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34 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 20 years of experience

I pride myself on quality repairs, good value and good customer service throughout. I have been a vehicle technician for around 20 years starting out at a family run independent garage, completing a 5 year ...

45 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 25 years of experience

I have over 20 years experience in the trade and I spent 8 years at the Glyn Hopkins Group which is a main dealership and I worked within Nissan, Fiat and Seat here before moving to a Ford dealership called...

4 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Essex, 35 years of experience

Abbey Auto Repair is a well established mobile mechanics that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 5 years. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service a...

100 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 16 years of experience

It's Paul from Express Auto Services. I began my career at Ford main dealership which is where I completed my apprenticeship and was with the business for over 3 years. I have worked as a technician at nu...

670 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 30 years of experience

Hi, I’ve been a mechanic since leaving school and have owned and operated my own garage since I was 25 , were you could that I’ve done most jobs on a wide range of vehicles. I’d like to say that my workmans...

26 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 10 years of experience

We are a small team of highly qualified and experienced technicians with over 10 years of professional dealership experience. We are experienced in all makes and models and are highly trained in mechanical, ...

JOHN, Essex 3rd November 2022

Nissan Almera • MOT with collection & delivery

17 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 22 years of experience

22 years experience. Experience in most makes and models.

15 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 11 years of experience

On-site specialist service for cars, vans, trucks and plant.

4 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 15 years of experience

CS Automotive is an established garage offering all aspects of vehicle services: Diagnostics, repairs, servicing, tyres, MOT’s. We are Land Rover specialists, having worked with them for over 15 years. We co...

10 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 20 years of experience

I have experience in dealing with all makes and models from engine rebuilding to services. Our garage offers MOT, air conditioning services, diagnostics. Engine Rebuild Service Center has the equipment and e...

198 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 15 years of experience

Have 15 years of experience as an mot inspector and can check if car is road legal and safe to drive

66 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 10 years of experience

I Zaki Bahar Company Director of BMC SERVICES LIMITED , Have over 10 years of experience in the motor industry. I have qualified professionals working in my team to provide quality service. Personally, I'm ...

25 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 9 years of experience

Joseph (better known as Joe) started on the road to becoming a mechanic in 2010 when he began his apprenticeship and has never looked back since. Joe has always had a passion for cars, always having a pr...

2 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 15 years of experience

We have just opened up our new garage in bumbles green after serving our customers as a mobile mechanic for 5 years with our 15 years of experience in the mechanics industry and now its time to keep serving ...

PETER, Essex 8th September 2022

Fiat Doblo Cargo • MOT with collection & delivery

4 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 12 years of experience

We are mobile car mechanics and expert in servicing and repair in all car makes and models. We guarantee the quality of all our car service.

Want to learn more about MOTs in Essex?

Read our short guide with information on 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 Essex?

Usually an MOT test in Essex 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 Essex?

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

Yes, many garages in Essex 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 Essex.

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 Essex?

When your vehicle fails its MOT test in Essex, 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 Essex?

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