MOT Volvo Specialists in London

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Top garages for Volvo MOT in London (1,306 found)
Anees Autocare Centre
605 Jobs Completed
Hounslow
4.9 / 5

Specialising in Mercedes-Benz , Audi, Vw, toyota we cater for all makes and models of motor vehicles. From minor repairs to major maintenance, we are committed to ensuring top quality workmanship at highly competitive prices. Are you experiencing car trouble? Need a professional mechanic to give your vehicle an expert eye? From engine trouble and exhaust problems to replacement clutches and gearboxes, you can depend on us to take care of any vehicle repairs you need assistance with. From family cars to 4x4s and mpv s we have expertise is all makes and models, bring your vehicle along to our garage in Hounslow for a superb service.

CPS Automotive Ltd.
15 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.

Triple M Mechanic
544 Jobs Completed
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4.6 / 5

We are mobile Mechanics based in and around North and west London

Delivering quality repairs and customer service is always the top of our list so you can rest assured that you are left with a reliable and safe vehicle to drive. From clutch replacements to unusual knocking noises, we can diagnose your vehicle issues using the latest equipment and a vast amount of knowledge.

We offer excellent workmanship at affordable prices at the location of your choice.

Whether you are at work or home, we can carry out many repairs and services from gaskets to timing belts wherever you are. Having undergone thorough training in addition to many years of experience in the trade, we deliver the same level of excellence to every customer whether they are new or existing.

All our parts are sourced from a well known, reputable supplier.

See our 5* reviews!

Campbell's Mobile Mechanics
30 Jobs Completed
Ilford
3.9 / 5

Campbell's Mobile Mechanic is an established company and welcomes all customers. I can offer from home starts,battery replacements,oil changes,vehicle inspection & mobile car service. All makes and models consider, Ford,Vauxhall,BMW,Audi. My company has good reviews on Google and other platforms I'm honest and trustworthy

eltham test centre
38 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

We are a family run workshop which has been established for over 30 years and prides itself on quality workmanship and fantastic customer service, utilising its team of honest and reliable staff. As your local garage, we focus on working with you to provide friendly, trustworthy, quality car care with a customer focussed approach, keeping both you and your car happy.

All our mechanics are highly trained and skilled technicians and we try not to hide behind a lot of technical jargon. If something isn’t right with your car, we have the equipment and knowledge to give you an honest and professional answer on how to fix it and we will always ensure any work required is discussed with you before it is carried out. We offer the best industry standard approved diagnostics and repairs for petrol and diesel cars, 4x4’s and vans.

HD Motor Sports LTD
86 Jobs Completed
Swanscombe
4.5 / 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.

RHK MOT LTD
148 Jobs Completed
Southall
4.9 / 5

MOT Tester's and Technician's
Professional Status:
Registered
IMI Member
IMI Accreditation
ATA Route / Level: Light Vehicle Inspection Technician
ABC Award Class 3, 4 and 7
DVSA Authorised MOT Test Station

We also offer 0% Interest free finance on all servicing and repairs
Free Collection and Delivery within 15 Miles

Protyre - Bushey
184 Jobs Completed
Bushey
4.7 / 5

Offering vehicle tyres from many manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, GT Radial, Goodyear and Falken with same day fitting available on a selection of tyres Protyre Bushey 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.

RSH Performance.
65 Jobs Completed
Perivale, Greenford
5.0 / 5

RSH Performancehave been established in the Ford sense for over 10 years and offer a huge range of services for all makes of vehicle’s, specialising in performance Fords - from standard vehicle servicing to high performance tuning and big spec engine building. We are a company with the experience, knowledge, equipment and mainly a passion to provide you with the service and knowledge you would expect from a company that feels the same way you do about your car.

Please feel free to take advantage of our free friendly advice and experience by either popping along to our fully equipped work shop or just give us a call, we don’t bite.

Promod Works
61 Jobs Completed
London,Chessington
5.0 / 5

We are car and bike specialists that has been in the automotive scene for more than 13 years , with a lot of experience and professionalism ,been dealing with one of the biggest VW Main Dealerships in London , and with Morgan as well .We have our own 3 carl garage , we've dealt with importing parts and accessories , we have 5 race car builds , 2 race bike builds , years of tuning and working on performance cars , road cars , road bikes , diagnostics , software , pretty much anything in the automotive sector for the last 13 years.

kevs auto services
67 Jobs Completed
raynes park
4.9 / 5

repairs to most make and models inc cam belts, clutches servicing diagnostics brakes mot,
we take all major debit cards

Elite Direct Ltd
171 Jobs Completed
Rainham
4.8 / 5

Elite Direct is a family run business which has been established for over 25 years. Open 6 days a week from 8am to 6pm we stock over 10,000 tyres plus a massive range of Alloy Wheels and many other automotive products at our State of the Art showroom/workshop/warehouse in Rainham, on the borders of East London and Essex. Whether you are looking for economy tyres from budget brands or premium brand tyres such as Dunlop, Goodyear, Michelin and Pirelli, plus many more, you will not be disappointed.

Iverson Tyres - Northolt
56 Jobs Completed
Northolt
4.5 / 5

Iverson Tyres Ltd was formed by David Gardner in January 1992, and commenced trading at our first location in West Hampstead & 2017 sees us celebrating 25 years of service provision.

We are a highly successful family run business, big on personal service and commitment to you the valued customer. We have now, without question become one of London's premier fastfit retailers.

Sound Advice + Great Service = Value for Money
We have achieved this, not by doing anything too clever, but by delighting different generations of customers with our quality of service, our range of goods and services on offer and our highly attractive pricing policy to suit everyone's pocket. All of our qualities provide a unique blend, to develop a sense of trust, loyalty, and friendship with our customers. This enables our repeat business to continue to thrive alongside our ever expanding new customer base.

Our fitting staff, management and directors alike are all committed to ensuring that you, the customer are not only given the time, respect and professional advice to make your brief visit to our premises an enjoyable one, but above all a visit that you will happily tell your friends and family.

Our independence and our size gives us the freedom to offer a bigger range of goods and services and above all a flexible pricing policy. We currently operate from four centres, notably Chiswick, Hanwell, Northolt & Farnham Common, and are constantly seeking new sites at strategic points in & around London.

Iverson Tyres flexibility gives us the scope and ability to deal with the ever changing needs of our customers, whatever they may be. We know that our formula works, and we very much hope that you will give us the opportunity to prove it to you.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1261 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

Ape Motors
166 Jobs Completed
Croydon
4.6 / 5

Ape Motors offers a mobile mechanic service which means we can come at a time and place that is convenient for you. We are committed to ensuring our customers are delivered a fantastic service when it comes to their car maintenance and we do this by applying our expertise and knowledge.

Covering a range of services from servicing and MOT's to clutch and gearbox repairs, all our parts are sourced from a well-known supplier and come with standard manufacturer warranty. We cover all makes and models and will always give you the best advice for your vehicle. If you have a banging or ticking noise or you are experiencing loss of power, our mobile team will come to you and diagnose your problem.

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MOT Volvo Specialists in London
Frequently asked questions
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How much is an MOT?

The maximum MOT test price is set by the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Currently, the most an MOT test centre can charge is £54.85 for cars and motor caravans, and £29.65 for motorbikes. However, don’t be surprised if the garage quotes less to secure any repair work.
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How do I find out when my MOT is due?

If you have bought the car recently, a MOT certificate from the previous owner will be included in the documents you receive when you buy the car. If you can’t find your MOT certificate, the website www.vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk will help you find out when your MOT is due.
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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, the time will vary.
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What does an MOT include?

  • 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?

Check a vehicle’s MOT history at https://mot-history.net/. This new government service allows you to check the MOT history of any car - just put in the vehicle make and registration number.
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What are the common reasons cars fail MOTs?

Worn seatbelts, windscreen chips, incorrect beam patterns, insufficient tyre tread depth, faulty registration plate lamps and damaged wiper blades.
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What can 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.

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.

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