Top Mechanics For Mots in Cornwall
Garage in Cornwall, 34 years of experience
I have been in the automotive repair industry for 34 years. I first began to learn the trade in 1986. I worked with Volvo until 2004, learning the industry and gaining experience. I have also worked for vau...
MARK, Cornwall • 16th March 2023
Mercedes-Benz M-Class • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in Cornwall, 30 years of experience
Hi I’ve go 30 years experience in main dealer and independent garages including 24 successful years running my own garage and MOT station, Ive decided to take it a bit easier and just complete a few jobs a w...
CLARE, Newquay • 31st October 2022
Ford Kuga • Diagnostic Inspection
Garage in Cornwall, 15 years of experience
I began my career in computers and IT before taking a career change and worked in diagnostics from 2007 as a specialist and over the years integrated mechanics into the business and in 2012 the business was ...
JOHN, Newquay • 21st July 2022
Renault Trafic • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in Cornwall, 18 years of experience
I have over 18 years experience within the Motor Trade. I’m happy to carry all types of work including Servicing and repairs MOT’s Welding Suspension work Clutches Diagnostic checks Brakes Tyres...
CAREY, Cornwall • 19th July 2022
Ford Fiesta • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in Cornwall, 20 years of experience
We are mobile mechanics based within Mid Cornwall serving the County for all of your mechanical needs including; Breakdowns, Clutch replacement, Servicing, Welding, MOT repairs, Brakes, Tyres and Diagnostics...
Garage in Cornwall, 7 years of experience
ABHire has been an establsihed rental hire business for the last 27 years and now has the ability to branch out to supply mechanical work. We can undertake most forms of mechanical work needed; MOT's, Brakes...
MICHAEL, St Austell • 14th January 2021
Honda Jazz • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Cornwall, 25 years of experience
Whites Autocentre was started by Mr Bill White who started the company in 1975. We are a local Car garage based in Plymouth. On Bills retirement in October 2010 the business was purchased by Mr John Kiely, t...
STEVEN, PLYMOUTH • 27th October 2022
Dacia Sandero • MOT with collection & delivery
Mobile mechanic serving Cornwall, 30 years of experience
Hi my name is ant ,I have been in the motor trade for 30 years in main dealers and independent garages, so have a broad range of experience on pretty much all makes and models ,mostly Vw ,I do servicing ,cam...
LIAM, Paignton • 24th December 2022
Toyota AYGO • MOT with collection & delivery
Mobile mechanic serving Cornwall, 10 years of experience
I began my career with a Hyundai main dealer in Exeter where I spent 3 years which included my apprenticeship. The dealership went into receivership & I moved to Exeter Gearbox Centre for 10 months before m...
Garage serving Cornwall, 21 years of experience
We are an independent family run business. We believe in providing our customers with high-quality service at low prices. We undertake all aspects of vehicle maintenance and restoration. We appreciate th...
LISA, EXETER CITY CENTRE • 30th March 2022
Peugeot 208 • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in Newton Abbot, 10 years of experience
DA Autos has been operating since 2015 offer full garage services in the Newton Abbot area as well as a mobile mechanic facility if required. The workshop is fully kitted out with 2 ramps and all the latest ...
ROSS, Devon • 24th June 2020
Peugeot 107 • MOT with collection & delivery
Mobile mechanic in Newton Abbot, 8 years of experience
I began my career with dad's friend working in his garage for a period of time and then underwent my apprenticeship in South Devon College and worked in conjunction with Devon Motor Homes and was with busine...
Very happy with the work carried out and will 100% be using Chris again.”
MATT, Newton Abbot • 8th March 2019
Ford Galaxy • MOT with collection & delivery
Mobile mechanic in Exeter, 36 years of experience
I have been in the trade for over 38 years, and I have served my time as opposed to going down the academic route. I was originally involved with the Hometune franchise for a number of years before the franc...
GARETH, Exeter • 18th January 2017
Hyundai i10 • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in Willand, 10 years of experience
F&M Autocare covers all automotive repairs from air conditioning to services. All bodywork repairs from small dents to accident damage. A newly established business with a wealth of experience you can guaran...
NANNETTE, CREDITON • 21st May 2020
Peugeot 206 • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in Cornwall, 15 years of experience
15 years experience as a mechanic working in independents,main dealer,prestigious and volume brands. Extensive knowledge of old and modern vehicles.
ANNABEL, LISKEARD • 17th April 2023
Citroen Relay • Premium Pre-purchase Inspection
Frequently asked questions about MOTs in Cornwall
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 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 Cornwall?
Usually an MOT test in Cornwall 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 Cornwall?
With ClickMechanic an MOT in Cornwall 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 Cornwall garages offer home collection and delivery for an MOT test?
Yes, many garages in Cornwall 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 Cornwall.
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 Cornwall?
When your vehicle fails its MOT test in Cornwall, 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 Cornwall?
Yes, it is advisable to service your at the same time as getting your MOT in Cornwall, 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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Mechanics in and around Cornwall
- A T Auto Repairs Limited, Bodmin
- Andrews Auto Care, Wadebridge
- Camel Tow, Camelford