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70 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 6 years of experience

I personally started Apex Tuning part time nearly 7 years ago and have since worked in a number of garages as well as along side some incredibly knowledgable technicians to become the succesful small busines...

45 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 14 years of experience

Owner of Saltmarsh Automotive LTD, we aim to provide the best service as possible to all our customers.

1000 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...

90 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 12 years of experience

Vauxhall dealer 3 independent garages vw dealership vw 2years bmw and Mercedes 3

4 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Essex, 15 years of experience

Hi 15 year experience in cars and light comercials servicing and repairs and diagnostics Been training since 2020 by myself and enjoy keeping and getting people back on the road 24hr recovery and roadsid...

218 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 18 years of experience

Our Services​ ​- Complete Computer Diagnostics - Complete Safety Analysis - Rideability Problems - Tune - ups - Oil Changes - Tyres - Brake repair specialist - exhaust systems -Suspensions

92 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 32 years of experience

Worked at at Bmw and Ford Specialist on Fords and BMW Diagnostics specialist Worked at Met Police Workshop Fully Qualified Electric Vehiicle Technician MOT tester

54 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, ...

252 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

50 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 11 years of experience

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

56 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 9 years of experience

Qwikfix Mobile mechanics Ltd operate as mobile mechanics, bringing the garage to wherever you are, at a time most convenient for you and at reasonable price! We carry out the following works (and more!): -P...

33 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 15 years of experience

Mobile Motors Essex Limited covers services, maintenance, repairs, tyres and MOT. We offer both mobile and workshop repairs for your convenience.

108 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 18 years of experience

Hi, I’m Robert and I have over 18 years experience working on a range of vehicles from small cars to 4x4s, supercars and prestige vehicles. As a skilled and experienced mechanic, I offer a wide range of ser...

23 Reviews

Garage in Essex, 10 years of experience

I have been mot testing for nearly a decade now and have carried out diagnostics, battery replacement, services including brake pads and discs and other mechanical work. I have worked for multiple dealership...

Frequently asked questions about MOTs in Essex

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 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 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 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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