Our history Open or Close
We first opened with our site at Essex Road which has been trading now for over 20 years. In 1997 a major investment was made on modern equipment, staff training and computerisation to keep up with modern day cars and the name changed to Basingstoke Autocentre. Popularity resulted following many developments and increased to such a size that new car garages in Hampshire were sought in 2002. This resulted in the opening of our Lennox Road MOT & Tyre Centre, after further success we were pleased to open our third site, Wade Road MOT & Tyre Centre.
In April 2011 we opened our fourth site, Basingstoke Value Tyres, in response to growing customer requests for budget tyres due to the recession.
Our pricing strategy Open or Close
Most garages charge over £45 for MOT test’s and may offer you free items such as wiper blades and light bulbs, but why pay an extra £15 - £20 per MOT when you probably don’t need wiper blades or light bulbs – why not just pay for what you need? Currently 1 in 6 cars require a light bulb, 1 in 12 require a wiper blade or small adjustment. It's cheaper to pay only for what you need or what your car requires.
There are many benefits of being a multi-site independent, not being tied to any one supplier and being able to change supplier if prices rise, not having to run hugely expensive TV advertising campaigns so passing on the savings to you the customer.
Our staff Open or Close
All our MOT testers are trained, qualified, authorised & regulated by the government body VOSA (The Vehicle Operator & Services Agency). Therefore – any MOT carried out is done independently of the garage by one of our nominated tester who has been approved to do so by the MOT governing body. Our nominated testers & the garage have 3 independent unannounced spot checks every year & one of these will include a mystery shopper.
For the more complicated Diagnostic / Electrical repair work you may require - we offer other garage repair work. This includes servicing, brakes, clutches, batteries, computer diagnostics and engine diagnostics. We are also able to specialise in the more complicated bigger repairs as staff are older and more experienced, and technicians are trained to a higher technical level. All staff are Bosch trained and qualified. As a higher level of skill and experience is required at Basingstoke Autocentre there is only ever one apprentice.
Vacancies Open or Close
If you are interested in working for the largest independent garage network in Basingstoke please download and print the following two documents:
Once you have completed the forms in full, please sign and date as indicated. You should return the completed forms to:
Personnel Department, Basingstoke MOT & Tyre Centre, Wade Road, Basingstoke, RG24 8PL
Warranty & guarantees Open or Close
We provide a "No nonsense guarantee" on all of our work & all repairs carried out are Fully Guaranteed. You don't have to pay any extra for this!
All our work comes with a nationwide guarantee via our affiliation with Euro car parts Ltd 300 plus sites nationally If you encounter any warrantable rectification work.
All our tyres are purchased in the UK, EU approved & are fully guaranteed. If there are any defects due to faulty workmanship or materials, we promise to replace the tyre for a brand new one (regardless of remaining tread depth & mileage covered) free of charge for up to three years.
Environments issues Open or Close
As a company operating in the motor vehicle repair industry, we take environmental issues very seriously and as such we pay over £1.00 for the environmental disposal of each waste tyre. We are licensed to store oil and oil filters on site for future recycling and pay for every used oil filter to be properly disposed of. Every litre of oil used is stored on-site until it goes for recycling. We have recently purchased two environmentally friendly company vans that do close to 100 miles to the gallon (MPG).
* Terms and conditions - For customers to qualify for our promotional cash back the following must be strictly adhered to: All price match estimates must be: Retail not trade prices, like for like, non-promotional e.g. special offers, 2 for 1 etc., supplied by the customer in writing/originals and on headed paper, inclusive of fitting, valve, and balancing, within seven days of original quote, £1 per transaction/invoice only.