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161 Reviews

Garage in West Sussex, 42 years of experience

Hi MDK Vehicle Repairs Ltd offers a convenient, cost effective, professional mobile solution for your vehicle repairs, some of the services we offer are Alternators, Batteries, Brakes, Drive Belts, Pre-Pu...

17 Reviews

Garage in West Sussex, 40 years of experience

Following years of successful trading in the Chailey and Newick area, we have finally taken the steps towards a new and exciting challenge in a larger, better equipped premises in Hurstpierpoint town centre....

39 Reviews

Garage in West Sussex, 40 years of experience

With an average age of nearly 50, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience to be able to service and repair your vehicle to a high standard. We are the one stop shop for all your vehicle needs. This incl...

48 Reviews

Garage in West Sussex, 35 years of experience

Been self employed for over 30 years. Can offer experience. Servicing. Repairs. Diagnostics. Cambelts. Clutches. Brakes.

14 Reviews

Garage in West Sussex, 21 years of experience

The Tyre Man is a family run business with over 20 years of experience in the tyre fitting industry, based in Steyning, West Sussex. We offer a comprehensive range of vehicle services including mobile tyr...

6 Reviews

Garage in West Sussex, 25 years of experience

At Steve's Auto Repairs, we offer mechanical services for all makes and models of cars or light commercial vehicles. Our long established company have built a strong reputation based on our excellent custome...

116 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in West Sussex, 14 years of experience

I began my career with my apprenticeship through BMW and worked there for over 9 years. I moved to work with Mercedes Benz for a few years after this. Through working in both these top brands I also have exp...

19 Reviews

Garage in West Sussex, 40 years of experience

Whether it is vehicle servicing, MOT testing or diagnostics that you need, you can rely on the expertise found at A J Robertson Limited. We're respected MOT and car servicing specialists based in Hove and...

8 Reviews

Garage in West Sussex, 40 years of experience

BK Auto Services is owned by Bashir Khan who has been in the trade for over 40 years. Bashir originally worked with big companies like Leyland DAF & other main dealers before setting-up BK Auto Services. The...

100 Reviews

Garage in West Sussex, 11 years of experience

I have been in the trade for over 10 years and I began my career by completing my apprenticeship with Boston Manor Service Station in London and was with the business for around 7 years. I moved to another g...

JOAO, PETWORTH 23rd October 2021

Ford Fusion • MOT with collection & delivery

11 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in West Sussex, 6 years of experience

We here at MZK Mobile Motor Servicing are striving to provide a bespoke and efficient service for your vehicle without you having to leave the comfort of your home. We understand your situation, during this ...

234 Reviews

Garage in West Sussex, 53 years of experience

The Company’s Roadside Assistance brand is now the preferred choice for the South of England and has become synonymous with efficiency, punctuality and courtesy resulting in all the major motoring organisati...

102 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in West Sussex, 15 years of experience

Over 15 years experience in the motor trade industry, working in independent garages.

14 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in West Sussex, 17 years of experience

My career began at an independent Saab car garage for around a year before moving to Mercedes to work on commercial vehicles and I completed a 3 year apprenticeship before moving to Ford/IVECO for 6 years. I...

Want to learn more about MOTs in West Sussex?

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 West Sussex?

Usually an MOT test in West Sussex 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 West Sussex?

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

Yes, many garages in West Sussex 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 West Sussex.

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 West Sussex?

When your vehicle fails its MOT test in West Sussex, 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 West Sussex?

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