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A MOT is an annual legal requirement for any car over 3 years old. It ensures car safety, functionality and legality by checking all the vehicle’s major components for faults and performance. With so many MOT testers in our network, securing a good deal for your MOT test is made simple with WhoCanFixMyCar.

You can also opt to undertake your MOT in combination with a full service or even with an interim service.

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Top garages for MOT (11,433 found)
Wilco Motosave - Selby
48 Jobs Completed
Selby
5.0 / 5

Wilco Motosave is one of the North's leading independent family owned motorists' stores and fitting centres.

With 26 branches located throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Manchester & Rochdale, we'll be sure to have a store near to you. Each of our depots also contains a busy fast-fit centre too, where we fit tyres, batteries, exhausts and CATs to hundreds of cars every single day throughout our region. We also carry out servicing and fit braking parts too.

We will be pleased to carry out a Free No-Obligation Check on your Tyres, Exhausts & CATS, Batteries and Brakes and then provide a very competitive quote on any necessary work.

You're welcome to pop in to any of our branches or give them a call to arrange a suitable time.
Our stores are filled with all the leading car care and accessories brands, available for much lower prices than other stores and if you are more of a pedal power person rather than horse-power, our branches also stock a large range of bikes, for all the family, and cycle accessories too.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Nottingham
769 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.6 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

E H Autoservices
148 Jobs Completed
Bromsgrove
4.8 / 5

Reliable and friendly car repairs.offering repairs, servicing, clutches, brakes, welding, cam belts, MOT work and diagnostics. We understand that when you have a problem with your car you need a prompt local solution and always have our mechanical experts on hand for you and your car. Open Monday to Friday 8.30am till 6pm, Saturday by appointment, we also offer free collection and delivery where it's requested. Located in sherwood road Bromsgrove covering Bromsgrove, Droitwich and surrounding areas.

D&G Autocare - East Kilbride
485 Jobs Completed
East Kilbride
4.7 / 5

Proud to be Central Scotland’s No.1 autocare centre, D&G Autocare provide our customers with the best deals on MOTs, tyres, exhausts, brakes, servicing, suspensions, clutches and garage repairs! We’re equipped to fix all garage repairs and replace all car parts. We also supply tyres and wheels and have VOSA Authorised Testing Facilities up to Class 7 commercial Vehicles. Company cars, fleet and lease vehicles are welcome too. With our knowledge and experience, we provide our customers with a service that’s second to none, together with fantastic value for money and the best guarantees in the business.

Top Autos Aldershot
498 Jobs Completed
Aldershot
4.8 / 5

We are a newly formed, family owned, friendly garage based in Aldershot who take pride in offering our customers a very personalised service. We carry out all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and class 4 MOTs, with no job being too big or too small.

We have a team of 2 mechanics, fully qualified in motor repairs up to Senior ATA accreditation level, with over 30 years of combined mechanical experience, working on all makes and models of vehicles from cars through to light commercial vans. We only use good quality original specification approved parts, to ensure that your vehicle remains in its optimal condition, and we provide customers with 12 months / 12,000 miles’ warranty on both parts and labour for your peace of mind. Customer satisfaction is our main priority and you will not be disappointed with our level of workmanship.

We also provide customers with a free collection and delivery service within 10 miles, or the use of our comfortable waiting room which has Wi-Fi and refreshments readily available.

Drivers Autocentre Ltd - Maryhill Road
319 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

We are a Clean, Modern and Progressive Car and Van Service and Sales Centre. We have over 15 Years Experience at our various locations across Glasgow and The West. All of our Technicians are fully qualified within the Main Dealer Network and completed various training programmes of manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ford, Mazda, Vauxhall, VW Audi Group and Nissan. We aim to be the number 1 choice for customers and as such we offer excellent levels of customer care and attention aswell as aiming to have your vehicle completed within a timely manner. We also offer the following services to help our customers take the hassle out of motoring:
• Free Vehicle Health Check
• Electronic Video of Vehicle
• Courtesy Vehicle (Booked In Advance)
• Collection and Delivery (Booked In Advance)
• Lift Home or Locally (Normally Same Day)
• Payment Assist (Spread the Cost of The Bill at no Extra Cost)
• All Repairs Come Warranted
• Full VAT Invoice Provided
• Sales Leasing and Finance
Our Sites also have Fully Equipped customer waiting areas with WIFI, Newspapers / Magazines and Comfort Facility. Myself and the team look forward to welcoming you to Drivers Autocentre and should you have any questions or queries just give us a call or message in. Thanks David Lamb Managing Director.

Ewood Motor Services
337 Jobs Completed
Blackburn
4.9 / 5

Ewood Motor services is conveniently based in Blackburn near Ewood Park. Our garage is home to the latest equipment and facilities enabling us to carry our repairs and services to a high standard. Providing a free collection/delivery for local customers within 5 miles is just one of the many great services we offer.

We cover a range of mechanical services from brakes and exhausts to steering and suspension. Our mechanics have gained a variety of skills over the years and aim to make sure your car care needs is a swift, smooth running experience.

Our diagnostic equipment helps us pinpoint problems which means we can successfully carry out any work needed so you can be back on the road in no time. Our comfortable waiting room is there if you wish to wait while we work on your car, or we have some very handy local transport links if you wish to go about your day to day activities,

We also have a fully kitted out body shop on site for all body work repairs

Mr Tyre Ltd - Swadlincote
87 Jobs Completed
Swadlincote
4.6 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres giving an incredible coverage across the central England region.

With many years’ experience in the tyre industry we have a reputation for providing high quality products at competitive prices. Being so well established has allowed us to form close relationships with virtually every major tyre manufacturer.

Alongside tyres, our stores offer most mechanical repairs including brakes, servicing, engine repairs, suspension, MOT testing, stainless steel exhausts, engine remapping and air conditioning repairs and re-gas.

We are happy to serve Swadlincote and its surrounding areas.

Niche Autos LTD
871 Jobs Completed
Wakefield
4.9 / 5

OFFICE CONTACT NUMBER IS (WAKEFIELD) 362 072 Established for many years, we are a family run business that believes in great customer service to encourage repeat business with every customer. Our pricing is very competitive and all of our mechanics have the best equipment at their disposal to get the job done correctly and efficiently. We undertake all aspects of vehicle repairs, MOT tests, Clutches, Brakes, Exhausts just to name a few as well as very competitive rates on vehicle detailing using only the very best products

Brook Street Motors Bury
421 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide experience of all other vehicle makes in the motor industry, so we are able to carry out repairs on most makes and models.

We are new to this site, but have 5* feedback on another work based website, and have good reviews on our own website, please feel free to check. We take customer service and satisfaction seriously, and pride ourselves on word of mouth for a lot of our work.
Every car leaving our premises is checked over for safety and peace of mind.

We offer a free collection and delivery service or the use of one of our courtesy cars, subject to availability.

Sopley Garage
85 Jobs Completed
Christchurch
4.9 / 5

Sopley Garage is a well established business located in Sopley on the main road between Christchurch and Ringwood. We cover all areas of mechanical car repairs, car servicing, vehicle diagnostics and MOT testing. We take pride in providing a quality, value for money service delivered in a friendly approachable way.

Our Undertaking
All work will be carried out using only first class quality parts and lubricants. We will only undertake work which has your prior authorisation and after providing a quote which includes VAT. Any changes to the quote will be notified before being acted upon. We will respect agreed deadlines keeping you informed of any unforseen difficulties or delays. We will provide you with a clearly laid out invoice and give you feedback about any additional issues which may need attention. We will look after your vehicle and treat you with friendly courtesy.

Best Motors Coachworks LTD
22 Jobs Completed
london
4.8 / 5

We at Best Motors service centre have been providing our customers and the general public our superb service each and every time for 25+ years. We are a officially VAT registered Mercedes Benz garage.
We are open from 8.30 to 6 on weekdays and on Saturday from 8.30 to 2.
We undertake all jobs for all cars at all ages, our elite team will attend to all your cars needs from mechanical to electrical to MOTS.

Parkside Garage Leeds Ltd
609 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.8 / 5

Parkside Garage is a fully equipped garage and Mot Station for Cars Vans Motorbikes and Scooters , we are also carry out all Major Garage Repairs . We also carry out Scooter and Motor Bike Repairs . This is a Family Run Business with very friendly staff with the added bonus of very Competitive Rates . Parkside Garage pride them self on customer Satisfaction . Every aspect covered under one roof.
Parkside Garage is v.a.t registered Garage this keeps warranty on your vehicle , so no need to go to a Major Dealers to keep your warranty
Parkside Garage also offers Payment plan for those unexpected bills

BOURNE PERFORMANCE LTD
36 Jobs Completed
Sittingbourne
5.0 / 5

Bourne Performance Ltd are a local independent company established in 2005, with a loyal customer base in our local area of Sittingbourne. This is due to our team of highly trained and friendly technicians. We pride ourselves on providing a very high standard of service and honest and competitive pricing for all our customers.

We can meet all your Servicing and repair needs, we undertake all car and van MOT’s Class IV and VII, Diagnostics, aircon, Clutches and Brakes. To make this experience more convenient we offer a free collection and delivery service within a 5-mile radius of out location.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Stevenage
548 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
4.8 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

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Frequently asked questions
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What is a MOT test?

An MOT is a service/test which every car is legally required to have carried out every 12 months. It ensures that your car is functioning, safe and of course legal to drive. 

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When is my car’s MOT due?

You can find out the due date of your MOT with our free online MOT checker. Check your MOT status instantly to find out when you should be booking in for your next MOT.

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How long does an MOT typically take?

An MOT will take between 45 minutes and an hour. If repairs are required, it will of course take considerably longer depending on the repair’s nature.

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What does a MOT check?

It includes an inspection of the following:

·      Screenwash

·      Wiper blades

·      Beam patterns

·      Exhaust and engine mounts

·      Brake pad levels

·      Suppression joints and brushes

·      Lights

·      Tread depth

·      Suspension levels

·      Corrosion of the suspension mounts

·      Engine exhaust emissions

·      CO2 and CO3 emissions and hydrocarbon emissions

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How can I check my MOT history?

You can check this at https://mot-history.net/. This new government service allows you to check the history of any car from just putting in the vehicle make and registration number.

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What can fail a MOT?

The most common reasons why cars fail their MOT are:

·      worn seatbelts

·      windscreen chips

·      incorrect beam patterns

·      insufficient tyre tread depth

·      faulty registration plate lamps

·      damaged wiper blades

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What should I do if my car fails its MOT?

You’ll be issued with a VT30 Certificate stating why the car failed. There is no time limit before a retest can be booked, and the garage will normally offer to carry out the required repairs. Therefore, you should undertake any necessary repairs pointed out by the garage to ensure a pass certificate. 

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How often should I get a MOT?

Your car should go in for its MOT annually, unless of course it was bought and registered as brand new. If this is the case it is only required after three years of its registration, but after that point it should be taken in yearly like other cars. 

Average rating for  MOT  bookings

4.64

2499 reviews

How much does a car MOT cost?

The maximum cost for an MOT is £54.85, garages cannot charge more than this. However, many garages charge less than this, the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com is around £40.


MOT Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£42.54
Ford£43.16
BMW£43.90
Volkswagen£43.44
Mercedes£43.74
Audi£43.92
Peugeot£42.80
Nissan£43.08
Renault£43.37
Toyota£43.94
Citroen£42.36
MINI£42.75
Volvo£42.72

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 09/04/2020 and 08/07/2020.

MOT Test

An MOT is a service/test which every car is legally required to have carried out every 12 months.

You don’t need to take your car for three years if you buy and register it as brand new. However, as soon as the three years are up, it is a legal requirement that you take your car for the test yearly.

A cars roadworthiness will be checked during the MOT, with each major component inspected by a trained professional. A garage has to have authorisation from the DVSA to carry out the test.



Fuel, Fuel Emissions and Exhaust

The exhaust system is made up of several parts and components which all need to be checked individually. The main issue that mechanics will be looking out for is the leakage of any fumes or liquid, as these are the most common issues that can develop within the exhaust system.

There is very little you can do to help your car pass an MOT if there is a leak in the exhaust as a hole cannot be blocked up unless you are a trained professional.

The fuel system will also get checked for leaks. Prior to the test, ensure that the tank cap is sealed properly to avoid failing for a minor issue.

The emissions of a car must fall below specific legal limits to pass. This means that if your car produces too much carbon monoxide or hydrocarbons, it will fail. You can increase your chances of passing by addressing the problem before having the service carried out.

If your exhaust emits excessive blue or black smoke when the engine is switched on and whilst driving, there is a high chance that there is an issue within the exhaust system.



Tyres MOT Check

One in ten cars fail their MOT as a result of tyre issues. The mechanic will be checking the tyre tread as well as looking for damage such as lumps, bulges or tears.

A tyre tread should be at least 1.6mm and be the correct tyre type as it is a necessity in order to maintain the speed and weight of the car while its being driven.

You can use a tread depth gauge to check if your tyres are safe to drive. If the tread is less than 1.6mm, your car will fail. It is also important to ensure that your tyres are fully inflated to correct pressure levels, as this is another issue which will likely result in failure. To find out the recommended tyre pressure of your car, consult your car owner’s handbook.



Drivers View

Your windscreen wipers, windscreen, wing mirrors, rear view mirror and windows will be rigorously inspected. It will be obvious that you will fail if your view of the road around you is impeded.

Anything from broken or missing mirrors to cracked or heavily chipped windows restricting the drivers view will result in a fail.

Your rear view mirrors and wing mirrors must also be able to move while remaining secure to provide the driver with an adequate view of the road. The wipers and washers are also included in checks as they must be able to clean the windows effectively to maintain visibility.

You will fail if there is damage or an obstruction in your windows bigger than 10mm within the immediate viewing area and 40mm anywhere else.

You can improve your chances of passing by making sure you buy new wiper blades at least once a year and thoroughly checking all of your windows prior to the test.

You should ensure that your screen wash reservoir is fully topped up as it will be checked during the test.



Body and additional items MOT Check

A thorough inspection will be carried out with the car’s body, engine mountings, seats, doors and chassis. They are required to be completely free of erosion and cannot have any sharp edges which could cause injury.

You must also have your registration plates attached to your car, they must be visible and legible from 20 meters away.

Your car should display a vehicle identification number (VIN) which is etched onto the body or chassis. The speedometer must also be fully secure and able to light up.



Seat Belts MOT Check

Every seatbelt in the vehicle must be fully functional as this will be checked rigorously by the inspector since it is a hugely important safety feature as well as a legal requirement.



Lamps, electrics and reflectors MOT Check

Almost a third of all failures are due to light, electrical or reflector failures. The front, rear, brake, fog and indicator lights, as well as the registration plate and reflectors must adhere to the following function and safety standards:

·      Illuminate with the press or flick of one single button or switch

·      Display the correct colour as well as each pair matching in colour of displayed light

·      To be able to deliver light despite the presence of other light

·      Be unobstructed

·      Be in the correct position and completely secure in their housing

·      Be in full working condition

·      Aim of lights should be at correct angles

If one of the bulbs in your car breaks you can buy a replacement relatively easily, which is something you should do if you are due an MOT.

Make sure to consult your owner’s handbook before buying a bulb to discover the correct unit.

The horn on your car must also be full working order and be able to deliver a strong uniform note which can be heard by another driver on the road.

The car battery in your car will also be checked for leakage and stability within the engine. Wiring will be inspected for wear and tear, as it cannot be at the point of breaking.

If you have a towbar for a trailer, the socket will be checked as it must be able to send power to the indicators on the trailer itself.



Steering and Suspension MOT Check

The mechanic carrying out the test will be inspecting the condition of the steering wheels by pushing the steering system in numerous directions as well as assessing the system for damage on specific components.

If your car has a locking device, this will also be checked when the vehicle is stationary, and the engine is not running.

If you have power steering, there must be a correct amount of fluid in the reservoir.

The suspension on your car will be checked visually, with the springs and shock absorbers inspected for corrosion, distortion and fracture.



Brakes Check MOT

The overall condition of your brakes and all of the components that make up the braking system will be inspected thoroughly. A specific brake test will be carried out to ensure that your car has the correct stopping power and distances to be on the road safely.



Other tips

A mechanic can refuse to perform the test if the car is dirty inside or out as they will have to spend time in and around the vehicle for an extended period, so make sure your car is tidy!

If your car should fail its MOT, make sure to have the repairs carried out as per their assessments. Return to the same garage for the retest as they will not charge you for a full inspection again.

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