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Top Mechanics For Mots in Stowmarket

198 Reviews

Garage serving Stowmarket, 26 years of experience

I started my career with a tyre business called Hemel First Choice Tyres in Hemel Hempstead for 5 years. I set up my own tyre business within Bury Road Garage in Hemel Hempstead for around a year. I moved to...

105 Reviews

Garage serving Stowmarket, 20 years of experience

I pride myself on quality repairs, good value and good customer service throughout. I have been a vehicle technician for around 20 years starting out at a family run independent garage, completing a 5 year ...

6 Reviews

Garage serving Stowmarket, 30 years of experience

I began my career as mechanical engineer and from a young age I have rebuilt, modified and tuned cars for performance. When I left school I worked for a local engineering company completing a 4 year apprenti...

49 Reviews

Garage serving Stowmarket, 10 years of experience

EAA is a small team of mobile mechanics, with loads of experience and knowledge to keep you on the road, with the added benefit of not taking you car to a garage. We will come to your home or work and can co...

8 Reviews

Garage serving Stowmarket, 10 years of experience

Professional, friendly and honest Mobile servicing Mobile repairs Mot's Vehicle transport + recovery

112 Reviews

Garage serving Stowmarket, 16 years of experience

It's Paul from Express Auto Services. I began my career at Ford main dealership which is where I completed my apprenticeship and was with the business for over 3 years. I have worked as a technician at nu...

610 Reviews

Garage serving Stowmarket, 40 years of experience

I started out in a VW franchise dealer in 1997 undertaking my apprenticeship. Having spent 4 years there I moved onto a more senior role at another VW franchise dealership where I spent another 3 years. Foll...

ANDREW, Sudbury 1st January 2016

BMW 3 Series • MOT with collection & delivery

26 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Stowmarket, 10 years of experience

Worked for small independent garage 2004-2007 then set up my own garage in 2008-2012 which was unfortunately closed due to uninsured break in resulting in the loss of my tools. Worked for an engineering comp...

177 Reviews

Garage serving Stowmarket, 22 years of experience

I have been involved in cars as a designer, engineer and technician for over 22years. I have designed, developed and built bespoke sports cars, motorbikes, Ambulances and race car trailers over these year...

5 Reviews

Garage serving Stowmarket, 25 years of experience

- perform inspections, and identified and diagnosed - performed and repair engines - provide all aspects of high quality mechanical work

33 Reviews

Garage serving Stowmarket, 30 years of experience

Worked at at Bmw and Ford Specialist on Fords and BMW Diagnostics specialist Worked at Met Police Workshop Fully Qualified Electric Vehiicle Technician MOT tester

MIGUEL, UPMINSTER 26th September 2023

Jaguar XF • MOT with collection & delivery

26 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Stowmarket, 35 years of experience

Abbey Auto Repair is a well established mobile mechanics that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 5 years. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service a...

169 Reviews

Garage serving Stowmarket, 16 years of experience

I done my apprenticeship at bates BMW main dealer. Since then I have worked at Independent garages. I have since decided to go out on my own as a Mobile Mechanic. I am able to offer a wide range of repairs i...

DAVID, Essex 31st May 2022

Vauxhall Corsa • Additional work following previous booking

301 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Colchester, years of experience

ELLA, Ipswich 8th January 2016

Volkswagen Golf V • MOT with collection & delivery

10 Reviews

Garage in Colchester, 20 years of experience

Jhmotors born in 2016 by owner Joe Hodea who has over 20 years in the industry. Joe has spent many years working in main dealers and has experience with Jeep/Chrysler, Ford ,Skoda ,Vw ,and Peugeot to name ...

Frequently asked questions about MOTs in Stowmarket

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 Stowmarket?

Usually an MOT test in Stowmarket 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 Stowmarket?

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

Yes, many garages in Stowmarket 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 Stowmarket.

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 Stowmarket?

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

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