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A DVSA Accredited MOT Garage in Dorking | FAQ

As a trusted MOT garage in Dorking, Station View Garage has been trusted with local garage services since our inception in 1993. Whether it’s regarding car servicing, wheel alignment, MOT testing or vehicle diagnostics, local motorists commonly ask questions that our technicians are only too happy to answer. Luckily, our personnel have over 100 years of combined trade and industry experience!


Below, we’ve answered some of the more common questions that our Dorking, Reigate and Leatherhead customers ask.



Where are you based?

Our garage is based in Dorking, but we also serve vehicle owners in the Leatherhead, Reigate and wider Mole Valley areas.


Are you a DVSA accredited MOT Garage?

Yes, our MOT testing is fully DVSA accredited. As a DVSA MOT garage, Dorking motorists can rest assured that our workshop, tools, equipment and personnel comply with government criteria for conducting MOT testing on domestic and commercial vehicles.


We also belong to the Good Garage Scheme and RMI, further enhancing our reputation as an honest and reliable MOT garage.


What is your full range of services?

Like any reputable garage, we offer a range of services to our Dorking customers in which no job is too big or small. Our most popular services include, but are not limited to:


  • Car Servicing
  • MOT Testing
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Tyre Replacement
  • Vehicle Diagnostics
  • Classic Car Servicing
  • Car Exhausts
  • Brakes and Shock Absorbers
  • Gearbox and Clutch Transmission
  • Engine Management


A warning light has illuminated on my dashboard. What should I do?

An illuminated warning light on the dashboard indicates a mechanical fault with a vehicle. Our vehicle diagnostics service quickly isolates this issue. One of our Dorking-based technicians connects a specially designed computer to the vehicle’s ECU and runs some tests to uncover the problem. When the vehicle diagnostics checks are finished, we discuss the required repairs needed and agree any costs before work begins.


When do I need to have car servicing?

Depending on how our Dorking customers use their vehicle, there are two car servicing options – interim car servicing and full car servicing.

A vehicle requires interim car servicing every 6 months or 6,000 miles, while full car servicing is undertaken every 12 months or 12,000 miles.


My braking distance is increasing. What do you think the problem is?

In the vast majority of cases, this issue is related to the tread depth of your vehicle’s tyres. The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm, but we recommend that our Dorking customers replace tyres with a tread depth of 3mm. This issue could also be linked to the wheel alignment of your vehicle. Incorrect wheel alignment causes accelerated tyre wear due to uneven distribution of weight, as well as affecting steering abilities. Our tyre replacement and wheel alignment services bring about marked improvements in braking distances and ease of steering.


For more information on car servicing, MOT testing, wheel alignment and vehicle diagnostics in Dorking, call 01306 880 149.