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MOT in Birmingham

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Top garages for MOT in Birmingham (339 found)
Auto works Service centre ltd
764 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

Oryx Automotive Resources Ltd
130 Jobs Completed
Hansworth
3.0 / 5

Oryx Automotive is a fully mobile service with extensive knowledge and skills gained over many years. Being mobile means we can come to you wherever you are so you don't need to go through the stress of going to a garage. Covering a wide range of services and repairs from overheating problems, clutch replacements, cambelt changes and much much more!

Our diagnostic services allow us to efficiently and effectively identify any issues your vehicle may have. From there we can discuss any further work required which will be carried out swiftly. You can have peace of mind knowing that your car needs will be dealt with professionally.

We strive to provide our customers with the best customer experience and want you to know you are driving away in a reliable, safe vehicle. We also have access to a fantastic workshop if required.

RPS Garage Services
138 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.

Shams Autos
25 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.

Heartlands Auto Centre Limited
281 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.

Smart MOT & Service Centre
163 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

Smart MOT & Service Centre are your local independent garage based in Aston, who take great pride in being able to offer our customers a fast, affordable and customer oriented service. We opened our doors back in 2015 and have gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years, having built up a steady loyal customer base and a good reputation in our local area. That said, however, new business is always warmly welcomed too.

We carry out class 4 MOT's in-house as well as all servicing, maintenance and repairs using only good quality O.E. spec parts to ensure you vehicle runs at optimum condition. Our team of three technicians are fully qualified and have been working in this industry for many years. We specialise in servicing work, any minor to major repairs, air conditioning service and regas, dealer level diagnostics, all your vehicle needs under one roof
We are able to offer you a lifetime warranty on suspension and steering components, so please enquire should you require any works of this kind carried out as the price difference in being able to guarantee for life is very minimal.

Being members of the Motor Ombudsman, we adhere to a very strict code of conduct at all times and are audited on a yearly basis. Our work is also backed by the RMI and IMI, which should offer you peace of mind. Should you have any qualms about choosing us to carry out your work, with us being new to this website, please have a look at our feedback online - we are 5 star rated across the board.

Collection and delivery offered within 4 miles of our garage, and have loan cars available too for free but depends on availability

T&G Autos
182 Jobs Completed
Westmidlands
5.0 / 5

T&G Autos, mobile Mechanic offering servicing and repairs

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Wednesbury
1564 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.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

SMB Autocentre
121 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"

ABM Autohaus Ltd
72 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.

Mr Tyre - Walsall
91 Jobs Completed
Walsall
4.6 / 5

Whether you’re in need of tyres, MOTs or car servicing, throughout Central England you can rely on Mr Tyre to meet all your needs. Since 1971, we’ve been the premier car garage of choice for drivers across the country, and now you too can benefit from our expertise and friendly services.

Mr Tyre are an independent business, meaning we’re able to find and offer to you the very best deals on vehicle products. We aim to provide the highest quality products and services at the most competitive prices. As such, you can rest assured that our top priority will be your complete satisfaction and peace of mind.

One Stop Garage Walsall Ltd
13 Jobs Completed
Walsall
4.8 / 5

We are a 5 ramp garage offering MOT's, Diagnostics, Bodywork, Repairs, Servicing and Tyres. Our experienced staff have years of experience and our customer service is second to none. We have fully refurbished out 5000 sq ft site and will look forward to being of service to you the customer.

A1 Clutch Centre Birmingham
386 Jobs Completed
Digbeth
4.8 / 5

At A1 Clutch Centre in Birmingham,our state of the art workshops are fully equipped to provide the best clutch repair services in the Midlands. We have a talented team of highly qualified and experienced technicians using the latest diagnostic equipment, specialist tools, and the best quality parts so that you can be sure of our work and safe in the knowledge that your vehicles performance is in good hands.We offer a free no obligation check on your clutch while you wait by one of our highly skilled technicians, this only takes minutes so there is no need to book.

Call in TODAY to any of our branches during opening hours. We are LUK, Borg and Beck approved as well as being a part of Clutch Centre Point. If you have a problem with your clutch rest assured that we can help. We offer a same day clutch fitting service, whatever the make and model. All our clutches come with a 2 year warranty and we will not be beaten on price. If you would like to know more please call one of our branches, or just simply drive in.

Hayers Motor Repairs
420 Jobs Completed
Wednesbury
4.8 / 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

Bennett's Service Centre
1191 Jobs Completed
Stourbridge
4.5 / 5

We have 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 Stourbridge, Lye, to a new Unit. We pride ourselves on the quality of work and value we offer our customers and no job is too small or too big. Our professional technicians are skilled in 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 customer's needs. We are now offering many more services than ever before including MOT, Servicing, clutch replacements, timing belts/chains and many more. 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 local. We look forward to seeing you.

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MOT in Birmingham

Average rating for  MOT in Birmingham bookings

4.87

110 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£40.28
Ford£40.10
Volkswagen£40.30
BMW£40.55
Audi£40.32
Peugeot£40.05
Citroen£40.14
Renault£39.69
Toyota£40.18
Mercedes£41.01
Nissan£40.20
MINI£40.04
Volvo£39.81

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/12/2019 and 29/03/2020.

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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