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2 Reviews

Garage in Suffolk, 30 years of experience

Central Garage Lakenheath is a family run garage based in the heart of Lakenheath, Suffolk. We pride ourselves in providing a quality work, for the right price, with a strong focus on the best customer serv...

15 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Suffolk, 30 years of experience

I have experience with all kinds of makes and models, inc some plant/agricultural machinery, garden machinery and trailers. I also have many contacts within the trade so if there’s a job that’s too big to be...

CAIT, SAXMUNDHAM 18th November 2022

Mazda Mazda2 • MOT with collection & delivery

18 Reviews

Garage in Suffolk, 22 years of experience

22 years experience. Experience in most makes and models.

191 Reviews

Garage in Suffolk, 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...

48 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Suffolk, 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...

6 Reviews

Garage in Suffolk, 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...

26 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Suffolk, 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...

49 Reviews

Garage serving Suffolk, 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 ...

107 Reviews

Garage serving Suffolk, 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...

2 Reviews

Garage serving Suffolk, 12 years of experience

We are Multi skilled mechanics with vast experience in motor trade and being former Military Engineers, we can cater for all your needs, regarding your vehicles from servicing and Mot repair to vehicle resto...

LUCAS, LONG STRATTON 10th January 2023

MINI Mini • MOT with collection & delivery

87 Reviews

Garage serving Suffolk, 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...

26 Reviews

Garage serving Suffolk, 9 years of experience

Joseph (better known as Joe) started on the road to becoming a mechanic in 2010 when he began his apprenticeship and has never looked back since. Joe has always had a passion for cars, always having a pr...

43 Reviews

Garage serving Suffolk, 18 years of experience

Fully qualified mechanic 18 years of experience - my apprenticeship was done at a local garage. I provide a mobile service in the Norfolk area with the latest diagnostics. I offer a 24hr recovery service t...

MARGARET, THETFORD NORFOLK 16th November 2020

Kia Picanto • MOT with collection & delivery

301 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Suffolk, 30 years of experience

I have always worked on my own throughout my career and I worked part-time in a garage helping out for a number of years with Stanway Garage in Colchester and I am also a qualified MOT tester. I have taken m...

Want to learn more about MOTs in Suffolk?

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 Suffolk?

Usually an MOT test in Suffolk 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 Suffolk?

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

Yes, many garages in Suffolk 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 Suffolk.

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 Suffolk?

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

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