Save time. Book your next MOT Test Online!

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Lessian Motors customers can now book an MOT Test online.

It’s simple. All you have to do is visit the MOT Service Centre area on our website, select a day and time that suits you using the drop down menus, and once completed and submitted you’ll receive an appointment confirmation email – serving as a handy reminder.

Located next to our workshops on Little Lane in Ilkley, our dedicated MOT Test Centre can test any size or type of vehicle including; scooters, motorcycles, cars, motor caravans, taxis, passenger vehicles (up to 16 seats) and commercial goods vehicles.

So don’t delay… MOT Tests can be carried out up to 28 days in advance of the renewal date, with the time added to the next certificate.

Book Online today!

Prestigious restoration success

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Ilkley’s vehicle servicing, MOT and specialist car restoration garage, Lessian Motors, is celebrating after a classic Porsche 911 they played a role in restoring was entered for sale at the prestigious Bonhams auction house, which took place last week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The rare 1969 Porsche 911T was purchased by David Graves Specialist Cars of Ilkley in 2011, but required a full strip down and rebuild. With every part of the classic supercar being renovated or replaced during its restoration, David Graves commented: “We chose Lessian Motors to paint the newly restored car bodywork because of their expertise and reputation in classic car restoration. When we acquired the car it was white – not the original colour, so we decided to return the vehicle to its original ‘Blood Orange’ factory colour.”

The car was spray painted to exacting standards by Lessian Motors, using their specialist ‘low bake’ paint oven and using period-correct ’68 Line’ Glasurit paint formulations, again, supplied by Lessian Motors. After painting, Lessian engineers also refitted the car’s major mechanical parts such as suspension, engine and gearbox, before returning it to David Graves Specialist Cars to complete the restoration task.

So exacting were the standards of the restoration that the vehicle was awarded the prestigious ‘Certificate of Authenticity’ by Porsche prior to its sale – confirming that it was restored to the factory’s own high standards, and adding further to the car’s value.

After the car’s sale at Bonhams auction, David enthused, “I am over the moon at the quality and attention to detail the Lessian Motors team delivered on this project. I can’t praise the standard of their craftsmanship high enough. The garage is a gem of an asset for anyone living in or around Ilkey who need to find a quality vehicle servicing or car bodywork and painting provider.”

When the going gets tough!

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When we’re not busy looking after customer vehicles with our full range of competitively priced, local servicing and repair work, regular Lessian Motors eNews readers will know that we also prepare and run an Ford Escort MkII RS2000 rally car.

This weekend, the Lessian Motors Rally Team contested the Tour of Hamsterley rally in County Durham. An interesting challenge for the 99 crews taking part, the conditions were slippy with varying weather. The rally’s 7 stages, 6 inside the Hamsterley Forest complex and one other in the grounds of Raby Castle estate presented a real challenge.

Finishing the daylong event, along with our rally team PR & marketing partner, GPM, we managed to finish 2nd in class and 21st overall – a really great result for the Lessian Team team.

We look forward to seeing you soon, for all your vehicle servicing requirements.

Stop quicker with winter tyres!

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To prepare your car for winter driving conditions, all drivers should consider using winter tyres. And that’s particularly so for motorists in our region, where the increased chance of heavy snow and ice can make driving conditions treacherous.

Unlike with normal tyres, winter tyres provide more effective grip on the road during cold and icy conditions – reducing the chance of an accident.

The rubber compound of winter tyres is different to normal tyres, being specifically formulated to work in temperatures below 7 degrees centigrade. With a normal tyre, if the temperature drops below 7 degrees the tyre loses its flexibility.

In the cold, ice, and snow, winter tyres provide a level of grip that no normal tyre can match. A vehicle fitted with winter tyres will come to standstill on a snow-covered road (from a speed of 30mph) two full car lengths sooner than a car fitted with with normal tyres!

To get ready for winter, ask us about winter tyre options for your vehicle today.

Call us today on Ilkley 01943 608355.

Free bulb check & fitting!

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In modern cars, changing light bulbs can be all but impossible without a trip to the garage – and, thanks to minimum charges, the cost can soar to many times the £5 or so for the actual bulb.

To help Lessian Motors’ customers avoid having faulty or illegal lights, any vehicle brought to us will be checked by our technicians to make sure headlight, indicator and brake light bulbs are all in working order. What’s more, we’ll do this free of charge – and get you back on the road without having to pay expensive dealership prices.

Remember    …as the days get darker, it’s even more important to check your lights are working properly.

Why not pop-in as soon as you can to have your vehicles bulbs checked.

Lessian Motors – We’ll keep you safe and seen on the road

Get 25% off your next scheduled service!

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To celebrate the opening of our new MOT Testing Station, we’re offering MOT Test customers 25% off their next scheduled service.

Simply call us to book your MOT Test, quote code ‘LM MOT 25’ when booking, and we’ll give you 25% discount from the cost of your next service with us*.

And don’t forget. MOT Tests can be carried out up to 28 days in advance of the renewal date, with the time added to the next certificate.

Lessian Motors are committed to ensuring all our customers’ cars remain in tip-top condition, so take advantage of our expanded services and book your MOT Test now, on 01943 608355.

Offer ends October 31st

*Service must be carried out within 12 months of MOT Test promotion. Discount applies to service labour charge only.

Ilkley’s latest MOT Testing Station is now open!

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Located adjacent to our workshops on Little Lane, Ilkley, we are proud to announce our brand new, state-of-the-art MOT testing Station is now open for business.

Using our dedicated MOT test facility, we are now conducting MOTs using the very latest technology. We can test any size or type of vehicle including; scooters, motorcycles, cars, motor caravans, taxis, passenger vehicles (up to 16 seats) and commercial goods vehicles.

Remember, MOT Tests can be carried out up to 28 days in advance of the renewal date, with the time added to the next certificate… so don’t leave it to the last minute!

To book your MOT Test appointment, call us now on 01943 608355

Coming soon… Lessian Motors’ new MOT Test Centre

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Lessian Motors prides itself on value-for-money vehicle repairs and maintenance, combining the very latest industry technology with technical expertise.

And now, you’ll soon be able to look forward to the same detailed technical expertise and attention provided by our forthcoming Lessian Motors MOT Test Centre.

Located adjacent to our existing workshops on Little Lane in Ilkley, the brand new, state-of-the-art facility will cater for any size or type of vehicle including; scooters, motorcycles, cars, motor caravans, taxis, passenger vehicles (up to 16 seats) and commercial goods vehicles.

A family-run business with an assurance of quality, we are committed to maintaining your vehicle to the highest possible standard, and are very proud to expand our on-site service offering with a brand new MOT test facility.

Keep an eye on your inbox for our MOT Test Centre opening offers.

A class act!

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Apart from offering a full range of competitively priced, local servicing and repair work for all marques of vehicles, we also prepare a Ford Escort MkII RS2000 to run in selected UK wide rally events.

Contesting our first rally of the new season recently, the Riponian Stages event was a resounding success for the Lessian Motors Rally Team. Consisting of 12 forest stages in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, along with our rally team PR & marketing partner, GPM, we managed to complete the treacherous snow and ice covered stages to finish 3rd in class.

“The opening rally of the season was a real challenge, with eight out of the ten forest stages covered in sheet ice and snow.” said Graeme Powell, GPM’s director. “I’m very pleased with this opening result, it’s due in no small part to the technical knowledge, experience and many of hours of work that has gone into the preparation of the car by the Lessian Motors team.”

Keep you bodywork in tip-top condition – with 10% discount on all repairs

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After the rigours of winter your car’s bodywork may not be looking 100%. To help bring it back to tip-top condition and ready for spring, Lessian Motors is offering all eNews customers a 10% reduction on any body shop repair.

So, if you’ve had a bump, or need a dent or paintwork repair, let us make your body work look like brand new, with a high-quality repair by our experienced team.

With over 35 years experience, Lessian Motors is an expert in car body and collision repair for all types of vehicles. Our body shop in Ilkley has an established reputation, so why not call or visit us for a free estimate on any accident repair, auto body repair, re-spray, or dent removal.

And remember, we only use replacement parts of the same quality as the original, meaning your manufacturer’s warranty will not be affected.

Call us today to book your discounted body shop repair.
Offer ends 29th March 2013.