MOT in Belfast

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Top garages for MOT in Belfast (52 found)
My Mechanic
145 Jobs Completed
Lisburn
5.0 / 5

We have been working on cars before we could drive and have over 30 years of experience between the team. A local busines possessing engineering qualifications and experience, resulting in our ability to diagnose and fix any fault on any make of car.

AEC Motors (Mallusk)
580 Jobs Completed
Newtownabbey
4.7 / 5

We at AEC Motors have been working on Audi and Volkswagen vehicles for over 15 years, however we have over 30 years of experience in the motor trade and have worked on most makes and models by now. We use state of the art Mac Tool’s and Snap-on car diagnostic equipment which can read the fault codes in your ECU’s memory. Our fully trained technicians are then able to produce a report and inform you of any necessary repairs, to get you back on the road quickly and safely.
And Have won BEST GARAGE Northern Ireland By WCFMC on its annual Awards 3 years running which is a FIRST for any garage both here and in mainland Britain

We are happy to provide a free collection and delivery service for vehicles within 7 miles of our garage depending car is drivable & roadworthy.
**Note If car needs recovered there will be a recovery fee applicable**

Nelson Auto Specialists
7 Jobs Completed
Belfast
5.0 / 5

Nelson Auto Specialists was established in April 2013. We are conveniently located near to Belfast City Centre which has plenty of shopping facilities close by and access to all bus routes. We have 3 fully trained technicians with years of experience behind them at your disposal. We offer a very professional service and are part of the good garage scheme which puts scrutiny on, and monitors, garages to keep standards very high. We promote ourselves as a one stop garage so there's nothing on a car that we can't get done, from mechanical to bodywork!

We offer the following services;
Servicing (even cars within warranty from new)
MOT work
All mechanical work
Electrical
Bodywork
Paintless dent removal
Welding
Cigarette burns on upholstery
Windscreen chip repairs

Our goal;
Nelson Auto Specialists sets out to repair any problem. We do not just specialise in mechanical work or in body work, we offer it all! Now there is no need to go to various mechanics for various problems anymore - just come straight to Nelson Auto Specialists and you will be back on the road in no time. We offer a friendly, clean & professional environment. You won't be disappointed.

Newtownabbey Autos
40 Jobs Completed
Newtownabbey
4.8 / 5

Newtownabbey Autos are your local independent garage, established since 2010.

We are Trading Standards Institute-Approved as well as being members of the Motor Industry Code of Practice, where our customers voted us as of the top 50 garages throughout the UK in 2012! Also, in 2013 and 2014 we were voted Regional Winners of the Year for Northern Ireland and are going from strength to strength.

In our garage you will find a fully equipped workshop complete with 6 ramps and very highly trained technicians. We are specialists and can offer you car servicing and MOT checks at great prices using only the latest diagnostic equipment. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service.

Eurofit
11 Jobs Completed
Belfast
5.0 / 5

Here at Eurofit, we aim to provide a high quality service at affordable prices to get you back on the road. We are an independent garage located in Belfast, with many years experience within the motor industry.

At Eurofit we specialise in a wide range of services – for all makes & models.

Established 1992 in Belfast, offering quality products & services to service Belfast and beyond for both private customers and businesses. We carry out work for local businesses, keeping their cars and vans on the road and to keep their company going.

Ideally and conveniently located just off the west link close to Belfast City Centre, Castle Court Shopping Centre and convenient to M1, M2 and M3.

Professional Staff – extensive experience.

Our reputation comes from years of commitment to customer satisfaction which is why our customers come back time and time again/ Our professional and compassionate staff have extensive experience. Give us a try, we can tackle almost any problem.

Dalys Garage Limited
Member since 12 March 2017
BELFAST

Dalys garage are of the longest serving Hyundai dealers in N Ireland providing all that a main Hyundai dealer should ,from new and used cars sales, fleet sales , servicing ,service plans ,parts ,body repairs ,total after care package provided

Charles Hurst Renault Belfast
Member since 27 February 2017
Belfast

We are a Renault main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault vehicles. Competitive service and MOT prices are only but a few of the surprises we can offer you. If you live within 10 miles of our dealership, we are able to provide you with our collect and deliver service. If you have somewhere to be whilst your vehicle is being repaired, we offer a courtesy car service. With every job; we complete a free vehicle health check to provide total peace of mind. In addition, all Renault approved parts come with a one year guarantee!

S.D.C
Member since 08 August 2019
Belfast

Car Engine Tuning & Diagnostic Services in Belfast. Specialists in Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and SEAT.

Cannon Motors Limited
Member since 06 September 2016
CARRICKFERGUS

Cannon Motors have been serving Carrickfergus and Northern Ireland for the last 26 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, customer service and also the friendly atmosphere of our dealership.

We know visiting a car dealer can sometimes be daunting. You've got lots of questions and you feel you can't ask them. We're here to help you on your journey. Which means we'll listen to your questions and give you expert advice without pushing you down a path that's not right for you. Whether you're looking for a new, used or motability car, at Cannon Motors, we have the expertise to ensure you benefit from miles of stress free motoring.

SERE SEAT Lisburn
Member since 07 May 2019
Lisburn

We offer competitive, transparent, fixed prices on service and maintenance work that are great value for money.
You love you SEAT and so do we. Keep it as good as new with a maintenance check from your local SEAT Dealer. You can even book your appointment online to make it even more convenient for you.

Charles Hurst (Belfast)
Member since 04 April 2016
Belfast

For a great range of used and new Kia cars, fantastic competitive Kia offers and customer service that is second to none, then visit Charles Hurst Kia in Belfast today. At Charles Hurst Kia we are happy to discuss any fleet and Kia Motability options with you, as well as taking you through the paperwork and discussing any finance options with you too. We also offer Kia after sales such as Kia servicing, parts and Kia spares. Why not visit Belfast’s premier Kia dealer, Charles Hurst Kia, or to find out more about our new or used Kia cars or to arrange a test drive or service today. We'd be happy to help.

Charles Hurst Toyota Belfast
Member since 29 July 2015
Belfast

Charles Hurst Toyota Belfast offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you and your Toyota receive the best care possible, and we will only ever use Toyota genuine parts on your Toyota.

Charles Hurst Toyota Dundonald
Member since 29 July 2015
Dundonald

offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you and your Toyota receive the best care possible, and we will only ever use Toyota genuine parts on your Toyota.

Lough Moss Vehicle Test Center
Member since 03 October 2011
Belfast

"Servicing, all repairs, bodywork, welding, MOT prep. Family run buiness offering years of experience with low prices."

Charles Hurst Renault Newtownabbey
Member since 29 March 2016
Chimney Corner

We are a Renault main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault vehicles. Competitive service and MOT prices are only but a few of the surprises we can offer you. If you live within 10 miles of our dealership, we are able to provide you with our collect and deliver service. If you have somewhere to be whilst your vehicle is being repaired, we offer a courtesy car service. With every job; we complete a free vehicle health check to provide total peace of mind. In addition, all Renault approved parts come with a one year guarantee!

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MOT in Belfast

Average rating for  MOT in Belfast bookings

3.67

3 reviews

Local MOT Test

Hopefully our FAQ section has answered some of the questions you may have about MOT services in Belfast. 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 Belfast;

  • Enter your car registration number
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You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best MOT deal in Belfast, before booking online.

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