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407 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 17 years of experience

Talk Torque Ltd T/A Car Surgeon™ Car Surgeon™ is an auto repair facility dedicated to quality service and maintenance of general, high-end and performance vehicles at an affordable price. Many mainland...

25 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 10 years of experience

we have a team of 20 years+ qualified and experienced motor mechanics, Body shop denters, panel beaters, denters etc

7 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 35 years of experience

Based in Erdington, we offer vehicle maintenance and repair, including collection & delivery service in the the wider West Midlands area. Our aim is to make our customers feel safer on the road through o...

2 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 15 years of experience

Specialist in modern vehicle technology Using Genuine main dealer level diagnostic tools/equipment * REMAPS * AC GAS * DIAGNOSTICS * REPAIRS Qualified Electricians Specialising in vehicle electrical diagnos...

200 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 7 years of experience

I studied at City College in Birmingham and received my City & Guilds up to level 3 qualifications, after gaining my qualifications I have worked in the family business called AAR Servicing And Accident Repa...

46 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 15 years of experience

Specialist in modern vehicle technology Using Genuine main dealer level diagnostic tools/equipment * REMAPS * AC GAS * DIAGNOSTICS * REPAIRS Qualified Electricians Specialising in vehicle electrical diagnos...

14 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 30 years of experience

Specialist in modern vehicle technology Using Genuine main dealer level diagnostic tools/equipment * REMAPS * AC GAS * DIAGNOSTICS * REPAIRS Qualified Electricians Specialising in vehicle electrical diagnos...

36 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 33 years of experience

We are fully equipped to carry out all services on all makes and models of car. Our mechanics and servicing staff have been trained to the highest standard and have years of experience in the motor trade. Wh...

105 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Birmingham, 22 years of experience

Welcome to FCG MOTORS, your local, friendly and independent mobile mechanic. We are based in Birmingham. We cover the Birmingham area and surrounding areas on a mobile basis, so we come to you at your ho...

27 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 15 years of experience

We based in west Bromwich in high Street area we working in this profession for last 15 years we carried out all the minor and major work also we do mot class 4 light vehicles we give good and honest advice ...

141 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 9 years of experience

Mots class 4 5 and 7. All repair work servicing, brakes , tyres , exhaust and clutches.

HOWARD, WALMLEY 31st May 2023

Peugeot 2008 SUV • MOT with collection & delivery

113 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 30 years of experience

Has your car been giving you regular problems? Have you noticed a pipe leaking or engine overheating? Maybe it’s time you got your vehicle serviced. Who better to do it than the experts at R.P.S Garage Servi...

3 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 27 years of experience

Worked as a mechanic for Suzuki dealer for thirteen years before opening my own successful garage for the past fourteen years. I carry out a high standard of work at competitive prices.

LOUISE, BIRMINGHAM 20th March 2023

Renault Captur • MOT with collection & delivery

8 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 30 years of experience

We cover all types of work from as little as changing bulbs to full restorations, & inbetween jobs as your servicing, diagnostics, brakes, clutches etc.

Frequently asked questions about MOTs in Birmingham

Read our answers to questions about MOT costs, symptoms and more.

When is my MOT due?

Your next MOT due date will be stated on your last MOT test certificate. If you do not have your last test certificate to hand, you can check when your MOT expires by going to ClickMechanic's when is my MOT due date checker and enter your vehicle's registration number. It will tell you when the MOT is (or was) due and you can book your next MOT from there as well.

How long does an MOT take in Birmingham?

Usually an MOT test in Birmingham takes on average around 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. During that time a certified MOT tester will be able to check all the required points on the government sanctioned checklist.

How much is an MOT in Birmingham?

With ClickMechanic an MOT in Birmingham with collection & delivery costs £19 when booked together with a service (interim, full or major). When booked independently an MOT with collection & delivery through ClickMechanic costs £74. Pricing is the same regardless of location or type of vehicle.

When does my MOT run out?

You can find out when your MOT runs out via your last MOT test certificate. It will state the date until when the last MOT was valid. Alternatively, if you do not have the test certificate or can't find it, you can use ClickMechanic's MOT expiry date checker to find out when your MOT is (or was) due. Just enter your vehicle's registration number there and we'll get the MOT status instantly. From there, you can also book your next MOT online.

What does MOT stand for?

MOT stands for 'Ministry of Transport', so when we're talking about an 'MOT test' we're talking about a Ministry of Transport test. The test is a check to verify the condition of a vehicle, with any vehicle over 3 years old, 4 years in Northern Ireland, being legally required to have an MOT test carried out on a yearly basis. The MOT test is carried out at fixed premise garages that have a dedicated MOT bay and a qualified MOT tester.

What happens if I'm caught driving without an MOT certificate?

Driving without an MOT certificate is not only dangerous to you and others on the road but you could also be fined up to £1000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT certificate.

Can Birmingham garages offer home collection and delivery for an MOT test?

Yes, many garages in Birmingham are able to offer collection and delivery for an MOT test. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for an MOT test in Birmingham.

What can cause an MOT fail?

There are many reasons why a vehicle can fail its MOT, the most common ones include:

Tyres: The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the breadth of the tyre and around its entire circumference.
Lights: All bulbs must be working.
Brakes: The vehicle must be able to stop in a safe and controlled manner.
Suspension: The suspension must be in good working order, with no excessive wear or damage.
Bodywork: There must be no major rusting, damage or sharp edges.
Mirrors: Both mirrors must be present and securely attached.
Windscreen: The windscreen must be free of cracks, chips or other damage.

What should I do if my vehicle fails its MOT in Birmingham?

When your vehicle fails its MOT test in Birmingham, you'll be handed a ‘refusal of an MOT test certificate’ which will be permanently recorded in the database. This is the same across the country.

If your previous MOT test certificate is still valid and no 'dangerous' faults were recorded in the test then you can still take the vehicle away from the garage. Otherwise, you will need to repair the faults noted in the certificate before you can drive it again.

You can usually retest it for free at the original test centre as long as you return it before the next working day. You can also leave the vehicle for repairs at the garage. If the repairs are done within 10 days and the vehicle is retested within this period then you can do a partial retest which is free of cost.

How often should I get an MOT test?

If your vehicle is more than three years old (four years old in Northern Ireland), you must have an MOT test every year.

Remember, an MOT test is a legal requirement and must be done before your previous MOT certificate expires.

Should I get an MOT and Service together in Birmingham?

Yes, it is advisable to service your at the same time as getting your MOT in Birmingham, as this can help in sorting any potential problems before they become a serious issue and help your vehicle pass its MOT, and it can also save you time and money in the long run.

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