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MOT in Cotteridge | Compare Garage Prices & Book Online Now

An MOT is an annual legal requirement for all UK vehicles, if you fail to get your MOT test done then you may be faced with a £1,000 fine or three points on your licence should you be caught driving without a valid certificate. Make sure you stay ahead of the game and book your MOT in Cotteridge today through our 24-hour to make sure you don’t face a driving fine.

When is my MOT test due?

There are several ways in which you can check when your MOT test is due, one is by checking the current MOT certificate to find the expiry date. Alternatively, you can use this government website to enter your vehicle registration and it will tell you the MOT expiration date. Technically you can get an MOT done at any time before the current one expires, however, if you would like to keep the same expiration date for the next year you can only have the test done a month minus a day before the date.

What is checked during an MOT test?

An MOT is a basic check on the running of your vehicle to make sure it is roadworthy and meets the DVSA’s minimum standards. There are dozens of checks your vehicle will go through some of which include the following:

  • Brakes
  • Fuel system
  • Mirrors
  • Seatbelts
  • Exhaust system
  • Windscreen Wipers
  • And more

During the MOT the engine, clutch and gearbox will not be checked. This is why many people book an MOT and service at the same time to ensure every part of their car is working fine and to save them from having to book another garage appointment. Through our easy-to-use online booking system, you can book both your MOT and Service in Cotteridge today at just the click of a button. Often the reason for vehicles failing their MOT is for very small insignificant issues that could be easily fixed, here are some of our tips to avoid this.

How much is an MOT in Cotteridge?

An MOT in Cotteridge will vary depending on the garage you pick, generally they are between £25 and £60. To compare pricing and reviews of the garages in Cotteridge enter your vehicle registration and postcode below to get the best price on vehicle servicing. 

Why book your MOT in Cotteridge through GaragesNear.Me?

It’s simple, quick, and easy. Just enter your vehicle registration below and we’ll do the rest. Our system will identify your vehicle make and model, the recommended manufacturer service schedules, part numbers and oil grades to ensure we can pass on the correct information and recommendations to you and the garage. You can then easily compare the prices and reviews of the Cotteridge garages to find the best MOT centre to suit your budget and schedule.

How to book an MOT in Cotteridge?

  • Enter your vehicle registration
  • Select service as MOT inspection
  • Enter your postcode
  • Compare our Cotteridge MOT Centre prices, distance, and reviews
  • Select a date and time for your booking
  • That's it! You won't have to pay anything until after the service has been carried out, you will receive a confirmation of your booking from the garage.

It’s as easy as that, you will then receive a confirmation email and be good to go. The garage may call for further information and confirm the MOT test appointment. Use our 24-hour booking system to get your MOT in Cotteridge booked today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I drive without a valid MOT if it's booked?

Simply put, no, it is illegal to drive without a valid MOT certificate. That is unless you are driving it to the MOT test centre then you will likely need to provide proof of this booking. 

How long does an MOT in Cotteridge take?

An MOT test will take a mechanic around 45 minutes to an hour to perform, should the car fail then any repairs needed will take longer.

How long does an MOT certificate last?

The MOT certificate will be valid for 12 months, you should book your MOT test before this expires to ensure you are not fined.

What are the MOT test categories?

Your MOT test results will be categorised into minor, major and dangerous faults.

  • Minor faults: these will be issues that will not change the vehicle’s performance however may be under an advisory to be fixed.
  • Major faults: these will cause your MOT to fail its test.
  • Dangerous faults: these will be severe issues that will be affecting the vehicle’s road safety and performance.

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