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The Government guideline on MOT's is that if your MOT was due after 30th March 2020 you automatically receive a six month extension. No paper exemption certificate will be issued but you'll be able to check the current MOT status of your vehicle on the governments MOT history checker. Drivers will be able to tax their vehicle's as normal once the extension has been applied. Your vehicle must still be kept in a roadworthy condition and it is obviously important that our key workers vehicles are kept on the road enabling them to carry out their vital work.

Thankfully some garages are still open in the area and South Hams Online are here to make finding them that much easier.

Below is a list of garages and mechanics offering services during the Covid 19 Pandemic.

If you know of any other garages or mobile mechanics that are working through these difficult times, contact Rachel on 07915 616909 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can see about getting them added to the list.


Blackler Auto Repairs - Loddiswell

Nick Blackler and his team are still on hand to fix and service your vehicles. Just give them a call.

Tel: 01548 859274
Web: www.blacklerautorepairs.co.uk


Gillard Motors - Loddiswell

During these unprecedented times the garage will not be manned all the time. However if you have an emergency and need help getting your vehicle back on the road - especially if you're a key worker - give Gillard Motors a call. The landline has been redirected and James will be happy to help you in your hour of need.

Tel: 01548 550112
Web: www.gillardmotors.co.uk


Mobilemec - Kingsbridge

Still open don’t forget I come to you no need to see you, you can pay by card over the phone. Vehicle is fully sanitised before I leave. Special discounts for key workers.

Tel: 07531 917743


Quay Auto Centre - Kingsbridge

Quay Auto Centre are open on a limited basis. With shorter opening hours (9am - 5pm / closed 1pm- 1.30pm for lunch). Some parts are difficult to get hold of at the moment but if they can help you they will. They have limited staff and strict social distancing measures in place. No members of the public will be allowed inside the premises. Please understand that this is to keep everyone as safe as possible in these unprecedented times.

Tel: 01548 852323


SMVR Ltd - Kingsbridge

NHS workers and Carers in the Kingsbridge area...we are here for you.
Please PM us through Facebook with photographic proof you are a NHS worker or Carer (apologies for the formalities but some people may take advantage) and we will respond with a mobile number you can contact us on should you need to.
There are so many more amazing people out there right now that we would love to help, but we are only a small team and focusing on getting NHS workers and Carers back on the road is all we can do right now.


South Hams Clutch and MOT Centre - Churchstow

We are open, keeping the wheels turning ! We have the recommended precautions in place.

Whilst the Government have given a 6 month grace on MOT testing it is worth bearing in mind that this will make September extremely busy so we would suggest only postponing your test where absolutely necessary.

Tel: 01548 857300


Torr Garage - Torr Quarry

During this difficult time, Torr Garage is still open. To reduce the risk, we’re cleaning all vehicles with anti bacterial wipes on handled surfaces.

Tel: 01548 521322

Web: www.torrgarage.co.uk 


Totnes Cross Garage - Halwell

We are remaining open during this time of uncertainty, as we understand the importance of doing so, for NHS & key workers.
As per government guidelines, MOT tests have been extended for 6 months (from 30th March). But if you would like to have your MOT on your usual annual date, we are happy to do that for you.

In keeping with government safety guidelines, to keep you, and our team safe, we are asking all customers who wait for their vehicles, to remain outside, so bring a coat.

Tel: 01803 712533
Web: www.totnescrossgarage.co.uk


Totnes Tyre Services

Here at Totnes Tyre Services we can still offer you all our usual top quality services during the Covid 19 Pandemic. We have introduced all the necessary social distancing measures to keep both ourselves and our customers safe in these troubling times. 

We supply and fit all makes of tyres for cars, vans, 4x4’s, trailers, small agricultural, performance tyres, runflats, reinforced, tubes and more!

With over 1000 tyres in stock we deliver quick, professional service for all makes and models of vehicles.

Mobile Tyre Fitting Services - Emergency Call Out. We have a fully equipped mobile fitting van for road side or home assistance. We can service your cars / vans / 4x4's / Caravans / Motor Homes and more! We supply and fit all tyres at your convenience.

Tel: 01803 866885
Mob: 07922 651407
Web: www.ttstyres.co.uk 


Totnes and South Hams Tyre Services

The tyre and mechanical garage are open and are able to do mot's and essential repairs . We're only running a skeleton crew but we will do our upmost to get you sorted as quick as possible.

For all Your Tyre, Battery, Exhaust and Vehicle Servicing. Agricultural Breakdown Service. Tyre Manufacturers including General Tyres, BF Goodrich, Continental, Nexen, Michelin, Good Year, Pirelli and Firestone and many other budget brands.

Tel: 01803 866 407
Web: www.totnesandsouthhamstyres.co.uk 


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