MOT in Erdington

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Top garages for MOT in Erdington (170 found)
Highgate Autos Midland Limited
89 Jobs Completed
BIRMINGHAM
4.8 / 5

Here at Highgate Autos we have a team of fully qualified mechanics with over 20 years experience. We are driven to deliver outstanding customer service and want to make your mechanical needs a pleasant, stress-free experience.

Our services range from clutch replacements to steering and suspension. We carry out thorough diagnostics in order to successfully carry out the work needed. Our friendly team are here to talk you through every step, always keeping you in the loop before we carry out any work.

We offer Chinese speaking service as well!

We are only an 8-minute drive from Birmingham City Centre and have some fantastic local transport links so you can keep your day to day activities.

A1 Clutch Centre Birmingham
371 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.

Heartlands Auto Centre Limited
260 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.

Plume of Feathers Garage - Sheldon
39 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

Plume Tyre Service has been family run for nearly 4 decades, with a strong commitment to its customers.

From its beginning as just a tyre retailer Plume has extended its services to meet most of your motoring needs. Still owned and run by the Parker family, we pride ourselves on excellent customer service and great value for money..

Speedy Repairs
223 Jobs Completed
birmingham
4.9 / 5

At Speedy Repairs we offer a full range of mechanical repairs including gearboxes, clutch repairs, brakes and pads, exhaust repairs and replacement, steering and suspension adjustments and changes. We are experienced with challenging mechanical work as well as routine car repairs and have established good working relationships with motor factors ensuring we can source parts quickly and at the best price minimizing your vehicle's downtime. Speedy Repairs will only fit high quality parts to you car or van

All repairs come with 12 months labour guarantee and a minimum of 12 months on all new parts fitted

T&G Autos
167 Jobs Completed
Westmidlands
5.0 / 5

T&G Autos, mobile Mechanic offering servicing and repairs

ABM Autohaus Ltd
37 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 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.

RPS Garage Services
107 Jobs Completed
BIRMINGHAM
4.8 / 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.

SHAH AUTO CENTRE LTD
57 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.6 / 5

We at Shah Auto Centre Ltd specialise in MOTs inspections with a fair outcome for our customer, if the Car/Van happens to fail we offer the option to repair in-house and Re Test for FREE, saving you time and hassle. MOTs are Class 4 and 7.
In addition we offer general repair e.g. Brakes, Exhaust, Clutch, Gearbox, Turbo, Injector, Diagnostics, Servicing and many more.
We have experienced staff with 20 years + in the motor trade.

Autoway MOT and Service Centre
166 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

Autoway MOT and Service Centre is a fast-fit autocentre based in Digbeth, Birmingham. Our technicians are fully qualified by the IMI, including DVLA approved MOT testers, and have over 20 years of experience working on all makes and models of vehicles. We carry out all forms of mechanical work including MOT’s, repairs, maintenance work and servicing, with no job being too big or too small.

Customer service is our main priority and when we provide and supply parts, we shall provide you with a labour warranty to match that of your parts for peace of mind. Vehicle collection within 10 miles of the garage is also available to our customers, free of charge, subject to prior agreement. We also have a comfortable waiting area available to customers should you rather wait whilst we work on your car.

Clarke & Evans Service Centre LTD
88 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

Clarke Evans are an independent Service and Repair Centre with an excellent reputation for quality workmanship. We have the very latest hi-tech equipment installed in the workshops and this coupled with the expertise of our fully trained and committed workforce guarantees a first class service.

Clarke & Evans are experts in vehicle repair, servicing, MOT and more for all types of vehicles.

S K Vehicle Services
13 Jobs Completed
Tyseley
4.3 / 5

S K Vehicle Services was founded in 2010 starting out as a mobile mechanic but due to demanding workload, has now moved into a modern workshop in the heart of Birmingham, equipped with facilities to cater for every job! Whatever your vehicle and whatever the job, you can rest assured that quality is priority.

Formula One Autocentres - Erdington
131 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
3.9 / 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.

TopGear AutoParts LTD
344 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.5 / 5

At TopGear Auto Parts Birmingham Ltd we provide a huge fleet of premium quality parts. As one of the highly rated competitive parts Suppliers within Birmingham,

We consider ourselves as a one stop car pit stop covering a wide range of every auto-mobile
needs including : on site Mechanics, Paint/Body Work, Car Rentals, MOT Testing, Incident Claims, Air-Conditioning,Engine & Alternator re-conditioning and tyres.

Our parts are carefully selected to provide safety as well as the exact part to match your unique car registration

We reflect on our customer base positively. All of our parts & work carried out are of the most premium range with the latest modern fittings.

So please don’t hesitate to contact us for a quotation and one of our helpful advisors will deal with your enquiry straight away.

ALL SERVICES ARE CARRIED OUT IN HOUSE! WE GUARANTEE QUALITY PRODUCTS FOR ALL VEHICLES, WHETHER CLASSIC OR MODERN, WHETHER HIGH PERFORMANCE, OR A CITY RUNNER, WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU!

Smart MOT & Service Centre
142 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

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MOT in Erdington

Average rating for  MOT in Erdington bookings

4.90

42 reviews

How much does MOT cost in Erdington?

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


MOT Cost by Car Make in Erdington
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£37.84
Vauxhall£37.91
Volkswagen£37.91
Peugeot£37.99
Renault£37.93
Audi£37.73
BMW£38.18
Citroen£38.28
Nissan£37.49
Mercedes£37.63
Toyota£38.62
Volvo£38.22
MINI£38.18

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/10/2019 and 22/01/2020.

Local MOT Test

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

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