Top Mechanics For Mots in Lowestoft
Garage in Lowestoft, 30 years of experience
Family business with family values Garage Est in 2012 Competitive prices Including lawnmower servicing and repair. M.O.T, service and repair centre. We are a family run business with family values. Top...
Garage serving Lowestoft, 13 years of experience
We have over 13 years of experience working in vehicle repairs. We take care of everything from MOTs and routine services through to clutches, suspension, to engine rebuilds, you can rest assured that you'll...
On point. Very explanatory. I will recommend him..o”
ANA, NORFOLK L • 5th March 2023
Dacia Duster • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Lowestoft, 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...
DARRYL, NORFOLK • 26th December 2022
BMW 3 Series • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Lowestoft, 23 years of experience
I am a fully qualified motor vehicle mechanic with independent and main dealer Experience. I have premises to work from in the Cromer area and cover all makes and models. I can also do some mobile work at y...
CHRIS, Norfolk • 19th February 2023
Honda Civic • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Lowestoft, 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...
SUSAN, Suffolk • 3rd August 2022
Peugeot 108 • MOT with collection & delivery
Mobile mechanic serving Lowestoft, 10 years of experience
Worked for small independent garage 2004-2007 then set up my own garage in 2008-2012 which was unfortunately closed due to uninsured break in resulting in the loss of my tools. Worked for an engineering comp...
JANE, HARLESTON • 10th April 2018
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso • MOT with collection & delivery
Mobile mechanic serving Lowestoft, 30 years of experience
I have experience with all kinds of makes and models, inc some plant/agricultural machinery, garden machinery and trailers. I also have many contacts within the trade so if there’s a job that’s too big to be...
CAIT, SAXMUNDHAM • 18th November 2022
Mazda Mazda2 • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Lowestoft, 35 years of experience
Having spent many years working in various independent garages & main dealer workshops, I decided to increase my expertise and added degree in Mechanical Engineering to our skill set. We are able to offer o...
CHIHOMI, HORSFORD, NORWICH • 17th June 2022
Vauxhall Corsa • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Lowestoft, 12 years of experience
BBM Motor Services provide friendly and reliable garage services to get your vehicle back on the road. In the 10 years since the garage was established, we’ve built up a fantastic reputation in and around...
MAGGIE, GB-NFK • 28th February 2022
MINI Mini Clubman • MOT with collection & delivery
Mobile mechanic serving Lowestoft, 10 years of experience
EAA 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 come to your home or work and can co...
DOUGLAS, IPSWICH • 2nd July 2021
Mercedes-Benz SLK • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in Norwich, 25 years of experience
I started off working in the trade when I was at school doing day release in an Audi dealership. I undertook a couple of more years there there undertaking my apprentiship before moving onto become a tyre sp...
RICHARD, Norwich • 26th November 2020
Jaguar XJ Series • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in Norwich, Norfolk , 12 years of experience
We are Multi skilled mechanics with vast experience in motor trade and being former Military Engineers, we can cater for all your needs, regarding your vehicles from servicing and Mot repair to vehicle resto...
REBECCA, NORWICH • 25th January 2023
Vauxhall Mokka • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in Fakenham, 25 years of experience
Rover and jaguar 5 years Vauxhall 10 years Manger at Kwik fit 4 years Independent self building myself and my wife after alot of hard choices in November 2019 formed mckay autosports limted specialising...
STEPHEN, Norwich • 15th February 2021
Citroen Xsara Picasso • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in Ipswich, Suffolk, 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...
ABRAHAM, Ipswich • 21st February 2018
Ford Fiesta • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in Sudbury, 22 years of experience
22 years experience. Experience in most makes and models.
NOMA, STOWMARKET • 11th October 2022
Citroen C4 Cactus • MOT with collection & delivery
Frequently asked questions about MOTs in Lowestoft
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 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 Lowestoft?
Usually an MOT test in Lowestoft 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 Lowestoft?
With ClickMechanic an MOT in Lowestoft 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 Lowestoft garages offer home collection and delivery for an MOT test?
Yes, many garages in Lowestoft 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 Lowestoft.
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 Lowestoft?
When your vehicle fails its MOT test in Lowestoft, 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 Lowestoft?
Yes, it is advisable to service your at the same time as getting your MOT in Lowestoft, 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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