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6 Reviews

Garage in Hampshire, 7 years of experience

Started out in the automotive field as an apprentice and worked my way up through out the last 6 years working all makes and models of vehicle before branching out on my own.

39 Reviews

Garage in Hampshire, 9 years of experience

For Quality Car Repairs & Servicing, Look no Further than Hon Car Service The team at Hon Car Service have been working hard providing drivers in Southampton with high quality, reliable car repairs, MOTs an...

111 Reviews

Garage in Hampshire, 40 years of experience

Are you looking for a well established and reliable company that can provide car servicing and repairs in Wickham? If you need help with your vehicle, look no further than Southwick Road Motor Repairs. We...

38 Reviews

Garage in Hampshire, 20 years of experience

Hi I’m Pete I’m a fully qualified mechanic, have been in the motor trade for 20 years. I am reliable and hard working, I can offer free collection and delivery I can offer MOT's, all services and repairs, cl...

ROSALIND, SOUTHAMPTON 10th January 2023

Ford Focus • MOT with collection & delivery

20 Reviews

Garage in Hampshire, 12 years of experience

Qualified and fully insured, at Gentlemec Motor Services we specialise in routine servicing, engine management diagnostics and vehicle repair and maintenance at our Bournemouth based garage. We also offer a ...

91 Reviews

Garage in Hampshire, 11 years of experience

I began my career with Cross Autos in Southampton and spent all of my career there to date and that was for around 11 years. In 2016 I set-up my own mobile mechanic business called LC Diagnostic & Repair. Th...

116 Reviews

Garage in Hampshire, 22 years of experience

Edward Hunt is currently ranked Number 1 in the UK and Ireland according to the League of True Mechanics having won the national competition 2 years running, being crowned number 1 in both the 2021 Contest a...

24 Reviews

Garage in Hampshire, 20 years of experience

With over 25 years of experience, Enterprise MOT’s provides high quality service and peace of mind for all your vehicle repairs, maintenance, and testing needs. Based centrally in Paulsgrove, Portsmouth w...

37 Reviews

Garage in Hampshire, 37 years of experience

Our team of hardworking mechanics have many years of experience in the motor industry - this means that your vehicle will be left in good hands at our garage. We have excellent facilities that have the lates...

54 Reviews

Garage in Hampshire, 15 years of experience

Previous main dealer experience within Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Skoda, and VW. Also within the independent sector. All makes and models are welcome! Outside of the dealer networks, we are able to have a far larg...

109 Reviews

Garage in Hampshire, 25 years of experience

I started my career at 16 years old at a ford main dealer studying for my qualifications at the same time. Moved from ford and started building cars for films (And in the back ground started as a part tim...

108 Reviews

Garage in Hampshire, 13 years of experience

Antony - Mechanic for 13 years - MOT tester - Main dealership certificated As a master technician - Trained in technical diagnostic equipment. And electrical diagnostics Our aim is to give you the best...

JEREMY, COSHAM 19th September 2022

Jaguar XF • MOT with collection & delivery

157 Reviews

Garage in Hampshire, 40 years of experience

I completed my apprenticeship with Blox Services in London and subsequetly spent 13 years there before the business closed down. My move after Blox Services was to a well known security company called Securi...

4 Reviews

Garage in Hampshire, 8 years of experience

Zacs Auto Care Service carries out servicing and repairs on all makes of models of vehicles. We have the latest diagnostic equipment and tooling enabling us to offer the highest standard of repair. We are fu...

32 Reviews

Garage in Hampshire, 40 years of experience

Targa Florio, located in Bournemouth, has been providing MOT Tests, Car Repairs and Car Service on all makes and model of vehicle. Our services include the latest Computerised Diagnostic Equipment that, c...

Want to learn more about MOTs in Hampshire?

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 Hampshire?

Usually an MOT test in Hampshire 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 Hampshire?

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

Yes, many garages in Hampshire 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 Hampshire.

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 Hampshire?

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

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