What is an MOT?
An MOT test checks for a vehicle's compliance with the road and environmental safety standards. Car MOT testing is a legal requirement for vehicles that are at least 3 years past their first registration date.
An MOT test service is conducted by an MOT test station to ensure various components of a vehicle comply with the DVSA's minimum standards. If the vehicle passes the MOT test check then a new MOT test certificate is issued. To get more detailed information visit the government page on getting an MOT
Why book a service at the same time as your MOT?
The MOT test service is different to getting a regular service as it does not check the general mechanical condition of your vehicle, which is why it's still essential to service your vehicle annually. However, at ClickMechanic you can save both time and money if you book your service and MOT test together. This is because mechanics can:
Undertake the service before the MOT, helping to spot any issues which may fail your MOT.
Complete all required maintenance work in one session, saving you time and preventing you from organising separate servicing and MOT appointments.
Book your MOT test for only £25 when you book a service at the same time!
Why use ClickMechanic for your MOT?
Booking an MOT with a service from ClickMechanic will save you time and money on your car repair. Not only do mechanics take your car to the MOT testing centre for you, but your MOT test will only cost £25 when you add on any service!
Every mobile mechanic on our platform uses certified manufacturer repair times to give quotes, which means that you can rest assured that there are no shady markups.Learn why we're better value
Ever had to take an afternoon off work, reschedule an important meeting, or rely on your partner to give you a ride, all because you've had to take your car to the garage for its annual MOT?
ClickMechanic makes this a thing of the past. We send a mobile mechanic to wherever you want, whenever you want, to collect the vehicle and take it for its MOT leaving you with more time to get on with the important things in life. Once the MOT is complete you can decide if you want the mechanic to undertake any necessary work your car may need.See how we save you time
We've heard the stories of people getting ripped off and cars not being properly repaired. That's why we vet each mobile mechanic to ensure they're among the best in the UK, with plenty of experience.
Each of the mechanics on our network must pass a 3-point-check on their work history, accreditations and qualifications before they touch anyone's car. You're in safe hands with us!Find out how they can help you
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Simon RebbittBMW 5 Series
The support staff are on hand to help, and the work gets done quickly and at a very competitive price.
Barbara MansourVolkswagen Golf IV
ClickMechanic was fantastic. The mechanic could come to us and, on top of that, it was well-priced.
Keith StainesAudi A4
Simply put, I have now used ClickMechanic twice and I will certainly use ClickMechanic again.
MOT test FAQs
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?
Usually an MOT test takes on average around 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. In 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?
With ClickMechanic an MOT with collection & delivery costs £25 when booked together with a service (interim, full or major). When booked independently an MOT with collection & delivery through ClickMechanic costs £75. 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. 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.
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