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35 Reviews

Garage in Northern Ireland, 17 years of experience

Worked in motor industry for 17 years, have both dealership and independent garage experience. Specialise in Peugeot and Citroens. Can work at cars, small vans and motorcycles

44 Reviews

Garage in Northern Ireland, 20 years of experience

We have 3 mechanics and a Fully Qualified Auto Spark based at our Salisbury Avenue workshop with over 25 years experience, we cover all makes and models from headlight alignment to gearbox Repair's, and ever...

7 Reviews

Garage in Northern Ireland, 20 years of experience

J & K Auto Services are your local car servicing centre in Derry run by certified technicians. With 15 years experience, although we are specialists in Honda & Mitsubishi Motors we will service any make or m...

SAMUEL, Londonderry 16th January 2018

Honda Accord • MOT with collection & delivery

197 Reviews

Garage in Birtley, 15 years of experience

I began my career with Citroen/Peugeot in Newcastle though the apprenticeship scheme and served my time there for 4 years. I moved to Prestige Cars in Gateshead for 18 months before gaining more experienc...

237 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Northern Ireland, 15 years of experience

Welcome to SAS STEERING ALIGNMENT SERVICES. www.sasalignment.com We will endeavour to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. We are a mobile service covering Scotland and Northern Ireland! ...

9 Reviews

Garage in Northern Ireland, 14 years of experience

Peugeot for 9years Receiving the top award of peugeot master technician Donnelly group 5years 11months This is me looking to build on my aready steady work load and expand my customer base I work...

6 Reviews

Garage in Northern Ireland, 21 years of experience

Fully qualified motor technician started training in local garage working on all vehicles, have progressed through to full dealership trained technician Jaguar, Landrover trained all vehicles repaired and ca...

115 Reviews

Garage in Northern Ireland, 24 years of experience

We are a Lisburn based company that provides an excellent standard of maintenance, servicing and repairs to car, van, 4x4 jeeps, lorry and plant and agricultural machinery. With a large number of years of...

4 Reviews

Garage in Northern Ireland, 10 years of experience

Mechanic based in Northern Ireland - We offer all types of repairs and services both mobile and garage. We do free collection and delivery where the vehicle is driveable and we also have recovery services. M...

16 Reviews

Garage in Northern Ireland, 10 years of experience

As we are a mobile service at A.G Autos - we can arrange to come for any diagnostic and repair work. We have the experience over a variety of machinery that will be tailored to your every need. We've got...

3 Reviews

Garage in Northern Ireland, 15 years of experience

Car Repairs NI operate a 2 ramp workshop based in Newtonabbey. We offer repairs for all makes & models and we also have a full body repair shop on site for all body repair requirements. Whether you require a...

45 Reviews

Garage in Northern Ireland, 18 years of experience

I began my career with Renault in Belfast where I completed my apprenticeship & was here for around 3 years. I went on to work in main dealerships to gain experience of other makes/models and worked with bra...

5 Reviews

Garage in Northern Ireland, 20 years of experience

I began my career in a local garage in Hilltown where I was for 4 years. I moved to work with a Vauxhall dealership in Dundalk for 5 years to get more dealer specific experience. In 2005 I set-up my own busi...

12 Reviews

Garage in Northern Ireland, 8 years of experience

The garage My Mechanic has been operating since 2014, offering full garage services covering all makes/models & working on all repairs, and the garage also offers a free collection/delivery service within a ...

Want to learn more about MOTs in Northern Ireland?

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 Northern Ireland?

Usually an MOT test in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland?

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

Yes, many garages in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland.

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 Northern Ireland?

When your vehicle fails its MOT test in Northern Ireland, 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 Northern Ireland?

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