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10 Reviews

Garage in Southampton, 7 years of experience

I have been in the industry for 7 years. I have just opened my own business, I always try my best to provide a helpful and friendly service to give you the best customer experience. Some of the services I of...

6 Reviews

Garage in Southampton, 12 years of experience

MGA Garage Services providing MOT Tests, Car Repairs and Car Service on all makes and models of vehicles. Our services include the latest Computerised Diagnostic Equipment that, combined with our experie...

33 Reviews

Garage in Southampton, 20 years of experience

I have been in the motor trade for 25 years, I am Running a Family Business For a While now. I'm able to collect your vehicle if it is drivable or not to be repaired at the garage . Some of the services I of...

96 Reviews

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...

60 Reviews

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...

26 Reviews

Garage in Southampton, 22 years of experience

I am a MOT TESTER and have been a mechanic for 22 year working with other big companies in the past please me for any information I'll be happy to help.

64 Reviews

Garage in Southampton, 11 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...

485 Reviews

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...

117 Reviews

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...

10 Reviews

Garage serving Southampton, 40 years of experience

I’ve worked as a mechanic for 40 years at many independent and main dealer garages such as Fiat and Renault. Over the years I’ve collected all types of tools to make the work easier for me.

2 Reviews

Garage serving Southampton, 21 years of experience

20+ years in the trade. fully qualified. all repairs carried out on all makes and modles. air conditioning qualified. power mapping qualified. mot tester.

137 Reviews

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...

39 Reviews

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...

169 Reviews

Garage serving Southampton, 14 years of experience

Three years' work experience within a family run garage and eleven years' work experience as a freelance Mobile Mechanic in Fareham and surrounding areas.

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 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 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 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 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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