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Recent MOT Mechanic Reviews in Surrey

Sms

1022 Reviews

Garage in Surrey, 20 years of experience

Jon owns and operates SMS Autocare and has been running the business for over 15 years in the Slough area. Prior to setting up SMS Autocare Jon completed his apprenticeship and was then a mobile mechanic for...

13 Reviews

Garage in Surrey, 10 years of experience

We are a family run Automotive workshop with over 10 years experience, carrying out servicing and repairs to various makes and models.

858 Reviews

Garage in Surrey, 14 years of experience

I have 8 years of experience in the automotive repair industry. I did my apprenticeship at a garage in London and have done mechanical work ever since. I worked at a garage for a few years after the apprenti...

16 Reviews

Garage in Surrey, 7 years of experience

We are an independent Vehicle service station situated in Liongate Enterprise Park on Morden Road. Specialist is German and Japanese cars. Our technicians are also well equipped to diagnose Hybrid and Electr...

22 Reviews

Garage in Surrey, 42 years of experience

Hello, my name is Marc Roberts, I am a qualified mechanic with decades of experience. As soon as I left school I have been working with cars. There is nothing I know better than cars. I have my own garage...

10 Reviews

Garage in Surrey, 20 years of experience

At Croydon Vehicle Services we are a team of qualified and experienced mechanics offering a complete range of garage services. We undertake all car servicing and provide quality MOT testing and repairs as we...

36 Reviews

Garage in Surrey, 30 years of experience

I have more than 25 years experience in repairing cars and vans. Some of the services we do include Engine Service, Brakes, Tyres, Clutches, Timing Belts and so much more. We are also able to offer body work...

21 Reviews

Garage in Surrey, 15 years of experience

Worked for Go Vauxhall now Robins&Day as a technician for 10 YEARS since then run my own garage jm son car sale buying and selling vehicle from auction also repairing and servicing mainly.

255 Reviews

Garage in Surrey, 25 years of experience

DK Autos specialise in all aspects of vehicle repairs, servicing and MOT's, with 24hour recovery breakdown service. We offer a vehicle collection and return service for all of our customers. We appreciate ...

SOPHIE, HORLEY 30th November 2022

Vauxhall Meriva • MOT with collection & delivery

103 Reviews

Garage in Surrey, 10 years of experience

Florian has over 10 years experience as a mechanic and worked with a main dealer in Italy for 4 years. He moved to England, where he opened his own company in London. Florian covers a large portion of Londo...

21 Reviews

Garage in Surrey, 17 years of experience

Here at MOT Village we have been running for the last 8 years with our skilled mechanics. We specialise in Class 7 heavy goods. Our customers will always be our first priority. And we make sure to provid...

104 Reviews

Garage in Surrey, 12 years of experience

We offer everything you need from a modern state-of-the art workshop – with transparent charges and excellent customer service at the heart of everything we do. Our team of dedicated service professionals ar...

109 Reviews

Garage in Surrey, 25 years of experience

I started my career at 16 years old at a ford main dealer studying for my qualifications at the same time. Moved from ford and started building cars for films (And in the back ground started as a part tim...

65 Reviews

Garage in Surrey, 12 years of experience

Friendly, knowledgeable expert, reasonably priced attention to detail is key, car protection interior/exterior methods are used throughout the entire process whilst your vehicle is in my hands. E.g wing cove...

15 Reviews

Garage in Surrey, 20 years of experience

GARETH, LONDON 13th September 2022

Vauxhall Corsa • MOT with collection & delivery

Want to learn more about MOTs in Surrey?

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 Surrey?

Usually an MOT test in Surrey 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 Surrey?

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

Yes, many garages in Surrey 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 Surrey.

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 Surrey?

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

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