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8 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 8 years of experience

I pride myself on providing great quality repairs and good value for money. After training up and working in a independent garage for over 8 years, I decided to take the leap and start on my own and became a...

74 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Kent, 9 years of experience

Hello, I’ve been working in the motor trade for 9 years working with the main dealer network and also roadside breakdown assistance. I cover all servicing, brake repairs and light repairs on all vehicles...

168 Reviews

Garage in Kent, years of experience

I started as a mobile mechanic with a unit in April 2014 but my journey to build all the experience to be able to go self employed started way back in 1979 when I undertook my 4 year apprenticeship with Vaux...

1 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 20 years of experience

Has worked for 20 years in the motor industry in a variety of roles in independent garages and workshops across the south east. Mechanic Panel Beater Painter Opened own workshop in 2020. Is a main c...

115 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 10 years of experience

We are proud to offer you a first class customer service at a competitive price whether you are using our workshop, smart repair service or need your vehicle recovering due to a breakdown. So please brows...

3 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 30 years of experience

Here at Leeds Auto Centre-Maidstone Ltd, you are in safe hands knowing we have a great deal of experience in the mechanic industry. - 10 years in United States as an independent mechanic - 9 years at JC...

22 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 38 years of experience

Hi, my name is Adrian and I am a fully qualified Master Technician who has been working in the motor industry for the last 36 years. I come from a main dealer background and have previously worked in Renaul...

17 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Kent, 12 years of experience

SM MOBILE MECHANICS has 12 years of experience with 9 year of main dealer training. We work on all makes and models of vehicles

3 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 5 years of experience

HiQ Tyres & Autocare Ashford is situated on the A28 near to Ashford. HiQ Tyres & Autocare Ashford will be offering Tyres, Tyre Tracking, Wheel Alignment, Batteries, Car Servicing, Brakes, Exhausts, MOT, Vehi...

27 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 25 years of experience

Worked within ford main dealerships attaining master tech qualification. Have worked in a fleet environment for Bt fleet servicing a variety of vehicles.

16 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 19 years of experience

Started at a Vauxhall main dealership where I worked there for 4 years before moving into the vehicle recovery and roadside assistance industry. I worked in this industry for 7 years before I decided to retu...

TADEUSZ, PETTS WOOD 3rd December 2021

Ford Mondeo • MOT with collection & delivery

92 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 12 years of experience

Hi, My name is Terrence I have been a motor mechanic for 12 years. I can repair all cars and vans from diagnostic to electrical repairs. I carry out, services and cambelts and water pump suspension, brak...

257 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 27 years of experience

Our team of hard working 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 late...

30 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 10 years of experience

The business is well established as it has been around for 36 years. Samantha Dunlop took over in 2018. The business offers a 4 Ramp workshop catering for all makes/models & repairs and we are a VOSA approv...

Want to learn more about MOTs in Kent?

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 Kent?

Usually an MOT test in Kent 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 Kent?

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

Yes, many garages in Kent 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 Kent.

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 Kent?

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

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