Top Mechanics For Mots in Durham
Garage serving Durham, 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...
KAREN, BRANDON, DURHAM • 29th July 2022
Nissan Juke • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Durham, 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.
STEVEN, SACRISTON • 11th October 2022
Ford Fiesta • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Durham, 28 years of experience
Served my time in 1993-1996 in a local garage before moving on to a Citroen main agent in 2000-2007 then I started my own business running a garage with 3 employees then in 2019 i sold it. after that I've be...
ROBYN, COUNTY DURHAM • 20th May 2022
Citroen C3 • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Durham, 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
Garage serving Durham, 40 years of experience
I completed my apprenticeship in the family business in Cumbria back in 1974 and worked in the business right up until 2002 in various roles such as heavy goods driver, I also became a partner in the busines...
ANTHONY, Bishop Auckland • 19th August 2019
Nissan Navara • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Durham, 20 years of experience
I've work mobile, and in garages for last 20 years , I'm nvq level 3 , ata level 3 , hybrid trained , fully qualified mot tester class 4, 5 and 7 . I've worked on number of vehicles vans 4x4 and standard...
JONATHAN, Durham • 27th February 2023
Renault Clio • MOT with collection & delivery
Mobile mechanic serving Durham, 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...
CHRIS, North Shields • 25th September 2015
Audi A5 Sportback • Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both) [Autodata]
Garage serving Durham, 20 years of experience
I began my mechanical career working on gearboxes with Borough Transmissions and I also completed my apprenticeship whilst I was with the business. I moved moved to a few local garages in Teeside for a numb...
KATH, TEESSIDE • 17th June 2020
Vauxhall Corsa • MOT with collection & delivery
Mobile mechanic serving Durham, 8 years of experience
I started by studying at City College in Leeds and gained my City & Guild qualifications up to level 3 and I undertook a garage job whilst studying in order to gain great experience. Whilst I was studying I ...
MICHAEL, West Yorkshire • 22nd December 2016
Hyundai i10 • MOT with collection & delivery
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...
DEREK, Washington • 19th June 2019
Vauxhall Vectra • MOT with collection & delivery
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...
KAREN, Tyne And Wear • 12th August 2022
Jaguar XKR • MOT with collection & delivery
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 ...
RUAN, England • 8th August 2022
Skoda Rapid Spaceback • MOT with collection & delivery
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...
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...
GARY, Hebburn • 3rd October 2018
Vauxhall Astra • MOT with collection & delivery
Mobile mechanic in Skinningrove, 30 years of experience
.30 years experience in the industry carrying out repairs to most makes of vehicles to a high standard, using the experience gained & up-to-date equipment we now specialise in the diagnostics aspect of the c...
JAY, Bishop Auckland • 8th November 2016
Fiat Panda/Panda Classic • Suspension lower arm replacement - front
Frequently asked questions about MOTs in Durham
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 Durham?
Usually an MOT test in Durham 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 Durham?
With ClickMechanic an MOT in Durham 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 Durham garages offer home collection and delivery for an MOT test?
Yes, many garages in Durham 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 Durham.
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 Durham?
When your vehicle fails its MOT test in Durham, 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 Durham?
Yes, it is advisable to service your at the same time as getting your MOT in Durham, 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 Durham
- AUTOTEC NE, Sunderland
- Cjs Auto Repairs, Sacriston
- Darlington Motor Vehicle Services Ltd, Darlington
- Darlington Motor Vehicle Services Ltd, Darlington
- Diamond MOT Centre, Langley Park
- Dtl Auto Services, Middlesbrough
- Fast Autocare Northeast Ltd, Stockton On Tees
- L L Auto Repairs, Durham
- Leighs Mobile Auto Services, Blandford
- P M Mobile Auto Services, Durham
- S & L Motor Vehicle Services, Darlington
- Sergejus Kvasys - Is Installations, Seaham
- Towngate Testing Station, Billingham
- WNDS CARS NE LTD, Grange Villa