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In the UK, your MOT is an annual legal requirement. You must get the test booked in before your due date to be safely and lawfully on the road.

If you would like to get an overview of your car systems and increase your chances of passing the MOT test,

you can book in to get your MOT in conjunction with either a full or interim service.

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Top garages for Vauxhall MOT (9,718 found)
AF Service Centre
593 Jobs Completed
Cramlington
4.9 / 5

Established in 1998, we are an independent garage with an aim to provide a first-class service to our customers both private and business. Delivering our customers with an honest, efficient and professional service is paramount to us and we strive to deliver nothing less. As we have grown, we have moved forward with the industry, modifying our equipment and services to meet industry and customer requirements.

Over the years we have successfully maintained our client base and have built relations with many customers who have in return, through recommendation brought new custom year after year. After all, the most successful form of advertisement is a personal recommendation.

Our highly-skilled team of mechanics has over 80 years’ experience in a wide range of mechanical repairs and services from clutch and gearbox repairs to servicing and MOT’s, every job is carried out with the same level professionalism. With a wealth of knowledge, they can provide repairs to a variety of makes and models and have the ability and equipment to diagnose faults promptly ensuring you are back on the road swiftly. We are also one of the only workshops offering a welding service in our area.

Here at AF Service Centre you will receive transparent prices and honest advice leaving you with peace of mind that you and your vehicle are in good hands. All our parts are OE quality and are sourced from well-recognized suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty, in addition to this our labour comes under a 12-month warranty.

J M Motors
615 Jobs Completed
Lincoln
4.8 / 5

J M Motors is a friendly, approachable company and is a member of The Motor Ombudsman which means you will always be treated fairly and they are Trading Standards approved. They are family owned and can work on any car, van or motor home and also do LGV's. They have been in business for over 25 years and work to a very high standard. They do a lot of work for the AA, RAC, warranty companies and lease companies, and have 5 star ratings on feedback and are the first company in Lincolnshire to offer a full engine carbon clean with there new EDT machine which is the country's number 1 company on Trust Pilot

IVER CARS - FORD, VW, VAUXHALL, HONDA AND NISSAN SPECIALIST
4 Jobs Completed
IVER
5.0 / 5

The business is highly customer-oriented and strives to deliver the FORD VW VAUXHALL HONDA NISSAN SPECIALIST service in Slough Iver for any type of above vehicle. They have a skilled and trained team of ford specialist in slough River who could help to keep your car in perfect condition so that every time it hits the highway, you get the smoothest experience of the ride. So, if you are in need of a perfect car service for your FORD VW VAUXHALL HONDA NISSAN SPECIALIST vehicle, give a call to schedule a visit.

Offering Free Collection and Delivery within 5 Miles, Sanitizing Vehicles Before and After any work is undertaken, this will give you make you safe in the knowledge we are following COVID guidelines and keeping you safe on and off the road.

S&K autocentre Ltd
2 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Here at S&K Autocentre LTD we are a trustworthy and reliable vehicle repair workshop.

Serving North London & surroundings areas we have many years of knowledge and experience to help keep your car on the road and at its very best.

We provide the following services:

MOT
Certified and approved by the vehicle inspectorate as MOT testers, we are happy to conduct your annual MOT.

SERVICING
We offer an interim service as well as a fully comprehensive service, covering all areas of essential maintenance. If uncertain about which one you need, do not hesitate to ask one of our service advisors for the best service packaging to suit your needs!

BRAKES
Stopping distance is a crucial part of yours, as well as others’ safety on the roads. Once we diagnose a problem, we can check the functionality of the ABS and the brake fluid volume to ensure there is no excess moisture or contamination, ensuring maximum braking efficiency.

DIAGNOSTICS
We are equipped with the latest dealer-level diagnostics. This allows us to identify and rectify any engine management problems with your vehicle, and to install any pending software updates, ensuring that your car is performing at its highest level.

TYRES
If your tyre has inadequate tread depth, potentially leading to a chord from the inner structure showing, it must by law be replaced. Alternatively, a bulge or structural deficiency can compromise the grip of the tyre. In either case, we will delve into our stock of tyres to add a tyre within your needs and budget.

Please feel free to contact us about your quote as we are always happy to assist.

AR Auto Repairs
22 Jobs Completed
Clydebank
5.0 / 5

www.arautorepairs.co.uk

Brook Street Motors Bury
523 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide experience of all other vehicle makes in the motor industry, so we are able to carry out repairs on most makes and models.

We have been on this site for over 2 years now and have excellent feedback ,both here and on other platforms. We also have good reviews on our own website, please feel free to check. We take customer service and satisfaction seriously, and pride ourselves on word of mouth for a lot of our work.
Every car leaving our premises is checked over for safety and peace of mind.

We offer a free collection and delivery service or the use of one of our courtesy cars, subject to availability.

Formula One Autocentres - Basingstoke
110 Jobs Completed
Lister Road, Basingstoke
3.8 / 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.

Kerr And Smith Ayr Ltd
70 Jobs Completed
Ayr
4.3 / 5

Kerr and Smith Ayr Ltd based at 50 Green Street Lane Ayr offers
All makes Accident Repair, Roadside Breakdown and Recovery and Onsite Service Maintenance and Mechanical Repair for all your needs

Please contact us at for competitive quotes for all services

We are Pas 43 and Pas10125 approved carrying out repairs to the highest standards and will do our upmost to assist with any requirements requested

The Westbury Garage
799 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

For all your servicing needs

Protyre Telford - Hardy Tyres
194 Jobs Completed
Telford
4.8 / 5

Offering vehicle tyres from many manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, GT Radial, Goodyear, Hankook, Falken, Goodyear Dunlop with same day fitting available on a selection of tyres Protyre Hardy Tyres Telford, can meet all your motoring needs. As well as car tyres the centre offers tyres for vans, motorbikes and 4x4 vehicles. Other services offered include MOTs, servicing, exhausts, batteries, brakes, suspension and wheel alignment. Buy online or visit our Protyre Hardy Tyres Telford and one of our friendly staff will be happy to help you with your motoring requirements.

Bishopbriggs Mot Centre
532 Jobs Completed
Bishopbriggs
4.8 / 5

Is your car due an MOT test or service? We are an official DVSA MOT testing station, Air conditioning in need of a re-gas or check? Then why not come on down to Bishopbriggs MOT Centre where you are guaranteed to get a first class service at excellent prices. All our technicians are reliable and approachable, with over 50 years of industry experience, qualified city & guild time served, who prize your satisfaction above all else. Why not get in contact to find out more about our excellent range of services.
We are certified to operate and repair for the AA and RAC which is the highest level of membership possible to achieve

Steve McDonald
I cannot recommend this garage enough! Their customer service during these circumstances, with all these MOT's now needing done due to Covid-19 and the DVLA 6 month extension, was outstanding!
They managed to squeeze in my MOT and were in constant contract from the outset.
The manner in the way they carry out their business speaks volumes! I am very impressed in this family business and wish them all the best.

KAM Servicing - Nottingham
668 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
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 - Nottingham 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.

Smith and Co Vehicle Mechanics LTD
17 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
5.0 / 5

We are a family run garage and work on all makes and models of vehicles, we offer a very personal service to every customer and pride ourselves on full transparency with all repairs.

As a family run local business, Smith and Co has been established for 6 years and has worked its way up. We will always keep the repair on your vehicle professional and honest, providing you photographic and detailed information to keep you at ease. Know your vehicle is in the best hands!

KAM Servicing - Bulwell
562 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.

Duffys Motors
892 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
5.0 / 5

Gearbox specialist for 3 years before moving onto work at a number of different dealerships including Kia, Skoda, Audi, Fiat and Alfa. In 2013 I decided to fly solo and set up as a mobile mechanic. In 2016 i opened up a small garage to do biggger jobs. In September 2018 i moved to a bigger garage. I still do mobile work if required please just ask

15 Years experience in the motor trade from Vauxhall servicing to Ferrari timing belts no job is to big or small

We are only 300m from the metro centre. So you can drop your car off and get anywhere on the bus or do a bit shopping

All credit or debit cards accepted

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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  Vauxhall MOT  bookings

4.63

411 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 Vauxhall Model
Vauxhall ModelAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall Astra£42.99
Vauxhall Corsa£42.90
Vauxhall Insignia£41.92
Vauxhall Zafira£43.04
Vauxhall Meriva£42.31
Vauxhall Vectra£42.59
Vauxhall Mokka£43.41
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer£42.93
Vauxhall Vivaro£43.37
Vauxhall Combo£41.99
Vauxhall Adam£43.15
Vauxhall Agila£41.93
Vauxhall Mokka X£40.94
Vauxhall Viva£43.82
Vauxhall Tigra£44.97
Vauxhall Antara£41.32
Vauxhall Movano£42.77
Vauxhall Signum£40.78
Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport£46.95
Vauxhall Crossland X£43.31
Vauxhall Omega£42.20
Vauxhall Ampera£44.71

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 23/10/2020 and 21/01/2021.

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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