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MKL Motors are hiring

engine mechanic

Here at MKL Motors we are currently looking to fill 2 positions:

  • Experienced Engine Rebuilder/Reconditioner: We are looking for a technician with experience in rebuilding and reconditioning both petrol and diesel vehicle engines. Someone who has the ability to work on engines from 4 cylinder size upto V8 engines. Someone with a good work ethic, and conducts himself with honesty and integrity.
  • Experienced Engine Fitter: We are looking for an experienced mechanic who has strong knowledge in the fitting of variety of engines and vehicles. Someone with a strong ability to diagnose problems. It is preferred that the fitter should have strong knowledge of the use of vehicle diagnostic equipment. We require someone with a good work ethic who conducts himself with honesty and integrity.

Prospective applicants can contact us by giving us a call on 0208 133 6004 or sending an email to:

Interesting Ford Transit facts

Whatever country a Ford vehicle is sold, the Ford Transit ranks amongst its biggest sellers. The Transit recently had its 50th anniversary within which time it has cemented itself as one of the most popular commercial vehicles.

1. In 1972 London’s Metropolitan Police complemented Ford Transit by calling it “Britain’s most wanted van.”

Ford Transit

2. Scotland Yard once described the Transit as the “perfect getaway vehicle” used in “95 per cent of bank raids”.

Transit Van

3. On October 1985, Sen’or Garcia, was caught by a freak snowstorm some 3000 metres up a mountain pass. He was forced to abandon his Ford Transit. The vehicle was subsequently buried under five metres of snow and could not be retrieved. More than six months later Garcia returned to that place and he was amazed to find that the Transit’s bodywork was only slightly damaged and the Transit started up at the first try and without further ado, he was able to drive it safely back home!

Ford Transit in snow

4. Steve Matthews used his Transit to leap over 15 old cars. The only modifications included removing of windows and gaffer taping the doors and bonnet.
Ford Transit leaping over cars

5. While moving two baby elephants at London Zoo in 1965, handlers turned to their Transit to get the job done.

Baby Elephants and Ford Transit

6. It travelled over 7,500 miles on the Sahara desert.
Ford Transit in Sahara

7. The first Ford Transit was built at Langley, Berks in 1965.

First Ford Transit

8. Ford took £33 million of Ford Transit orders before the production got started.

Ford Transit in Ford's production plant

9. When the Ford Transit was under development, its name was given as Project Redcap.
Inspired from Ford Transit Project Red Cap

10. Professor Reyner Banham once said, “If anthropologists and archaeologists continue to insist on evaluating civilisations by their artefacts, we deserve to be remembered by the Ford Transit.”
Ford Transit

11. Clarkson drove a Transit hover van up the River Avon on Top Gear.

Transit on river Avon

12. One out of every four vans sold in UK is a Ford Transit.
Ford Transit sold

13. A Czech driver, driving a Ford Transit once complained because his odometer stopped at 999,999km.

Ford Transit travelled 999999 km

14. The 1 ton Transit Custom was named “International Van of the Year” and was the first van in its class to receive a 5 star safety rating.
Ford Transit Custom

15. 48 students from Barking College near London set a record by squeezing themselves into a Transit minibus in 1965.

48 Students inside one Transit

16. The 2006 Transit, is the first van ever to offer a front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD) system, the best for icy winter conditions.

2006 Ford Transit van

17. The Ford Transit was used to carry out maintenance work on Swiss railways. It was identified that the distance between its front wheels would easily allow it to run on the rail tracks.
Ford Transit on rail track

18. Wildlife wardens used 1970 Transits to tour the grounds at Woburn Abbey Safari Park in the UK.

Ford Transit in wildlife sanctuary

19. Some Transits spent their entire life span working down in a salt mine in Cheshire, England. It used to transport people and explosives through miles of tunnels.

Ford Transit in salt mine

20. In 1985 some Ford apprentices from Dunton built a floating Transit to take part in the annual raft race at Southend, Essex.

Ford Transit in raft race

DVLA – Online Driving License Information Tool

DVLA driving licence checking tool

DVLA have released a really helpful online tool that allows you to check your driving license details online and will show you the following:

– Driving details e.g. vehicles you can drive
– Current and expired penalty points
– Disqualifications

Awesome tool for keeping track of your driving offenses to make sure you are within your points limit and to find out if any previous ones you had have now expired.

All you need is your driving license number, national insurance number and registered postcode and it will let you view all of your details online.

Simply submit these details on the DVLA link below and you are good to go:


Here at MKL Motors we offer our clients:

– Engine Replacements
– Gearbox Replacements
– Diagnostics
– Repairs
– Servicing
– Nationwide Vehicle Recovery

Please feel free to get in touch with us on 0208 133 6004 for a quote