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Top garages for MOT (10,768 found)
D&G Autocare - East Kilbride
447 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.

MVR Scotland Servicing & Repairs
16 Jobs Completed
East Kilbride
5.0 / 5

We are a based in East Kilbride and have been established for over 10 years! We are a 5 star rated garage and we believe in offering great service, honesty and clarity at the best possible price.

We understand that many of our customer do not have an indepth mechanical knowledge thats why we are happy to send walk round vidoes showing what parts need replacing and why.

We will treat you car with the utmost respect and we will always strive to return it to you clean and tidy!

CPS Automotive Ltd.
15 Jobs Completed
Byfleet
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business with over 15 years of experience in all vehicle makes and models. We have a good reputation and positive feedback throughout all of our customers. Delivery and collection services are also available locally.

Our services range from MOT’s, MOT repairs, servicing on all manufacturers, clutches, timing belts/chains, engine replacement, latest diagnostics testing and equipment, air conditioning fault finding, re-gas, exhaust welding, body panel welding, laser wheel alignment, DPF regeneration and cleaning.

Ardwick mot and Service Centre
139 Jobs Completed
manchester
4.8 / 5

Here at Ardwick MOT and Service Centre, our highly skilled team are committed to delivering outstanding mechanical repairs and services at affordable prices. Based in Ardwick, Manchester, we provide a range of services which include MOT class 4, 5 and 7 as well as all Mechanical work. Our team are fully qualified and are IMI approved technicians as well as being DVSA approved MOT testers.
It is essential that you have a trusty mechanic who can give you honest advice when it comes to your vehicle maintenance, and that’s what our team is here to do. Our honest, friendly and professional team are dedicated to delivering an exceptional customer experience and strive to ensure you drive away 100% stratisfied. We pride ourselves on our reputation and ensure that each customer's needs are met with precision and efficiency regardless of the issue.

Farthings Lodge Car Centre
40 Jobs Completed
Dudley
4.8 / 5

If you are looking for great quality workmanship in the Dudley area, then you have reached the right place. Farthings Lodge Car Centre are a specialist used car dealer and service centre based in the West Midlands. We are proud to offer you a first class customer service and very competitive pricing on MOTs, servicing and repairs. Book online today...

KAM Servicing - Sutton
277 Jobs Completed
Sutton-in-Ashfield
4.6 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme. Kam Servicing - Sutton In Ashfield a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

TD AUTOS
42 Jobs Completed
Sussex
5.0 / 5

Hi my name is Tony I’ve been in the motor trade for 30 years plus I owned my own garage for around 10 years but decided to go mobile as I wanted to cut overheads and I actually prefer doing mobile work. I’m fully skilled and very good with electrics and fault finding.

Mersey Garage
375 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.7 / 5

We set up in 2016 as a garage to repair vehicles because we have been appalled at some of the horror stories we have seen and heard about garages with customers vehicles.

We are an honest, transparent and open garage who will always repair your car with as little cost to yourself as possible.

Once you've had your car repaired with us, you'll bring your family and friends here too, we guarantee it!

Lincoln Automotive Solutions Ltd
203 Jobs Completed
Lincoln
4.9 / 5

Hi we are an independent company that has specialised in a one stop shop facility providing various services from having your car serviced , tyres , exhaust , wheel alignment, cam belts replaced , clutch replaced and diagnostic work , also incorporated in our facility is our smart repair shop where you can have your alloys refurbished including diamond cut alloys , scratch repairs , split bumpers , dented panels and body restyling . Also we are now a RAC APPROVED SERVICE CENTRE .
We also have our own car and van sales site at exchange road where we sell a variety of vehicles all of which go through our RAC approved service centre .

Auto FM
478 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

Hi we are specialists in mechanical repair all types of vehicles, engines, gearboxes clutches, diagnostics and electrical equipment/

Pak Motors Glasgow Ltd.
194 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.6 / 5

Pak Motors Glasgow Ltd , Scotland - South West
PAK Motors has been operating since 2014. We are a local business for the local people and we care. The garage offers a 5 ramp workshop with 4 service ramps and 1 dedicated MOT ramp for class 4,5 & 7 testing. We are equipped with latest technology, excellent infrastructural facilities and a team of professional mechanics to solve every automobile-related need. Our high standard premium garage features quality services and state-of-the-art machinery and equipment to give you the service you deserve. We are able to work on all makes/models and repairs.

In short, we are a one stop shop for all your motoring needs from a simple oil change or MOT to a major head gasket replacement we have you covered!

We also are pleased to announce we offer a free collection/delivery service locally for our customers convenience

SMB Autocentre
108 Jobs Completed
Cradley Heath
4.9 / 5

"SMB Autocentre is located on the corner of Chester Road, Cradley Heath right next to the railway station and specialises in vehicle servicing and repairs. We can service All cars and light commercial vehicles at a fraction of main dealer prices using original equipment quality parts. Please call us today for a competitive price on a quality service. Just some of the services we offer include the following.....- Servicing including Interim and full service- MOT Repairs- MOTs - Tyres- Puncture Repairs-
Wheel Balancing- specialist wheel alignment also arranged- Diagnostics- Using latest computerised scanning - Air con service and repair- Timing belts- Clutches- Batteries- Exhausts- Brakes- Valeting"

Triple M Mechanic
543 Jobs Completed
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4.6 / 5

We are mobile Mechanics based in and around North and west London

Delivering quality repairs and customer service is always the top of our list so you can rest assured that you are left with a reliable and safe vehicle to drive. From clutch replacements to unusual knocking noises, we can diagnose your vehicle issues using the latest equipment and a vast amount of knowledge.

We offer excellent workmanship at affordable prices at the location of your choice.

Whether you are at work or home, we can carry out many repairs and services from gaskets to timing belts wherever you are. Having undergone thorough training in addition to many years of experience in the trade, we deliver the same level of excellence to every customer whether they are new or existing.

All our parts are sourced from a well known, reputable supplier.

See our 5* reviews!

Campbell's Mobile Mechanics
30 Jobs Completed
Ilford
3.9 / 5

Campbell's Mobile Mechanic is an established company and welcomes all customers. I can offer from home starts,battery replacements,oil changes,vehicle inspection & mobile car service. All makes and models consider, Ford,Vauxhall,BMW,Audi. My company has good reviews on Google and other platforms I'm honest and trustworthy

Formula One Autocentres - Leicester
178 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.4 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

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MOT Test Centres
Frequently asked questions
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How much is an MOT?

The maximum MOT test price is set by the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Currently, the most an MOT test centre can charge is £54.85 for cars and motor caravans, and £29.65 for motorbikes. However, don’t be surprised if the garage quotes less to secure any repair work.
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How do I find out when my MOT is due?

If you have bought the car recently, a MOT certificate from the previous owner will be included in the documents you receive when you buy the car. If you can’t find your MOT certificate, the website www.vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk will help you find out when your MOT is due.
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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, the time will vary.
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What does an MOT include?

  • 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?

Check a vehicle’s MOT history at https://mot-history.net/. This new government service allows you to check the MOT history of any car - just put in the vehicle make and registration number.
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What are the common reasons cars fail MOTs?

Worn seatbelts, windscreen chips, incorrect beam patterns, insufficient tyre tread depth, faulty registration plate lamps and damaged wiper blades.
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What can 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.

Average rating for  MOT  bookings

4.64

2146 reviews

How much does an 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 £35.


MOT Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£39.40
Ford£39.28
Volkswagen£40.02
BMW£40.69
Audi£40.51
Peugeot£39.13
Renault£39.75
Nissan£39.71
Toyota£41.20
Citroen£39.65
Mercedes£40.74
MINI£40.53
Volvo£39.20

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 22/10/2019 and 20/01/2020.

Local MOT Test

Hopefully our FAQ section has answered some of the questions you may have about MOT services in . However, if you would like more information, we have the produced the following guide to help you understand the subject in greater detail.

An MOT is a service provided by garages which every car is legally required to have carried out.

A cars roadworthiness will be checked during the MOT as each major component is inspected by a trained professional. A garage has to have authorisation from the DVSA to carry out an MOT as they have to meet the minimum requirement to carry out the inspection.

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

Below we have included some useful information on what is checked during your MOT as well as things you can do to increase your chances of passing at the first attempt.

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 leakage of fumes or liquid, as these are the most common issues associated with the exhaust system.

There is very little you can do to help your car pass an MOT if there is a problem with this system as a hole cannot be blocked up unless you are a trained professional.

The fuel system will also get checked for leaks however, by checking that the tank cap is sealed properly, you may be able to avoid failing your MOT for a minor issue.

The emissions of a car must fall below specific legal limits which means that if your car produces too much carbon monoxide or hydrocarbons, it will fail its MOT.

You can increase your chances of passing an MOT by addressing the problem before having the service carried out as it is easy to diagnose a problem with your fuel emission levels.

If your exhaust emits excessive blue or black smoke when the engine is switched on and while driving, there is a high chance that there is an issue. By addressing it early you can avoid failing the MOT test.

Tyres MOT Check

One in ten cars fail their MOT due to tyre issues. The mechanic will be checking the tread of the tyre when carrying out the MOT 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 type as they need to be able 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 on and whether they will pass the MOT, if the tread is less than 1.6mm, your car will fail.

It is also important to ensure your tyres are fully inflated and the pressure is correct as this is another issue which will likely result in failure.

Drivers View MOT Check

The parts being checked will consist of windscreen wipers, windscreen, wing mirrors, rear view mirror and windows. It will be obvious that you will fail your MOT if your view of the road around you is impeded.

This could be caused by broken or missing mirrors as well as cracked or heavily chipped windows.

Your rear view mirrors and wing mirrors must be able to move while remaining secure to provide a 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.

You will fail your MOT 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 your MOT by making sure you buy new wiper blades at least once a year and thouroughly checking all of your windows.

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

Body and additional items MOT Check

A wide ranging inspection will be carried out with the 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 which need to be visible from 20 meters away.

Your car should also be shown to display a vehicle identification number (VIN) which should be 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.

Lamps, electrics and reflectors MOT Check

Almost a third of all MOT failures are due to light, electrical or reflector failure. The front, rear, brake, fog, indicator, registration plate and reflectors must adhere to the following 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 light should be at correct angle

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 owners 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 battery in your car will also be checked for leakage and stability within the engine.

Wiring will be inspected for wear and tear and 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 MOT 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 devise, 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 as the springs and shock absorbers will be inspected for corrosion, distortion or fracture.

We have an in-depth page dedicated to steering and suspension which you can access by clicking here.

Brakes Check MOT

The overall condition of your brakes and all of the components that make up the system will be inspected thoroughly.

A specific break test will be performed to ensure your car has the correct stopping power to be on the road.

Other tips

  • A mechanic can refuse to perform an MOT 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 and then return to the same garage as they will not charge you for a full inspection.

Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy which is why we simplified the process.

We work with a network of 8,000 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive MOT deals for you.

To find the best MOT service in ;

  • Enter your car registration number
  • Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
  • We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics and garages in

You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best MOT deal in , before booking online.

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