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Book your MOT at your nearest Birmingham test centre today. An MOT test will check that your car is still roadworthy, check its road safety and that it's meeting the set environmental standards. Should you be caught driving with a lapsed MOT certificate you will be fined and prosecuted, and your car insurance will no longer be valid. The myth that there is a 14-day grace period is just that, a myth. Unfortunately, there is no grace period for an MOT test once it’s expired that’s it. You can, however, book your test early, even up to a month (minus a day) before it expires and keep the same renewal date.

Through our online booking system, you can compare prices of MOTs Birmingham to find one that suits your criteria whether that’s based on distance, price, or the best reviews. You don't pay anything until the work has been completed at the garage of your choice.

What Will They Check on an MOT?

During an MOT test the mechanic will check whether your vehicle meets the DVSA’s minimum standards on the following:

●     Brakes

●     Fuel System

●     Lights (front, rear and internal)

●     Seatbelts

●     Tyres

●     Driver’s view

●     Exhaust systems

●     Car suspension

●     Windscreen and wipers

●     General overview of body structure

●     Horn

●     Battery

●     And more.

This is a basic test that will take on average about 45 minutes to an hour. They test the overall safety of the car. They will not, however, check the engine, clutch or gearbox a full service would. This is why many people book a service and MOT together to ensure a thorough check on everything and to save them coming in at a later date for a separate service. Some garages even offer a discount deal if you book your MOT and full service at the same time, see which Birmingham MOT centre would suit you here.

What do the MOT Test Categories Mean?

Once your MOT test is done you will be given the results and they will be categorised by minor, major and dangerous faults.

●     Minor faults are the issues that are not that significant as to change the vehicle’s performance, however, could be under an advisory to get fixed soon.

●     Major faults will be the cause of your MOT failing its test.

●     Dangerous faults will be severe issues that are impacting the vehicle’s road safety and overall performance.

To avoid your vehicle failing its MOT on small easily fixable issues make sure you get your car serviced and checked per your vehicle’s manufacturer's recommendation.

What Are the Most Common Reasons for a Vehicle Failing an MOT? 

There are many reasons a vehicle could fail its MOT test; these are the most common. Some of which you could easily check prior to the examination and might even be a quick fix so that you can avoid an MOT fail.

●     Lights: any external blown bulbs.

●     Tyres: worn tyre tread.

●     Registration plates: damaged, dirty, or unreadable.

●     Driver’s view: dirty windows, stickers or air fresheners blocking your view.

●     Brakes: low brake fluid

●     Body and structure: must not be any loose, sharp edges.

One quick tip is to tidy up your vehicle inside before the test as examiners can actually refuse to do the test if they deem it too dirty or cluttered, here are a few more tips to avoid failing the MOT on some of the smallest issues.

How To Book an MOT Test in Birmingham? 

  1. Enter your vehicle registration
  2. Select service as MOT inspection
  3. Enter your postcode
  4. Compare our Birmingham MOT Centre prices, distance, and reviews
  5. Select a date and time for your booking

Once you’re all booked in and the garage confirms the appointment you will receive an email confirmation, it's as easy as that. The garage may contact you to confirm further details and check in nearer the appointment date but then it's all in your hands, between you and the garage.

Why Book your MOT test through

We make things easy; our booking system is online 24/7 where you can compare each garage from price to ratings to find the best fit for you. There will be plenty of choices to pick from, we will recommend garages nearest you in Birmingham. You’ll be able to choose between the best garages in your area.

Once you have input your registration, we’ll do the rest: find the make and model, manufacturer service schedules, part numbers and oil grades to ensure that we can recommend the right service and parts to the garage and to you. You won’t have to worry about a thing.

Frequently Asked Auestions

How much is an MOT in Birmingham?

This will vary from garage to garage but can be anywhere between £25 and £55. We can help you compare your local MOT centre prices just enter your reg below.

How long does an MOT certificate last?

An MOT certificate is valid for 12 months, you must book your MOT test before this expires.

What happens if my MOT is late?

You should book in your MOT immediately if the certificate is no longer valid, you could be fined up to £1,000!

Can I drive my car home if it fails its MOT?

It is illegal to drive a car with no valid MOT certificate. However, if it fails and the previous year’s certificate is still in date you can continue to drive it until this expires.

You can book quickly and easily online by entering your vehicle registration below and finding your nearest Birmingham MOT centre in just a few simple clicks.

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