New Annual Safety Check for classic cars now available

Age is not kind to classic cars. The roll-back of the MOT test to exclude pre-1960s cars (and proposals to extend this to pre-70s or even 80s cars) worries us at the Great Escape Workshop because we believe old cars need regular checks.  That’s why we’ve created our Classic Health Check.

The new service has been developed using our knowledge of running high mileage classic cars.  It's available to any classic car owner. 

The Classic Health Check doesn’t replace the MOT but it does give you a comprehensive, independent assessment of your car.  It’s not about generating work for us, it’s about giving you a clear view on the condition of your car. We assess the suspension, brakes, structure, lights, engine hosepipes and connections and many more areas.  We check what we’ve learnt matters from running high mileage classic hire cars. Often faults hidden from view can seriously affect the safety of your car.

The Classic Health Check costs just £50+VAT and takes about an hour.  You can wait with your car or we offer a free collection and return service within 20 miles of our site.

To book your Classic Health Check call 01527 893733 or email

We strongly oppose the roll-back of the MOT and you can read what we think here.

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