The local garage turned out to have a poor reputation. Talked to a nice chap near me who is lucky and rich enough to have 2 vans, a splitty and an prototype. We got talking about our vans as you do and I asked if he knew the local garage and he told me not to use them as they really only do modern cars and he took his bay there once and they messed it up. So I have decided to go with plan B first and get the tyre place to pry the old wheels off and put my nice new ones on. Then in October when things are quieter its plan A. The van is going to my son's mate Paul at the Medway MOT Centre in Rainham, Kent as he knows our vans and has a good reputation, to do the spring plates job.