MOT in London

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Top garages for MOT in London (1,498 found)
Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1321 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1451 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We specialise in new motor vehicle components for all makes and models, O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufactured/Pattern), O.E (Original Equipment/Genuine), we can advice on advantages and disadvantages of both product ranges. We stock a wide range of parts and specialise in all makes and models. We provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in Enfield for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at Automotive Components Specialist Ltd. With many years of experience in the trade, you can count on us to repair and service your car to the highest possible standard. We are VW Audi Specialists but can offer the same high standard of service for all makes and models.

Pauls Mechanics
192 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

Pauls Mechanics is a well-established Ford and BMW specialist, offering a professional and high-quality service on a full range of work. At Pauls Mechanics we take great pride in our work and thus only use genuine OEM parts and the latest diagnostic testers which allows us to deliver Main Dealer Services. We are based in East London but also offer a mobile service where we come to you, allowing you to get on with your busy lifestyle! Give us call today to find out how we can help you with any of your car issues, no matter how big or small!
Mobile Mechanics only 10Miles radius from E4

SAI Wimbledon Ltd
12 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

SAI MOT Centre is one of Wimbledon's leading auto repair, full car service and MOT testing stations for many models of cars and other utility vehicles. SAI MOT Centre can undergo MOT testing at our facilities as we’re DVSA approved testing stations in South London and more specifically in the Wimbledon area. Whether your vehicle needs its first MOT after three years or your annual MOT test is due – we can help you out and provide you with quick, reliable MOT testing. You can now book an MOT in Wimbledon using our interactive live, MOT booking system, giving you a real-time solution right to your fingertips. We aim to provide convenience with our cheap MOT services that start from just £29 and we will gladly pick up your vehicle and drop it back off after it has been tested.

SAI MOT Centre is a local, independent business in London near Wimbledon that has years of experience in MOT testing, car servicing and repairs. We offer a range of quality services and repairs including arranging MOT testing, servicing and diagnostics, tyres and wheel alignment, exhausts and suspension, batteries and brakes, clutch, cambelts and air conditioning. We will always reassure you that you’ll be receiving quality work. We are committed to making our services and repairs affordable, providing our customers with huge savings leaving them coming back to our MOT station time and time again.

kevs auto services
73 Jobs Completed
raynes park
4.9 / 5

repairs to most make and models inc cam belts, clutches servicing diagnostics brakes mot,
we take all major debit cards

Sierra Garage Limited
35 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.7 / 5

Sierra Garage Ltd are an independent workshop based in Essex. We believe in providing our customers with the very best customer experience, as we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of all thing’s car related and building a good local reputation as a garage that cares. We also provide customers with a 12-month warranty on all work undertaken for your peace of mind.

We carry out most repairs and services including (but not limited to); diagnostics, engine repairs, clutch and timing chain (belt) changes, vehicle MOT preparation, head gaskets, brake work, suspension, cooling system, problem solving, manual gearbox repairs, DSG auto gearbox repairs, vehicle servicing and car vinyl wrapping.

Onur Prestige Motors
36 Jobs Completed
Leyton
5.0 / 5

Onur Prestige Motors are your local independent garage based in Leyton. We have been established since 2012 and is ran by a small close-knit team of 3 technicians, with over 30 years of experience in the motor industry. We carry out all types of mechanical repairs and servicing, on all makes and models of vehicles.

Our specialities lie in performing thorough in depth diagnostic work and we hold a National Diploma in Motorsport Engineering too. We have a great passion for what we do and are members of the Good Garage Scheme and our work is back by the R.M.I / I.M.I, which should give you peace of mind when faced with the difficult task of choosing a garage to carry out your work.

London V Trader Ltd
110 Jobs Completed
Braking
4.3 / 5

At London V Trader, it is our ambition to see you back on the road as soon as possible no matter what the issue is. Established in 2013, we are an independently run family garage comprising a committed set of technicians. We offer a wide range of services from Tyre fittings to Body and Paint work. In addition to this we can collect and deliver over a 100 Mile distance. We look forward to hearing more about how we can help!

KMK Automotive
106 Jobs Completed
Leatherhead
5.0 / 5

When you choose KMK Automotive, you’re guaranteed an excellent service from one of the most esteemed companies in Leatherhead

Covering a 40 mile radius, we undertake a wide range of services for clients, including car servicing, diagnostic repairs, and much more, ensuring that your domestic, commercial, or industrial vehicle is safe and fit for purpose.

Choose us now for a superior service from dedicated experts.

Anees Autocare Centre
612 Jobs Completed
Hounslow
4.9 / 5

Specialising in Mercedes-Benz , Audi, Vw, toyota we cater for all makes and models of motor vehicles. From minor repairs to major maintenance, we are committed to ensuring top quality workmanship at highly competitive prices. Are you experiencing car trouble? Need a professional mechanic to give your vehicle an expert eye? From engine trouble and exhaust problems to replacement clutches and gearboxes, you can depend on us to take care of any vehicle repairs you need assistance with. From family cars to 4x4s and mpv s we have expertise is all makes and models, bring your vehicle along to our garage in Hounslow for a superb service.

Redline Garage Ltd
111 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

Established in 2011, our independent workshop based in Barking Industrial Park is home to a team of highly skilled mechanics who are committed to ensuring every customer receives an exceptional experience. Having access to fantastic diagnostic software allows us to identify any faults swiftly which assists us in getting you back on the road promptly. Being a mechanical and performance specialist means we cover a wide range of services including clutch repairs, brake and exhaust repairs, MOTs, servicing, Hybrid repairs and dual clutch transmissions and much more.

Our garage is well-equipped, so we can accommodate light commercial vehicles and fleet vehicles in addition to a variety of makes and models. We have a customer waiting room where you can enjoy some refreshments from a local store nearby. Conveniently situated near bus routes and Upney Station means you can still go about your day to day activities. All our parts are OE quality and all come with a standard manufacturer warranty.

Elite Direct Ltd
181 Jobs Completed
Rainham
4.8 / 5

Elite Direct is a family run business which has been established for over 25 years. Open 6 days a week from 8am to 6pm we stock over 10,000 tyres plus a massive range of Alloy Wheels and many other automotive products at our State of the Art showroom/workshop/warehouse in Rainham, on the borders of East London and Essex. Whether you are looking for economy tyres from budget brands or premium brand tyres such as Dunlop, Goodyear, Michelin and Pirelli, plus many more, you will not be disappointed.

London Motor Sports Ltd
93 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

London Motor Sports professional garage with great experience in the car industry, based in White-City London W127AH.

Our main focus has always been to deliver best quality service to our customers. We provide our customers best deals on MOT, Wheel Alignment, Mechanical Servicing, Diagnostic, Body Work Repairs and any other car related problem.

London Motor Sports is capable of fixing all types of repairs, and can set up accounts with professional industries such as Taxi Companies.

We make sure that all the repairs completed are up to the Manufacturers Standards and guarantee on all work completed by us.

Pro Power Steering (Lakeside Auto Garage)
192 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.8 / 5

Power Steering Racks / Boxes and Pumps specialist for most makes of car (including classic cars) and commercial vehicles. Diagnostics, Repair Services and MOT are also provided.

Pro Power Steering is the Specialist in Power Steering located in Grays.
We supply and re-condition a wide range of manual, electronic and power-assisted steering racks, boxes and pumps for most makes of car and commercial vehicles.
Our workshop service is second to none and we will quickly re-build original racks if we cannot supply an exchange item.

We supplement our servicing packages and mechanical excellence with a full set of repair services for your car in Thurrock and beyond.

So call in to see us at Lakeside Auto Garage today to discover a complete range of professional car repairs in Thurrock, Grays and the surrounding southeast area. Our fully qualified team trade as independent vehicle repairs specialists with full MOT Scheme.

All Fords LTD
917 Jobs Completed
Belvedere
4.8 / 5

ENGINES, GEARBOXES, CLUTCHES, TIMING BELTS, CHAINS, SERVICE, TYRES, MOT’s, BATTERIES, ETC

All Fords LTD specialises in servicing and repairing. We offer MOTs, car servicing, car repairs, brakes, batteries, tyres, diagnostics.
Our garage offers major savings of up to 50% on main dealer prices for car servicing and repairs, with discounted MOTs available, free re-tests and out-of-hours servicing available on request. We also offer servicing on a Saturday.
We offer Mot’s on cars, Vans and minibuses
We pride ourselves on offering the highest level of services and customer care. Our many regular customers appreciate the fact that we are a family-run garage that puts customers’ needs first.
Our garage offers a comfortable customer waiting area and a MOT viewing bay.
We have a team of highly qualified mechanics and offer services for all makes and models.

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MOT in London

Average rating for  MOT in London bookings

4.52

350 reviews

How much does MOT cost in London?

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


MOT Cost by Car Make in London
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£45.48
Ford£45.89
BMW£45.73
Volkswagen£46.01
Audi£46.07
Toyota£46.52
Mercedes£45.81
Nissan£45.65
Peugeot£45.40
Renault£46.48
Citroen£46.11
MINI£45.99
Volvo£45.95

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 20/11/2019 and 18/02/2020.

Local MOT Test

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

  • 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 London

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

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