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29 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 24 years of experience

Central Scotland Car Sales don’t only provide quality cars, we also provide our very own vehicle service and repairs centre. We can take on a large range of vehicle repairs. We as based in central Scotland

JUNE, DUNFERMLINE 27th November 2022

Citroen Berlingo • MOT with collection & delivery

6 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 25 years of experience

The very latest in diagnostic equipment is available in our workshop and using innovative technology, fault finding has become our specialty. Experienced technicians assure that clients’ vehicles are service...

176 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 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...

20 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 12 years of experience

7 years independent Garage 5 years Mazda dealership Timing belts Servicing Diagnostic Brakes Suspension

9 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 15 years of experience

I started my mechanical life through a GTG apprenticeship wich then progressed into becoming a fully qualified level 3 mechanical and mot certified where I worked in main dealer for a further 7 years after ...

13 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 10 years of experience

Our mechanic has vast experience working in multiple franchised dealerships including Fiat and Renault. The past several years working in independent garages on vast makes and models.

171 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 17 years of experience

CDL AutoTec is owned & operated by Duncan Hamilton who has over 17 years experience in the trade. We offer full garage services with a 1 bay workshop catering for all make/models and repairs. If you cannot m...

11 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 19 years of experience

Started my career at the main dealership working on Peugeot/Citroen with my NVQ level 3 in light vehicle maintenance and repair which I completed then moved my way through the ranks to master technician leve...

1 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 7 years of experience

We are a well established business with over 10 years experience in the car trade. We use the latest technology and employ the very best highly trained technicians. This ensures we have the skills and equipm...

6 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 18 years of experience

Omnius Automotive - Forever Striving to Exceed Your Expectations. We are an independent garage located in central Scotland who strive to build lasting relationships with customers by providing you w...

GORDON, CUMBERNAULD. 19th September 2022

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer • MOT with collection & delivery

116 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 25 years of experience

Hi, I have owned and run my own business for over 10 years. Previous to this, I had several years employment with a range of different Franchises including Ford, Vauxhall, Iveco, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Finall...

JOE, NORTH LANARKSHIRE 14th September 2022

Vauxhall Astra • MOT with collection & delivery

24 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 7 years of experience

Hi I am qualified mechanic with IMI level 3 diploma. We can do all sort of jobs small to big, like bulb wiper replacement to more complex jobs like engine, transmission rebulid/replacement. We welcome all k...

SARA, EDINBURGH 12th September 2022

Mazda Mazda2 • MOT with collection & delivery

7 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 20 years of experience

I have been in the trade for over 20 years. I began my career with a main dealership called AM Phillip working on Ford, IVECO and Izuzu trucks. I moved to Renault trucks for 3 years. I moved to do offshore ...

35 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Scotland, 30 years of experience

Having worked in the motor trade for over 30 years I have a wealth of experience working on all types of vehicle from cars to large goods, plant and agricultural vehicles.

47 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 20 years of experience

I have been in the motortrade for 20 yrs working on a vast range of vehicles including motorbikes & hgvs and 4x4 but most of my career has been spent on LGV vehicles and spent 3 years working in a engine rec...

Want to learn more about MOTs in Scotland?

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 Scotland?

Usually an MOT test in Scotland 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 Scotland?

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

Yes, many garages in Scotland 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 Scotland.

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 Scotland?

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

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