MOT in Swansea

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Top garages for MOT in Swansea (44 found)
Keep Driving Auto Ltd
395 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.9 / 5

Here at Keep Driving Auto we provide a first rate, friendly garage service. Serving the Swansea area, located in Llansamlet within easy reach of both the city Centre and Swansea Enterprise Park.

NGS Swansea
62 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

At NGS Swansea we offer a wide variety or vehicle maintenance and repair services. We can usually offer our customers a quick turnaround, meaning we always strive to get you back on the road as soon as possible. However, we don’t think a quick turnaround should mean that quality and customer service should suffer as a result.

Our technicians have an extensive background working to high standards with premium main dealers on executive vehicles. This experience and expertise mean that we can offer a comprehensive and efficient level of service at prices affordable to all.

We specialise in vehicle servicing and MOTs but can offer most mechanical repairs or services.

We’re conveniently located a short journey from Swansea city-centre and very close to junction 47 for the M4 corridor.

We offer 12-month warranties on parts and labour as standard and always try to source our parts from reputable part suppliers.

As part of our on-going commitment to deliver a high level of customer service we also offer a collection and delivery service for customers within 10-miles of the garage.

Contact us today for any inquiries, we’re always happy to assist.

A&S Tyres.
90 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.6 / 5

A&S Tyres and Wheels was founded in 2009 and has established a reputation for specializing in only the very best Tyres & Wheels available for all prestigious makes of Cars, Vans, SUV and 4x4's.
As well as Tyres and Wheels our highly skilled mechanics have years of experience servicing and repairing all makes and model of car and light commercial vehicle and using state of the art diagnostic equipment we can quickly ascertain and fix any potential problems.

We stock a wide range of high quality parts from exhausts and batteries to oil filters and fuel additives and can offer you a hire car while your vehicle is under repair.

Ron's Recovery & Repair Ltd
3 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

Established by Daniel Aspland in 2017, we currently have 3 mechanics with a combined experience of 25 years.
'Ron's Recovery & Repair' has quickly implemented itself as one of South Wales's most affordable, friendly & attentive garage & recovery service. We welcome both trade & public customers and are proud to uphold fleet contracts nationally. We feel our dedication to customers, our fresh & inviting workshop & excellent customer service makes us stand out as the preferred recovery agent & repair business in South Wales, don't believe us? Come and see what everyone is talking about!

To make this process easier we also offer a collection and delivery service within 2 mile raduis of Swansea, with all our repairs we provide a 12 months warranty on parts and Labour.

We are proud to offer our customers a clean, fully equipped workshop featuring state of the art diagnostic computers. Our workshop can repair any vehicle size, make or model from small services to full engine replacements. We pride ourselves on maintaining a clean workshop and comply to all health and safety regulations, we ask all visitors to report to reception as the workshop is only accessible to mechanics unless stated otherwise. Each of our mechanics offers over 10 year experience within the motor trade. They offer services both inside the workshop as well as at the roadside meaning you'll never find yourself at a loss. When choosing our team we looked for individuals that had the same mind set as ourselves - providing our customers with the best service while keeping our prices affordable. Each member of our team is approachable, friendly and always willing to help! (They also make a good cup of tea..)

Harris Brothers Swansea (Ystrad Rd) - Team Protyre
62 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.3 / 5

The Swansea Fforestfach centre was originally opened in 2005 and became part of the Protyre network in 2011. The team at Harris Brothers in Fforestfach have been supporting the annual cash 4 kids appeal for the last 12 years and are delighted to continue to provide much needed support to this local charity and to be the principal sponsor again in 2015. Having helped raise over £250,000 over the years. The aim is to go even further this year. The Swansea Fforestfach centre houses over 20,000 square foot of space and is divided into 4 divisions servicing, motorists, tyre retailers and garages and the haulage industry. The size of the building means that at any time 16,000 tyres are in stock from all the leading manufacturers including Bridgestone, Pirelli, Michelin, Continental and Goodyear Dunlop. A fleet of 18 vans are based at the centre delivering to garages and tyre fitters throughout South Wales. The centre also provides. Also offering a tyre service to local hauliers with a tyre management service for trucks, tractor units and trailers. Richard and his expert team of truck tyre fitters are on call 24 hours a day 365 days a year for emergency call out. The retail operation overseen by Rob and James offer a tyre fitting and mechanical service for domestic drivers of cars, vans, 4x4s and SUVs. The centre also supplies and fits motorcycle tyres for all makes and riding styles.

The mechanical business will undertake mechanical repairs and servicing and has two operational MOT lanes for class 4 and class 7 vehicles. The centre has also gained a reputation for offering repairs, tyres and MOTs for caravans and mobile homes. Rob and James will be pleased to advise motorists of the best tyres for their driving needs. The centre only provides and fits new tyres because of the safety implications of part worn tyres. Full alignment facilities are available in the Ystrad Road centre.

Gorseinon Tyre & Service Centre.
19 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

Gorseinon Tyre & Service Centre is a family run business and we have over 30 years experience within the motor trade offering our customers high quality service at affordable prices.

We specialise in servicing all makes of cars and vans and we have the latest diagnostic tools to quickly identify and resolve your vehicle problems.

We have two garages located in walking distance from one another. Our Tyre garage and our Main Workshop and MOT station.

We stock a large amount of tyres so no appointment is necessary - just call in and we will take care of it.

We offer a friendly waiting area for customers.

In addition to this we also specialise in exhausts, batteries, clutches, brakes, car repairs, engine diagnostics, auto electrical.

We offer a local drop off and collection service to our customers so if you are living in the area of working and can’t get back- please just give us a call and we will take care of it!

Harris Brothers - Team Protyre (Richardson Road)
43 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

The newly refurbished Harris Brothers Tyre and Mechanical centre has been serving customers for over 70 years. Sami and the team will be pleased to welcome you with a free cup of coffee while they carry out a complete check on your vehicle and advise you on any requirements. As part of the refurbishment the centre now offers vehicle servicing, diagnostics as well as batteries, exhausts, brakes and suspensions.

Tancock Motors
19 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.8 / 5

We have been in business for 38 years will a wealth of experience on all makes of cars, we are a Mot test station, Car servicing centre and Car air conditioning centre, just off the Swansea city centre.
Our mechanics are all experienced highly qualified technicians.
We are also listed in the Trust my Garage directory.

Interserve Auto Repairs
269 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

Independent Garage specialising in cam belts, clutches, brakes and engine work. We also offer diagnostics to most makes and models, general repairs, class 4, class 5 and class 7 MOT tests. Tyres and four wheel alignment, Servicing for all makes of car and light commercial vehicles. We also have a dedicated plant service team and a small tools department offering hire and repairs to electrical and mechanical applications. PAT testing available.

The Car Clinic Swansea
39 Jobs Completed
Fforestfach
5.0 / 5

***PAYMENT ASSIST AVAILABLE***

“We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.

We are a terraclean service center, DPF specialists and Veizu Remapping Specialists.

We also do Payment Assist Plans where we can spread the cost of your bill, giving you the peace of mind that your car is safe and helping your spread the cost. Pay just 25% deposit and then pay the balance over three further monthly payments.

Manselton MOT Centre
7 Job Completed
Manselton
5.0 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.

A P Motor Repairs
13 Jobs Completed
Neath
5.0 / 5

Bringing the garage to you!

At AP Motor Repairs, it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other car repair garages. We’re continuously training to provide the highest levels of technical expertise for our customers. AP Motor Repairs believes in getting you back on the road as soon, and as safely, as possible. We have 15 years' combined main dealer and independent experience in the trade, with no job being to big or small. We are mainly mobile so coming to you is not a problem and are flexible so can work around you.

All parts and labour is guaranteed for 12 months and we are available to work on Saturdays, subject to priorly agreed booking.

Please have a look at our 5 star feedbacks on our Facebook for your peace of mind.

HiQ - Plasmarl Swansea
4 Job Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.

Here at HiQ Plasmarl we are C. E. M. Day Limited we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your vehicle.

Our service promise to you is simple: no surprises or hidden extras…and the very best people looking after your car.

At HiQ Plasmarl we offer a complete range of car services, including; tyres, MOT, batteries, exhausts, servicing, wheel alignment, brakes, clutches, accessories, oil + filter, air conditioning, air conditioning top up, shocks & suspension, air bags, steering, vehicle health check, tyre pressure monitoring, and much more. Our highly-trained specialists will treat your car as if it’s their own. So you can be sure you’ll get the best possible service and leave with your car in tip top condition.

A&S Tyres
12 Jobs Completed
Swansea
3.7 / 5

A&S Tyres is a successful family run business, with the ability to solve any of your motoring needs. We supply selected tyres with a lifetime warranty, offering you a new tyre if we cant repair your old one. We have friendly staff who are always keen to show their knowledge and help you to the best of their ability, to choose a tyre brand best suited to your driving needs.

We are a Delphi diesel specialist, with all the equipment to find out why your car is not running like it was before.

We offer full garage services from an engine service to an MOT ,timing belts to engine rebuilds, all with a labour and parts warranty. We can give you a free air con check to keep your screens clear in the winter and you cool in the summer.

We post many offers on our facebook page - just like 'A&S Tyres' for our latest prices on tyres.


Thank you
A&S Team

ATS Euromaster Swansea
9 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

"Here at ATS Euromaster Swansea, we offer a variety of services, maintenance and repairs such as MOT, vehicle servicing and oil, wheel alignment, batteries, brakes, shock, absorbers, exhausts and air conditioning. We also stock a range of tyres such as Michelin, Pirelli, Goodyear, Dunlop, Avon, BFGoodrich and Tigar. Our workmanship and parts come with a minimum 12,000 miles or 12 month guarantee (whichever comes first).Mark and his friendly team of technicians pride themselves with an average of 18 years of experience between them and provide honest, expert advice to assist with of all of your motoring needs. WhatÔÇÖs more, you can enjoy a steaming coffee, browse a great selection of magazines and access free Wifi on us. WeÔÇÖre located nearby the Liberty Stadium"

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MOT in Swansea

Average rating for  MOT in Swansea bookings

4.63

16 reviews

How much does MOT cost in Swansea?

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


MOT Cost by Car Make in Swansea
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£42.40
Vauxhall£45.00
Renault£42.21
Volkswagen£43.13
Nissan£43.47
Citroen£42.67
Toyota£43.53
BMW£42.81
Mercedes£43.85
Peugeot£44.93
Audi£39.82
MINI£45.76
Volvo£43.74

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/11/2019 and 22/02/2020.

Local MOT Test

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

  • 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 Swansea

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

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