Wilderspin Garage Ltd
Motorhome Servicing Cambridgeshire

Tel: 01954 230 273

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Motorhome Service Centre

When do I need to have an mot

Just like any other vehicle, your motorhome will need an MOT to be carried out annually once it's 3 year's old, in order to ensure it stays safe and roadworthy. It's required by law, an MOT is particularly important due to the considerable amount of time most motorhomes spend sitting still when compared with other vehicles. These periods of inactivity can lead to issues with the brakes and tyres if the motorhome is not properly checked and maintained.

Motorhome Mot

Telephone 01954 230 273

INTERIM SERVICE

6 month intervals or 5,000 miles in under a year

General Checks

General Checks Check operation of external lights
Check operation of instrument warning lamps
Check horn
Internal / Vision
Check windscreen wipers and washers operation and condition
Top up windscreen washer reservoir with additive if required

Engine

Drain engine oil
Replace oil filter
Refill with fresh oil
Check and advise on general oil leaks
Check coolant level and top up
Advise on antifreeze strength
Check radiator, coolant hoses for condition and leaks including header tank
Check fuel cap
Check timing belt replacement intervals and advise

Brakes

Check brake servo operation
Top up brake fluid if required
Visual check of brake pads/discs for wear
Visual check all visible brake pipes and hoses
Check operation of handbrake
Visual check brake callipers for leaks and security
Check security of handbrake linkages and travel, and adjust if required

Steering and Suspension

Check condition of road springs
Check power steering fluid reservoir for leaks and top up
Check steering/suspension components for wear and excessive corrosion
Check steering rack gaiters condition
Check shock absorber condition and mounting
Check wheel bearings for noise and play

Drive System

Check clutch operation and adjust (if applicable)
Check clutch fluid level (if applicable)
Check transmission oil leaks
Check condition of clutch cable where fitted and viable

Exhaust

Visually check and advise on condition of exhaust
Wheels and Tyres

Check tyre condition and tyre depths
Check and adjust tyre pressures
Remove road wheels and check flanges and mountings for damage
Re-fit road wheels to manufacturers torque specification

Final Checks

Reset vehicle service light where applicable
Stamp service book
Stamp printout of service schedule
Road test

FULL SERVICE

Yearly service or 12,000 miles intervals if sooner

General Checks
Check operation of external lights
Check rear reflectors
Check operation of instrument warning lamps
Check Glow plug warning light (if applicable)
Check battery condition and connections
Top up battery (non sealed unit only)
Check horn
 
Internal / Vision
Check door/bonnet/lock operation and lubricate locks hinges and catches
Check windscreen wipers and washers operation and condition
Top up windscreen washer reservoir with additive if required
Check & advise on pollen filter condition
Check windscreen for cracks and chips
Check mirror condition internal and external
Check number plate condition
Check seat belts
 
Engine
Drain engine oil
Replace oil filter
Refill with fresh oil
Replace air filter
Check and advise on general oil leaks
Check coolant level and top up
Advise on antifreeze strength
Check radiator, coolant hoses for condition and leaks including header tank
Check radiator cap
Check condition and tension of auxiliary drive belts (NOT timing belt)
Check/clean HT leads and components (if fitted)
Visual check fuel system and tank if visible
Check fuel cap
Check timing belt replacement intervals and advise
 
Brakes
Check brake servo operation
Check/advise brake fluid boiling point. If boiling point low change brake fluid – extra cost
Top up brake fluid if required
Visual check of brake pads/discs for wear
Visual check all visible brake pipes and hoses
Check operation of handbrake
Visual check brake callipers for leaks and security
Visual check brake discs, brake shoes and cylinders for wear, leakage and damage
Check security of handbrake linkages and travel, and adjust if required
 
Steering and Suspension 
Check condition of road springs
Check power steering fluid reservoir for leaks and top up
Check steering/suspension components for wear and excessive corrosion
Check steering rack gaiters condition
Check shock absorber condition and mounting
Check wheel bearings for noise and play
 
Drive System 
Check drive shaft gaiters for security and report leaks
Check gearbox fluid level
Check clutch operation and adjust (if applicable)
Check clutch fluid level (if applicable)
Check transmission oil leaks
Check condition of clutch cable where fitted and viable
 
Exhaust 
Visually check exhaust smoke (diesel engine only)
Visually check and advise on condition of exhaust
Tyres – Wheels Wheels and Tyres
Check tyre condition and tyre depths
Check and adjust tyre pressures
Remove road wheels and check flanges and mountings for damage
Re-fit road wheels to manufacturers torque specification
 
Final Checks 
Carry out engine management system scan
Reset vehicle service light where applicable
Stamp service book
Stamp printout of service schedule
Road test

 

MAJOR SERVICE

Every two years or 24,000 mile intervals if sooner

General Checks 
Check operation of external lights
Check headlamp alignment
Check rear reflectors
Check operation of instrument warning lamps
Check Glow plug warning light (if applicable)
Check battery condition and connections
Top up battery (non sealed unit only)
Check horn
Check alternator output
 
Internal – Vision Internal / Vision 
Check door/bonnet/lock operation and lubricate locks hinges and catches
Check windscreen wipers and washers operation and condition
Top up windscreen washer reservoir with additive if required
Check & advise on pollen filter condition
Check air conditioning system operation
Check windscreen for cracks and chips
Check mirror condition internal and external
Check number plate condition
Check seat belts
 
Engine
Drain engine oil
Replace oil filter
Refill with fresh oil
Replace air filter
Replace fuel filter if fitted externally from tank
Check and advise on general oil leaks
Check coolant level and top up
Advise on antifreeze strength
Check radiator, coolant hoses for condition and leaks including header tank
Check radiator cap
Check electrical coolant fan (if applicable)
Check condition and tension of auxiliary drive belts (NOT timing belt)
Spark plugs changes on petrol engines dependent upon mileage – Extra Cost
Check/clean HT leads and components (if fitted)
Test effectiveness of starter motor
Visual check fuel system and tank if visible
Check fuel cap
Check timing belt replacement intervals and advise
 
Brakes
Check brake servo operation
Check/advise brake fluid boiling point. If boiling point low change brake fluid – extra cost
Top up brake fluid if required
Visual check of brake pads/discs for wear
Visual check all visible brake pipes and hoses
Check operation of handbrake
Visual check brake callipers for leaks and security
Visual check brake discs, brake shoes and cylinders for wear, leakage and damage
Check security of handbrake linkages and travel, and adjust if required
 
Steering and Suspension 
Check condition of road springs
Check power steering fluid reservoir for leaks and top up
Check steering/suspension components for wear and excessive corrosion
Check steering rack gaiters condition
Check shock absorber condition and mounting
Grease steering prop shaft and suspension (if applicable)
Check wheel bearings for noise and play
 
Drive System 
Check drive shaft gaiters for security and report leaks
Check gearbox fluid level
Check clutch operation and adjust (if applicable)
Check clutch fluid level (if applicable)
Check transmission oil leaks
Check condition of clutch cable where fitted and viable
 
Exhaust
Visually check exhaust smoke (diesel engine only)
Visually check and advise on condition of exhaust
 
Wheels and Tyres 
Check tyre condition and tyre depths
Check and adjust tyre pressures
Remove road wheels and check flanges and mountings for damage
Re-fit road wheels to manufacturers torque specification
 
Final Checks 
Carry out engine management system scan
Reset vehicle service light where applicable
Stamp service book
Stamp print out of service schedule
Road test