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Top garages for MOT in Leeds (341 found)
Parkside Garage Leeds Ltd
672 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.9 / 5

Parkside Garage is a fully equipped garage and Mot Station for Cars Vans Motorbikes and Scooters , we are also carry out all Major Garage Repairs . We also carry out Scooter and Motor Bike Repairs . This is a Family Run Business with very friendly staff with the added bonus of very Competitive Rates . Parkside Garage pride them self on customer Satisfaction . Every aspect covered under one roof.
Parkside Garage is v.a.t registered Garage this keeps warranty on your vehicle , so no need to go to a Major Dealers to keep your warranty
Parkside Garage also offers Payment plan for those unexpected bills

Brooklands Fast Fit
908 Jobs Completed
leeds
4.7 / 5

Brooklands have been here for 25 years. We are proud in everything we do and carry everything out to a high spec.
Brooklands technicians carry over 15 years of experience an have delt with many aspects of different makes and models over the year, they all carry the correct qualifications from MOT licence’s to NVQ 2&3. We ain’t afraid to to take on any job an work constantly around the clock the get vehicles back on the road the same day.
We carry out a wide range of diagnostic test's and checks, to service and repairs we also do mot's. As on the otherhand we also carry out a wide range of body work and reapirs too..

Niche Motor Sales Limited
353 Jobs Completed
Bradford
4.7 / 5

We provide one of the best services for MOT tests at our Garage in Bradford. By using highly experienced staff and equipment you can be assured your car is in good hands to be inspected.

At Niche Motor Company we offer the best deals around and we pride ourselves on our customer care and offer an excellent personal service. We offer a wide range of services including Bodywork, MOT's and Servicing and Air Conditioning Regas/Recharge services.

A small investment in routine servicing, plus a good inspection programme, results in a good return on that investment.

Niche Motor Sales have fully qualified and experienced staff that can supply and fit brakes for all makes and models at competitive prices.

In addition to the above, we also offer repairs and services for air conditioning, suspension repairs, electrical and battery repairs and much more!

We are Car, Van And Truck air conditioning specialist covering the whole of West Yorkshire.

We have Invested Thousands of pounds in State of the art Car Air Conditioning Regas and car Air Conditioning service machinery to give our customers the best service for their money

We service both Air Gas types: R134A & HFO123YF

Please call in for your Car, van and Truck Air Conditioning Recharge/Regas and be seen with in 20 minutes guaranteed

NO appointments ever needed.

See you soon

Nest Autos
1188 Jobs Completed
Eccleshill
4.8 / 5

At Nest Autos Ltd we know your car is more than a tool that gets you from A to B, it’s your freedom. Your car lets you complete essential daily activities such as travelling to and from work, buying groceries, and picking up the children from school. You depend on it, so it’s important your car receives quality repairs and service.

When you bring your car to Nest Autos Ltd, we make sure your car leaves trouble-free so you can have your freedom, and your peace of mind. With over 75 years experience repairing and maintaining cars and 3 years combined experience building, engineering and running a racing car our passion for cars is enormous. We know you care about your car, and so do we. Our technicians will strive to ensure you receive the best support and service for you and your car.

We can drop you off where you need to go while we work on your car and pick you up again when the job has been completed.

Please ask about our new free courtesy car service.

We also offer a collection and delivery service within 10 miles of the garage.

Halfords Autocentre Leeds (Roseville)
11 Jobs Completed
Leeds
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

The Motor Family (RAC Approved MOT & Service Centre)
104 Jobs Completed
Batley
4.9 / 5

Welcome to The Motor Family. We are an independent MOT, service and sales centre in Birstall/Batley. We are a RAC Approved Garage and offer a full range of garage services including MOT Testing, Servicing, Tyres, Repairs and more. As an RAC Approved Garage we follow the RAC Customer Charter; Honest pricing, Quality work & Exceptional customer service. We’d really love to hear from you so why not drop in to see us or give us a call on

The Autocentre (Dewsbury) Ltd.
121 Jobs Completed
Dewsbury
3.8 / 5

The Autocentre (Dewsbury) Ltd

Alba Tyres Bradford - Team Protyre
49 Jobs Completed
Bradford
5.0 / 5

John and his team at Alba tyres Bradford pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. Alba Tyres Bradford joined the Protyre network in 2015. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs and MOTs & services as well as supplying and fitting tyres for cars, vans and 4x4s from all leading manufacturers, including Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone and Continental. The centre boasts a John Beam Laser Wheel allignment system. John and his team will be pleased to provide advice on the best tyres to meet your driving requirements. Pop in to get the best advice from our experts or feel free to buy online with same day fitting available.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Leeds
1148 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.4 / 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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Niche Autos LTD
981 Jobs Completed
Wakefield
4.9 / 5

OFFICE CONTACT NUMBER IS (WAKEFIELD) 362 072 Established for many years, we are a family run business that believes in great customer service to encourage repeat business with every customer. Our pricing is very competitive and all of our mechanics have the best equipment at their disposal to get the job done correctly and efficiently. We undertake all aspects of vehicle repairs, MOT tests, Clutches, Brakes, Exhausts just to name a few as well as very competitive rates on vehicle detailing using only the very best products

Bankfoot Auto Clinic
288 Jobs Completed
Bradford
4.8 / 5

We are an established independent garage based in Bradford which offers a range of mechanical services ranging from a simple light bulb change to complete engine rebuilds. Our mechanics and MOT testers have a combined experience of over 35 years in motor vehicle repairs and utilise their expertise and wealth of knowledge for every job. Our workshop is home to the latest mechanical equipment which allows us to swiftly diagnose faults ensuring we can get you back on the road promptly.

We only use and source OE quality parts which come with a standard manufacturer warranty, in addition to this our labour comes under a 12-month warranty. We have a comfortable customer waiting room where you can enjoy some refreshments and customer WIFI while we carry out the repairs to your vehicle. If you are looking for a reliable, honest and quality service you don’t need to look any further, all our prices are transparent and competitive, and our staff has been highly trained to provide an exceptional service.

Express Tyre & Auto Centre
1390 Jobs Completed
Ossett
4.7 / 5

"We are based in Ossett, just outside Wakefield and only 2 minutes from Junction 40 of the M1. From our purpose built garage we offer a full and comprehensive range of motoring services from MOT testing, tyres, exhausts, brakes ,clutches, timing belts, chains, and batteries to servicing and all MOT related repairs.
Full warranty given on all parts and labour.
All major credit cards accepted.

CG Autos
6 Jobs Completed
Wakefield
3.7 / 5

CG Autos is One Of Wakefield's Oldest and Most Established Garages
Services we offer include car and van repairs and servicing, vehicle diagnostics as well as being a VOSA Approved MOT centre.

We also supply and fit tyres, exhausts, batteries, clutches and replacement gearboxes. We also offer professional welding too.

We would like to make CG Autos your local one stop shop for your car or van servicing and repairs. With over 40 years experience our business has grown through word of mouth into a highly respected, reliable independent garage.

Services we offer include:

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Wilco Motosave - Bramley
157 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.6 / 5

Wilco Motosave is one of the north's leading independent family owned motorists' stores and fitting centres.

With 26 branches located throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Manchester & Rochdale, we'll be sure to have a store near to you. Each of our depots also contains a busy fast-fit centre too, where we fit tyres, batteries, exhausts and CATs to hundreds of cars every single day throughout our region. We also carry out servicing and fit braking parts too.

We will be pleased to carry out a Free No-Obligation Check on your Tyres, Exhausts & CATS, Batteries and Brakes and then provide a very competitive quote on any necessary work.

You're welcome to pop in to any of our branches or give them a call to arrange a suitable time.
Our stores are filled with all the leading car care and accessories brands, available for much lower prices than other stores and if you are more of a pedal power person rather than horse-power, our branches also stock a large range of bikes, for all the family, and cycle accessories too.

Formula One Autocentres - Leeds
81 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.8 / 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.

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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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When is my car’s MOT due?

You can find out the due date of your MOT with our free online MOT checker. Check your MOT status instantly to find out when you should be booking in for your next MOT.

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How long does an MOT typically take?

An MOT will take between 45 minutes and an hour. If repairs are required, it will of course take considerably longer depending on the repair’s nature.

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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 patterns

·      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 Leeds bookings

4.62

109 reviews

How much does a car MOT cost?

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 Leeds
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£37.70
Ford£38.05
BMW£37.98
Volkswagen£37.91
Peugeot£37.80
Audi£37.59
Nissan£37.54
Toyota£37.59
Mercedes£37.94
Citroen£37.79
Renault£38.53
MINI£37.36
Volvo£38.40

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 02/07/2020 and 30/09/2020.

MOT Test

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.



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 the leakage of any fumes or liquid, as these are the most common issues that can develop within the exhaust system.

There is very little you can do to help your car pass an MOT if there is a leak in the exhaust as a hole cannot be blocked up unless you are a trained professional.

The fuel system will also get checked for leaks. Prior to the test, ensure that the tank cap is sealed properly to avoid failing for a minor issue.

The emissions of a car must fall below specific legal limits to pass. This means that if your car produces too much carbon monoxide or hydrocarbons, it will fail. You can increase your chances of passing by addressing the problem before having the service carried out.

If your exhaust emits excessive blue or black smoke when the engine is switched on and whilst driving, there is a high chance that there is an issue within the exhaust system.



Tyres MOT Check

One in ten cars fail their MOT as a result of tyre issues. The mechanic will be checking the tyre tread 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 tyre type as it is a necessity in order 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. If the tread is less than 1.6mm, your car will fail. It is also important to ensure that your tyres are fully inflated to correct pressure levels, as this is another issue which will likely result in failure. To find out the recommended tyre pressure of your car, consult your car owner’s handbook.



Drivers View

Your windscreen wipers, windscreen, wing mirrors, rear view mirror and windows will be rigorously inspected. It will be obvious that you will fail if your view of the road around you is impeded.

Anything from broken or missing mirrors to cracked or heavily chipped windows restricting the drivers view will result in a fail.

Your rear view mirrors and wing mirrors must also be able to move while remaining secure to provide the 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 to maintain visibility.

You will fail 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 by making sure you buy new wiper blades at least once a year and thoroughly checking all of your windows prior to the test.

You should ensure that your screen wash reservoir is fully topped up as it will be checked during the test.



Body and additional items MOT Check

A thorough inspection will be carried out with the car’s 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, they must be visible and legible from 20 meters away.

Your car should display a vehicle identification number (VIN) which is 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 since it is a hugely important safety feature as well as a legal requirement.



Lamps, electrics and reflectors MOT Check

Almost a third of all failures are due to light, electrical or reflector failures. The front, rear, brake, fog and indicator lights, as well as the registration plate and reflectors must adhere to the following function and safety 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 lights should be at correct angles

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 owner’s 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 car battery in your car will also be checked for leakage and stability within the engine. Wiring will be inspected for wear and tear, as it 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 test 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 device, 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, with the springs and shock absorbers inspected for corrosion, distortion and fracture.



Brakes Check MOT

The overall condition of your brakes and all of the components that make up the braking system will be inspected thoroughly. A specific brake test will be carried out to ensure that your car has the correct stopping power and distances to be on the road safely.



Other tips

A mechanic can refuse to perform the test 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. Return to the same garage for the retest as they will not charge you for a full inspection again.

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