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MOT Bay Equipment: The Greatest Hits

While Hofmann Megaplan's ATL & MoT equipment division continues to provide high quality equipment and service for a varying range of garage owners. However many are unaware of what equipment goes into an MOT, even though they know the profit it can bring them.

By providing a comprehensive range of products Hofmann Megaplan are able to fit out and upgrade bays with new MOT Equipment to suit more classes. This means better serving opportunities for your garage and not turning customers away. This includes:

What is our Most Popular MOT Bay Equipment?

Whilst no single piece is more important than another, their is always one piece of equipment that starts the search. Emission Testers are often this thing and are available for Class 1 & 2 MOT Testing, Class 4 MOT Testing & Class 7 MOT Testing. These vehicle gas analysers deliver the highest standard in petrol and diesel testing for your customer's peace of mind. Our MOT equipment range includes:

With technologically advanced components included as standard, UK MOT requirements are met with high quality performance products. Our emissions tester units also offer greater ease of use for your engineers and outstanding reliability, so you know that your equipment will not let you down!

What are you waiting for? Visit Hofmann Megaplan ATL MOT now!

Do you need more information or advice on what we can do to help your workshop? Contact us online now or call us today on 01480 891011 to book an appointment with our MoT Station specialists.
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Bewildered by MOT Classifications? A Beginners Guide to MOT Bay Classes

There are a number of different pieces of equipment that make up an MOT Bay and understanding what is needed for classification can be a bit of a head spinner!

Here at Hofmann Megaplan, we pride ourselves on our MoT Bay knowledge and experience, having been a leading supplier of garage and MOT equipment since 1931.

Our specialist division for handling automotive testing equipment within the workshop, works to ensure you have the right equipment in your garage and to make sure your ATL MOT workshop operations run efficiently with little interruptions. They have put together the below quick beginners guide to understanding the different Class bay's when it comes to ATL/MOT.

Read more on our service lead MOT Bay installations here!

Class 1 & 2 ATL MOT Bays

Many garages are unaware that their existing ATL MOT bay can be modified to cater for Class 1 & 2 vehicles, however having a specific Class 1 & 2 ATL MOT Bay can be highly beneficial to the efficiency of testing certain vehicles including:

  • Motorbikes
  • Scooters
  • Mopeds
  • Motorcycle Combinations (e.g. sidecar)


More often than not getting a Class 1 & 2 bay is a no brainer. By contacting our knowledgeable team we can provide specialist insight into achieving this.

Class 4 ATL MOT Bays

As your standard passenger car is the most popular form of transportation, it is of no surprise that Class 4 ATL MOT Bays are the go to when investing in MOT testing equipment. Due to the workload these bays see there is a need for them to be more robust and durable than ever.

Equipping your garage with the right Class 4 MOT bay can be a struggle though, as they can come in all shapes and sizes. By delivering our comprehensive analysis and design bespoke to your workshop, we can offer and advise on the best solution for your space and services. This peace of mind approach is imperative and ensures your bay is right and ready to start making you money ASAP!

Class 7 ATL MOT Bays

With heavy duty vehicles comes larger MOT testing equipment! Where the opportunity to get business from light commercial and heavy commercial machinery testing presents itself, you are going to need specialised Class 7 ATL MOT Bays and equipment to deal with the enormity of each task.

For dealing with the sheer weight and size of the vehicles, you will need a lot of space and very robust equipment. The need to plan well and get thing right first time is key, else a simple project could end up costing you more than needed. 

​If you need to draw on ​our expertise and advice for your MOT equipment, contact us online now or call us today on 01480 8-9-10-11 to speak with one of our MOT Station specialists.

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