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MOT in Derby

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Top garages for MOT in Derby (141 found)
Abbey Garage (Derby) Ltd.
2 Job Completed
Derby
5.0 / 5

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Mp Automotive Ltd
245 Jobs Completed
Ilkeston
4.9 / 5

We are mechanics you can trust. We thrive on customer service and providing the best prices around.

We specialise in the servicing of all makes and models and also offer a collection and delivery service. Our Services include Servicing, MOTs, MOT Repairs, Bodywork repairs, Welding, Clutches, Diagnostics, Brakes, Tyres and much more...

In most cases we can collect and deliver from a place of home or work. Usually within a 5 mile radius

We look forward to providing you with a quote..!

Derby Vehicle Solutions
254 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.7 / 5

Derby Vehicle Solutions provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in derby for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at DVS.

Specialists in vehicle servicing; DVS will service your car to the highest standard, ensuring all parts are OE specification, meaning all parts fitted will not invalidate your vehicle warranty.

As our commitment towards added value service, we carry out a 50 POINT safety check on every vehicle!

Techtonic vehicle repairs
183 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.7 / 5

Close to Derby City Centre . MOT tests only £25.00, Honest reliable. All repairs undertaken from gearbox issues to safety checks carried out . Any make or model undertaken . Price promise guarantee. Give us a try and you won't be disappointed. Check out our Facebook page for th latest offers or simply call us . Thanks !

Formula One Autocentres - Derby
61 Jobs Completed
Derby
5.0 / 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.

Monkey Garage Ltd
169 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.9 / 5

We are a super friendly vehicle repairs garage based in Derby, near the Meteor Centre and Chester Green. We have over 20 years’ experience in the motor industry from our expertise in the workshop to our customer service in the office. All servicing and repair needs are welcome but it's good to know we also specialise in diagnostics, engine repairs and the really big stuff where quality and competence comes above all else. We are competitive in price and if we can repair rather than replace to save you time and money, we will. We pride ourselves on our honesty, quality and customer service.

Here at the workshop, we only source quality parts that come with a standard manufacturer warranty. In addition to this, our labour comes under a 12-month warranty, leaving you with peace of mind. Your vehicle maintenance shouldn’t be a stressful experience, our staff here at Monkey Garage will ensure the service you receive is smooth running. Get in touch to find out more.

Mr Tyre Ltd - Normanton
135 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.9 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres giving an incredible coverage across the central England region.

With many years’ experience in the tyre industry we have a reputation for providing high quality products at competitive prices. Being so well established has allowed us to form close relationships with virtually every major tyre manufacturer.

Alongside tyres, our stores offer most mechanical repairs including brakes, servicing, engine repairs, suspension, MOT testing, stainless steel exhausts, engine remapping and air conditioning repairs and re-gas.

We are happy to serve Normanton and its surrounding areas.

A1 Clutch Centre Derby Centre
235 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.8 / 5

At A1 Clutch Centre in Derby, 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.

FastFit Autocentres
43 Jobs Completed
NOTTINGHAM
4.6 / 5

FastFit Autocentres is a newly established Family business based in Long Eaton, specialising in Tyres, Brakes and Servicing. Customer satisfaction is paramount here and we can't wait to get your vehicle and set our passionate mechanics to work.

TS AUTOS
148 Jobs Completed
Beeston
4.8 / 5

We are a small family run business since 1979 thriving on a high level of good workmanship and customer satisfaction. We cater for all your cars needs and more from basic oil and filter changes through to engine rebuilds, engine swaps, timing belts, timing chains, clutches and much more.
We also Have a bodyshop. we are a fully insured accident repair centre so whether its a minor pimple dent, scuffed alloy or a heavy crash damaged vehicle we do it all..
We offer a pick up and delivery service within the area (10 miles) also courtesy cars available..

Auto-Line MOT Center
62 Jobs Completed
derby
5.0 / 5

Here at Auto-Line we offer high quality servicing and mechanical repairs for low prices. We carry out any repairs to industry standard service manual labor times.

We also offer a free collection and delivery service and vehicle movement services, which are subject to availability.

We are a small close-knit team of two technicians with over 30 years of experience between us. We have a real passion for what we do and carry out every single job, no matter how big or small, to the highest standards as we would our own vehicle.

Owner Oliver is fully licensed, insured and qualified in the following;
DVSA registered Authorised Examiner and mot tester
Automotive Refrigerant Handling (ECLevel 3 Award (IMI Awards Ltd)
Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence, Level 3 Diploma (IMI Awards Ltd)
Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles, Level 2 Diploma (IMI Awards Ltd).
Numerous product courses with Ford
Numerous product course with jaguar land rover
Numerous product courses with BMW

Richard is a landrover master technician
Very experienced with all makes and models as comes from and aftermarket background.
Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence, Level 3 Diploma (IMI Awards Ltd)

MOT Masters
3 Jobs Completed
Derby
5.0 / 5

Welcome to MOT Masters. Based in central Derby, we offer mot tests on classes 4,5 & 7.
Having been established for over 10 years, we are able to offer an affordable and professional experience.

The services we offer are MOT, brakes, service, tyres, exhausts, batteries, suspension work, general repairs, welding, and small bodywork repairs.

Regards

The MOT Masters team

ETS Tyre & Service Centre
49 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
5.0 / 5

A friendly, local garage that has been established for over 25 years. Our honest and fair service has gained us an excellent reputation throughout Nottingham and Derbyshire. We pride ourselves on customer service.

Situated in Stapleford, you are welcome to pop in anytime for a no obligation quote or general advice on your motoring needs .

Kirk's Garage Nottingham
3 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
5.0 / 5

Kirk's Garage is the only experience garage out there. A retro, 50's styled America chop-shop offering general vehicle servicing, MOTs and car customization including tuning packages, remapping, custom exhausts and much more!

We have a wide range of services availible. We also have 5 STAR reviews on GOOGLE and Facebook (www.facebook.com/kirksgaragewolves).

Pop in for a friendly welcome at Kirk's Garage!

McEwans Garage
29 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.8 / 5

McEwans Garage is an independent specialist in the service and repair of all Audi, VW, SEAT, Skoda, Fiat and Alfa Romeo vehicles. With specialist, dealer-level diagnostics, programming and True 4-wheel alignment, McEwans Garage can service all makes and models of car and light van.

Based in Derby, all of the staff at McEwans are highly skilled and experienced. During 2012 McEwans Garage celebrated its 30th year of offering a professional service to customers, with a high level of technical expertise, advice and workmanship. Customer satisfaction is key to everything that McEwans do.

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MOT in Derby

Average rating for  MOT in Derby bookings

4.74

27 reviews

How much does MOT cost in Derby?

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


MOT Cost by Car Make in Derby
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£37.32
Ford£36.76
Peugeot£37.19
BMW£36.71
Volkswagen£36.40
Nissan£36.05
Toyota£36.57
Citroen£37.61
Mercedes£36.44
Audi£36.74
Renault£37.11
Volvo£36.32
MINI£37.07

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/12/2019 and 28/03/2020.

Local MOT Test

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

  • 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 Derby

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

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