MOT in Nottingham

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Top garages for MOT in Nottingham (169 found)
Kam Servicing - Hucknall
56 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
5.0 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs. We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme. Kam Servicing - Hucknall is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, Full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

KAM Servicing - Colwick
137 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.9 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx. 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme. KAM Servicing - Colwick is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

Kens Auto Spares Limited
311 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.8 / 5

Since we established in 1976, we have consistently provided all our customers, whether they are new or existing, with a reliable and efficient service. Our friendly staff and highly skilled mechanics are committed to ensuring you are delivered high-quality workmanship and customer service and they do this by utilising their fantastic skills. Building a firm and trusting relationship with our customers is paramount to us, you can have peace of mind knowing that you and your vehicle are in good hands.

Our well-equipped workshop and our wealth of knowledge allow us to cover a range of mechanical repairs and services from parking sensors to clutch and gearbox repairs, for all makes and models. All our quality parts are sourced from reputable suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty. Whatever the warranty is on the part, we will match it for our labour.

Located on Carlton Road, Nottingham, we are near some great transport links, however, if you are unable to bring your car to us we do have a collection and delivery service for those within a 3-mile radius. If you wish to wait around we have a comfortable waiting area where you can enjoy refreshments and WIFI.

RPM Performance car / motorcycle
410 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.8 / 5

We are a garage that like to cater for all car motorcycle repairs at a affordable prices, to keep customers coming back.we are happy to work on any make or model we take pride in our work and also run a racing team we are experts on all clutches
NOW OPEN FOR ALL UR TYRES NEW PART WORN/ BUDGET - TOP BRANDS
recovery service &; valeting / detaling service

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Nottingham
576 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.6 / 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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FastFit Autocentres
41 Jobs Completed
NOTTINGHAM
5.0 / 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.

KAM Servicing - Bulwell
446 Jobs Completed
Bulwell
4.7 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme.Kam Servicing - Bulwell is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

Formula One Autocentres - Bulwell
57 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.6 / 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.

Mr Tyre Nottingham - Carlton Road
25 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
5.0 / 5

Drivers based in Nottingham are lucky enough to have not one, but two Mr Tyre car garages in their local area. Our auto centres are designed to provide the most important services a car requires in an effective, efficient and wallet-friendly manner.

K&B Car Centre
55 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.8 / 5

Been in the motor trade for 20 years. Nvq level 2 & 3 and am also an MOT Tester. Excellent customer service skills having been involved in all aspects of garage work management etc. Very fare when it comes to pricing and also offer collect and deliver within a certain radius

KAM Servicing - (Tamworth Road) Long Eaton
317 Jobs Completed
Long Eaton
4.6 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme.Kam Servicing - Long Eaton (Tamworth Rd) is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

KAM Servicing - Heanor
247 Jobs Completed
Heanor
4.8 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme.Kam Servicing - Heanor is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

Mp Automotive Ltd
234 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..!

Bridgeway Garage
247 Jobs Completed
Bulwell
4.8 / 5

Welcome to Bridgeway Garage, an independent car garage that specialises in repairing and serving Vauxhall cars.

Bridgeway Garage has been established in Bulwell in Nottingham for over thirty years, serving the local community. We strive to offer the highest level of vehicle servicing across the full Vauxhall range.

All MOT’s are carried out by experienced, industry trained, qualified mechanics and technicians who are capable of carrying out all tests.

All engine repairs, head gaskets, timing chains, gear boxes and engine rebuilds are catered for across all makes and models of car. This has given us a better understanding of every customer’s individual needs and requirements.

Bridgeway Garage is small but friendly and helpful. We welcome any enquiries concerning your Vauxhall.

While we specialise in Vauxhalls, we will happily apply our experience to any makes of vehicle.

CHALLENGER BEESTON
69 Jobs Completed
NOTTINGHAM
4.9 / 5

FRIENDLY FAMILY RUN GARAGE, OFFERING A RANGE OF SERVICES AND ALWAYS WILLING TO GO THAT EXTRA MILE TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS

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MOT in Nottingham

Average rating for  MOT in Nottingham bookings

4.74

47 reviews

How much does MOT cost in Nottingham?

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


MOT Cost by Car Make in Nottingham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£34.92
Ford£34.43
Peugeot£34.26
BMW£34.31
Citroen£34.32
Audi£34.60
Volkswagen£35.54
Nissan£33.80
Renault£34.63
Mercedes£35.34
MINI£35.24
Toyota£33.46
Volvo£33.82

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/10/2019 and 27/01/2020.

Local MOT Test

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

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  • Enter your car registration number
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You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best MOT deal in Nottingham, before booking online.

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