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A MOT is an annual legal requirement for any car over 3 years old. It ensures car safety, functionality and legality by checking all the vehicle’s major components for faults and performance. With so many MOT testers in our network, securing a good deal for your MOT test is made simple with WhoCanFixMyCar.

You can also opt to undertake your MOT in combination with a full service or even with an interim service.

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Top garages for MOT (11,440 found)
Abel n' Sons Ltd
66 Jobs Completed
Banham
4.8 / 5

We are an independent mobile garage operating through Norfolk, established in 2018. With over 15 years experience in the industry, you can rest assured that when you entrust your car to us, we’ll take care of every last detail. From changing the oil to checking tyre pressure, we handle everything to make sure you drive away happy.

Get in touch to see how we can assist you today!!

Engines Masters
2 Job Completed
Pinxton
5.0 / 5

We are reputable local business at competitive rates. No jobs is too small or too big. Free estimate, full valet after repairs to every customer. We located only 10 min of the Junction 28 in Pinxton. We carry out all mechanical work as well as car body repairs and resprays.

Backworth MOT & Service Centre
16 Jobs Completed
Backworth
5.0 / 5

As a small independent business with over 50 years of collective experience in the motor trade we are dedicated to providing you with an excellent, top quality service and outstanding value for money.

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are always on hand to offer free and impartial honest advice. We always want you to have a full understanding of what is required for your car and we will never carry out any unauthorised work leaving surprised or disappointed faces.

We have recently relocated our garage repair business into a brand new, purpose built building comprising of two MOT test lanes and a dedicated repair ramp and have invested in some of the latest Diagnostic equipment so you can be sure your car is left in some very capable hands.

Over the years our broad customer base and indeed a lot of our business has been built through word of mouth, which we like to think speaks for itself - In fact we have several customers who have moved out of the area and still return for their annual service and MOT !

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1905 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

Drivers Autocentre - Maryhill Road
323 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

SCOTLAND'S GARAGE OF THE YEAR 2017/2018 Drivers Autocentre we aim to provide the best value for money service and experience when you entrust us with your vehicle. We invest heavily on our Staff, Equipment and Facilities to provide a first class choice outwith the main dealer network. Our staff have completed and passed various training platforms with manufacturer's such as Mercedes Benz, Ford, Audi/VAG Group, BMW, KIA/Hyundai, Vauxhall/GM and Renault. We have invested in the most recent and upto date SNAP On Diagnostic systems allowing us to Code Read, Interrogate Live Data, Program Components and Carry out DPF Regen's.

We only use OE (Original Equipment) Quality parts and oils whilst working on your vehicle and any part replaced comes with a 12 months 12k miles warranty.

We also offer you the ability to spread the cost of your bill over 4 months using our Payment Assist option, There are no interest charges or Credit checks upto £Whilst your vehicle is with us we will:

* FOC Apply a full interior protection pack covering your Seat, Floor Mat, Steering Wheel, Gearstick and Handbrake lever to protect against the COVID 19 virus and generally keep it clean whilst we work.
* Confirm the work you are booked in for and the price quoted
* Provide a Lift home or to work etc if required.
* Communicate clearly via phone, text and email any additional work required including providing photo's of failed components if requested.
* Be completely clear at all times including keeping old parts for your inspection on request
* Provide a full itemised VAT Invoice.

You're also welcome to take a seat in our comfortable waiting area and watch the work on your vehicle be carried out. We have comfort facilities and a fully stocked Nescafe Machine with Newspapers and Magazines to pass the time and we also have a very good WIFI network that you're welcome to use.

We look forward to welcoming you and your vehicle.

Formula One Autocentres - Cowley
45 Jobs Completed
Cowley
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.

Continental Motors
1095 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.8 / 5

Family run independent garage est 1987. Honest & trustworthy helpful staff. Highly reputable garage specialising in MOT's & Servicing/Repairs for all your passenger and light commercial vehicles throughout Leicestershire.

All other repairs undertaken also, including: clutches, brakes, steering & suspension, diagnostics/fault finding, batteries, exhausts, welding, timing belts, light bodywork, Air con servicing & re-gas and 4 wheel computerised alignment to all makes and models.

We are your local Official Brembo Brake Specialist Garage.. Ensuring you the highest quality Brembo Brakes at great prices!

We are very proud to announce that we we have been awarded the best garage in the East Midlands!!

Suit all budgets, one year parts warranty on all new parts with customer satisfaction guaranteed!

Brothers Mobile Mechanics
146 Jobs Completed
Hackney
4.1 / 5

Established in 2017, Brothers Mobile Mechanics has been providing an efficient are reliable mobile repair service in Hackney and surrounding areas. Wherever you are, be it work or home, we can come at a time that is convenient to you. With past experience working for main dealers, we have a vast amount of knowledge for a range of makes and models.

Although we are mobile, we have access to a fantastic workshop when required and offer a collection and delivery service if your vehicle needs to take a visit to the workshop. Apart from your standard class 4 vehicle, we also carry out repairs and services on light commercial vehicles. All our parts come with a standard manufacturer warranty.

Eden Tyres & Servicing Hinckley
32 Jobs Completed
Leicestershire
5.0 / 5

Eden Tyres & Servicing is a family business run by the second generation of Eden's. The first branch was opened in 1981 on Upperdale Road in Derby and remains one of our key sites today. ETS has now grown to 17 retail branches across the Midlands, as well as a dedicated wholesale site delivering tyres to the trade across much of the UK.

Our mechanics have extensive experience and a wealth of knowledge which allows them to provide an efficient and reliable service. We use quality parts sourced from well-recognised suppliers which come with a standard manufacturer warranty. Customer service is paramount to us, so you can rest assured that you will be provided nothing less than exceptional when it comes to your vehicle repairs and maintenance.

Eden Tyres & Servicing prides itself on innovation and keeping up with the latest technology. Our ATA accredited experienced staff can offer most vehicle maintenance services. Including Tyres, MOT testing, Brakes, Exhausts, Air Conditioning, Engine Diagnostics, Suspension Four Wheel Alignment & Batteries.

Eagle Autos
1438 Jobs Completed
South Wimbledon
4.8 / 5

Eagle Autos provide a personalised quality service for all makes and models and include cars that are still within the manufacturer’s warranty period and also cars that are over 3 years old.
IMPORTANT NEWS FOR OWNERS OF NEW VEHICLES STILL UNDER WARRANTY
In 2003, a new European legislation changed the way you can have your car serviced and repaired.
You now have the freedom to use garages other than main dealers to have your car serviced and still maintain the manufacturers warranty, so long as you use manufacturers genuine parts.
Regulations are now in place to maintain quality and standards, but giving you the option to save money on your vehicle maintenance.
Eagle Autos comply with these new regulations.
We also give the personal service that the main dealer does not offer.
We comply with these new regulations so come to us .. you will see the difference

Wilco Motosave - Lundwood
79 Jobs Completed
Barnsley
4.9 / 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.

Ewood Motor Services
338 Jobs Completed
Blackburn
4.9 / 5

Ewood Motor services is conveniently based in Blackburn near Ewood Park. Our garage is home to the latest equipment and facilities enabling us to carry our repairs and services to a high standard. Providing a free collection/delivery for local customers within 5 miles is just one of the many great services we offer.

We cover a range of mechanical services from brakes and exhausts to steering and suspension. Our mechanics have gained a variety of skills over the years and aim to make sure your car care needs is a swift, smooth running experience.

Our diagnostic equipment helps us pinpoint problems which means we can successfully carry out any work needed so you can be back on the road in no time. Our comfortable waiting room is there if you wish to wait while we work on your car, or we have some very handy local transport links if you wish to go about your day to day activities,

We also have a fully kitted out body shop on site for all body work repairs

Ade Auto Repairs
1445 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

Welcome to Ade Auto Repairs.
We understand that in society today people depend a lot on their vehicles, and if they breakdown, you want the repair and maintenance of your car to be of the highest quality, making sure that your vehicle performs to its highest standard.
Ade Auto Repairs is a friendly and efficiently run business with over 30 years of experience in the trade.
We believe in providing the highest level of service and repair, an unbeatable service at a competitive price.most of our customers visits us as a result of the recommendation of previous customers, so when you need a garage you can rely on, come to us. Knowing that when your vehicle is off the road, you want it back in action as soon as possible without compromising the safety and standard of repair.

Brooklands Fast Fit
762 Jobs Completed
leeds
4.8 / 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..

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Peterborough
714 Jobs Completed
Peterborough
4.5 / 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.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

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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  bookings

4.64

2511 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
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£42.46
Ford£43.15
Volkswagen£43.20
BMW£43.80
Mercedes£43.53
Audi£43.74
Peugeot£42.56
Nissan£42.76
Renault£42.94
Toyota£43.76
Citroen£42.08
MINI£42.62
Volvo£42.46

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 14/04/2020 and 13/07/2020.

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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