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Book an MOT test from £29.99 in Cardiff online today with FixMyCar.


An MOT test is an annual legal requirement for all cars over 3 years old.


You car MOT ensures car safety, functionality and legality by checking all the vehicle’s major components for faults.


With so many MOT test centres in Cardiff on our network, securing a good deal for your MOT test is made simple with FixMyCar.


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Top garages for MOT in Cardiff (87 found)
Cardiff MOT Centre
469 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
3.4 / 5

Are you looking for a friendly, family-run independent garage dedicated to the drivers of Cardiff, then you’ve come to the right place. We have over forty years’ experien

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Cardiff
2230 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
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 a

BIRCHGROVE MOT AND REPAIRS
67 Jobs Completed
cardiff
4.2 / 5

Cardiff Auto Electrics
70 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.7 / 5

Cardiff Auto Electrics is your new destination for all car and vehicle diagnostics in Cardiff and South Wales. Our specialist team have decades of experience with most ma

Baymz Automotive
11 Job Completed
Sully
5.0 / 5

With a wealth of experience within the automotive industry, Baymz Automotive stands as a seasoned workshop specializing on BMW and Mini vehicles. Our array of services en

Town Garage.
518 Jobs Completed
Llantrisant
4.5 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

Capital Mot and Service Center
2330 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.7 / 5

We are a family owned garage in Cardiff, who is prides itself on the quality of work done. We have a four-ramp Garage and MOT Test centre able to help with MOTs and repai

Protyre Cardiff (Canton)
453 Jobs Completed
Canton
4.3 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and at Cardiff Canton Protyre we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers.

Red Garage Cardiff LTD
11 Jobs Completed
Rumney
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Red Garage Cardiff, where customer satisfaction is our driving force. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service with a commitment to open communicati

Victoria Garages Penarth
211 Jobs Completed
Penarth
4.5 / 5

Fairwater Garages
290 Jobs Completed
Fairwater
2.6 / 5

We are a family business with over 40 years experience in the motor trade. We believe in a totally transparent service and we regularly welcome customers into our worksh

Wessex Garages - Cardiff
7 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.5 / 5

Wessex Garages is an established Nissan specialist based in Bristol, Cardiff and Gloucester. We are passionate about what we do and provide friendly and helpful customer

Royal Remaps
306 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.6 / 5

Here at Royal Remaps we are specialists in the performance tuning of engine management systems improving the efficiency of the engine and giving your vehicle increased po

Promotive BMW MINI
75 Jobs Completed
Newport
4.0 / 5

Promotive is one of the largest independent BMW and MINI specialists in the country. Our technicians are both BMW specialists & MINI specialists trained and have

1st stop MOT cardiff ltd
309 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.8 / 5

1st stop MOT cardiff ltd is your local garage that is run by a team of experienced and skilled car mechanics. We understand every aspect of vehicle repair, hence no job

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Frequently asked questions
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What is a MOT test?

An MOT is a service/test which every car is legally required to have carried out every 12 months. It ensures that your car is functioning, safe and of course legal to drive.

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How much is an MOT?

The maximum MOT test price that a garage can charge is set by the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Currently, the maximum cost is set at £54.85 for cars and caravans.

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When is my car’s MOT due?

If you have bought a used car recently, an MOT certificate from the previous owner will be included in the documents you receive when you buy the car, this will inform you of the next due date. If you can’t find your certificate, the website www.vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk will help you find out when your next test is due. If your car is new, it will be required after three years.

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What does a MOT check?

It includes an inspection of the following:

  • Screenwash
  • Wiper blades
  • Beam patterns
  • Exhaust and engine mounts
  • Brake pad levels
  • Suppression joints and brushes
  • Lights
  • Tread depth
  • Suspension levels
  • Corrosion of the suspension mounts
  • Engine exhaust emissions
  • CO2 and CO3 emissions and hydrocarbon emissions
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How can I check my MOT history?

You can check this at https://mot-history.net/. This new government service allows you to check the history of any car from just putting in the vehicle make and registration number.

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What can fail a MOT?

The most common reasons why cars fail their MOT are:

  • worn seatbelts
  • windscreen chips
  • incorrect beam pattern

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  • insufficient tyre tread depth
  • faulty registration plate lamps
  • damaged wiper blades
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What should I do if my car fails its MOT?

You’ll be issued with a VT30 Certificate stating why the car failed. There is no time limit before a retest can be booked, and the garage will normally offer to carry out the required repairs. Therefore, you should undertake any necessary repairs pointed out by the garage to ensure a pass certificate.

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How often should I get a MOT?

Your car should go in for its MOT annually, unless of course it was bought and registered as brand new. If this is the case it is only required after three years of its registration, but after that point it should be taken in yearly like other cars.

Average rating for  MOT in Cardiff bookings

4.63

93 reviews

How much does a car MOT cost in Cardiff?

The maximum cost for an MOT is £54.85, garages cannot charge more than this. However, many garages charge less than this, the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com is around £40.


MOT Cost by Car Make in Cardiff
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£48.82
Vauxhall£49.20
Volkswagen£48.59
BMW£48.93
Peugeot£48.69
Audi£49.30
Citroen£48.04
Mercedes£48.94
Nissan£48.02
Renault£48.90
MINI£49.14
Toyota£49.10
Volvo£51.46

This table uses data from quotes provided on FixMyCar between 23/04/2024 and 22/07/2024.

Booking a car MOT test in Cardiff

An MOT is a service/test which every car is legally required to have carried out every 12 months.

You don’t need to take your car for three years if you buy and register it as brand new. However, as soon as the three years are up, it is a legal requirement that you take your car for the test yearly.

A cars roadworthiness will be checked during the MOT, with each major component inspected by a trained professional. A garage has to have authorisation from the DVSA to carry out the test.


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