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MOT in Highgate - Compare Garage Prices & Book Online Now

An MOT ensures the safety of you and your car. It is an annual test that all vehicles over three years old are required to have in the UK. During an MOT, they will test both the environmental and road safety standards to ensure the vehicle is compliant with all DVSA standards of the following:

●  Brakes

●  Fuel system

●  Mirrors

●  Seatbelts

●  Exhaust system

●  Windscreen Wipers

●  And more.

They will not, however, check the engine, clutch, or gearbox. This is why we often recommend booking a full service and MOT together, as this can save you time and money in the long-run.

When is my MOT due?

One way in which you can find out when your MOT is due is by checking the current MOT certificate for the expiry date, or another is by entering your car registration on this government website. We recommend booking your MOT test ahead of your expiry date, as this will ensure that you are never left without a car and to ensure that there are appointments left at the garage. If you fail to book your MOT test before the expiry date, then you could be fined up to £1,000 and receive three points on your licence should you be caught. An MOT certificate is valid for just 12 months. To book your MOT in Highgate today, enter your vehicle registration and postcode here.

What are the most common reasons for a vehicle failing an MOT?

Honestly, there are many reasons a vehicle could fail its MOT test; these are some of the most common.

●  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.

All of which could be easily fixed prior to the MOT test to avoid having to deal with the MOT failure. There are some other small issues that can easily be rectified by yourself. For instance one tip is to tidy your vehicle both inside and out before the test, as some examiners will refuse to conduct the test if they deem it too cluttered or dirty. Some more tips on how to avoid failing an MOT can be found here.

What do the MOT Test categories mean?

Once your MOT test has been completed, you will be given the results. These will be categorised into minor, major and dangerous faults.

  • Minor faults: these will be small faults that are not impacting how your car is running but may be flagged just so that you are aware of them.
  • Major faults: these will be the reason your car has failed its MOT.
  • Dangerous faults: these will be serious faults that are considerably impacting the vehicle’s road safety.

Before your vehicle can pass its MOT, the major and dangerous faults will need to be fixed if they can be. To avoid these big garage bills, we recommend keeping up with your regular service intervals to ensure that some of these faults are checked early to avoid this.

How much is an MOT in Highgate?

An MOT will vary in price between garages, but generally they will range from £25 to £55. This price does not include anything that will need to be fixed should your vehicle fail. We can help you compare garage prices in Highgate in just a few simple clicks. Start by entering your vehicle registration here.

How do I book an MOT test in Highgate?

To book your MOT test in Highgate follow these simple steps:

  • Enter your vehicle’s registration
  • Choose MOT inspection as a service
  • Enter your postcode
  • Compare our Highgate MOT Centre prices, distance, and reviews
  • Select a date and time for your booking

In just five simple steps you are all booked in! The garage may call to confirm your appointment or for further information. Use our 24-hour booking system to book your MOT in Highgate today.

Why choose GaragesNear.Me to book your MOT in Highgate?

Simply put, it’s quick, easy, and you can compare different garage prices to find the one that most suits your budget. We recommend garages based on your location or on the service you have chosen. From your vehicle registration, we will find the make and model of your car, the recommended service intervals, part numbers, and oil grades to ensure we can recommend the correct information to both the garage and you. 

Book your MOT in Highgate today by entering your vehicle registration below and we’ll do the rest.

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