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Servicing and MOT check
An MOT is a legal requirement, and such, is a mandatory test to ensure that your car is roadworthy. A full service follows detailed guidelines, set out by the vehicle manufacturer and is there to ensure your car is running in optimum condition. Booking the full service and MOT together is a common practice, as motorists find it helps them save time and money, because they don't have to make two separate trips to the garage.
Booking a full service and MOT together makes remembering the dates for when it is due, easier. If you’re looking to get your car serviced, it’s convenient to also book in for your MOT at the same time for peace of mind.
The annual full service or MOT can be booked in at the same time so that the anniversary for when to rebook appears to be the same and thus you shouldn’t fall behind or forget. Your MOT is a legal annual requirement and your car is also recommended for a yearly full service so why not book in for the two at once.
How much is an MOT and full service?
The price you pay for your full service and MOT will vary per car due to differences in the parts needed and the required labour time. When you book your full service and MOT with WhoCanFixMyCar, prices vary but an average figure is around £199.
Below, you can find the average price of a full service and MOT for some of the top car makes.
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Full service & MOT
The average cost of a full service & MOT check booked on WhoCanFixMyCar is £199.
A full service & MOT includes all the checks you would get in a full service, along with an MOT (which is a yearly legal requirement for cars over the age of 3 years old). By getting both done together, you can often reduce your overall cost and improve your chance of passing the MOT.Can include
- 60+ checks
- MOT test
- Battery level check
- New engine oil and oil filter
The average cost of an interim service booked on WhoCanFixMyCar is £113.
An interim service is recommended for cars that are driven a lot. It generally takes place 6 months after your full service or after every 6,000 miles - whichever comes first. An interim service consists of around 30+ different checks on your vehicle's condition.Can include
- 30+ checks
- Fluid top-ups
- New engine oil and filter
The average cost of an MOT test booked on WhoCanFixMyCar starting from £29.99. An MOT test is an annual test of vehicle safety that must legally be carried out every year on cars over three years old.Can include
- Fuel emissions and exhaust
- Drivers view
- Car body
- Steering and suspension
Difference between a full service and MOT
If you are looking for a full service, then it’s wise to get your MOT completed at the same time. This saves the motorist considerable time and money.
A full service and MOT includes a comprehensive service of your car. Essential fluids are replaced or topped up, filters are replaced, spark plugs on petrol cars are also replaced (diesel cars don't have them.) Typically essential moving components are thoroughly lubricated too. Finally the garage will perform a thorough inspection of your car to spot any additional advisable repairs. Finally your car is given the standard MOT test, a legal requirement for cars over 4 years old.
What does a full car service include?
A full car service will often include a thorough check consisting of 50+ components, system checks and adjustments of your vehicle. The full service will include the following, plus more:
Fluid checks and top ups
Checking the car battery health
Checking the engine performance
Cooling system checks
Checking tyre tread and condition
Brake pad and brake disc wear inspection
Checking the condition of your suspension
Which car parts are checked at an MOT?
An MOT test check is carried out to verify whether a vehicle meets the legislative safety and environmental standards that state whether your vehicle is considered roadworthy in the UK.
During an MOT, the garage mechanic will check these areas for faults:
Vehicle identification number
Steering and suspension
Wipers and washer bottle
Wheels and tyres
Can you do a service and MOT together?
MOTs and car servicing are two separate services which can be booked together at the same time. The main differences between an MOT and a full service is that the MOT is required by law, and the checks are designed following the DVSA's stringent criteria. Alternatively, a car service is tested against regulations set out by the vehicle manufacturer rather than the DVSA – and, although not mandatory by law, is advised to be carried out either every year (or every 12,000 miles).
Why is an MOT and car service necessary?
Everyone with a vehicle over the age of 3 years old is legally required to make sure it meets these requirements of being on the road, once every 12 months. Therefore, an MOT is an annual inspection of your vehicle that is required by law. Due to this, if you are getting your car serviced, then it’s a good idea to book in the MOT together, so that you know for certain that your car is safe to drive, the engine is running well, and all aspects of your car are safe and to the required standard.
Besides the clear safety reasons for having an MOT test check, there are other factors to consider:
It is illegal to drive with no current MOT certificate
You cannot renew your road tax without a valid MOT certificate
Police and mobile camera units can check if your vehicle has a current MOT. If you are spotted without a valid certificate, you are liable for a £2500 fine and 3 penalty points.
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Most of our garages use genuine manufacturer parts and provide the same offering provided as part of the manufacturers recommended maintenance schedule, just ask the garage if you're unsure.
What is the difference between a full service and MOT?
An MOT is a mandatory legal test to ensure that your car is roadworthy; a service follows detailed guidelines set out by your car’s manufacturer, and is designed to keep your car in peak condition. Car servicing is recommended yearly or every 12,000 miles to maintain the condition and roadworthiness of your vehicle. The service itself usually includes a more in-depth mechanical assessment of your car in comparison to the MOT.
Why book my full service and MOT together?
Some common reasons that motorists choose to book their full service and MOT together are:
Complete peace of mind - The car is going to be tested against both the DVSA’s guidelines for road worthiness and against the manufacturer’s recommendations. This is why booking the Service and MOT together ensures you have complete peace of mind.
Save money - When motorists book both the MOT and service together, then the garage you book it with will often have deals where you save money on your MOT if you book it with a full service. Plus, all the comprehensive checks will be carried out together.
Convenient - It can be simpler when you book both together as each year, they will both be due at the same time. It also ensures that the car is the safest it can be, so avoids costly repairs down the road.
How much does a full service and MOT cost?
You should expect to pay from £150 to £300 for a full service and MOT. The difference will be driven by your car (larger-engined cars require more oil and fluids, often pricier filters etc), the comprehensiveness of the additional checks involved, and, of course, any 'deal' pricing available from the garage or dealership.
How long does a full service and MOT take?
This can vary somewhat depending on the work required, however, a full service and MOT will usually take between 2 hours minimum to 4 hours at the very most.
Can you do the full service and MOT from my home?
An MOT test needs to be performed at an official, licenced, MOT test centre, and can't be completed at your home or work. However many of our mobile mechanics will take your car to the test centre on your behalf, for an additional fee.