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Top Mechanics For Mots in Hartlepool

264 Reviews

Garage serving Hartlepool, 22 years of experience

Mobile Mechanic with 20 years experience, all work completed to a high standard using manufacturer recognised parts. I’m in the military so split between the below locations, therefore able to complete work ...

10 Reviews

Garage serving Hartlepool, 20 years of experience

I've work mobile, and in garages for last 20 years , I'm nvq level 3 , ata level 3 , hybrid trained , fully qualified mot tester class 4, 5 and 7 . I've worked on number of vehicles vans 4x4 and standard...

22 Reviews

Garage serving Hartlepool, 34 years of experience

DP motors has thirty four years experience in vehicle repairs and only uses quality parts, 98% of work is through recommendation and every job is carried out by myself (Darren) and given the upmost care and...

46 Reviews

Garage serving Hartlepool, 19 years of experience

I am originally a self taught mechanic from an engineering background and I repaired cars in my own time from 2004-2007, I realised I needed to have official qualifications so I attended Middlesbrough Colleg...

190 Reviews

Garage serving Hartlepool, 40 years of experience

I completed my apprenticeship in the family business in Cumbria back in 1974 and worked in the business right up until 2002 in various roles such as heavy goods driver, I also became a partner in the busines...

13 Reviews

Garage serving Hartlepool, 20 years of experience

I began my mechanical career working on gearboxes with Borough Transmissions and I also completed my apprenticeship whilst I was with the business. I moved moved to a few local garages in Teeside for a numb...

18 Reviews

Garage serving Hartlepool, 35 years of experience

I have been in the trade for 30 years and have worked for myself for that time and built up my knowledge doing all types of repairs on all makes/models, as a business however we are not keen on injectors/fu...

MARK, Sunderland 20th July 2017

Renault Scenic/Grand Scenic II • MOT with collection & delivery

115 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Hartlepool, 30 years of experience

.30 years experience in the industry carrying out repairs to most makes of vehicles to a high standard, using the experience gained & up-to-date equipment we now specialise in the diagnostics aspect of the c...

16 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Hartlepool, 18 years of experience

I did my apprenticeship at Reg Vardys where I learned the trade and worked for 8 years. I later moved to another branch of Reg Vardys and worked as a fully qualified mechanic there for 3 years. I later moved...

3 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Hartlepool, 21 years of experience

Mobile Mechanic based in Oakhill tree area - happy to come out and assist with any issues you may have with your vehicle.

JOHN, NORTHALLERTON 26th August 2023

Peugeot 5008 • MOT with collection & delivery

25 Reviews

Garage serving Hartlepool, 22 years of experience

I have been in the trade for in excess of 20 years. I began by studying at college and I also gained my level 1 qualification in fast fit tyre and exhaust. I moved to work in an MOT bay as trainee and gaine...

37 Reviews

Garage serving Hartlepool, 15 years of experience

I started tinkering with cars aged 15, I then worked with family and friends picking up knowledge from their expertise. At the age of 25 I decided to go forwards and gain my qualifications for mechanics I s...

686 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Hartlepool, 8 years of experience

I started by studying at City College in Leeds and gained my City & Guild qualifications up to level 3 and I undertook a garage job whilst studying in order to gain great experience. Whilst I was studying I ...

36 Reviews

Garage serving Hartlepool, 7 years of experience

J Mobile Mechanic, we provide all your automotive needs from MOT to Brake Pads. Brake downs,Let us know if you need our services.

16 Reviews

Garage in Darlington, 7 years of experience

I started my Automotive mechanic career through a local garage in Darlington and worked here for 2 years. I then completed my automotive academic education at Darlington College completing my Level 1, Level ...

Frequently asked questions about MOTs in Hartlepool

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 Hartlepool?

Usually an MOT test in Hartlepool 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 Hartlepool?

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

Yes, many garages in Hartlepool 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 Hartlepool.

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 Hartlepool?

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

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