Cars (Class 4)
Vans and Light Commercials (Class 7)
Appointments recommended but not always necessary.
A89 MOT Centre close to Livingston and only 15 mins from the outskirts of Edinburgh.
8am until 5pm
Late night opening Thursdays until 8pm for MOT testing only.
Call 01506 811 831 for an appointment.
Servicing and repairs
- Service and repair of all makes and models undertaken.
- Extensive knowledge of Landrover and Subaru.
- Full or part service to meet your needs available at competitive rates - free quotes always given.
- Class 7 repair ramp to accomodate larger vehicles.
- HGV repairs also undertaken by experienced HGV mechanic.
General Cars: All makes and models are serviced and repaired to a high standard by qualified staff. All types of work are undertaken - from clutches to full engine repairs.
Land Rover was the name of one of the first British civilian all-terrain utility vehicles, first produced by Rover in 1948. Eventually, the Land Rover division was split off from Rover, and produced an expanding range of four wheel drive vehicles. Land Rovers are manufactured in Solihull, England (near Birmingham) and exported around the world.
Subaru, a Japanese car company, is a subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries. "Subaru" is the Japanese word for the star cluster Pleiades that is depicted in the company logo. While an automotive minnow compared to many of its competitors, Subaru has been a highly profitable company for many years. It is noted for the production of conventional-bodied cars with full-time all wheel drive (in fact, in many markets its entire product range has this feature) and its use of the horizontally-opposed boxer engine (flat engine).
Subaru's best-known vehicles are high performance turbocharged versions of its Legacy (known as Liberty in Australia), and Impreza, which offer outstanding performance and handling at relatively affordable prices. Modified versions of the Impreza WRX and WRX STi have been competing successfully in car rallies and the World Rally Championship for many years. Several endurance records were set in the early and mid-nineties by the Legacy.
Four wheel drive, 4WD, 4x4, all wheel drive, and AWD are terms used to describe a four-wheeled vehicle with a drivetrain that allows all four wheels to receive power from the engine simultaneously. While many people think exclusively of off-road vehicles, powering all four wheels provides better control on slick ice and is an important part of rally racing on mostly-paved roads.
Four wheel drive (4WD or 4x4 for short) was the original term, often used to describe truck-like vehicles that required the driver to manually switch between a two wheel drive mode for streets and a four wheel drive mode for low traction conditions such as ice, mud, or loose gravel. The "all wheel drive" term (AWD for short) was invented to distinguish vehicles that are capable of driving all four wheels on normal roads without causing poor control and excessive tire and drivetrain wear. Most modern AWD vehicles do not continuously drive all four wheels, but instead switch from two wheel drive to four wheel drive automatically as needed.