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Top Mechanics For Mots in Ipswich

3 Reviews

Garage in Ipswich, 10 years of experience

Working in this trade 10 years now Worked with back street garage to main dealer.. done freelance for nearly 2 years...

6 Reviews

Garage in Ipswich, 30 years of experience

I began my career as mechanical engineer and from a young age I have rebuilt, modified and tuned cars for performance. When I left school I worked for a local engineering company completing a 4 year apprenti...

8 Reviews

Garage serving Ipswich, 23 years of experience

We are a family-owned and operated garage that has been trading for 23 years. We offer a wide range of services, including: General servicing Clutches, gearbox repairs Tyre’s Suspension component re...

TONGAI, NORTH EAST IPSWICH 25th October 2023

Land Rover Range Rover Sport • MOT with collection & delivery

59 Reviews

Garage serving Ipswich, 15 years of experience

Select A Driver Ltd. - Automotive Repair is a small team of mobile mechanics, with loads of experience and knowledge to keep you on the road, with the added benefit of not taking you car to a garage. We will...

198 Reviews

Garage serving Ipswich, 26 years of experience

I started my career with a tyre business called Hemel First Choice Tyres in Hemel Hempstead for 5 years. I set up my own tyre business within Bury Road Garage in Hemel Hempstead for around a year. I moved to...

301 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Ipswich, years of experience

ELLA, Ipswich 8th January 2016

Volkswagen Golf V • MOT with collection & delivery

123 Reviews

Garage serving Ipswich, 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...

14 Reviews

Garage serving Ipswich, 10 years of experience

Professional, friendly and honest Mobile servicing Mobile repairs Mot's Vehicle transport + recovery

28 Reviews

Garage serving Ipswich, 13 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...

614 Reviews

Garage serving Ipswich, 45 years of experience

I started out in a VW franchise dealer in 1997 undertaking my apprenticeship. Having spent 4 years there I moved onto a more senior role at another VW franchise dealership where I spent another 3 years. Foll...

ANDREW, Sudbury 1st January 2016

BMW 3 Series • MOT with collection & delivery

213 Reviews

Garage serving Ipswich, 22 years of experience

I have been involved in cars as a designer, engineer and technician for over 22years. I have designed, developed and built bespoke sports cars, motorbikes, Ambulances and race car trailers over these year...

34 Reviews

Garage serving Ipswich, 14 years of experience

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

274 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Ipswich, 22 years of experience

I have over 22 years experience in the industry as well as 17 years in the main dealer. Essex Fleet Care uses fully qualified and certified technicians to ensure our workmanship remains the best quality as p...

70 Reviews

Garage serving Ipswich, 31 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

MIGUEL, UPMINSTER 26th September 2023

Jaguar XF • MOT with collection & delivery

37 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Ipswich, 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...

Frequently asked questions about MOTs in Ipswich

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 Ipswich?

Usually an MOT test in Ipswich 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 Ipswich?

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

Yes, many garages in Ipswich 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 Ipswich.

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 Ipswich?

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

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