We no longer have our own service centre, if you wish to book your vehicle in for service, MOT and/or repair then please contact Ian at Haven garage on 01323 767175, their address is Wallsend Rd, Pevensey BN24 6AA, which is located next to the Pevensey Bay level crossing.
Please contact the sales team if you require further information.
The MOT test changed on 20th May 2018, with new defect types, stricter rules for diesel car emissions, and some vehicles over 40 years old becoming exempt.
The changes affect cars, vans, motorcycles and other light passenger vehicles.
If you wish to know further information feel free to visit this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mot-changes-20-may-2018
Although diesel-engined cars emit more particulates than petrol ones, their CO2 emissions are generally lower. It’s also important to note that older diesels have far higher particulates and CO2 emissions than newer ones and that the European Union has been tightening up on emissions since 1992.
The first Europe-wide emissions standards, applicable to all new cars registered from January 1993, set an upper limit of 2.72g/km of carbon monoxide (CO) and 0.97g/km of NOx for diesel engines.
Significant improvements were made with the Euro 5 standard that applies to cars registered after January 2011. In order to comply with the limit of 0.18g/km of NOx, diesel-engined cars had to be fitted with diesel particulate filters (DPFs) that capture 99% of all particulate matter before it escapes out of the exhaust.
The latest diesel-engined cars (those sold from September 2015 onwards) comply with Euro 6 regulations and are the cleanest in history. As well as being fitted with DPFs, they have systems that convert most of the NOx from the engine to largely harmless nitrogen and water; for diesel engines, their NOx emissions cannot exceed 0.08g/km.
Despite the negative headlines, the impressive fuel economy of diesel cars means they still make more sense than petrol and hybrid models if you have a high annual mileage from doing a lot of motorway driving.
Just bear in mind that if your driving is mainly town-based, diesels really are best avoided. A diet of constant low-speed urban motoring will clog a DPF filter, and the manufacturer's suggested regimen for unclogging them may not always work, this will leave you with an expensive repair bill.