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J. Pammenton Motor Services, are based in Brigham, West Cumbria and we are only 2 Miles from Cockermouth and 4 miles from Workington, just off the A66.

Our premises is a new purpose built garage, complete with the latest automated MOT testing lane, together with 2 additional lifts and Snap On diagnostic equipment.

MOT's . . .

MOT testing is primarily a road safety measure designed to ensure as far as possible that all cars, motorcycles and light goods vehicles more than 3 years old.

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Warranties . . .

Block Exemption Regulations, yes we can service your car whilst under manufacturers warranty.

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Air Conditioning Servicing & Recharging Services . . .

More than 90% of cars sold this year had air conditioning systems fitted as standard.

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ECU Engine Remapping . . .

Do you want to increase power, improve drivability and save fuel Do you and your vehicle deserve the best?

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Warranties . . .

Block Exemption Regulations

European Union competition law exists to prevent anti-competitive practices and abuse of companys'dominant market positions. But, in recognition of the unique technical complexity of their products, the motor industry has - since 1995 - enjoyed a so called 'block exemption' from some aspects of competition law.

Under the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (BER), the industry was allowed to continue to operate a franchised dealer network, controlling who would sell their products and where they could do so - a selective and exclusive distribution network in the jargon. This wasn't complete exemption though and the BER included clauses protecting consumer rights regarding service and repair.

The BER were introduced in 1995 and then updated at the end of 2002. One specific requirement of the Regulations was that technical data and repair instructions should be made available to the independent motor trade (for which manufacturers could make a reasonable charge) so that car owners were not obliged to take their car to a franchised dealer for service or repair. this also ensured that data was available to motoring organisations like the AA to enable us to fix cars at the roadside.

By the time the BER were next due for renewal in 2010, the new car exhaust emissions regulations had been agreed for 'Euro 5' and 'Euro 6'. These set the limits for a number of exhaust-born toxins, including particulate matter (soot) but also specified that manufacturers must make technical data and repair information available to the independent trade. The EU initially took the view that with access to technical information covered by Euro 5 and 6 Regulations and the motor industry generally working well, there was no need to renew BER. Click here for more information from the official AA website.


Contact Us . . .


01900 829 160


07979 801 539

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To the rear of Wheatsheaf House, (Follow Lane Down), Low Road, Cockermouth, CA13 0XH


Yes, we can service your car under manufacturers warranty.