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6 Reviews

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 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...

7 Reviews

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 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 ...

107 Reviews

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 23 years of experience

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

3 Reviews

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 15 years of experience

15 years experience in the trade gaining experience across a vast range of vehicles, makes and models, working up from apprentice to workshop manager and now business owner.

KATRINA, Elgin 16th March 2022

Kia Sportage • MOT with collection & delivery

12 Reviews

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 13 years of experience

Here are DM Motors we do anything from; Vehicle serving and repairs MOT, MOT repairs and MOT prep work Diagnostic work with the latest diagnostic software Working on All makes and models With over 10 ...

9 Reviews

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 20 years of experience

We are approachable, honest, knowledgeable and very experienced in diagnosing, problem solving and repairing all types of cars and light commercial vehicles. As a qualified mechanical engineer and MOT tester...

13 Reviews

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 30 years of experience

Automotive Service and on site repairs to most makes of vehicles with fixed priced servicing and no hidden costs we come to you for all your automotive needs with a low cost call out fee on non starters & br...

55 Reviews

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 20 years of experience

I started my career in a Fiat/Hyundai dealership for 2 years and completed my apprenticeship with a VW/Audi garage and was there 3 years. I moved to work in auto electrics for 4 years to gain more experie...

35 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 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.

15 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Dundee, 19 years of experience

I began my career with Arnold Clark (Nissan) in 2001 for 9 years. I then moved to an independent garage called Pilot Garage in Dundee for 3 years. I moved into the world of contract work after this and I was...

5 Reviews

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 20 years of experience

I have been working as automobile mechanic for over two decades ,I have also work as technician and mot tester for various garages I carry out all repairs and full vehicle maintenance and diagnostics suc...

4 Reviews

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 31 years of experience

We have over 30yrs experience in vehicle repairs, we cover Breakdowns, Services, All Vehicle Repairs, Remapping, MOT's, Mobile Mechanics, Vehicle Recoveries. We're here to help you get your vehicle back o...

80 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 15 years of experience

I began my career with a local engineering firm where I worked to gain an engineering certificate before getting into the Motor Industry. During my 15 years in the trade I qualified as a HGV/LGV technician a...

5 Reviews

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 20 years of experience

Hi i have been in the Motor trade since I left school. I've always had a keen interest in cars I see it as hobby not a job! I started as a apprentice in a family run garage that bought and sold prestige cars...

5 Reviews

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 20 years of experience

20+ years in vehicle diagnostic and repairs. with dealership experience in Toyota, Mazda, Peugeot. Mobile auto electrician service with extensive diagnostic equipment on hand at all times. All repairs...

Want to learn more about MOTs in the Scottish Highlands and Islands?

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 the Scottish Highlands and Islands?

Usually an MOT test in the Scottish Highlands and Islands 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 the Scottish Highlands and Islands?

With ClickMechanic an MOT in the Scottish Highlands and Islands 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 the Scottish Highlands and Islands garages offer home collection and delivery for an MOT test?

Yes, many garages in the Scottish Highlands and Islands 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 the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

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 the Scottish Highlands and Islands?

When your vehicle fails its MOT test in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 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 the Scottish Highlands and Islands?

Yes, it is advisable to service your at the same time as getting your MOT in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 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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