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Top Mechanics For Mots in Lymm

29 Reviews

Garage serving Lymm, 18 years of experience

For most people, auto maintenance and repair is not fun or convenient. So, we want make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible for you. We genuinely care about your car and your experience, and it sho...

1012 Reviews

Garage serving Lymm, 14 years of experience

Jonathan and his team at Northern Motors provides a reliable and professional mobile mechanic service that covers the whole of the North West area of England! With over 10 years of experience in the motor...

204 Reviews

Garage serving Lymm, 20 years of experience

The majority of my experience has come from working for main dealers and learnt many skills through this route. I have worked for Saab, Ford, Citroen, Renault and most recently Vauxhall. I was there for 6 y...

32 Reviews

Garage serving Lymm, 27 years of experience

We are a large family run 400 sqm garage which has been established for little over 3 years, since early 2014. We opened our doors originally purely as a bodyshop workshop, however we have recently undergone...

48 Reviews

Garage serving Lymm, 15 years of experience

Chorlton MOT has been operating for 8 years and we recently moved our premises from Trafford to Chorlton. The business operates a 2 bay workshop and we are looking to expand that. We have 3 fully trained mec...

66 Reviews

Garage serving Lymm, 45 years of experience

As expectations in the motor industry rise, New Platt Motors, Northwich continues to strive to be the best. As an approved bodyshop and with a reputation spreading across the Northwest of England, New Platt ...

20 Reviews

Garage serving Lymm, 8 years of experience

2016 Trafford Mot and services, carry out services, repairs, Diagnostic, change and repairs tyres. etc 2020 Chorlton mot and service, carry out MOT Inspection on class 4 & 7 up to DVSA standard. Also carry...

18 Reviews

Garage serving Lymm, 25 years of experience

Our expert technicians are trained to service, MOT and repair any make and model of car using the latest techniques and diagnostic equipment. We are committed to providing a friendly, straightforward and ho...

115 Reviews

Garage serving Lymm, 10 years of experience

10 years experience as a mechanic, competent in all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair. STAR MOTORS cater for all makes/models & repairs but specialises in fast-fit work like Servicing, diagnostics...

26 Reviews

Garage serving Lymm, 10 years of experience

At Northwest Performance, we are committed to bringing you the best parts and equipment for your vehicle, at the best prices. We source parts from a wide selection of manufacturers and distributors at the be...

9 Reviews

Garage serving Lymm, 12 years of experience

Worked The Last 10 Years as a Mobile Service Technician For ATS before This I was a Branch Manager At National Tyres

64 Reviews

Garage serving Lymm, 16 years of experience

I began my career with VW in Altrincham where I was for 4 years and completed my apprenticeship. I worked for an independent garage in Altrincham for around 2 years. I moved back into the main dealership sce...

159 Reviews

Garage serving Lymm, 9 years of experience

I have 9 years experience in the auto repair industry which started with my apprenticeship at an independent. Having completed my apprenticeship I then went onto work for a number of other independents befor...

60 Reviews

Garage serving Lymm, 13 years of experience

I have over 10 years experience in the mechnaic trade and began as a mechanic completing my apprenticeship at a local garage called A&J Bettley in Winsford and worked there for around 7 years, whilst I was w...

5 Reviews

Garage serving Lymm, 18 years of experience

I began my career with Polar Ford in Runcorn where I completed my apprenticeship and was with the business for around 4 years. I moved to various garages including Rapid Fit in Runcorn, Polar Ford Warrington...

Frequently asked questions about MOTs in Lymm

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 Lymm?

Usually an MOT test in Lymm 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 Lymm?

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

Yes, many garages in Lymm 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 Lymm.

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 Lymm?

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

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