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Top Mechanics For Mots in Carlisle

5 Reviews

Garage in Scottish Borders, 31 years of experience

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CHARLES, SELKIRKSHIRE 28th January 2022

Kia Picanto • MOT with collection & delivery

186 Reviews

Garage in Lancaster, 16 years of experience

JM Motor Services Ltd was formed in July 2016. The business operates as a mobile mechanic business serving Lancaster and a 50 -mile radius working with all makes/models and repairs. You can trust in us to g...

329 Reviews

Garage in Birtley, 15 years of experience

I began my career with Citroen/Peugeot in Newcastle though the apprenticeship scheme and served my time there for 4 years. I moved to Prestige Cars in Gateshead for 18 months before gaining more experienc...

MELVYN, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE 13th September 2023

Ford S-MAX • MOT with collection & delivery

26 Reviews

Garage in Grange Villa, 10 years of experience

Our mechanic has vast experience working in multiple franchised dealerships including Fiat and Renault. The past several years working in independent garages on vast makes and models.

34 Reviews

Garage in Gateshead , 16 years of experience

With over 15 years of experience – from simple oil changes to complex engine repairs. One of the main benefits of using collection services for car repairs is convenience. These services offer car ow...

MARGARET, NEWCASTLE-U-TYNE 16th February 2024

Volkswagen Polo • MOT with collection & delivery

264 Reviews

Garage in Catterick Garrison, 22 years of experience

Mobile Mechanic with 20 years experience, all work completed to a high standard using manufacturer recognised parts. I’m in the military so split between the below locations, therefore able to complete work ...

53 Reviews

Garage in Northumberland, 10 years of experience

We deliver an efficient and reliable service for your car with our 5-strong team of fully qualified technicians. Our state of the art facility has everything we need to offer comprehensive care for your vehi...

13 Reviews

Garage in Hebburn , 30 years of experience

ID Coachworks Ltd where established in 2007, being one of the largest bodyshops in the north east. Our specialty is commercial and HGV’s. We are credited with BS10125 (equivelant to PAS125), ISO9001, Vosa an...

10 Reviews

Garage in Jarrow, 25 years of experience

Ian and Trudi Wilson Opened Wilson's Auto Service Centre garage in Jarrow near Hebburn, Tyne & Wear, in July 2019. Our car delivery service, Wilson Car Delivery company also benefits from our ga...

18 Reviews

Garage in Sunderland, 35 years of experience

I have been in the trade for 30 years and have worked for myself for that time and built up my knowledge doing all types of repairs on all makes/models, as a business however we are not keen on injectors/fu...

STEVE, Washington 10th June 2016

Vauxhall/Opel Insignia • MOT with collection & delivery

24 Reviews

Garage in Blyth, 8 years of experience

At Motor Fix we offer a wide range of vehicle maintenance, from diagnostics to clutches we can assist with all your motoring needs to see if we can help, offering a garage-based service

16 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Wallsend, 18 years of experience

I did my apprenticeship at Reg Vardys where I learned the trade and worked for 8 years. I later moved to another branch of Reg Vardys and worked as a fully qualified mechanic there for 3 years. I later moved...

3 Reviews

Garage in Jarrow, 44 years of experience

Welcome to Jarrow MOT Centre A highly experienced garage for drivers in Jarrow and Hebburn A local garage providing friendly motor services in Jarrow and Hebburn At Jarrow MOT Centre, we’ve been providing...

16 Reviews

Garage in Morecambe, 23 years of experience

Our experienced team can fix problems with all makes and models of vehicle including MOT testing for class 4 and class 7 vehicles, diagnostic tests, servicing, brake inspections and general vehicle repairs. ...

5 Reviews

Garage in Darlington, 7 years of experience

I started my Automotive mechanic career through a local garage in Darlington and worked here for 2 years. I then completed my automotive academic education at Darlington College completing my Level 1, Level ...

Frequently asked questions about MOTs in Carlisle

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 Carlisle?

Usually an MOT test in Carlisle 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 Carlisle?

With ClickMechanic an MOT in Carlisle 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 Carlisle garages offer home collection and delivery for an MOT test?

Yes, many garages in Carlisle 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 Carlisle.

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 Carlisle?

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

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