Cover image for 'MOT Stirchley - Compare Garage Prices & Book Online Now'

MOT Stirchley - Compare Garage Prices & Book Online Now

Book your MOT test in Stirchley today using our simple and quick online booking system. You must always have a valid MOT certificate to be able to drive your vehicle legally in the UK. An MOT certificate will last 12 months, if you do not renew your MOT you could be fined up to £1,000 and even get 3 points on your licence should you be caught driving without it. There has always been a rumour that you can drive a vehicle without a valid MOT for 14 days after the expiry however this is just a myth, it is illegal to drive after the expiry date.

An MOT is an overall investigation to check if your vehicle is still roadworthy and meets the DVSA’s minimum environmental standards, the condition of the lights, brakes, mirrors, exhaust system and more. This is only a basic test of the running of your vehicle, they will not check the engine, clutch or gearbox, this is why we recommend having a service and MOT completed together.

When is my MOT due?

You can either check your current MOT certificate to check for the expiry date or enter your car registration to this government website and it will check when your MOT expires. It is always best to get your vehicle booked into the garage for its MOT test before the expiry date just in case they run out of appointments leaving you with no car to drive. To get ahead and book your MOT in Stirchley enter your vehicle registration and postcode here.

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

A vehicle can fail its MOT on even the smallest things like an air freshener blocking the driver's view. To ensure your vehicle doesn’t fail here are some of the most common MOT failings that you could fix beforehand:

  • Faulty bulbs
  • Too little tyre tread
  • Empty windscreen washer fluids
  • Dirty and unreadable registration plates

Another tip is to ensure your car is tidy inside and out, examiners can refuse to do the test if they deem the car too dirty or cluttered.

How much is an MOT in Stirchley?

An MOT in Stirchley will vary from garage to garage however on average the price varies from £25 to £55. This price will increase should there need to be work done on your car if it fails its MOT. To compare prices on the garages in Stirchley enter your registration below, you will be able to see where the garages are and compare their reviews, to find the best garage to suit you and your budget.

Blog posts

  • Cover image for 'How To Prepare Your Car For Winter'

    How To Prepare Your Car For Winter

    As the weather is getting colder and we're in the midst of the cost of living crisis, we have put together some economical tips on how to prepare your car for winter...

  • Cover image for 'Why Has My Engine Management Light Come On?'

    Why Has My Engine Management Light Come On?

    From faulty spark plugs to serious engine malfunction, our experts have put the top reasons as to why your engine management light has just come on together.

  • Cover image for 'Top 10 Road Trip Destinations to see the Beauty of Autumn in the UK'

    Top 10 Road Trip Destinations to see the Beauty of Autumn in the UK

    As the summer is coming to an end, rather than going abroad why not go away in the UK this autumn, and see the best of the British countryside! What about a road trip? Going in your own car gives you the freedom to go wherever you want and stay for however long you want. But where should you go?

  • Cover image for 'Simple Ways to Improve Fuel Economy and Save You Money'

    Simple Ways to Improve Fuel Economy and Save You Money

    With energy prices increasing, people are looking at what they can save money on and drivers might be interested in knowing how they can save money just in the way they drive! So the team at GaragesNear.Me have prepared some easy-to-implement tips to help save you money.

  • Cover image for 'Look out for these MOT failures'

    Look out for these MOT failures

    Did you know that air fresheners can be the difference between a pass or fail on your MoT? And what other unusual but simple things should you look out for when preparing your vehicle for the annual test? The yearly MoT may be a day that you see marked in the calendar that fills you with dread. If you haven’t followed your vehicle’s service intervals or ignored warning lights on the dashboard, your nervousness is probably amplified.

  • Cover image for 'How to take care of your tyres'

    How to take care of your tyres

    According to research by safety organisation TyreSafe in 2020, one in five of the UK’s motorists never check their tyres and this statistic increases to three out of five for younger drivers. In addition, one in four of the 40 million tyres that daily travel on the country’s road network are illegal in terms of wear or damage and annually, 2.2 million tyre related defects are highlighted as a result of national MoT testing.

  • Cover image for 'What do you need to do to prepare for a long car journey?'

    What do you need to do to prepare for a long car journey?

    Depending on who you are, a car trip can either be a source of excitement or dread for you, it depends if you’re a comfortable driver or if you worry about the little things! Most of the time, things can run a lot smoother if you just prepare properly for your journey, as this will help you in the long run.

  • Cover image for 'How to prepare your car for the summer'

    How to prepare your car for the summer

    As the days are now sunnier and longer, it’s important to prepare your car for the summer months. Summer is the perfect time for road trips with beautiful scenery, and you wouldn’t want that to be interrupted by your car not working as efficiently as it should be.

  • Cover image for 'How do I get the best from my aircon?'

    How do I get the best from my aircon?

    It’s the summer and therefore, everyone’s thinking about putting their air con on in their car as soon as they get in it, but how do you know if your air con is up to scratch?

  • Cover image for 'How to choose the right garage'

    How to choose the right garage

    Finding a new garage can be a tricky process, you usually only go to a garage when there's a problem with your car or you have an MOT or service booked in, so it can be a stressful time, especially when it's your first time with a new garage.

  • Cover image for 'Why has my battery gone flat?'

    Why has my battery gone flat?

    Generally, modern vehicles are incredibly reliable, so, as drivers, we take for granted that we can just jump in and get going, without a second thought.

  • Cover image for 'Why your reviews matter'

    Why your reviews matter

    Whenever you use a business or service, you usually check the reviews before purchasing or booking in, so when looking at what garage you should use, it's recommended you look at the reviews of the establishment first.