Monday, 1 January 2018

Upcoming MOT Test? Our Tips for Avoiding Fails & Knowing When It's Time to Scrap Your Car



It's the annual event that no car owner looks forward to, the dreaded MOT test! According to the DVLA, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, one in every three cars will fail there MOT test - a worrying statistic that only increases our dread when it comes to booking our cars in.
But, did you know that the majority of cars actually and fail their MOT due to easily avoidable problems, such as headlights, hazard lights and indicators failures? Simple repairs can often be fixed without a mechanic before your MOT takes place, so in order to avoid unnecessary frustration and expense, we thought we'd share some easy ways that you can avoid simple faults and failed MOT tests!

Our tips to avoiding MOT fails



  • Check that all your lights and bulbs are working correctly. This includes headlights, rear lights, indicator lights, hazard lights and brake lights. If the bulbs have blown, follow your manual instructions to replace them.
  • Check your tyres! You should be aware that the legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm, if your tyres tread depth is below this then it may consequently be an automatic fine, and even a fine
  • Whilst looking at your tyre's tread depth, be sure to check the pressure too, and that they’re not damaged or worn in any way
  • Test your brakes, hand brakes and your steering wheel
  • Your view from the driver's seat should not be obstructed in anyway - ensure that you check the wiper blades for damage
  • Your registration plate must be easily readable and if you have had a special personalised plate made, ensure it meets DVLA requirements
  • Your VIN number should match the number in your log book 
  • Test your horn in a suitable location and at a suitable time
  • However, despite how much you look after your car prior to its MOT test, we know that sometimes there are just certain problems that cannot be fixed at home. What happens then?

    When is it time to scrap your car?

    So you've had your MOT test and your car has unfortunately failed, what happens next? If your car is new and has failed on an issue that is easily fixed with a mechanic, then you may be willing to pay for repair but, if your car is older and has failed due to more complex problems such as corrosion, engine failure or brake faults, then the cost of repair may be more than what the car is actually worth. If this is the case for you, then scrapping your car is generally the next option to take.
    If you're in the UK, and live in areas such as Nottingham, Derby, Leicester or Coventry, we suggest scrapping your car with scrap your car online. Their easy-to-use, online quote form makes the process of scrapping your car hassle-free and the quickest it's ever been. Not only that, Scrap Your Car Online offer the best value for money when it comes to your unwanted motor, and will even come and pick it up for you, at a time that is convenient.

    Want to repair your car? Search our range of Vauxhall and Opel new, used or reconditioned car parts today. Having been around for many years, it's safe to say we know our stuff when it comes to all things Vauxhall! Whether the part you're seeking is big or small, you'll find it here!

    Friday, 1 December 2017

    How To Scrap Your Car In Hinckley


    If you have a vehicle within the Hinckley postcode which needs scrapping, please don't hesitate to give us a call here at MegaVaux. Our services covers the Midlands and if you think you need to drive to us, then think again!

    We've made it even easier for you to scrap your car in Hinckley because all you have to do is fill out our quick quote form on our website.

    The process is easy:

    1.    Enter your car details
    2.    Get your instant quote
    3.    Accept your quote
    4.    Get paid and have your car collected!

    If you have a car that you need to scrap in the Hinckley area just visit our website for a quick, free quote.

    Wednesday, 1 November 2017

    Car Part Request At MegaVaux - The Easy Solution For Car Owners


    Car maintenance should be easy and stress free without you having to do all the running around, especially if you're paying for a service.

    At MegaVaux we put our thinking caps on and designed a simple to use, free car part request form so you could find what you need with ease. You don't need to create an account which seems to take ages to do, instead all we ask is that you fill out our form specifying the make, model and part you need.

    After providing us with all the details we can do the running around for you. and as soon as we've found what you need we'll get in touch with you.

    If you're happy with what we've found then we will get it delivered to you as soon as possible, so you won't be off the road long.

    Why not give us a go at MegaVaux.

    Thursday, 5 October 2017

    Don't Go Spare Looking for Car Parts



    Thousands of off-the-shelf parts – available via a computerised stock database.
    Breaking over 400 cars and light commercials
    All parts guaranteed
    Mail order service available.

    Vauxhall Part Guarantee 

    A fully comprehensive guarantee is supplied with all parts to give you peace of mind no matter what you're after. Reconditioned parts have a 3 month guarantee and new parts may vary by manufacturer with a minimum of 12 months as standard.

    Our Stock

    We break up hundreds of cars and light commercials every week. It means we've plenty of stock for you to browse through. With more new, used and reconditioned parts added daily we are one of the largest and most established vehicle dismantlers in the UK.

    So, if you're looking to purchase Vauxhall spare parts or any other spare vehicle part then make sure to give MegaVaux a look!

    Tuesday, 5 September 2017

    Purchase Vauxhall Body Parts at MegaVaux


    Looking for spare car parts isn't an easy job, especially if you're not quite sure on what you're looking for or where to find it.

    All around the country are thousands of scrap yards offering various car parts in several conditions but this doesn't make the task of looking for what you specifically need simple.

    At MegaVaux we have all our spare parts catalogued and arranged by type, model and make. Plus, searching for what you need couldn't be any easier with our search tool located on our homepage.

    Currently at Megavaux we have a comprehensive range of body parts, as well as other categories, suitable for a variety of Vauxhall and Opel cars. Browse from a selection of bonnets, doors, bumpers, tailgates, seat belts and sunroofs.

    So, if you're looking to purchase Vauxhall body parts or any other spare vehicle part then make sure to give MegaVaux a look!

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017

    MegaVaux News - Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer GSi Spotted



    The new Insignia Grand Sport GSi recently had its full debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but apparently recent photos suggest that an estate version of the Insignia flagship will shortly be heading our way as well.

    As usual styling tweaks are kept under wraps and are strictly in line with the looks of the Grand Sport GSi.

    So what can we expect? Certainly a large 20-inch alloy wheels plus a new bodykit, an aggressive front apron, boasting large vents with brushed metal inserts, new side skirts, and a new rear bumper with two large exhaust exits. Because it's an estate model it will mean that the rear end will get a different tailgate and boot lid spoiler.

    So, if you're tempted to ditch your old car for something a little bit more special don't forget you can easily scrap your car at Megavaux, all information can be found on our homepage.

    Saturday, 1 July 2017

    Shop Weekly Offers At MegaVaux


    Each week at MegaVaux we make sure that we supply some of the best Vauxhall and Opel car parts available on the market at a price that is affordable.

    We cater for many makes and models, old and new so we believe that you won't struggle to find the part that you're looking for. If you do need extra help finding what you're looking for then you can use our handy tool on our homepage which allows you to search for the model, year, part type and exact part that you need. It couldn't be any easier!

    To update our customers on our latest offers on vehicle parts we have now created a weekly email which lands straight into your inbox, so if you want to be in the know make sure you sign up today.