MOT in Bristol

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Top garages for MOT in Bristol (78 found)
IN'n'OUT Autocentres Bristol
975 Jobs Completed
Bristol
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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TBD vehicle care
330 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.9 / 5

Welcome to TBD Vehicle Care. We are an independent garage based in Bristol dedicated to providing an exceptional standard of workmanship. With over 25 years experience in repairs and services, our highly skilled friendly mechanics are here to deliver you with an honest and efficient service.

We cover a wide range of car repairs and services from clutch replacements to diagnostics using quality parts and the latest equipment. Our goal is for all our customers to leave 100% satisfied in a reliable roadworthy car.

If you wish to wait while we work on your car we have a comfortable waiting room where our staff can offer you some complimentary refreshments and wifi.

Protyre Bristol
177 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.5 / 5

The Protyre Bristol centre on Church Road, Lawrence Hill has had a mixed history. Originally built as a cinema before being demolished in the late 1950's and redeveloped as a department store. Protyre Bristol joined the Protyre network in 2005 along with Protyre Gloucester. Protyre Bristol has developed a reputation for its motorcycle ride in ride out tyre fitting service. Providing all the leading makes of motorcycle tyres including Avon, Michelin, Pirelli and Bridgestone. Protyre Bristol also provides tyres for car, van and 4x4 customers and will undertake all mechanical servicing and diagnostics work to compliment its MOT and servicing facility.

Formula One Autocentres - Longwell Green
173 Jobs Completed
Longwell Green, Bristol
4.6 / 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.

Formula One Autocentres - Bristol
310 Jobs Completed
Bristol, Avon
4.5 / 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.

Brunel Tyres & Autocare
121 Jobs Completed
BRISTOL
4.6 / 5

We are a family owned independent garage located a mile from Bristol city centre. We have always prided ourselves in putting our customers first and have always been focused on providing the highest levels of customer service. Since recently joining the prestigious HiQ network we also have the added support of a global manufacturer. In short, we are a good honest local company who are always looking to go the extra mile.

Plev Garages
73 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.5 / 5

Looking for great value car servicing? Need a reliable MOT test centre?
We are specialists offering car servicing and MOTs at great prices. We pride ourselves on our excellent service and our trained mechanics will be happy to answer all of your questions regardless of your vehicle make or model.

Autospeed Servicing and MOT
140 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.8 / 5

Here at Autospeed we offer our customers a fast, friendly service at very competitive prices. We carry out all forms of repairs, maintenance work, servicing and MOT’s with no job being too big or too small. We have a team of technicians who are main dealer trained to NVQ level 3 level with years of experience. VOSA approved MOT testers, who have many years of combined experience within the motor industry working on all makes and models of vehicles.

Using only good quality OE approved parts ensures your vehicle remains in top working condition, and allows us to guarantee our work.

We offer our customers a FREE vehicle collection and delivery service within 7 miles, as we know how stressful it can be trying to arrange alternative transport.

Surecar Ltd
43 Jobs Completed
Bristol
3.0 / 5

Independent garage established over 40 years ago, based in the heart of Fishponds. We offer FOC Collection & Delivery within a ten mile radius.
We also offer FOC Courtesy vehicles whilst yours is in for repair if preffered.
We can also Price Match any quotes like for like.

Winners of the Good Garage Scheme awardswe pride ourselves on our trustworthy team and positive work ethic.

We also offer:
Mot Testing for Class 4 and Class 7.
All types of repairs for all types of makes/models
Discounted labour rate for business fleets
60 days payment terms for business accounts
Third Party Breakdown recovery service
Over the phone advice to drivers when needed
The latest Diagnostic equipment to serve all models of vehicles
Vehicle Sales Department

T.D Garage Services
68 Jobs Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

At TD Garage Services Ltd, we take care of all car makes and models. Whether you have a Ford, a Fiat, a Honda or a Hyundai, you can trust us to do a quality job. We are well known as a reliable local garage that provides a range of services including car repairs, servicing as well as MOT testing.

24/7 Auto Repairs Ltd
180 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.9 / 5

When we say 24/7, we mean it. Our engineers are available all hours of the day, even on Sunday.

Our mechanics in Bristol are efficient, friendly and hard working. You can access affordable repairs in no time.

At 24/7 Auto Repairs Ltd, we are committed to providing customers with an all-round, easily accessible mechanic service.

Roundway Garage Ltd
2 Job Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

Roundway Garage Ltd is a well-established workshop based in Bristol, which has been in operation since 2011. We are based centrally and the town centre is a mere 5 minutes away on foot, with many bus and train links available. Alternatively, there are many local shops and cafes on hand should you rather wait whilst we work on your vehicle.

We carry out all mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and class 4 MOT’s on site with no job being too big or too small. Our work is backed by the IMI and the RMI, and we provide our customers with 12 months / 12,000 miles guarantee on parts and labour for your peace of mind.

Our three technicians are fully qualified and have a vast range of experience working on all makes and models. We can offer our customers a free local collection and delivery service within 5 miles of the garage to help ease transportation issues.

Soundwell Service & Repair Centre
33 Jobs Completed
St George
4.9 / 5

We are a local independent garage serving Kingswood and the surrounding area. Our friendly and professional staff will be happy to help with all your motoring services from MOTs and exhausts to air-conditioning and shock absorbers.

Bristol Protyre
4 Job Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

The Protyre Bristol centre on Church Road, Lawrence Hill has had a mixed history. Originally built as a cinema before being demolished in the late 1950's and redeveloped as a department store. Protyre Bristol joined the Protyre network in 2005 along with Protyre Gloucester. Protyre Bristol has developed a reputation for its motorcycle ride in ride out tyre fitting service. Providing all the leading makes of motorcycle tyres including Avon, Michelin, Pirelli and Bridgestone. Protyre Bristol also provides tyres for car, van and 4x4 customers and will undertake all mechanical servicing and diagnostics work to compliment its MOT and servicing facility.

As well as providing and replacing brakes, batteries and exhausts Protyre Bristol works on vehicle suspension we can fit tyres from all the leading manufacturers including Pirelli, Bridgestone, Continental, GT Radial and Falken all from stock held on site. Andy and his team will be pleased to recommend the most suitable tyres for your driving needs, whether they be long motorway drives or short trips around town.

MPS Services
14 Jobs Completed
whitchurch
5.0 / 5

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MOT in Bristol

Average rating for  MOT in Bristol bookings

4.00

22 reviews

How much does MOT cost in Bristol?

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


MOT Cost by Car Make in Bristol
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£39.44
Ford£39.29
Volkswagen£39.11
BMW£39.18
Nissan£40.11
Audi£39.09
Renault£39.77
Peugeot£37.74
Toyota£39.55
MINI£39.77
Mercedes£40.11
Volvo£39.25
Citroen£39.11

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 25/10/2019 and 23/01/2020.

Local MOT Test

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

  • 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 Bristol

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

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