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September 2016

Low cost service plan and free MOT repairs

By | MOT, Servicing

The RAC MOT Check and Repair plan offers cover for up to £750 of repairs should your car fail its MOT. We are offering this plan free of charge to any customer who has a service carried out by us providing the car has done less than 100,000 miles and is less than 10 years old.

General Manager Richard Rowe said “According to RAC stats, over 60% of car owners have had a vehicle that has failed an MOT and in over 80% of cases the motorist was faced with a bill in excess of £100 in order for their vehicle to re-pass the MOT. This plan takes away the concerns and costs of repairs to get through an MOT.

And for the first time we are now able to offer a fixed priced service plan to our customers again in partnership with the RAC”. The plan gives Powells customers peace of mind knowing that for a modest monthly fee, which starts from £16.99, two years of servicing costs are covered.

Richard Rowe added “When it comes to motoring two of the greatest worries people have are the bills they face for servicing and for repairs if their vehicle fails its MOT. These RAC plans take away both those worries. We launched them a few weeks ago and not surprisingly a large number of our customers have already signed up for them”.

For further information please call Richard at Powells Garage on 01209 215 755.


AA Technician spots 20 year old tyres

By | Tyres

This story comes courtesy of and tells how an off-duty AA patrol man spotted 20 year old tyres on a 63 plate car at a house which he was visiting to pick up an online purchase.

Sharp eyed AA technician, Dave Jones recognised that the nearside rear wheel had a tread pattern which had been discontinued for a number of years. It turned out that the oldest of the tyres fitted to the car was produced in 1993, another was made in 1995.

Mr Jones said: “As a tyre fitter, you tend to look at what people are driving on when you’re stopped at the lights, it’s a bit geeky. So when I was picking something up I’d ordered online, I immediately spotted that something was wrong with the car’s tyres, especially as they were attached to a relatively new model. You could also see that they were dull and perished, showing how old they were.”

The owner of the vehicle asked to remain anonymous and didn’t seek compensation from the dealership that fitted them.

Commenting on the story Paul Richards, tyre expert at Powell’s garage in Redruth said “This is an exceptional case but nevertheless it does highlight the need to ensure the tyres on your vehicle are to the standard they need to be. We offer a free tyre check service so if anyone has doubts about the legality of their tyres they can call in and we will do the check there and then.”

For further information please call Powells Garage on 01209 215 755.