City West Brake Testing In-House with TotalKare

Added: 11 March 2021


  • South West Mercedes-Benz Truck and Van dealership  group City West Commercials has established in-house brake testing at all their locations, recently extending the facility at two of its workshops after taking advantage of lease hire options from UK lifting and testing experts Totalkare.
  • As part of strategic growth under Dealer Principal, Darren Sweet,   the Truck Sales and Truck and Van Aftersales dealer; which has   locations along the South West stretch of the M5, is now enjoying the time and cost savings that come with in-house testing following the introduction of DVSA-approved mobile brake testers from Totalkare at their Avonmouth and Roche locations.


  • Able to test up to 16,000kg per axle as standard, Totalkare’s connected equipment-ready mobile brake tester is a flexible solution that can be deployed inside or outside the workshop –   even on uneven ground. It comes supplied with computer, monitor, printer, cabinet and a handheld unit that makes it easy to conduct brake tests from the comfort of the driver’s seat. It is available with single or bi-directional rollers and can be   upgraded with extended on-ramps, tachograph calibration, axle   load simulation and more.
  • Both mobile brake testers are supported by a full repair and maintenance service contract from Totalkare which includes two calibration visits per year.


  • “For busy dealerships like ours, simply reducing the number of trips to test centres has already improved our workshop productivity, allowing us to sharpen our service offering to our customers” observed Darren Sweet, Dealer Principal for City West Commercials.
  • He commented “Totalkare was recommended to us and we were not only impressed by the quality of their equipment but also their aftersales service.”
  • John Ray, Area Sales Manager for Totalkare, commented “Testing brakes in-house has immediately offered City West Commercials significant time and cost savings, and by taking advantage of our flexible leasing options they’ve been able to introduce our mobile brake testers at Avonmouth and Roche and streamline expenditure by spreading the cost.”

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