MOT in Birmingham

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Top garages for MOT in Birmingham (343 found)
IN'n'OUT Autocentres Wednesbury
1506 Jobs Completed
Wednesbury
4.3 / 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.

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Northfield Car Care Centre
78 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

Northfield Car Care Centre is a family run business that has been established since 1990. Situated on Bristol Road South, South West Birmingham. We have a team of fully qualified mechanics with over 60 years experience, with 3 fully qualified MOT technicians. We have built up a good reputation and we come highly recommended within the local area. Initially a small garage with one ramp only, we now run 3 ramps and have recently signed up to work with the prestigious AutoCare Garage Network, the only service in a fifty mile radius affiliated with Autocare.

Providence Street Garage
49 Jobs Completed
Halesowen
5.0 / 5

Established over 25 years ago, Providence Street Garage is an independent garage based in Halesowen. Our friendly, approachable team are here to give you honest advice and reliable, quality repairs. With over 30 years experience on all makes and models, you can rest assured that your vehicle is in good hands.

Our workshop has many loyal, regular customers and we pride ourselves on delivering and maintaining the same excellent level of professionalism and workmanship to new and existing customers.

We want to deliver you with exceptional repairs and services and we achieve this by giving thorough diagnostics using both the latest diagnostic equipment and a tremendous amount of knowledge. In addition to this, we offer affordable and competitive prices.

We offer a collection and delivery service for customers within a 3 miles radius, however, if you are dropping your vehicle to us we are situated near some very handy local transport links so you are able to go about your day to day activities.

SMB Autocentre
116 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"

Shams Autos
17 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

Shams Autos are MOT and Servicing specialists based in Balsall Heath in Birmingham. Established in 2003, we have a team of highly trained Bosch technicians with a collective experience of over thirty-five years.

Although our experienced team can cater to most vehicle repair and maintenance requirements, we specialise in servicing, vehicle diagnostics and MOTs.

At Shams Autos we believe that Servicing should be comprehensive and affordable, and while many other garages don’t, we strive to keep our servicing competitive without ever compromising on a thorough and quality service.

We benefit from strong trade links within Birmingham, namely with many large parts suppliers and four highly experienced technicians on site allowing us to carry out a quick and efficient diagnostics of motor vehicles and to help get your vehicle back on the road in a timely manner and at a fair price.

So please contact us or respond to our quotes for any further questions, we are always happy to help.

RPS Garage Services
119 Jobs Completed
BIRMINGHAM
4.9 / 5

With over 25 years of experience in the vehicle repairs and services industry, R.P.S Garage Services Ltd are known for providing a high standard of workmanship in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Visiting a garage for car repairs can be a time consuming and sometimes costly trip. At R.P.S Garage Services Ltd you can work with mechanics that understand your vehicle requirements, ensuring your repairs are completed promptly! You can expect a very high level of service and very competitive prices for repairs.

Along with providing quality service we also have a very friendly demeanor. Ask our car mechanics any question about your vehicle or servicing and we will be happy to answer. You can also take comfort with the fact that R.P.S Garage Services Ltd is listed with Trusted Trader. We are always ready to help and serve your automotive needs! A collection and delivery service is available for those within a 10-mile radius which is free of charge.

Auto works Service centre ltd
721 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

We aim to offer friendly, honest & personal advice to all our customers.

We offer a quality service with quality parts fitted, we believe in doing it right the first time and every time.

We are a little family run business that goes the extra mile helping customers out.

We are building a future for us and our customers, Auto Works will be a one stop shop for all repairs, we are a garage that is invested with moving forward and strive to be the best we can be.

You can be rest assured your car is in the best hands, if its a little car or a super car we will take the same love and care of your vehicle.

Are you looking for high quality vehicle servicing in South Birmingham? You have come to the right place. We have the experience and the expertise to resolve all your motoring requirements. We pride ourselves on our great levels of customer satisfaction and believe in building long lasting relationships with our customers.

Our customers are not just a number to us, we have no sales targets to meet so offer a honest service to all, we have many plans for the future and offer you to join us on this incredible journey.

Your car is safe in our hands

Hayers Motor Repairs
400 Jobs Completed
Wednesbury
4.7 / 5

I have 30+ years experience in the motor trade most of it I have worked for kwikfit for 25 years. We take pride in the work we do. All work fully guaranteed with the best skilled mechanics for your everyday car needs. We are family run business ,customer care to us is everything ,warrantee work Allways our priority ,we are cheaper then all major chain garages ,guaranteed to get skilled worker on your car .We are friendly, reliable and trustworthy. We even provide free refreshments. We will beat any genuine Quote.we will quote you an honest price with no hidden charges.thank you for you business

Aldermere Service Centre
1165 Jobs Completed
Stourbridge
4.5 / 5

Aldermere Service Centre has been established since 2008 and was based in Kidderminster, but at the start of 2014 we relocated to Halesowen and now from August 2016 Have moved to Lye to a new Unit .We pride ourselves in the quality of work and value we offer our customers and no job is too small or too big. Our professional technicians are skilled on a wide range of makes and models. Customer service is a high priority, we like to make sure our customers return to us year after year. Our reliable and honest service ensures that we always give the best advice for your car. We take all of our customer’s feedback very constructively and strive to satisfy all our customers needs. We are now offering much more services than ever before including MOT, Servicing, Clutch and Gearbox repairs and a full winter check. Why not call in and join our loyalty program, Free safety check and battery test. If you need to do some shopping or fancy something to eat whilst we work on your car, the Merry Hill Shopping Centre is just a few minutes away. We look forward to seeing you.

Heartlands Auto Centre Limited
267 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

We are a family based team that are here to help our customer’s automobile needs. We have been established for over 15 years and have built our products and services over this time.

We pride ourselves on a Fast, Value for Money & Quality service with customer satisfaction a priority. We are based in the heart of Birmingham and located near the Heartlands Hospital.

City Fleet Care.
71 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

We are a independent RAC & AA approved, family run garage that has been running for almost 20 years
We offer a wide range of services from MOT class 4,5 & 7 to servicing, cambelts, clutches, engine rebuilds, Ecu remaping, tyres, exhausts, bodywork and Valeting
We undertake all mechanical work
We predominantly carry out service and repair work for the fleet market which means most of the cars/vans we see are new so we have the latest diagnostic equipment available.
Everything we do comes with 12 months warranty and is done to manufacture specification

T&G Autos
172 Jobs Completed
Westmidlands
5.0 / 5

T&G Autos, mobile Mechanic offering servicing and repairs

GLA Autos Ltd
60 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

We are a fun hard working family run garage, taking on all make and model vehicles.
Owned by Vinny and Stacey a husband and Wife team, both being Mot Testers and Qualified mechanics with 20 plus years experience between them, and the company named after their 3 children Georgia, Leigham and Alexandra who you will often see helping out.
You can expect excellent quality work at fair prices at GLA Autos, with a courtesy car to offer free of charge and a comfy fun waiting room you will have found your garage for life!
"Always happy to help"
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ABM Autohaus Ltd
48 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.6 / 5

We are specialists in engine reconditioning of all makes and models. We are based in Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham, West Midlands. We carry out all general car repairs, servicing, wheel alignment, tyre replacement, wheel balancing, exhausts, welding work, head gaskets, cambelts, timing chains, engine replacements, gearbox replacements, clutches, brakes, general diagnostics and general 32 point health check services. Our three technicians have over 45 years of combined experience in this industry, and invaluable experience in working on all makes and models of vehicles.

Fast Track Car Services
4 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

Hello here at fast car services we offer a personal service ,we have a great knowledge and understanding of what our customers really want,keeping them happy so they always return and recommend.
We have been Established since 2006 and have a great customer base and between us over 40 years experience in the motor trade catering for all makes and models ,old and new , our prices are very competitive, our main aim is to get the job done right first time,unlike other garages we will never fit cheap nasty parts to your car or cut any corners, at the end of the day your car needs to be safe and reliable.
Try us today weather it be a repair ,maintenance or regular servicing and mot you will not be disappointed

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MOT in Birmingham

Average rating for  MOT in Birmingham bookings

4.86

103 reviews

How much does MOT cost in Birmingham?

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 Birmingham for MOT on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


MOT Cost by Car Make in Birmingham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£38.51
Ford£38.25
Volkswagen£38.63
BMW£39.11
Audi£38.96
Peugeot£38.37
Renault£38.03
Mercedes£39.06
Citroen£38.54
Nissan£37.64
Toyota£38.89
Volvo£38.49
MINI£38.71

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 20/11/2019 and 18/02/2020.

Local MOT Test

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

  • 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 Birmingham

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

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