Motor Home Repair, Servicing & MOTs
Motorhomes are becoming more popular than ever, and having a fault in yours can be enough to ruin your holiday. Coming in all shapes and sizes, motorhomes are unlike other vehicles in that they can sit unused for months or years before being needed again. Whether you’re a regular weekend away or only use it once a year, ensure your vehicle is roadworthy and up to the task of delivering a hassle-free trip before you leave. It’s essential to get a good motorhome servicing specialist to examine yours before you leave on a long trip and checking your motorhome MOT is up-to-date. Should anything happen while you’re away, contact our team about a motorhome repair.
Walker Cutting offers motorhome repairs at our fully equipped, specialist garage in Rotherham. Your motorhome is larger, heavier and less responsive than a car – so you must ensure your brakes, suspension, and steering are all up to scratch. Our specialists can repair any damage that’s occurred to your vehicle, either away or at home, to an as-new standard.
About to go away? Before you pack your bags, ensure your motorhome is in order and has undertaken servicing. By dropping in for a service with Walker Cutting, you can enjoy your holidays with total peace of mind and the confidence that your motorhome will get you there and back smoothly. While some drivers are tempted to give it a quick once-over before hitting the road- it’s prudent to ask a professional to inspect any vehicle before a long journey, especially abroad. Walker Cutting offers Motorhome servicing, giving you peace of mind on your holiday. Servicing a motor is especially important due to the weight and size, checking the oil and carrying out a filter change, and ensuring your motorhome is topped up with all the key fluids in the engine.
<H3> How Often Should a Motorhome Be Serviced?
It is recommended to get your motorhome serviced every 2 years or every 30,000 miles to ensure it keeps running smoothly.
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Don’t get stuck on route to the site – ensure you can legally drive your motorhome before leaving! Often these things slip owners’ minds, especially when their motorhome is sat on the drive or in the garage for a year before being needed. Ensure you comply with the law – or your dream holiday could become a nightmare!
Our team can perform a thorough motorhome MOT on your vehicle for less than expected, so get it checked off your list today! While performing a detailed, efficient motorhome MOT, we can also perform a precise, in-depth diagnostic of your vehicle’s system to ensure you’re fully up to speed on your motorhome’s condition.
What’s Tested In a Motorhome MOT?
In a Motorhome MOT (Ministry of Transport) test in the UK, several aspects of the vehicle are thoroughly examined to ensure its roadworthiness and compliance with safety and environmental standards. The key elements tested in a motorhome MOT typically include:
- Brakes: The braking system is inspected to check for efficiency and functionality. This includes checking brake pads, discs, drums, and hydraulic components.
- Lights: All lights on the motorhome are examined, including headlights, indicators, brake lights, reversing lights, and rear fog lights, to ensure they are working correctly.
- Steering and Suspension: The steering system and suspension are assessed to ensure they are in good condition and operate smoothly.
- Wheels and Tyres: The condition and tread depth of the tyres are checked, along with the wheels’ general condition and alignment.
- Exhaust Emissions: The motorhome’s exhaust emissions are measured to ensure they comply with environmental regulations.
- Fuel System: The fuel system is inspected for leaks or other issues that could compromise safety.
- Seatbelts: All seatbelts in the motorhome are checked to ensure they function correctly and securely.
- Windscreen and Mirrors: The windscreen is examined for any damage that might impair the driver’s view, and the mirrors are inspected to ensure they are correctly positioned.
- Horn: The horn is tested to ensure it is in proper working order.
- Body and Structure: The overall condition of the motorhome’s body and structure is assessed, looking for any damage or corrosion that might affect its safety.
- VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): The VIN is checked to verify the vehicle’s identity and compliance with documentation.
It’s worth noting that the specific test requirements and regulations may be updated or revised over time, so it’s essential to refer to the latest guidelines provided by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in the UK for the most accurate information.
What Class of MOT is a Motorhome?
A motorhome MOT is typically a class 4, however due to the size and weight of some motorhomes and camper vans, some garages may not have the required space and equipment to do so.
Selling A Motorhome?
Ensure you’re getting the best price for yours by visiting us for a detailed motorhome servicing & diagnostic check before you sell it. We will be able to advise you on any work required to your motorhome, repairs can be made on any faults, and we’ll get your MOT up to date – meaning you’ll be able to get a better price when you decide it’s time to upgrade.
If you’ve just bought a motorhome, don’t get a nasty surprise on your first trip out. Check with Walker Cutting and get a thorough, professional inspection performed under the bonnet of your motorhome- repairs and servicing may need to be carried out, even if you’ve inspected it yourself and been assured it’s fine. Don’t take risks with your family holiday – drop into Walker Cutting in Rotherham and get peace of mind.
Contact us today to discuss any motorhome servicing, MOTs or repairs you may need.