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Top Mechanics For Mots in East Wales

13 Reviews

Garage in East Wales, 23 years of experience

Iv worked at numerous garages preparing and repairing cars for the mot's iv also worked as a vehicle dismantle at a salvage yard that sells parts and dispose of vehicle I now have my own garage at bowen indu...

13 Reviews

Garage in East Wales, 23 years of experience

I am a well experienced mechanic/technician,I have ten years experience in a main dealer (vauxhall) and also experience in Halfords auto centers to large car sales

83 Reviews

Garage in East Wales, 5 years of experience

Welcome to Red Garage Cardiff, where customer satisfaction is our driving force. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service with a commitment to open communication and professionalism. At Red Gar...

11 Reviews

Garage in East Wales, 10 years of experience

We have been established for over 10 years and we thrive ourselves off good customer service and honesty. All our technicians are fully qualified and insured to carry out repairs on most makes and models. W...

9 Reviews

Garage in East Wales, 7 years of experience

Dealing with cars from passion and to provide a good quality work for my customers

182 Reviews

Garage in East Wales, 4 years of experience

Capital MOT & Service Centre are a local, highly reliable garage offering MOT tests, services and a complete range of car maintenance repairs.All makes and models of cars, vans, MPV’s and large goods vehicle...

72 Reviews

Garage in East Wales, 10 years of experience

Marshfield Motors is quality auto repair service and MOT Testing station in a beautiful location Marshfield which is in middle of Newport and Cardiff. We are serving our local community and surrounding areas...

34 Reviews

Garage in East Wales, 16 years of experience

Here at a l autos we cover all aspects of mechanical work we offer a mot service and the latest diagnostic technology we pride ourselves on being petrol and diesel engine specialist

85 Reviews

Garage in East Wales, 20 years of experience

Cardiff Trade Centre is an amalgamation with Speedo Auto which was previously trading for over 10 years. The new business began trading in 2014. We operate a 4 ramp workshop with 7 staff and carry out all re...

23 Reviews

Garage in East Wales, 15 years of experience

We are local family run business last 15 years we are very established in our local area we can we carry out Terra clean services and we specialise in diagnostics repairs , servicing , air-conditioning tr...

70 Reviews

Garage in East Wales, 17 years of experience

Having worked in main dealers for 17 years I gained a high level of skill and customer service. Having reached the level of master technician it was time to work for myself. I pride myself on delivering a h...

NICOLA, PONTYCLUN 30th April 2023

Vauxhall Viva • MOT with collection & delivery

67 Reviews

Garage in East Wales, 15 years of experience

I have got 15 years experience spread across main dealers such as Ford ( 6 years), Mercedes (7years), Aston Martin (2years). I have decided to go out on my own. All work is carried out to the highest dealers...

24 Reviews

Garage in East Wales, 16 years of experience

I am a fully qualified as I completed all my official qualifications through Ford when I done my apprenticeship at the Treforest branch and spent 5 years there, I completed my IMI qualifications through the...

ALLAN, PONTYPRIDD 1st December 2021

Rover 75 Tourer • MOT with collection & delivery

9 Reviews

Garage in East Wales, 7 years of experience

I have been in the trade since 17 years old, so have over 7 years experience under my belt and am qualified up to NVQ level 3. I started out officially completing my apprenticeship with JJ Motors in Cardiff ...

SAM, Cardiff 29th November 2016

BMW 1 Series • MOT with collection & delivery

156 Reviews

Garage serving East Wales, 22 years of experience

N V Q 1,2,3 22 years professional experience Hgv fitter NVQ 1,2,3 Been fitting 22 years Got 3 recovery truck and a full kitted service van

Frequently asked questions about MOTs in East Wales

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 Wales?

Usually an MOT test in East Wales 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 Wales?

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

Yes, many garages in East Wales 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 Wales.

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 Wales?

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

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