Vehicle Servicing and Maintenance



We provide one of the best services for MOT tests at our fully equipped workshop in Honiton. Using highly experienced staff and the latest equipment you can be assured your vehicle is in good hands.

We offer a service for Class 4 and Class 7 vehicles to be tested at our garage.

Contact us on Otter Vale Motor Services for more information on availability.

Vehicles in Britain are subject to an annual MOT test.

For vehicles that come within the MOT scheme, testing is mandatory every year after the vehicle is three years old.

For more information regarding the MOT test scheme visit the website.


A small investment in routine servicing, plus a good inspection programme, results in a good return on that investment for you:

  • Reduced cost of repairs over the vehicles coming years
  • Peace of mind by reducing the risk of breakdowns
  • Reduce your costs for repairs in the future
  • The possibility of greater fuel economy and keeps the vehicle to its maximum working order

For more information on our servicing options, including cambelt servicing, or for a quote for your vehicle, contact our experienced workshop team.


Otter Vale Motor Services have fully qualified and experienced staff that can supply and fit brakes for all makes and models at competitive prices. It is essential for your car to have the brakes in their full working order. This can range from disk brakes, disk pads, brake callipers and also brake pipes.

If you're concerned that you vehicle is experiencing problems with the brakes, don't hesitate to contact Otter Vale Motor Services Workshop Team as soon as possible to prevent further damage and cost. When your brakes have a problem, common signs include below:

  • Brake juddering when applied
  • A grinding noise when brakes applied
  • A high, hard brake pedal
  • Rear wheels locking upon braking
  • A squealing or grinding noise when braking
  • If the vehicle pulls to one side when braking
  • A loss of efficiency during heavy braking or on a long descent
  • A general grinding noise when driving


We offer a plug in diagnostic service to help you establish next steps for your vehicle.

All modern vehicles are fitted with computers and an extensive amount of technology to run and monitor the internal workings of the vehicle. One of the most important functions these computers provide is ensuring your car is operating within the manufacturers parameters. Including the engine and safety systems (ABS, Anti-Slip etc. etc.) to ensure all are operating correctly and safely.

Most people usually only become aware of the functions of these computers when one of the fault warning indicators illuminates on the dashboard. If you get a light appear on the dashboard contact Otter Vale Motor Services for a diagnostic assessment and to discuss next steps with an experienced and qualified technician.


Looking to buy tyres for your car? Otter Vale Motor Services can get you driving safe and legal on the road.

Look for cuts, cracks and bulges, or any other evidence of damage, from violent impact or kerbing, or excessive wear inner/outer of the tyre or middle of tread. Damaged tyres may be illegal and can be dangerous. For peace of mind, call into Otter Vale Motor Services for some friendly expert advice and ask for your free tyre check.​


You may not be aware that over 10% of air con gas permeates from the air con system every year.

This means that it may not work as well as it should. This service is not part of routine vehicle servicing so if your vehicle is more than 2 years old it's probably due for a recharge.


Your car's suspension is a vital safety element for your vehicle.

Worn shock absorbers not only reduce driver comfort, but they can also dramatically affect the handling and safety of your car.

Worn suspension components may also cause an irritating knocking noise.​

Our friendly and experience team can assess your suspension and guide you to the best course of action to return your vehicle to full safe and working order. 


We carry an extensive range of batteries, which are available to be fitted while you wait. Ranging from a 3 year, 4 year & 5 year warranty.