Welcome to Acorn Auto Services (incorporating Acorn Auto Electrics) - working exclusively in the Middlesbrough and Stockton automotive industry for 30 years, we have gathered a significant range of experience. Acorn Auto Services are local specialists in:

  • Servicing and repairs
  • MOT Testing Middlesbrough
  • Motorcycle MOT Testing Middlesbrough
  • Air Conditioning
  • Timing Belts
  • Brakes
  • Car Electrics
  • Starters/Alternators
  • Alarms/Immobilisers
  • Suspension Kits
MOT Vehicle Testing Station - Acorn Auto Services

Motorcycle MOT Testing

NEW from March 2012

Keep your bike street legal by allowing us to provide your annual motorbike MOT test. Our tester is well known local biker, Hylton Hutchinson who can not only thoroughly MOT test your bike but can do so with the experience of a seasoned biker.

For motorcycle MOT Testing in Middlesbrough, Stockton and surrounding areas
please call to book an appointment

How to find us

Turn off Newport Roundabout towards Cannon Park. Take first right, first left then turn through green gates, or click here for an interactive map.

Pick up service

If it makes life easier, we can arrange to come and collect your car from you and return it once any work has been completed. This is a complimentary service for local customers in Middlesbrough/Ingleby Barwick.

Servicing and Repairs - MOT Vehicle Testing Station - Acorn Auto ServicesServicing and Repairs

We service all makes and models of cars from a simple oil service to a full service. We can also carry out any other repairs you may need. Our servicing does not affect your warranty.

MOT Vehicle Testing Station - Acorn Auto ServicesMOT Testing

The MOT Test is carried out to ensure your vehicle meets minimum road safety standards. It will be carried out by a Vehicle Inspectorate approved tester.

MoT Testing may be carried out up to a month before the expiry date of your current MoT certificate. Don't worry if you can't find your old certificate, our computer will automatically add the remaining days to your new test certificate. MoT testing may be viewed from the MoT viewing/reception area or why not nip to the cafe next door for a full English breakfast or just a nice cuppa while you wait!

Important note: An MoT certificate relates only to the condition of the testable items at the time of the test.

Air Conditioning (A/C)

Air Conditioning - MOT Vehicle Testing Station - Acorn Auto ServicesCar air conditioning systems need regular servicing due to the natural porosity of the hoses and components used in modern vehicles. The refrigerant will leak slowly out of the a/c system at a rate of up to 20% per year making your system gradually less efficient until it finally stops working altogether.

If you let your air conditioning system run out of refrigerant or don't use the system for several months the internal seals may dry out leading to possible compressor seizure.

Most manufacturers recommend that you have your air conditioning system serviced and re-gassed every 18-24 months in order to keep the system working efficiently. Your air conditioning system should also be used during the winter to help demist your windows (A/C systems work on hot and cold settings)

We offer a workshop or mobile service, at home or work, using the latest, fully automatic Air Conditioning service machine.

Call this number for more information on our Air Conditioning services : 07850 930711.

Timing Belts - MOT Vehicle Testing Station - Acorn Auto ServicesTiming Belts

Replacing Cambelts can be a complex job, requiring specialist knowledge and technical information. At Acorn Auto Services we have the experience to provide a full cambelt replacement service.

It is vital to replace cambelts at manufacturer recommended intervals. If the cambelt is not replaced when recommended it may fail. In most cases this will cause extensive damage to the engine.


Brakes - MOT Vehicle Testing Station - Acorn Auto ServicesBrakes are a critical safety feature of you car and, as such, regular brake checks and maintenance are imperative. These checks can also help to reduce the possibility of more costly repairs being required in the future. Acorn Auto Services only fit brake components made to original equipment standards.

All brake parts are guaranteed for 12 months or 12000 miles.
(whichever is soonest)

Brake upgrades

We supply and fit EBC brake components.

EBC Green Stuff Brake Pads create less dust and the dust they do produce is more easily washed off your alloys. They are designed for premium street driving, offering better brake effect up to 600*c. EBC Green Stuff has a high initial brake effect and gives drivers confidence from the first application of the brake pedal.

Car Electrics - MOT Vehicle Testing Station - Acorn Auto ServicesCar Electrics

With a fully qualified, experienced Auto Electrician on the team, Acorn Auto Services carry out all aspects of electrical work on cars.

Electrical fault finding

From simple lighting faults to complex systems like ABS, we have the latest diagnostic machines with full technical back-up. Mobile service available.


We are able to repair/replace most starters and alternators.

Alarms and immobilisers

We supply and fit Laserline alarm and immobiliser systems.

We offer a mobile service to by-pass your faulty alarm/immobiliser and get you going again.

Suspension Kits - MOT Vehicle Testing Station - Acorn Auto ServicesSuspension Kits

We supply and fit the world renowned Eibach suspension kits as used by most Formula 1 teams. The main aspect of Eibach

Eibach Suspension Kits - MOT Vehicle Testing Station - Acorn Auto Services

suspension is a noticeable improvement to the driving characteristics. Secondly the enhanced sporty look for your car, although you wont find extreme lowering here! Eibach believe in performance handling and a comfortable ride. If you want the best fit Eibach!

Eibach - www.eibach.co.uk
EBC - www.ebcbrakes.com