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8 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 10 years of experience

Autofit Garage is an independent garage that engages in auto repairs and auto servicing. We have got expertise mechanics that carry out services including Tracking/Alignment, Oil Change Service, Full Service...

38 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 13 years of experience

I am the owner of a MOT and repair garage and I have been a level 3 fully qualified mechanic for 13 years. I am also a fully trained MOT Tester and level 3 qualified in Electric and hybrid vehicles.

219 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 15 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...

207 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...

BERYL, AYLESFORD 2nd June 2024

Hyundai i10 • MOT with collection & delivery

66 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 25 years of experience

We fit tyres at our work place or we can offer a mobile call out service. Also we offer a mobile mechanic service, This may be a simple diagnostic or mechanic work carried out at the road side, we can pic...

18 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Kent, 20 years of experience

Launched my automotive career at 15 with a Light Vehicles Certification from SENAI, a renowned Brazilian technical institute. This foundation, coupled with years working on diverse makes and models, from Sko...

37 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 17 years of experience

Swanley Garage Services is a new modern, clean and professional garage with 4 main dealer trained technicians and 3 MOT Testers. We offer a number of services including; Garage Services, MOT Centre, Air Cond...

11 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 38 years of experience

Harris MOT Centre opened it's doors in in 2017. The business operates a 2 ramp workshop catering for all makes/models & repairs including MOT's for class 4 vehicles. We can offer a local collection/delivery ...

12 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 30 years of experience

VAUXHALL TRAINED TECHNICIAN MANY YEARS EXPERIENCE ON ALL MAKES AND MODELS AT INDEPENDENT GARAGE AND RUNNING MY OWN BUSINESS FOR 12 YEARS DEALING WITH ALL MAKES AND MODELS

59 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 16 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...

159 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 21 years of experience

Feb 2018-Present: Mercedes-Benz Sparshatts, Commercials, Sittingbourne, Kent - Light Commercial Vehicle / Heavy Goods Vehicle Technician. Aug 2016-Jan 2018: Geoff Fisher Transport Ltd - HGV Technician. No...

14 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Kent, 7 years of experience

Revolve mobile mechanics are accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry. We provide a wide range of car servicing, fleet vehicle servicing and maintenance for vehicles at your home and work.

66 Reviews

Garage in Kent, 20 years of experience

I started my automotive repair career 15 years ago working in an independent garage. From here I then went onto work for a number of independent garages for a number of years largely specialising in MOT test...

RICHARD, LEYSDOWN, KENT 4th February 2024

Ford Focus • MOT with collection & delivery

31 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...

59 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Kent, 15 years of experience

It all started off as a hobby when I was a teen, about 14-15 years old. I have always loved repairing cars, and my uncle was a mechanic so I learned much of what I know studying under him at his garage, and ...

Frequently asked questions about MOTs in Kent

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 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 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 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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