Welcome to the website of Pentagon Motorist Centre, an independent garage based in Chatham that provides professional car repairs in Chatham, Rochester, Gillingham covering the Medway area.
We are fully established, highly experienced and conversant with all popular vehicle makes and models. Our business has a team of qualified technicians with experience in all aspects of modern vehicle repair. We offer brake and clutch replacements, tyre fitting, new exhausts and general car repairs for discerning customers who recognise the value in using a reputable and knowledgeable trade specialist.
We are dedicated to maintaining the high standard of car service you expect and deserve at a discounted price compared to any main dealership around Medway.
We are one of the region’s foremost providers of top quality vehicle repairs in. Our MOT testing is carried out on site in our workshop based in the centre of Chatham and we have a comfortable, customer waiting and viewing area.
If you are happy to be without your vehicle for the day we offer a free collection and delivery service covering the areas of Medway, including Gillingham and Rochester
Discounts are on offer, for more information about car servicing and MOT Discounts click on the MOT tab or simply call Pentagon directly on 01634 405757.
With two bays we are one of the largest testing stations in Medway. Use our booking request form to book your MOT and one of our team will get back to you to confirm.
Clutch – Drive Shafts – Fly Wheels – Gearboxes – Prop Shafts – Rear Axles – Wheel Bearings – CV Joints and Gaitors
Ball Joints – Bushes – Coil Spring – Power Steering – Shock Absorbers – Steering Rack – Suspension Arms – Tracking
Complete Systems – Catalytic Converters – Downpipes – Silencer – Manifolds – Oxygen Sensors – Rear Box – Particle Filters – Emissions
Cam Shafts – Cambelts – Cylinder Head – Fan Belts – Cylinder Head Gasket – Oil Pumps – Timing Chain – Turbos – Valves
Airbags – Alternators – Batteries – Bulbs – Coils – Diagnostics – HT Leads – Safety Restraint Systems (SRS) – Sensors – Spark Plugs – Starter Motors -Warning Lights – Washers
Anti-Freeze – Pressure Caps – Expansion Bottle – Hoses – Temperature Sensors – Radiators – Thermostats – Water Pump
Anti-Lock Brakes – Brake Master Cylinder – Brake Callipers – Discs – Drums – Fluid – Hoses – Pads – Pipes – Servos – Shoes
New MOT system
Another day at the office or should I say workshop – after 6 days of trouble free MOTing with regards the new web based system I was about to give praise where praise is due, but after another day of logging on issues we are left with a lot of wasted time and inconvenienced customers….
Web based MOT system glitch
Pentagon Motorist Centre rolled over onto the new web based MOT system last week – I would like to say it was glitch free but unfortunately it was not. You would think that the DVSA would have thoroughly tested the system before its final roll out and recommendations announced prior to going live, but no….
4 Year MOT Testing
The Chancellor George Osborne announced during the recent summer budget speech that the government are to consult on extending the deadline for new cars and motorbikes to have their first MOT test changed from three to four years old. George also announced that this is likely to save motorists over £100m a year. Saving the…
HORROR STORY – REAR SEAT BELT
Ian, from Castlehill services, sent in a picture to ‘Matters of Testing’ of a seat belt repair on a 2005 Suzuki Vitara which was presented for an MOT. On inspecting the rear seat belts, Ian found that both outer belts had been damaged. Someone had cut out the damaged areas and stapled the two parts…
The MOT has been around since 1960 – The original test assessed the basic mechanical safety and control systems and has developed over the years. MOT testing stations have been obliged to invest in equipment and conform to stringent standards imposed by VOSA, now known as DVSA. This test equipment has gradually become more sophisticated…
Skoda Fabia 2007 1.2 cuts out on idle
I had a customer whose Skoda Fabia 2007 1.2 cuts out on idle for no reason. Basic checks were carried out which means checking oil levels, coolant levels and electrical component connections as well as visually looking for any obvious signs of split breather hoses. There appeared to be nothing obviously wrong and without an…
Car Repair Savings Plan
Have you ever felt that it would be a good idea to save up for your car repairs? A savings plan for your vehicle repairs is now available – ‘Car Repair Plan’ in association with ‘Trust My Garage’ is a way of spreading the cost of your vehicle repairs. We conducted a survey last year…
Turbo failure is quite often due to four main reasons: Not allowing an engine to warm up fully Switching off before a turbo has begun to slow down in speed Lack of oil changes or incorrect oil used. Low oil level The most overlooked factor with a Turbo is that when the engine has stopped,…
Why Check Your Oil Level?
It has always amazed me when a customer rings up to book their car in because the engine management light has come on and when quizzed their cars oil level has not been checked. The realities of the situation are, when the oil light illuminates, it is too late and you would have certainly caused…
DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER
Some Diesel engines today have been designed to run so efficiently that during an MOT emissions smoke test, the emissions are so low that the smoke tester is unable to give a reading. This is due to the Catalyst and DPF both doing their jobs efficiently. This is surely a good thing? But what some…