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131 Reviews

Garage in Wales, 6 years of experience

A1 Auto Repair Centre opened in 2013 and is owned and operated by owner Stephen Swift. The garage operate a 4 ramp workshop along with 1 pit. We have the ability to cater for all makes/models & repairs. We a...

30 Reviews

Garage in Wales, 22 years of experience

Curbside repairs are a local, highly reliable mobile mechanic service offering complete range of car maintenance repairs at your door step road side or work place. All makes and models of cars, vans, MPV’s a...

RHYS, CAERDYDD 16th November 2022

Volkswagen Transporter • MOT with collection & delivery

540 Reviews

Garage in Wales, 25 years of experience

AVS are the on-site servicing and repair experts, we are main dealer trained technicians to ensure quality of work , we come to you at home or work, Avs will protect your warranty by using genuine parts and...

53 Reviews

Garage in Wales, 10 years of experience

Marshfield Motors is quality auto repair service and MOT Testing station in a beautiful location Marshfield which is in middle of Newport and Cardiff. We are serving our local community and surrounding areas...

31 Reviews

Garage in Wales, 22 years of experience

If you're looking for a trusted local garage in Liverpool, then make Childwall Five Ways Garage your first choice for service and reliability. We are a family run business and our proud of our reputation...

20 Reviews

Garage in Wales, 11 years of experience

11 years experience of Maintenance and Repairs of motor Vehicles

195 Reviews

Garage in Wales, 20 years of experience

The majority of my experience has come from working for main dealers and learnt many skills through this route. I have worked for Saab, Ford, Citroen, Renault and most recently Vauxhall. I was there for 6 y...

36 Reviews

Garage in Wales, 10 years of experience

Evs service centre is part of the evs group we have been in business 10 years and rapidly growing , we run a big operation in car sales , commercial vehicle sales , vehicle logistics, vehicle body shop , an...

16 Reviews

Garage in Wales, 30 years of experience

Since opening our doors in 2008, Elite MOT Centre has been proud to offer a friendly and professional service to all of our customers. We pride ourselves on aiming to offer 100% customer satisfaction. We ope...

62 Reviews

Garage in Wales, 15 years of experience

I have got 15 years experience spread across main dealers such as Ford ( 6 years), Mercedes (7years), Aston Martin (2years). I have decided to go out on my own. All work is carried out to the highest dealers...

11 Reviews

Garage in Wales, 16 years of experience

I was trained by Honda UK and worked there for several years, after this I started my own company. I pride myself on good quality work. Some of the services I offer include, MOT, services, brakes, clutches, ...

33 Reviews

Garage in Wales, 8 years of experience

Having worked within the motor industry for 7+ years, I now work at a Class 4 Mot Centre that provides top quality Servicing, Car Repairs, Car MOT's, Welding, Exhaust, Brakes, Cam Belts, Clutch Replacement, ...

3 Reviews

Garage in Wales, 16 years of experience

Welcome to Quarry Line Garage, located at Unit 28, Tir Llwyd Industrial Estate, Kinmel Bay, Clwyd, LL18 5JA we are ideally placed in Kinmel Bay, Rhyl to provide friendly, local garage services to an uncompro...

80 Reviews

Garage in Wales, 20 years of experience

Cardiff Trade Centre is an amalgamation with Speedo Auto which was previously trading for over 10 years. The new business began trading in 2014. We operate a 4 ramp workshop with 7 staff and carry out all re...

17 Reviews

Garage in Wales, 32 years of experience

We have worked hard to build a reputation for offering a trusted and “value for money” service to all our customers in Herefordshire. We understand the importance of good customer service, with the majority ...

Want to learn more about MOTs in Wales?

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 Wales?

Usually an MOT test in Wales 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 Wales?

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

Yes, many garages in Wales 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 Wales.

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 Wales?

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

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