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Top Mechanics For Mots in Scotland

52 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Scotland, 25 years of experience

Started in the industry from a very young age. Gaining a good 10 years experience I then decided to get formal qualifications to consolidate the experience I had gained at the ages of 25. I now have about 30...

52 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 10 years of experience

We deliver an efficient and reliable service for your car with our 5-strong team of fully qualified technicians. Our state of the art facility has everything we need to offer comprehensive care for your vehi...

27 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Scotland, 20 years of experience

JCS Mobile Mechanics offer a wide range of car repair and maintenance services, from oil changes and brake repairs to engine diagnostics and tire replacements, all conveniently delivered to your location.

JACQUELINE, FORTH 20th February 2024

Volkswagen Polo • Additional work following previous booking

28 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 16 years of experience

With over 15 years of experience – from simple oil changes to complex engine repairs. One of the main benefits of using collection services for car repairs is convenience. These services offer car ow...

MARGARET, NEWCASTLE-U-TYNE 16th February 2024

Volkswagen Polo • MOT with collection & delivery

48 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 24 years of experience

Braehead MOT Centre was taken over in September 2018 by James Trotter who has over 24 years experience in the trade through independent experience. Braehead MOT Centre now operates a 3 ramp workshop catering...

9 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...

LINDA, KILSYTH 8th February 2024

Ford Fiesta • MOT with collection & delivery

314 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...

5 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 7 years of experience

Working around cars for 15 years . Time served 8 years . With Arnold Clark . And GTG training facility. Servicing. Brakes , clutches , gearboxes. Drivetrain. Suspension work. Air conditioning F gas trained ....

31 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...

4 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 20 years of experience

From tires to brakes, engines to interiors, we’ve got you covered.

180 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...

117 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 23 years of experience

We are a small independent garage based in the Woodside area of Aberdeen.

23 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...

42 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 20 years of experience

I’ve been a mechanic of 20 years since leaving school and I thrive on cars it’s not only my work but my hobby, I enjoy everything about vehicles and followed the footsteps of my family, all of which there is...

25 Reviews

Garage in Scotland, 35 years of experience

Williamson Bros is a Mastertech garage with 50 combined years of mechanical experience. We are Motor Ombudsman and Service Sure members and all work is covered by national warranty guarantee. Technical work...

Frequently asked questions about MOTs in Scotland

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 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 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 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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