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Top Mechanics For Mots in East Scotland

38 Reviews

Garage in East Scotland, 20 years of experience

Over 20 years experience in independent garages including bodyshop mechanic and also fiat and kia main dealer carrying out all types of repairs and mot testing

60 Reviews

Garage in East Scotland, 9 years of experience

I am currently employed by Halfords Auto Centre as a skilled auto technician, working on a wide range of modern vehicles in a busy competitive environment. My current duties include Vehicle servicing. Ca...

5 Reviews

Garage in East Scotland, 7 years of experience

Working around cars for 15 years . Time served 8 years . With Arnold Clark . And GTG training facility. Servicing. Brakes , clutches , gearboxes. Drivetrain. Suspension work. Air conditioning F gas trained ....

5 Reviews

Garage in East Scotland, 20 years of experience

From tires to brakes, engines to interiors, we’ve got you covered.

13 Reviews

Garage in East Scotland, 11 years of experience

At Bainbridge Motoring, we take pride in providing good quality work at great value. We specialise in VAG, however we consider all jobs. Our diagnostic equipment for Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda is main dea...

1 Reviews

Garage in East Scotland, 32 years of experience

The Car Garage is an independent vehicle repair company offering MOT preparation & service facilities on-site. We pride ourselves in providing a reliable and friendly repair service to clients in the Glenrot...

5 Reviews

Garage in East Scotland, 12 years of experience

Welcome to McIntosh Autocare Garage Services In Perth Scotland We aim to provide a quality service on all makes and models of cars, light commercial vehicles & motorhomes. ​​ We Carry Out MOT Test'...

48 Reviews

Garage in East Scotland, 18 years of experience

Renault and Nissan trained Spent last 8 years at Ford as a senior tech and commercial specialist all jobs undertaking inc welding and Bodyshop Diagnostic specialist over 18 years experience Cover a v...

19 Reviews

Garage in East Scotland, 23 years of experience

We are Mac-Motorsport and we have started this business 2 years ago- can accomodate to every job from servicing to clutch jobs to even your MOTS. We have 4 ramps plus an MOT bay. We are currently based nea...

15 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in East Scotland, 19 years of experience

I began my career with Arnold Clark (Nissan) in 2001 for 9 years. I then moved to an independent garage called Pilot Garage in Dundee for 3 years. I moved into the world of contract work after this and I was...

1 Reviews

Garage in East Scotland, 20 years of experience

Methven Mill Motors opened it's doors in 2015 by myself Darren McAlpine after I worked in the trade for 18 years building experience in other garages. The garage offers a wide range of services from the sim...

42 Reviews

Garage serving East Scotland, 20 years of experience

I’ve been a mechanic of 20 years since leaving school and I thrive on cars it’s not only my work but my hobby, I enjoy everything about vehicles and followed the footsteps of my family, all of which there is...

181 Reviews

Garage serving East Scotland, 17 years of experience

CDL AutoTec is owned & operated by Duncan Hamilton who has over 17 years experience in the trade. We offer full garage services with a 1 bay workshop catering for all make/models and repairs. If you cannot m...

47 Reviews

Garage serving East Scotland, 19 years of experience

Started my career at the main dealership working on Peugeot/Citroen with my NVQ level 3 in light vehicle maintenance and repair which I completed then moved my way through the ranks to master technician leve...

98 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving East Scotland, 30 years of experience

Having worked in the motor trade for over 30 years I have a wealth of experience working on all types of vehicle from cars to large goods, plant and agricultural vehicles.

Frequently asked questions about MOTs in East Scotland

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 East Scotland?

Usually an MOT test in East Scotland 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 East Scotland?

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

Yes, many garages in East Scotland 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 East Scotland.

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 East Scotland?

When your vehicle fails its MOT test in East Scotland, 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 East Scotland?

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