We are the largest independent garage network in Basingstoke and we carry out more MOT tests than anyone else in Basingstoke. We hold in stock and sell more tyres than anyone else in Basingstoke with a money back guarantee*. We are able to provide the cheapest tyres due to our large buying power.
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 a new site was 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.
In Spring 2012, we opened a new Value Tyres Centre in Farnborough.
Our pricing strategy Open or Close
We realised some time ago that the customer wanted to keep costs down on common repairs and services, therefore we have staffed accordingly. Why pay a highly qualified automotive electrician to fit your tyres?
There are no different prices offered - everyone pays the same, just like Tesco! There is only one tyre price we quote - the cheapest one! If you only need one tyre, that's all we will sell you. We even offer a money back guarantee. See footer note on tyres.
Why are fails free and passes only £30? Because we specialise in MOT testing and have such a high throughput (approx 60 MOT tests per day!) we don’t need to charge any more than that! Though you only pay £30 for an MOT this does not mean you are getting a different quality MOT than a more expensive one.
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, authorised and 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 testers who has been approved to do so by the MOT governing body! Our nominated testers and the testing station have at least 3 unannounced spot checks per year and these will include a mystery shopper.
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 and all repairs carried out come complete with a Nationwide Guarantee. You don't have to pay any extra for this!
All our work comes with a nationwide guarantee via our affiliation with Unipart Automotive and Alliance Autocentres (BSI Kite mark approved). If you encounter any warrantable rectification work then this can be taken care of in any one of the 1,300 centres in the UK! Thanks to our membership in this scheme, any Unipart Car Care Centre can carry out this rectification work free of charge to you! Unipart Car Care Centre's form a network of over 1,300 garages supported by a nationwide guarantee and a customer service pledge.
All our tyres are purchased in the UK, EU approved and 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 and 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.