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Recent MOT Mechanic Reviews in Brighton

19 Reviews

Garage in Brighton, 40 years of experience

Whether it is vehicle servicing, MOT testing or diagnostics that you need, you can rely on the expertise found at A J Robertson Limited. We're respected MOT and car servicing specialists based in Hove and...

48 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 35 years of experience

Been self employed for over 30 years. Can offer experience. Servicing. Repairs. Diagnostics. Cambelts. Clutches. Brakes.

6 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 25 years of experience

At Steve's Auto Repairs, we offer mechanical services for all makes and models of cars or light commercial vehicles. Our long established company have built a strong reputation based on our excellent custome...

17 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 40 years of experience

Following years of successful trading in the Chailey and Newick area, we have finally taken the steps towards a new and exciting challenge in a larger, better equipped premises in Hurstpierpoint town centre....

27 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 21 years of experience

I began my career with Pentagon Mercedes and completed my apprenticeship here. I was with the business for 4 years. I moved to the Ambulance Service for 5 years working on the fleet before moving to Green Fl...

234 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 53 years of experience

The Company’s Roadside Assistance brand is now the preferred choice for the South of England and has become synonymous with efficiency, punctuality and courtesy resulting in all the major motoring organisati...

14 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 21 years of experience

The Tyre Man is a family run business with over 20 years of experience in the tyre fitting industry, based in Steyning, West Sussex. We offer a comprehensive range of vehicle services including mobile tyr...

45 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 35 years of experience

I worked in my own garage for for a number of years in Peckham back in the 80's in order to gain experience of the motor trade. In 1988 I opened my own garage called Vauxford MOT Centre Ltd in London and r...

SPENCER, East Sussex 21st December 2017

Mercedes-Benz SLK • MOT with collection & delivery

161 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 42 years of experience

Hi MDK Vehicle Repairs Ltd offers a convenient, cost effective, professional mobile solution for your vehicle repairs, some of the services we offer are Alternators, Batteries, Brakes, Drive Belts, Pre-Pu...

DEAN, NORTH LANCING 24th October 2022

BMW 4 Series • MOT with collection & delivery

255 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 25 years of experience

DK Autos specialise in all aspects of vehicle repairs, servicing and MOT's, with 24hour recovery breakdown service. We offer a vehicle collection and return service for all of our customers. We appreciate ...

18 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 25 years of experience

Eastbourne Motor Care is operated as a family run business. We believe in providing our customers with outstanding value and exceptional service at all times. We offer a range of services including Mot’s, Se...

60 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 16 years of experience

I joined the army in 2002 as a tank driver. I carried out my level 1 and 2 NVQ in motor mechanics where I worked on all different types of vehicles from tanks car’s, Land Rover, lorry’s and tractors. When I ...

504 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 13 years of experience

I began my career at South Downs College and gained my NVQ levels 1&2 and soon after I started I set-up my own business in 2004 trading as Joseph Bloomfield Mobile Mechanic. The business covers all makes/mo...

47 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Brighton, 9 years of experience

We pride ourselves in professionalism and keeping to the highest standard we offer dealer quality service to your door! We are a small team based in South London with 2 technicians on the road and growing. W...

8 Reviews

Garage serving Brighton, 17 years of experience

Completed a 3 year NVQ apprenticeship with Renault retail group and continued working with Renault on all models including Renault sport products. Completed 18 months with a Honda main dealer to gain kno...

Want to learn more about MOTs in Brighton?

Read our short guide with information on 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 is due by going to https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk and enter in your vehicle registration number. It will tell you when it was due (and also enable you to view its recent MOT history as well).

 How long does an MOT take in Brighton?

Usually an MOT test in Brighton 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 Brighton?

With ClickMechanic an MOT in Brighton 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 the government's MOT check service (www.check-mot.service.gov.uk). Just enter your vehicle's registration number there and the website will show when it is (or was) due.

 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 Brighton garages offer home collection and delivery for an MOT test?

Yes, many garages in Brighton 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 Brighton.

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 Brighton?

When your vehicle fails its MOT test in Brighton, 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 Brighton?

Yes, it is advisable to service your at the same time as getting your MOT in Brighton, 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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