Top Mechanics For Mots in Southampton
Garage in Southampton, 11 years of experience
I began my career with Cross Autos in Southampton and spent all of my career there to date and that was for around 11 years. In 2016 I set-up my own mobile mechanic business called LC Diagnostic & Repair. Th...
Garage in Southampton, 9 years of experience
For Quality Car Repairs & Servicing, Look no Further than Hon Car Service The team at Hon Car Service have been working hard providing drivers in Southampton with high quality, reliable car repairs, MOTs an...
DANIELLE, Hampshire • 16th March 2023
Ford C-MAX • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in Southampton, 20 years of experience
Hi I’m Pete I’m a fully qualified mechanic, have been in the motor trade for 20 years. I am reliable and hard working, I can offer free collection and delivery I can offer MOT's, all services and repairs, cl...
ROSALIND, SOUTHAMPTON • 10th January 2023
Ford Focus • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage in Southampton, 20 years of experience
I began my career as a mechanic when I was 17 years old in Portugal. When I was 22 years old I set-up my own garage in for around 7 years before moving to the UK in 2007. I worked in various garages in order...
IAN, Hampshire • 12th January 2022
Ford Transit Connect • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Southampton, 15 years of experience
Previous main dealer experience within Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Skoda, and VW. Also within the independent sector. All makes and models are welcome! Outside of the dealer networks, we are able to have a far larg...
KAREN, Hampshire • 6th March 2023
Citroen C4 Picasso • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Southampton, 40 years of experience
Are you looking for a well established and reliable company that can provide car servicing and repairs in Wickham? If you need help with your vehicle, look no further than Southwick Road Motor Repairs. We...
JIM, Southampton • 9th February 2022
Volkswagen Bora • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Southampton, 37 years of experience
Our team of hardworking mechanics have many years of experience in the motor industry - this means that your vehicle will be left in good hands at our garage. We have excellent facilities that have the lates...
KAREN, Southampton • 8th January 2022
Ford Fiesta • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Southampton, 20 years of experience
A sole trader with 20 years in the trade - experience working in both independent garages and dealerships. Working on all makes and models from diagnostics to clutches. Offering both mobile and garage-based ...
ROUMYANA, Southampton • 24th October 2021
Nissan Note • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Southampton, 13 years of experience
Three years' work experience within a family run garage and ten years' work experience as a freelance Mobile Mechanic in Fareham and surrounding areas.
OWEN, Southampton • 18th January 2021
Ford Ka • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Southampton, 10 years of experience
ALAN, MARCHWOOD • 20th November 2020
Renault Clio • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Southampton, 53 years of experience
The Company’s Roadside Assistance brand is now the preferred choice for the South of England and has become synonymous with efficiency, punctuality and courtesy resulting in all the major motoring organisati...
DAVID, Southampton • 20th November 2020
Citroen Nemo Multispace • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Southampton, 5 years of experience
Friendly, Local Family Run Garage We are your friendly, local family run car garages in Hampshire, dedicated to providing you with a comprehensive range of automotive services tailored for your specif...
Faultless and most grateful as other garages are closed at the moment.
PAUL, Southampton • 2nd April 2020
Ford B-Max • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Southampton, 30 years of experience
We are a garage situated in Eastleigh, Hampshire specialising in automotive welding and repairs, we strive to build a good relationship with our customers, and offer the best service possible.We offer servic...
KEITH, Southampton • 15th July 2019
Toyota RAV4 • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Southampton, 13 years of experience
Antony - Mechanic for 13 years - MOT tester - Main dealership certificated As a master technician - Trained in technical diagnostic equipment. And electrical diagnostics Our aim is to give you the best...
MERYEM, SOUTHAMPTON • 14th June 2022
Hyundai i10 • MOT with collection & delivery
Garage serving Southampton, 7 years of experience
Started out in the automotive field as an apprentice and worked my way up through out the last 6 years working all makes and models of vehicle before branching out on my own.
PAUL, Hampshire • 4th February 2023
Vauxhall Astra • MOT with collection & delivery
Frequently asked questions about MOTs in Southampton
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 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 Southampton?
Usually an MOT test in Southampton 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 Southampton?
With ClickMechanic an MOT in Southampton 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 Southampton garages offer home collection and delivery for an MOT test?
Yes, many garages in Southampton 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 Southampton.
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 Southampton?
When your vehicle fails its MOT test in Southampton, 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 Southampton?
Yes, it is advisable to service your at the same time as getting your MOT in Southampton, 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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Mechanics in and around Southampton
- A R Autos, Denmead
- A R Autos, Hampshire
- AI Mobile Mechanic, Southampton
- AIC Maintenance Group, Winchester
- AUTO KEYNETIC LTD Trading As JH AUTOMOTIVE, Farnborough
- Aj Motors, Southampton
- Ajf Automotive, Oakhanger Bordon
- Allcars 1 Ltd, Fareham
- Amt Mobile Mechanical, Southampton
- CK Automotive Specialists Ltd, Finchdean
- Car & Tyres Clinic Ltd, Ash Vale
- Dawson Engineering Burley Ltd, Hampshire
- GS Cars, Southumpaton
- Hampshire Tech Automotive, Andover
- Hon Car Service, Southampton
- I-Cleaning Limited, Guildford
- IVT Car Repairs Ltd., Andover
- Igarage, Ash Vale
- Mapro Tuning Ltd, Portsmouth
- Matt’s Servicing And Repair, Aldershot
- Mechanics In Motion, Basingstoke
- Mvs, Eastleigh
- Mykal Marshall, West End
- NML Autos, Portsmouth
- New Forest Commercials, Southampton
- O'Neill's Autos Mobile Mechanic, Hayling Island
- OPI MOTORSPORT, Southampton
- Oakshott’s Cars And Commercials, Fareham
- P G Autos Services Ltd, Southampton
- Portsmouth Brakes And Tyres Ltd, Portsmouth
- Purcaru Iulian, Southampton
- RTS Repairs, Fareham
- Regent’s Park Mobile Automotive Limited, Southampton
- Renato Caetano, Southampton
- Renovo Automotive Ltd, West Wellow
- Revolution Autos LTD, Soberton
- Rhino Recovery Ltd, Aldershot
- Rhoad And Sons Mot And Service, Southampton
- Rw Automotive Ltd, Southampton
- SMITH AND CO VEHICLE MECHANICS LTD, Portsmouth
- Southcoast Automotive Services Ltd, Southampton
- Southside Garage Ltd, Romsey
- Southwick Road Motor Repairs Ltd, Portsmouth
- Test Valley Tuning, Deptford
- The Weekend Auto, Basingstoke
- Watsons Motor Repairs, Horndean
- Westbourne Motors, Basingstoke
- Wjp Automotive, Wickham
- Ws Services, Southampton
- Zacs Auto Care Service, Farlington