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Avoid breakdowns and keep your car running smoothly with our vehicle health check.


Your car performs at its best when it is well maintained but it can be tricky juggling your busy lifestyle with looking after your car as well. Some of the most common causes of vehicle breakdowns involve damaged tyres and dead batteries but these can be easily avoided with a regular inspection of these elements and other key components on your vehicle. If you don’t have the time or you don’t know what to look for when checking over your vehicle, we’re here to help.

To give you one less thing to worry about, pop in to your local MK2 Motors and our trained technicians will carry out a vehicle health check on your car and get you ready for the road.

What is a vehicle health check?

A vehicle health check is also known as a visual health check. It’s a visual inspection of your car which is often carried out by a garage or mechanic alongside a service or repair. Vehicle health checks are a useful extra that can be carried out alongside your service or in between services, for that extra bit of security.

After looking at your car, a mechanic will usually give you an idea about your car’s health and let you know whether they recommend any repairs or maintenance work. The mechanic will usually score each component that they check based on a traffic light system. Each part can be categorised as one of the following.

Green: Safe and doesn’t need any work.

Amber: Work is recommended but is not urgent.

Red: Unsafe and needs urgent attention.

What does a vehicle health check include?

A vehicle health check will usually include checks on the parts of your car that can be inspected visually. This includes your car’s:


Brakes (specifically the brake and disc pad thickness)



Fluid levels




Tyres (specifically the tyre tread thickness)

This is much less detailed than the other kinds of checkups you can get on your car. A full service is a much more thorough inspection of your car that involves more than 60 different checks. It’s recommended that you get a full service every 12 months or 12,000 miles to spot any issues that could turn into bigger problems later down the line.

Meanwhile, an interim service involves around 30 checks and takes place around six months after a full service for cars that frequently cover a lot of mileage. And an MOT is a test of your vehicle’s safety that all cars legally need to get every year.

A vehicle health check doesn’t replace any of these other checks. Instead, it’s an ad hoc service that you can get while your car is at the garage for other purposes, or if you notice something strange but you’re not sure what it is.

Why get a vehicle health check?

A vehicle health check is a good way to give your vehicle a once over to make sure that nothing obvious needs to be repaired or replaced. It will normally only take a mechanic between 15 and 30 minutes to carry out, so it’s a quick and easy way to give yourself peace of mind that your car is in good condition and has had all the work it needs.

It’s also a great chance to spot any small issues with your car that could become bigger issues if they’re left unfixed. This way, you’ll often be able to save money in the long run by nipping any problems in the bud nice and early.

When do I need to book a vehicle health check?

Vehicle health checks aren’t a legal requirement and there’s no recommended timeframe for getting one. Often, garages will carry out a vehicle health check on your car for free whenever you bring it into the garage, for instance, while it’s getting its annual service, MOT or another repair.

That said, vehicle health checks can also allow you to get your car examined if something doesn’t quite feel right but you can’t put your finger on the problem. In this case, asking a mechanic to carry out a vehicle health check could clarify whether there is indeed a problem with your car, and if so, what repairs are needed.

Some garages also offer vehicle health checks that are specific to the changing seasons. For instance, a winter vehicle health check can help you make sure that your vehicle is well-prepared for the cold weather and darker evenings, while a spring vehicle health check can highlight any issues that have been caused by those challenging winter conditions.

What impacts the cost of a car health check?

As we’ve mentioned before, vehicle health checks are often free, especially if your car is already at the garage for another service. That said, different garages operate in different ways and what you end up paying could depend on a few factors like:

The make and model of your car

Whether your car is having other work carried out

Your location

The main thing that will affect the cost of your car health check, however, is whether any repairs are needed – and, if so, which ones. Your vehicle health check could throw up some major problems with your car and, if it does, you can usually pay to get them fixed there and then.




Diagnostic Check & Repair – Vehicle Service – Steering Repairs – Suspension Repairs – Gearbox and Clutch repairs

Brakes replacements – Cambelt / Timing belt replacement – Health Check Vehicle Inspections – Engine Management

Vehicle Electrical Fault Diagnosis and repairs – Air Conditioning Repair and all Vehicle Bodywork

Diesel  & Petrol Engine Diagnostics & Repair

Our expert technicians can fix all types of car mechanical and electrical problems

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Accident Repair Bodywork & Paint

If you want efficient car accident repairs in Milton Keynes you can count on our professionals. We specialise in all kinds of car bodywork and alterations.

Auto & Manual Transmission System Repair

Premier automatic and manual transmission and clutch repair car garage in Milton Keynes


  • Disc brake Service
  • Drum brake Service
  • Inspection & Diagnosis
  • ABS Diagnosis
  • Brake Fluid Flush


  • Disc brake Service
  • Drum brake Service
  • Inspection & Diagnosis
  • ABS Diagnosis
  • Brake Fluid Flush


  • Oil Change Service
  • Classis Lubrication
  • Transmission Service
  • Cooling System Flush
  • Tire Rotation & balance


  • Drivability Diagnosis
  • Fuel Injection Service
  • Computer System Diagnosis
  • Maintenance Tune-up
  • Emission Diagnosis / Repair


  • All Lighting
  • Batteries
  • Alternators
  • Air bag System
  • Accessories


  • All Lighting
  • Batteries
  • Alternators
  • Air bag system
  • Windshield Wipers

Welcome to MK2 Motors
Car garage in Milton Keynes have fully trained mechanics who offer a wide range of quality services

Mk2 Motors in Milton Keynes, offering Professional Automotive Services and MOT for your vehicle at Cost effective Prices. From all your mechanical work to Accident damage bodywork with our trained and very experienced Motor Technicians.

our company offer our customers excellent rates on all types of vehicles for services such as servicing, MOT, vehicle/car repairs, air conditioning and ECU remapping. Along with our vast amount of experience, we have a friendly atmosphere within the garage and a remarkable service which will leave you feeling extremely satisfied.

We are fully equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment, enabling us to quickly find whatever fault your vehicle may have, so we can get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Our garage offers a collection and delivery service, and we pride ourselves on only charging for work which is needed & carried out.

We can MOT your vehicle on-site while you wait, which can also be pre-booked.

With over 20 years experience in auto repair Mk2 Motors can provide a repair service that excels through both experience and the use of the latest technical fault diagnosis equipment.

We provide excellent customer service and all work is guaranteed!

Vehicle Electrical Faults, Vehicle Transmission and gearbox service and repairs for all makes and models including high performance cars, prestige, classic and vintage vehicles.

MK2 Motors is the Best car Repair Shop

Have you encountered a body shop which just took your money but did not really bring any good value to your car? Are you looking for an auto body repair shop in LA that can give you all the services that you need for car?

Make your car appear dashing all the time and be sure that your car is getting the body work that it needs with our 1 stop shop. We are restoring a vehicle to it’s original form after it’s been involved in an accident.

Enjoy convenient car repair and maintenance at your home or office. It’s as easy as one two three

  • Book Appointment

    Tell us what your car needs or ask for a diagnostic. Receive a free, fast & fixed quote.

  • Get your car Fixed

    That’s it. No more waiting in repair shops – our mechanics come to you.

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All Vehicle mechanical, MOTS and bodywork repairs in Milton Keynes..

Diagnostic Check & Repair

Vehicle Service

Steering Repair

Suspensions Repair

Gearbox & Clutch Repair and replacement


Cambelt / Timing Belt Replacement

Vehicle Inspection
Head Gasket Repair

Engine Reconditioning

Car Radiator Repair or Replacement

Car Alternator Replacement.

Electrical Faults Repair

Exhaust Repair or Replacement

Air Conditioning


Bodywork repairs


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haroon rasheed
haroon rasheed
12. November, 2023.
Budget friendly, elegance and cooperation combo offers here. Highly recommended 👌 👍
Usman Rauf
Usman Rauf
14. September, 2023.
great and quick service with quality work
Lorceh “Lorceh” E
Lorceh “Lorceh” E
21. August, 2023.
My car needed a brake fluid change, the guy quoted me £240!!! I knew this wasn’t right so took my car elsewhere and only cost me £47!
Addriyan Ratnayaka
Addriyan Ratnayaka
4. July, 2023.
Went there to check my car which was shaking during braking. Qasim was superb with finding out that I had to change both pads and discs. Good price and excellent service, will come back definitely!
Megan Broad (Meg)
Megan Broad (Meg)
10. June, 2023.
Came here today as the place I usually go to was closed, had a puncture and they fixed it really quickly and good price. Would recommend
Hanan Abdi
Hanan Abdi
28. April, 2023.
Completely ruined my car by ignoring that actual problem and decided to fix other things that had no issues, something that could have cost 30 he turned it into 750, dishonest man and that just wants money, won’t give me my receipts when I asked for them. I could say so much more but just be careful guys don’t waste your time nor money. Now paying for a new engine.
zeeshaan burhan
zeeshaan burhan
13. April, 2023.
This is a very good repair for cars I booked an appointment on the website and it booked on the next day the guy was very polite and he fixed in no time I would recommend this the best repair shop
Αργυρώ Βερ.
Αργυρώ Βερ.
30. March, 2023.
Reasonable prices, good and quick service. When my alter ator needed replacing this garage's quote was almost half the price compared to some other places and the owner made time for me to change the alternator within 2 days after I called up. Really happy with the service I received, I would recommend!
Scott Parrish
Scott Parrish
3. March, 2023.
Have used the guys at MK2 motors for a few years now, great friendly service. Fast, knowledgeable and efficient. Friends and family recommended. Highly recommended.
Paul Fowler
Paul Fowler
18. February, 2023.
Exceptional service ! Friendly customer service and support Even provided photographs of service on my Jaguar f pace 70000 miles scheduled service I take all my cars for any repairs and MOT and Serviceing here Reliable and competitive rates £