MOT in Birkenhead

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Top garages for MOT in Birkenhead (77 found)
Mersey Garage
383 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!

Merseyside Car Repairs LTD
574 Jobs Completed
Wallasey
5.0 / 5

We are Merseyside Car Repairs Ltd, a local, independent garage which specializes in the repair, servicing and MOT of all major makes and models of vehicle!

We employ a team of technicians, all experienced, qualified and passionate about what we do! We have over 30 years combined experience, so you can relax knowing you're in good hands.

We will, as you would expect from a trusted garage, check over the other related components to ensure they are all in good working order.

We are fully equipped with the up to date software programming computers, enabling us to provide a main dealer level of service, at sensible prices.

We also offer a collection and delivery service for all customers who fall into our catchment area of 10 miles at extra cost.In some cases we can extend this, so don't hesitate to ask!

We also offer a 1 to 6 month interest free payment plan for any costs or repairs up to £3000, with nothing to pay for the first 40 days if accepted.

I look forward to hearing from you and please do not hesitate in getting in touch to discuss your quote further.

Kind regards,
Jay - Merseyside Car Repairs Ltd

Bootle Motor Company
1 Jobs Completed
Bootle
5.0 / 5

When 1992 came Stephen Long finished school and started as a trainee. Stephen was working through the ranks, gaining both experience and management skills from his mentor Chris and in 2014 Stephen became a director of the company.

Right from the start, the company's reputation was built on reliability and honesty rather than just price. As we are now servicing and repairing vehicles for the third generation of many of the same families, who became customers and friends all those years ago, we feel this decision was the right one, And in sync with our customer base.

We currently have a fully trained staff of five and an extremely low turnover of staff - our foreman, Graham Kelly, has been with the company for over ninteen years. consequently, many of our customers have come to know our technicians and will often have the same person maintaining their vehicle for the whole time they own it.

Wirral Remaps
45 Jobs Completed
Wirral
4.6 / 5

We cover all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repairs
Remapping
Performance car specialists
DPF & EGR specialists
Turbo reconditioning
2WD dyno
Servicing
Mot's
Pre mot's
steering & suspension
Welding
Clutch/gearbox specialist
Diagnostics
Exhausts
Air conditioning recharging
Batteries carried in stock!

Auto Repairs Liverpool
253 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 5

*PLEASE CALL THE GARGAE FIRST BEFORE ACCEPTING ANY SMART QUOTE*

With almost 20 years experience in the motor trade you can trust Auto Repairs Liverpool to repair your vehicle to the highest standard, we cover a wide variety of vehicles from small cars up to large vans.
At auto repairs Liverpool we will go above and beyond to accommodate customers whether that be working late evenings or weekends to get your vehicle fixed.
Based in L4 Walton right next to Everton football club we are just a 10 minute drive from the city centre.
We offer a recovery service for cars and small vans. Vehicles can also be collected from your home or work address and returned there once work is completed.
below is a list of services we offer:

MOT'S
Service/Repairs
Brakes
Exhausts
Batteries
Clutches
Timing belts/chains
Diagnostic
Body/Paintwork

DC vehicle Repairs
6 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 5

DC Vehicle Repairs has an excellent reputation for a genuine, honest, quality service with repeat business making up a lot of the work.
We are a friendly, reliable garage with over 12 years experience in the trade. We rely on our customers recommendations so you can guarantee a quality, cost effective service at very fair prices.
Servicing all makes and models, Cars, 4X4's and Light Commercial vehicles at times to suit you! Out of hours collection and drop off service available.

Stoneacre Liverpool
23 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 5

Stoneacre Liverpool is part of one of the country's fastest growing motor groups. The company was first incorporated on the 21st December 1994 and started off as a used vehicle retail operation in Scunthorpe in May 1995. We look forward to receiving your enquiries.

A&M Tyres Ltd
5 Jobs Completed
Birkenhead
5.0 / 5

A&M Tyres Ltd are your local independent garage, based in Birkenhead, who specialise in providing new and part worn tyres. In fact, we are Wirral’s number one tyre shop! We do also undertake car servicing and repair work on most makes and models, specialising in Ford and Peugeot vehicles. Our technicians have over 15 years of experience in the motor industry.

We are able to offer you a free collection and delivery service too.

Stoneacre Wallasey
11 Jobs Completed
New Brighton, Wallasey
3.7 / 5

Stoneacre Wallasey is part of one of the country's fastest growing motor groups. The company was first incorporated on the 21st December 1994 and started off as a used vehicle retail operation in Scunthorpe in May 1995. We look forward to receiving your enquiries.

Wheel Alignment and Balljoint Centre Ltd
12 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 5

"Based in Bootle Liverpool we specialise in the following :1. 4 Wheel Alignment with the latest Hunter equipment.2. Servicing on most vehicles.3. MOTs on class 4, 5 and 7 vehicles.4. Tyres at competitive prices. "

One Stop Garage
1 Job Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 5

"One Stop Garage is a family run business and has been established for 14 years, we employ a number of qualified IMI accredited mechanics so you can always be sure of a fast efficient service. We pride ourselves on a quality service were we always aim to go the extra mile to keep our customers happy as nearly all our business comes from word of mouth. We are considered to be number one in the region for our 3D Four Wheel Alignment system not just for the top of the range computerized system but for our market beating prices. We offer a free wheel alignment check just for that extra peace of mind. "

Park Motors Ltd
24 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.8 / 5

Welcome to Park Motors. Being based in Bootle, Liverpool Park Motors are a motor vehicle and light commercial garage repair centre specialist. Being established over 10 years, Park Motors are one of the most experienced motor engineers in the area. Whether you own a top of the range car or a run around vehicle, our main dealer fully trained technicians will service and maintain your vehicle.

Park Motors are a company dedicated to giving vehicle owners choice, technical ability and superb value for money for all servicing, repairs and upgrades at prices far lower than your franchised dealer.

Park Motors are a class 4 and 7 MOT station and offer a free MOT re-test and have many special offers for both old and new clients.

We believe that we are one of the most competitive repair centres in the area.

Village Motor Company
7 Jobs Completed
Wallasey
5.0 / 5

Established in 1983, Village Motor Company is one of Wallasey's longest standing family owned garage businesses. We were the first independent garage in the Wirral to be accepted into the Wirral Trading Standards Fair Trading scheme. Membership of the scheme is granted only after rigorous vetting to ensure members offer an honest, reliable and reputable service. This servicing is independently audited for Ford by the RAC.

BASETECH Automotive Training Services & BASETECH Auto Repairs
41 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.4 / 5

"We are a modern purpose built Motor Vehicle Garage and Motor Industry Training centre located on Great Howard Street by the old Heritage Market. As a garage we pride ourselves on our highly skilled Motor Technicians, our Services that we provide, the Cleanliness of our Garage and our Customer Services and are willingness to put the Customers needs first before anything. As a family run business and as an organisation that also cares about all our young people across are local communities we also have a Motor Industry training centre and we train the next generation of Motor Technicians and over the last couple of years we have helped 159 young people secure full time employment within the Motor Industry and this is something that we are extremely proud of not only as a company but also as a family. Our garage is not just a garage but it is a place that prides itself on looking after its customers, understanding their needs and we dont work to standards we set the standards. At our facility we have a 105 seater Motor Industry themed Cafe/Diner and we give all our customers that use our services ONE FREE MEAL voucher so that they can have something to eat whilst the work is being carried out.We also have American Cars, Classic Cars, Rally Cars, Ferraris, Alfa Romeos, Jaguars and Motorbikes on display and we also welcome families that may wish to use our services the opportunity to come and have a look around our facility before we undertake any work. We want all customers to enjoy their experience at our premises and to return to us for any other car related needs and to recommend us to family and friends. Please have a look at our Facebook on BASETECH ATS Facebook"

Stanley Auto Engineers Liverpool
6 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 5

We, at Stanley Auto Engineers Liverpool are a small family run company, established in 1973, with the third generation now working in the business.

We offer a high quality of service and repair to all makes of vehicle at a fair price. Although we are an independent, we are part of the Alliance Auto Centre chain of repair garages. This gives us access to genuine or equivalent parts that will not invalidate your warranty, and any parts fitted by us can be replaced by any other Auto Alliance Centre under the manufacturer’s warranty.

We offer a wide range of specialist services

-MOT testing
-Service and repair
-Electronic diagnostics
-Air conditioning servicing
-Four wheel laser guided wheel alignment
-Tyres
-Exhausts
-Brakes
-Suspension

A courtesy vehicle is available upon request. We employ VOSA qualified and ATA qualified technicians

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MOT in Birkenhead

Average rating for  MOT in Birkenhead bookings

4.77

22 reviews

How much does MOT cost in Birkenhead?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and MOT is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Birkenhead for MOT on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


MOT Cost by Car Make in Birkenhead
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£35.90
Vauxhall£36.67
BMW£36.30
Renault£37.09
Peugeot£36.00
Volkswagen£36.92
Nissan£36.53
Citroen£39.09
Audi£36.70
Mercedes£37.04
Toyota£36.62
MINI£36.55
Volvo£36.70

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/10/2019 and 27/01/2020.

Local MOT Test

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

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