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Top Mechanics For Mots in Northamptonshire

119 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Northamptonshire, 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...

SIMON, NORTHAMPTON 7th June 2024

Mercedes-Benz A-Class • MOT with collection & delivery

81 Reviews

Garage in Northamptonshire, 20 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...

Garage in Northamptonshire, 7 years of experience

If you’re looking for affordable quality work carried out by skilled, qualified and experienced technicians and delivered with great customer service in Leicester then you’re in exactly the right place- ABBE...

105 Reviews

Garage in Northamptonshire, 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...

12 Reviews

Garage in Northamptonshire, 12 years of experience

Providing quality repairs and maintenance at very good value to all makes and models of car & light commercial

104 Reviews

Garage in Northamptonshire, 9 years of experience

No job is too big if you have the knowledge about it. I started my career in 2015. Offer mechanical and electrical diagnostics and repair. I mostly specialise in VAG group. As an independent business previou...

4 Reviews

Garage in Northamptonshire, 10 years of experience

QCD Autocentre Brackley has been established to offer customers quality workmanship, cost-effective solutions and delivery on-time. Our mission is to deliver a new level of transparent service and experience...

31 Reviews

Garage in Northamptonshire, 25 years of experience

Our family business has been involved in the parts industry all the way from Tanzania, East Africa. Our grandfather started the business which has flourished ever since. Masumin Motor Spares, the latest b...

11 Reviews

Garage in Northamptonshire, 17 years of experience

Friendly local garage. Carrying out repairs, services, MOT’s and remaps for your vehicles.

10 Reviews

Garage in Northamptonshire, 18 years of experience

Here at CollingwoodMotors, we pride ourselves on great workmanship. We offer repairs for any vehicle and have all diagnostic equipment avaliable to simply re-gassing a cars air conditioning system or a compl...

11 Reviews

Garage in Northamptonshire, 30 years of experience

Welcome to DSR Autos Limited. in leicester - Leicestershire. We are a local, independent garage, serving Leicester and the surrounding area. Leicester We are Approved by RAC Garage network and AA Repair ...

169 Reviews

Garage in Northamptonshire, 17 years of experience

ONYX AUTO CARE are typically renowned for car sales but that is not all! We also do many repairs for customers and get them back on the road as well with our qualified team. We offer a 2 ramp workshop cover...

210 Reviews

Garage in Northamptonshire, 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...

69 Reviews

Garage in Northamptonshire, 22 years of experience

Mot tester/ mechanic with over 22 years experience own tools diagnostics equipment recovery truck. Love what I do, passionate.

25 Reviews

Garage in Northamptonshire, 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...

Frequently asked questions about MOTs in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire?

Usually an MOT test in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire?

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

Yes, many garages in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire.

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 Northamptonshire?

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

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