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70 Reviews

Garage serving Northampton, 14 years of experience

We aim to provide the best possible service to all our customers. Treat your vehicle with care and respect Ensure your vehicle is inspected by a trained and qualified member of staff Examine the vehicle a...

206 Reviews

Garage serving Northampton, 25 years of experience

Hi and Welcome to East Midlands Auto - Highly sought after 'Approved Service & Repair Centre' Renowned for for high Customer Service throughout the car Industry. Offering Main Dealer Service - Not Main Dea...

75 Reviews

Garage serving Northampton, 20 years of experience

Ashley owns and runs Fergussons mobile mechanics. Prior to this Ashley had his own business for 20 years. At the garage the team consists of around 3 mechanics who will complete the work in-house who are all...

28 Reviews

Garage serving Northampton, 20 years of experience

Been in the trade for 20 years, serving happy customers. Always want to stay on top of my work and make sure the work is done the way it should be. We have a good professional team that works on honesty.

24 Reviews

Garage serving Northampton, 10 years of experience

I began my career on the automotive industry over 10 years ago. I spent some time working in independent garages gaining experience on a range of makes & models. I offer repairs to all makes/models & repairs...

570 Reviews

Garage serving Northampton, 10 years of experience

I am a diagnostic technician, qualified MOT tester, Institute of Motor Industry assesor and general mechanic following my father's footsteps who has over 40 years experience in the trade. Having completed my...

191 Reviews

Garage serving Northampton, 20 years of experience

We are a small family run business and understand how important it is for you to have a safe vehicle for you to travel to work, school and for personal reasons. We can come to you at home or work at a time ...

25 Reviews

Garage serving Northampton, 11 years of experience

I have experience working in Independent Garages, aswell as "Fast Fit" centres & also main dealership groups. I am now running my own business, operating as a mobile mechanic. I am also a qualified MOT teste...

69 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Northampton, 16 years of experience

Been working in garages for 16 years. The last year been doing mobile mechanics. I love taking on new challenges and getting stuck in. I offer a wide range of repairs including diagnostics, servicing, brake...

30 Reviews

Garage serving Northampton, 7 years of experience

QCD Autocentres has been established to offer customers quality workmanship, cost-effective solutions and delivery on-time. With our first branch opening in Milton Keynes, our mission is to deliver a new lev...

62 Reviews

Garage serving Northampton, 20 years of experience

We are a family run business, who pride ourselves on quality and affordability. Sammy Jay has over 20 years experience in cars, busses, trucks, etc. We strive to meet all our customer demands. We offer, serv...

48 Reviews

Garage serving Northampton, 10 years of experience

Refinish Centre is an experienced repairer in Milton Keynes specialising in automotive services, repairs and customisation Refinish Directors who have nearly a decade of experience in the trade, establis...

38 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Northampton, 15 years of experience

I began my career with Nationwide Auto Centres (Now Halfords) in Bristol where I completed my apprenticeship, I was with Nationwide for around 4 years. My next move was to a Vauxhall main dealer for 1 year b...

60 Reviews

Garage serving Northampton, 10 years of experience

I have been in the trade for over 10 years in both a full-time and part-time capacity. I have independent garage experience for a large part of my career. In 2017 I set-up my own business trading as Mida's ...

93 Reviews

Garage serving Northampton, 12 years of experience

I began my career with an independent garage called Phoenix Autos in Oxford where I completed my apprenticeship. Following Phoenix I went on to work for a few other independent garages to gain more experienc...

Want to learn more about MOTs in Northampton?

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 Northampton?

Usually an MOT test in Northampton 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 Northampton?

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

Yes, many garages in Northampton 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 Northampton.

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 Northampton?

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

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