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Welcome to Hayling Garage


Quality used cars, Servicing and MOT'S

Here at Hayling Garage we are a Hayling family run business and with over 30 years experience in the motor trade

We pride ourselves in stocking quality used vehicles with good service history and are proud of our good reputation. We are a  friendly team with a relaxed but professional NO pressure sales approach, but always on hand to help if needed.

All our stock is carefully selected, from Hot Hatch"s and family cars to 4x4's and are all HPI clear.

All vehicles repaired lastest diagnostic equipment and tyre pressue sensor repair equipment,aircondition repairs and regas,

Custom made stainless steel exhaust systems made for all cars incuding classic cars ,hotrods,custom cars,american classics etc from March 2018

NEW M.O.T STANDARDS are now in place. Many cars are now failing the emissions test where previously they passed. If this is you then you probably need TERRACLEAN. (visit https://www.terraclean.co.uk ) for full details. Hayling are pleased to inform you that we are one of the franchises that can carry out a TERRACLEAN. Call us or call in for a chat and ask  how we can help you. WE CARRY OUT MOT TESTS ON SITE.

WHAT ARE THE NEW MOT STANDARDS ? and how do they affect you ?

There are 5 main changes you need to know.

1. Defects are categorised differently

Defects found during the MOT are categorised as either:




The category the MOT tester gives each item will depend on the type of problem and how serious it is.

MOT testers will still give advice about items you need to monitor. These are known as ‘advisories’.

What the new categories mean

Item  What it means about the item How it affects your MOT result

Dangerous     A direct and immediate risk to road safety or has a serious impact on the environment.

Do not drive the vehicle until it’s been repaired.   FAIL


It may affect the vehicle’s safety, put other road users at risk or have an impact on the environment.

Repair it immediately.FAIL


No significant effect on the safety of the vehicle or impact on the environment.

Repair as soon as possible.Pass

Advisory      It could become more serious in the future.

Monitor and repair it if necessary.Pass

Pass  It meets the minimum legal standard.

Make sure it continues to meet the standard.Pass

2. Stricter rules for diesel car emissions

There are stricter limits for emissions from diesel cars with a diesel particulate filter (DPF).

A DPF captures and stores exhaust soot to reduce emissions from diesel cars.

Check your car’s handbook if you don’t know if your car has a DPF.

Your vehicle will get a major fault if the MOT tester:

can see smoke of any colour coming from the exhaust

finds evidence that the DPF has been tampered with

3. Some new things are included in the MOT

Daytime running lights will be checked on vehicles first used from 1 March 2018.

Some new items are tested during the MOT.

They include checking:

if tyres are obviously underinflated

if the brake fluid has been contaminated

for fluid leaks posing an environmental risk

brake pad warning lights and if brake pads or discs are missing

reversing lights on vehicles first used from 1 September 2009

headlight washers on vehicles first used from 1 September 2009 (if they have them)

daytime running lights on vehicles first used from 1 March 2018 (most of these vehicles will have their first MOT in 2021 when they’re 3 years old)

There are other smaller changes to how some items are checked. Your MOT centre will be able to tell you about these.

4. The MOT certificate will change

The current MOT test certificate  will change to a new style  to list the new types of defects.

The design of the MOT certificate has changed.

It lists any defects under the new categories, so they’re clear and easy to understand.

The service to check the MOT history of a vehicle has been updated to reflect the changes.

5. Some vehicles over 40 years old won’t need an MOT

Cars, vans, motorcycles and other light passenger vehicles won’t need to have an MOT if they’re over 40 years old and have not been substantially changed.

Until now, only vehicles first built before 1960 were exempt from needing an MOT.

Now the rules have changed, vehicles won’t need an MOT from the 40th anniversary of when they were registered or manufactured. You can check the date the vehicle was registered online.


If a car was first registered on 31 May 1978, it won’t need an MOT from 31 May 2018.

You won’t have to apply to stop getting an MOT for your vehicle.

However, each time you tax your historic vehicle (even if you don’t pay a fee), you’ll have to declare it meets the rules for not needing an MOT.

More information

The maximum fees MOT centres can charge won’t change.

In January 2018, the government decided to keep the age a vehicle needs its first MOT at 3 years, rather than extend it to 4 years.

You can get a free MOT reminder by text message or email a month before your MOT is due.

You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT.



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