Posted by: motorvationsaab | June 15, 2018

New MOT Regulations.

DVSAAs of 20th May 2018 the new MOT regulations came into force.

We have had several discussions with our customers as to how the new regulations may affect them.  As a responsible garage we feel that you should be aware of the current legislation. We are posting this so as to give everyone a brief summary of how this may affect you.

Defects found during the MOT are now categorised as follows :

  • Dangerous
  • Major
  • Minor

What do the new categories mean ?

Dangerous.    A direct and immediate risk to road safety or has a serious impact on the environment. Do not drive the vehicle until it’s been repaired. Result : Fail

 Major.            It may affect the vehicle’s safety, put other road users at risk or have an impact on the environment. Repair it immediately.                       Result : Fail

Minor.              No significant effect on the safety of the vehicle or impact on the environment. Repair as soon as possible.                                         Result : Pass

 Advisory.        It could become more serious in the future. Monitor and repair it if necessary.                                                                                        Result : Pass

 Pass                It meets the minimum legal standard. Make sure it continues to meet the standard.Pass.                                                                  Result : Pass


If your vehicle has failed its MOT with a recorded “DANGEROUS DEFECT”, It is now ILLEGAL TO DRIVE ON THE ROAD, and as such SHOULD NOT be driven away from the garage.

HOWEVER, we cannot, legally withhold a customers vehicle. The most we can do is advise you, the customer, of the risks involved as a result of driving your vehicle from the garage until your vehicle is repaired.

If you are caught driving your dangerous vehicle on the road, you can face prosecution and be liable for the following penalties.

  • You may receive a fine of £2,500.
  • You may face being banned from driving.
  • You may receive 3 penalty points on your driving licence.

Once a vehicle has a dangerous defect at MOT, it is instantly recorded with the DVLA Database, and is ILLEGAL to drive on UK roads.

if you wish to remove your vehicle from the garage, we will ask you to sign a form to confirm that you understand the legislation and possible penalties, and that we have made you aware of the situation with regard to your vehicle.


Posted by: motorvationsaab | February 9, 2018

Saab 9-3 Aero Sportwagon for sale

For sale by one of our customers, due to the arrival of a new car.

A nice low mileage 2006 Manual Aero Sportwagon with service history.

Check it out at our sales page.



Posted by: motorvationsaab | December 21, 2017

Happy Christmas Everyone !

 Merry Christmas

Christmas opening

Well here we are again ! So long 2017, and what a year it has been !
Once again Chris, Jacquie, and Mike would like to say thank you for your support and loyalty in 2017. We truly appreciate it, and we looking forward to seeing you in 2018.

We seem to be living in great times of change both socially and politically. We have seen quite a few famous faces pass away this year, and lost some heroes of our times. Once again we have said goodbye to a few older clients who had became friends over the years. Life does go on and continues to bring us lots of laughs, new friends, and new opportunities. So we are welcoming 2018 !

Please Note : Our Christmas opening times.
We are closed from Friday 22nd until Tuesday 2nd January.

In an Emergency : Please call us and you will get through to our emergency line, leave a message and we will get back to you quickly.

Saab Summary.

Genuine Parts supply remains good. Poor quality aftermarket parts abound on the internet, often costing more than the genuine item ! So if you are looking “on the net” price check first !

With the continuing rise in values for the “Classic Saab cars” we are seeing more customers requesting refurbishment or restoration of their cars.

Nevs the new owners are now producing all electric cars, based on the Saab platforms. As for the future we shall remain “brand loyal”. As an existing friend of Motorvation we are always happy to service and maintain your other vehicles and don’t forget we also service Minis.

Again wishing you all the best for you and yours Christmas and New Year.

Best wishes from

Chris Mike and Jacquie.

Visit us at

Posted by: motorvationsaab | August 25, 2017

A21 Access now open !

Great News ! A21 Access now open! 😁😁😁
At last the new access from the A21 from both north and south has been opened. From either direction look out for the sliproad signs for Capel, Halfmoon Lane and Kent College.
If you are coming from the Maidstone direction down the A228 you will still find it quicker to come in the back way via Kent College.
Enjoy the new road layout !!

Posted by: motorvationsaab | June 13, 2017

Another Classic 900 Convertible.

One of our customers is selling his lovely 1992 900 convertible. The car has a very comprehensive file of paperwork. Well worth a view. For the owners contact and for more info go to our website page at

Richardson 4

Richardson 2

Posted by: motorvationsaab | February 3, 2017

SAAB 900 Turbo Convertible For Sale

SAAB 900 Turbo Convertible 1987.
Original car with only 31k Miles  !



A fantastic opportunity to own a completely original very low mileage 900 Classic Turbo convertible.
The car has been in storage for many years and has just been recommissioned ready for the road by Motorvation and will come with a full Mot.
Finished in white with grey leather interior and with the rare original factory hood covers, she has only covered 31,532 miles in 30 years !

The owner car has moved aboroad and we will be selling it on his behalf.
We are currently awaiting the vehicle documents to arrive from the owner.
If this car is of interest, and you would like more information, please contact :
Chris on 01892 825208.
or email:
More pictures can be made available.

The asking price is £5800.
Please note : We are selling on behalf of the owner to whom payment will be made direct.  Motorvation is not part of any transaction or any sale agreements which will be made between purchaser and vendor.

Posted by: motorvationsaab | January 18, 2017

Saab 93 Convertible for sale.

One of our customers is offering this car for sale. Having just retired he and his wife are off on a long touring holiday, lucky them ! This trip will take them out of the country for a considerable time.They are looking for a quick sale.


For more details please visit our sales page at :

Posted by: motorvationsaab | December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Well here we are again ! So long 2016, and what a year it has been !
Once again we at Motorvation, Chris, Jacquie, Mike and Dan would like to say thank you to everyone who supports us with their loyalty and custom.
We truly appreciate it, and we looking forward to seeing everyone in 2017.

Sometimes we think the whole world seems to have gone crazy! We are living in great times of change both socially and politically. We have seen quite a few famous faces pass away this year, and lost some heroes of our times. Sadly we have also said goodbye to a few older clients who became friends over the years. However, life carries on, continuing to bring us lots of laughs, new friends, and new opportunities. So we are welcoming 2017 !
Please Note : Our opening times.
We are closed from Friday 23rd until Tuesday 3rd January.
In an Emergency : Please call us and you will get through to our emergency line if you are not answered leave a message and we will get back to you quickly.

Once again we wish you all the best of the season.

Posted by: motorvationsaab | August 19, 2016

New Road Diversion to Motorvation

roadworks sign

Once again we have a new road diversion !!

There is now NO ACCESS from the A21 into Halfmoon Lane. This will continue for the next few months. Please check our website location page for directions and a map at .

It looks more complicated than it really is !

Posted by: motorvationsaab | July 18, 2016

Saab 95 Diesel Estate for Sale

Saab 9-5 Estate diesel 2004. 2.2 litre Diesel manual with good service history.

Chris car 1   Chris car 3



Chris car 2

Dark Blue metallic paintwork and Parchment leather seats. New Mot. This car was bought by Chris for his own use from a customer when it became surplus to their requirements. We have carried out a full refurb of the suspension including bushes and rear shock absorbers. It has also recieved new rear brake discs and pads as well as having recently had a new Turbocharger and intercooler, and has had a service. The car has passed its Mot with no advises she now drives beautifully. My own requirements have changed and the car is now no longer needed. She is ready to drive away.

This is a private sale by Chris.
Price £1750 ono
Please contact us on 01892 825208, or email on 



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