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MOT in London

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Top garages for MOT in London (1,482 found)
Pitstart
96 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

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4 Fab Wheels
473 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

4 Fab Wheels is a newly formed company based in the heart of Wembley. We own a very large garage which includes a tyre bay, an in-house car wash and valet bay and a bodyshop/accident section complete with a jig and spray paint booths. We also have on-site storage facilities for up to 80 vehicles. Our team of 10 technicians (6 bodywork, 4 mechanical) are all fully qualified and very experienced in their specific field. We have specialist knowledge of German, English and Japanese vehicles, however we do work on all makes and models on a daily basis.

We guarantee all work, and can offer customer a collection and delivery service at an additional cost within 20 miles, as well as the use of our comfortable waiting room which has Wi-Fi and refreshments available.

CPS Automotive Ltd.
45 Jobs Completed
Byfleet
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business with over 15 years of experience in all vehicle makes and models. We have a good reputation and positive feedback throughout all of our customers. Delivery and collection services are also available locally.

Our services range from MOT’s, MOT repairs, servicing on all manufacturers, clutches, timing belts/chains, engine replacement, latest diagnostics testing and equipment, air conditioning fault finding, re-gas, exhaust welding, body panel welding, laser wheel alignment, DPF regeneration and cleaning.

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1487 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.

Sparrowhawk Motors IV LTD
178 Jobs Completed
Chelsea
4.5 / 5

From a convenient location in West London Sparrowhawk motors Garage has been offering a full range of garage services for over 20 years to customers from all over London.
Whatever work your car needs, the team of qualified mechanics will carry out great work for a reasonable cost. In addition, we can assure your expectations will be exceeded whatever your requirements may be.
If you are looking for car repairs or service in the London area, then Sparrowhawk motors can meet your needs at a competitive price. The convenient location makes it ideal for the Londoners to find us.

Am Repairs
465 Jobs Completed
Welling
4.8 / 5

Services,mot's and repairs to all makes and models.
Free collection and delivery service from home or work around our local area in DA, SE and BR postcodes only and within a 5 mile radius.
We could still collect from further afield but would charge a £25 fee for doing so
We have large and loyal customer base due to our great customer service and strive to keep our customers as happy as can be.

Dynes Motor Group
20 Jobs Completed
Erith
4.6 / 5

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Fair price repairs
158 Jobs Completed
Staines
4.7 / 5

Local mobile mechanic specialist in German vehicles most carried out diagnostics wealding service and repairs on all vehicles

KMK Automotive
129 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.

Sierra Garage Limited
54 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.8 / 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.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1417 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

HD Motor Sports LTD
105 Jobs Completed
Swanscombe
4.6 / 5

HD Motor Sports LTD

A garage for all your car solutions with a very high and respectful reviews rating though the high level of client's, that we have built up over the years we have been running a garage.

London Motor Sports Ltd
170 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.

North One
249 Jobs Completed
London
4.3 / 5

We would like to welcome you to our friendly specialist service centre ideally situated in North London's Tufnell Park. We are 5 minutes walk from Tufnell Park Underground Station (Northern Line).

We provide London with a fully comprehensive service for all your vehicle needs. We are committed to providing our customers and their vehicles with outstanding levels of care and service.

North One offers our customers a fully comprehensive facility which includes Servicing, MOT Testing, After-Sales Accessories, Cosmetic and Full Body repairs, approved extended Warranties and Service Plans for your vehicle.

We particularly specialise in Aston Martin, BMW, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lotus, Mercedes Benz, VAG Product and Vauxhall. We welcome all other vehicles.

We offer collection/delivery and loan vehicle services to our customers within a 5 mile radius of the business postal code (subject to availability).

We take all major credit cards with the exception of American Express. We can also offer Payment Assist Plans to assist with spreading the costs of those unwanted repairs (terms and conditions apply).

We look forward to welcoming you to our Service Centre.

AJ Servicing & Repairs.
15 Jobs Completed
Hornchurch
4.0 / 5

AJ Servicing and Repair centre (formerly Moorings Garage) was taken over in 2013 by a group of main dealer management and technical personnel. The team have over 100 years of main dealer experience between them and offer the best main dealer alternative for all makes and models.

AJ Servicing & Repairs provide Car MOT, Car Service, Car Repair services and Tyres in and around Essex including Harold Wood, Harold Hill, Romford, Gidea Park, Brentwood, Cranham, Hornchurch, Upminster, Billericay, Ingrave, Dunton, Bulphan, Warley, Herongate, Ingrave, Essex and beyond!

The workshop has to hand the latest computerised technology and testing equipment for all makes of vehicles and is authorised under the government block exemption ruling to service all vehicles and still validate manufacturers warranties.

We provide all types of car tyres and van tyres at very competitive prices and include wheel balancing services as well.

We take pride in our quality workmanship and honest pricing policy and ensure that our highly trained technicians carry out all works not leaving the servicing to apprentices or semi skilled mechanics.

All parts fitted are guaranteed and only the best quality parts are fitted . No additional work is carried out without prior approval thereby not giving any shocks on collection.

Services available at this garage are :

MOT Test (by appointment only)
Engine tuning
Suspension
Servicing all makes
Electronics
Gearboxes
Brakes
Diagnostics
Automatic transmission
Exhaust
Steering

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MOT in London

Average rating for  MOT in London bookings

4.47

379 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£46.39
Ford£46.95
BMW£46.58
Volkswagen£47.00
Audi£46.88
Mercedes£46.78
Toyota£47.23
Nissan£46.47
Peugeot£46.51
Renault£47.35
MINI£47.55
Citroen£47.03
Volvo£47.20

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/12/2019 and 29/03/2020.

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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