Porsche MOT Testing Station
Braunton Engineering are a MOT vehicle testing station with an exemplary record with the DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) - Registered Vehicle Testing Station VTS No.77290. They charge £54 per MOT test, with a free retest within 7 days, and a labour rate of £55/hour +vat for repair work.
The MOT Station is located in Braunton village, Barnstaple, North Devon. It has a purpose built, level surface bay with a scissor lift, ideally suited for ultra low sports cars. The lift incorporates a level jack on sliders which does not foul the underside of the vehicle - jacking of the vehicle is done with rubber blocks to protect the underside.
The Braunton team understand that the annual test can be an anxious time for the owners of rare sports cars, who would like to accompany the car throughout the test. Braunton deal with precious and rare vehicles on a daily basis, and welcome owners to view the working procedures in the garage.
Braunton Engineering regularly conduct MOT tests on Porsche, Ferrari and Aston Martin sports cars, with a sympathetic eye, and with particular care to each vehicle.
They have a familiarity with super cars and sports cars; knowing where and where not to jack, where to look for corrosion for structural integrity (i.e. 911 kidney bowls), is where a specialist MOT Testing facility is crucial with high performance sports cars.
Emissions scrutiny plays an important part of the MOT for vehicles from 1992 on. This part of the test asks the vehicle to hold its revs at between 2000-3500 rpm for several minutes to measure the emissions from the exhaust. The Braunton team are particularly careful when testing at revs to watch for engine temperature to ensure the vehicle does not rise above normal value.