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Vehicle / MOT Horrors (Gallery)

Some of the ‘Vehicle Horrors’ we see both on MOT Tests, Servicing & other Vehicle Checks.

Tyre split due to impact

Tyre Split to Cords

Large split on inner edge of tyre, exposing structural cords of the tyre.

A dangerous MOT failure.

Split Tyre

Tyre split to cords on inner sidewall.

Corroded Chassis Leg

Heavily Corroded Brake Disc!

Split Tyre

Tyre split to cords on inner sidewall.

Illegal Sidewall Puncture Repair

Illegal sidewall puncture repair carried out by others

Split Tyre

Tyre split on inner sidewall.

Heavily Worn Timing Belt / Cam-Belt



Sheared Driveshaft Pulley

Driveshaft pulley broken in several places.

Blocked Pipes

Corroded Wishbone

Corroded Suspension Top Mount

Brake Pipes Cable Tied Together

Not by us we should mention! This is how this vehicle was presented for repair. 

Heavily Worn Timing Belt / Cam-Belt




New Vs Old

This customer had their money’s worth out of this clutch! 

The section that is ‘missing’ from the clutch plate came apart on removal.


Andrea – 2021

"Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers that arrived the other day. They are very pretty and were in a lovely pot. They brightened up my day no end. My Dad always sung your praises to friends and neighbours for the efficient and personal service you offered and...


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Mr G 2021

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Mr Y – 2021

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Mr & Mrs T – 2020

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Mr & Mrs B – 2020

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Mr & Mrs H – 2020

'Thanks to everyone at Dorking Service Centre for keeping our cars on the road'

Guy – 2020

'Just a note of thanks for the VW Polo you provided. It has been nothing but a pleasure to drive and every bit as reliable as you anticipated, with zero issues Sid. I hope you and and your team have had a good break and look forward to seeing you later in the year for...

Mr & Mrs T – 2020

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Mrs SB – 2020

I would like to thank you for the many years of help you have provided.