Top Mechanics For Mots in Edinburgh
Garage in Edinburgh, 31 years of experience
Truetest Motors - Offering servicing, repairs & MOTs to all makes & models of vehicles since 1964. We are a local, independent garage, serving Edinburgh and the surrounding area. As a registered member of...
CHRISTOPHER, Edinburgh • 10th May 2023
Volkswagen up! • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in Edinburgh, 12 years of experience
7 years independent Garage 5 years Mazda dealership Timing belts Servicing Diagnostic Brakes Suspension
MOIZ, GRANTON • 21st March 2023
Citroen C4 Picasso • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in Edinburgh, 7 years of experience
I began my career with Lochrin Autos in Edinburgh starting out as an apprentice then graduating to a fully fledged technician and I was with the business for 5 years. I moved to Dalziels MOT Centre in 2015 ....
JAMES, Edinburgh • 17th April 2020
Vauxhall Agila • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in Edinburgh, 20 years of experience
Established in 2008, we are an Independent Renault specialist who has over 30 years’ experience in the motor trade industry. Rentec Autocare are a new breed of car repair garage, our aim is to provide main...
VASILIS, Edinburgh • 14th October 2019
Vauxhall Corsa • Tyre fitting
Garage serving Edinburgh, 35 years of experience
35 years in the car trade in one form or another from mechanic to spray painter. Currently run an independent garage doing all aspects of car servicing, mot/repairs, brakes, batteries, bodywork and valeting.
When he got back mad news the car
had failed. He asked me if I wanted a estimate for the work to be done.
I agreed. I haven't heard from him since. Have tried to get in touch but no success, text sent, tryed to phone
Still waiting. He could be busy, I don't know, bit disappointed!! If I have missed enything I'm sorry.”
JAMES, Edinburgh • 24th April 2023
Vauxhall Agila • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Edinburgh, 7 years of experience
Hi I am qualified mechanic with IMI level 3 diploma. We can do all sort of jobs small to big, like bulb wiper replacement to more complex jobs like engine, transmission rebulid/replacement. We welcome all k...
SARA, EDINBURGH • 12th September 2022
Mazda Mazda2 • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Edinburgh, 10 years of experience
Experts in vehicle servicing and repairs. Peugeot specialists. We are highly skilled vehicle technicians that have experience in small and dealership level workshops that can provide a high class service wit...
KHAFIZ, COUNTY • 18th February 2022
Fiat Punto Evo • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Edinburgh, 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...
AVRIL, Edinburgh • 8th October 2020
Nissan Micra • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Edinburgh, 20 years of experience
Colin’s was founded in by Colin Evans in 1996. Built up years of experience and achieved a budding reputation for customer service with great rates and prices. Colin’s is an approved and authorised dealer...
CRAIG, Edinburgh • 17th September 2018
Jeep Renegade • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Edinburgh, 24 years of experience
Central Scotland Car Sales don’t only provide quality cars, we also provide our very own vehicle service and repairs centre. We can take on a large range of vehicle repairs. We as based in central Scotland
JUNE, DUNFERMLINE • 27th November 2022
Citroen Berlingo • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Edinburgh, 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...
DUNCAN, Glenrothes • 10th March 2022
Mazda CX-3 • MOT with collection & delivery
Mobile mechanic serving Edinburgh, 25 years of experience
Started in the industry from a very young age. Gaining a good 10 years experience I then decided to get formal qualifications to consolidate the experience I had gained at the ages of 25. I now have about 30...
Garage serving Edinburgh, 10 years of experience
We are a small, local Car Repair business, based in Bonnybridge, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, offering a range of vehicle servicing and accident damaged repairs, coupled with a mobile car collection service on ca...
Garage serving Edinburgh, 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...
CLAUDIO, DUNBLANE • 4th September 2021
Mobile mechanic serving Edinburgh, 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.
I was sick at the time of our appointment and I was able to put keys in safe place and leave him to work without disturbing me.
He did excellent work, went above and beyond.
NATALIE, Dundee • 23rd June 2022
Nissan Qashqai • MOT with collection & delivery
Frequently asked questions about MOTs in Edinburgh
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 Edinburgh?
Usually an MOT test in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh?
With ClickMechanic an MOT in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh garages offer home collection and delivery for an MOT test?
Yes, many garages in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh.
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 Edinburgh?
When your vehicle fails its MOT test in Edinburgh, 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 Edinburgh?
Yes, it is advisable to service your at the same time as getting your MOT in Edinburgh, 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 Edinburgh
- A Allan Services LTD, Dundee
- AB30 Mobile Mechanic, Laurencekirk
- AC,S Mobile Air Conditioning Services, Newtongrange
- AG Mechanics LTD, Perth
- ALL MOTORS LTD, Kirknewton
- ANR Motor Engineers, Edinburgh
- CENTRAL SCOTLAND CARS, Grangemouth
- CH Automotive & Offshore Ltd, Edinburgh
- CLARKSON AUTO SERVICES, Edinburgh
- Camperdown Automotive Services Ltd, Dundee
- Car & Commercial Services, Kirriemuir
- Car Click Collect, Dechmont
- DF Autocare, Edinburgh
- DKS Autocare, East Mains Industrial Estate, Broxburn
- DMC Vehicle Solutions, Midlothian
- GM Auto Services, Edinburgh
- Harleys Mobile Mechanic, Livingston
- J&S Automotive, Milnathort
- JCS Tuning, Alyth
- JU’s Auto Services, Cardenden
- Jenkins Motor Services, Stirlingshire
- Johns Auto Services, Livingston
- Lothian And Borders Engineering, Newtongrange
- MJM Servicing And Repairs, Falkirk
- Mc Auto Care, Bonnybridge
- Methven Mill Motors Ltd, Kirkcaldy
- Mobile Auto Services, Almondbank
- Patson Dzingai, Brechin
- Platinum Wheels Scotland, Perth
- RACE & ROAM POWERSPORTS LTD, Falkland
- Sas Car Repairs, Ayrshire
- Scott And Son Automotive, Hawick
- Synton Auto Services, Scottish Borders
- TRG Mobile Mechanic, Edinburgh
- Tech To You, Athelstaneford
- The Garage, Glenrothes
- Thistle Mobile Tyres Ltd, Longridge
- Truetest Motors Ltd, Edinburgh
- WSW CONTRACTS LTD, Methil Fife
- Williamson Bros, Gorebridge