time, I was passed but told not to be surprised if the rear break pads need changing before next year as they are 3/4 worn, but that the front ones are only 1/2worn. Useful info for when you take it for a service a few months later.
#28
bellamy_47
big difference between a recharge and a service


I think you will find a service is the same thing, or even not include a recharge.

What do you think an aircon service is?

There is very little you can do to aircon in cars without it costing hundreds of pounds to fix a real problem.
#29
talkshop
I think you will find a service is the same thing, or even not include a recharge.

What do you think an aircon service is?

There is very little you can do to aircon in cars without it costing hundreds of pounds to fix a real problem.


I must agree. Most places will re-gas. A proper service would involve a printout of the service results and should take 1.5 - 2hrs.

The system should be fully evacuated, the pipes filled with PAG oil to detect leaks, the PAG oil removed, then the gas to be recylced and additional gas added if required (unless I am very much mistaken...which I may be)
#30
Flake99
When it comes to MOTs, I would recommend going to your local council depot. I have been doing it for a couple of years now. Mine is discounted a bit as well - £46. They have nothing to gain from failing you whatsoever, as they don't do repairs. You will get a straight, honest assessment of the roadworthyness of your car, what the MOT is supposed to be after all.


Great idea but what if your local council garage also do services?!

I dont know which I trust less...Council or dodgy backstreet garage...

http://basic1.easily.co.uk/01306C/00A01E/new_pa1.jpg
#31
I have found a good local garage that does MOT's but isn't interested in doing the work. Therefore no need to fail the car unless it needs to be failed. The guy also recommended a place as being the cheapest, which I confirmed by getting a few quotes before going to the place he recommended. £40 MOT test, £20 re-test. I also found appointments for the local council depot would be at least a month and a half in the future so it looks like you have to get in there early for some locations.

Not all garages are con-merchants - but with the way these big companies do commission based wages some of these employees will do anything to get those extra wages. Perhaps in some cases their jobs are also at risk if they don't replace x number of brake pads per week, and get reprimanded for not meeting targets? Maybe an insider/ex-insider could let us know what goes on in places like kwikfit?
#32
speg
any advice on taking up the air con service offer?


Hey Speg,

Air con service ok £35, if that means they will recharge the air con and fill it with leak dye which basically means they can spot any leaks next time you get it regassed - again beware if they say its leaking and get it checked independantly ...hope it helps sorry for the late reply
#33
And,

Council mot guys are more picky as they are always in fear of spot checks and loosing their licence and after all that is their only source of income so they will be strict.

Take it for mot at the place you get your car serviced if they do mot's that is and if they fail it on anything you can turn round and ask why it wasnt spotted in the service ??? Always remind them that the car is serviced there and try to mot the car after your service.
#34
They have changed the MOT offer to 50% off the price of £55.

Does anybody have the old one for £20 please.
#35
Nationwide Autoshttp://www.nationwideautocentres.co.uk/ give you a 20% reduction on the full cost of an MOT if you book online and have a Tesco Clubcard. I think I paid £40.28 yesterday. You can also exchange your Tesco points for vouchers and get your MOT done that way, however you then "pay" the full Ministry of Transport price of an MOT

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