Getting an MOT - MOT testing

Important components of your car will be examined during the MOT to ensure they adhere to regulatory requirements. You can observe the test from a viewing area but not speak with the tester.

What is an MOT test?

A Ministry of Transport (MOT) examination ensures that your vehicle complies with road safety and environmental regulations. Every year, cars over three years old (four years in Northern Ireland) must pass an MOT test. Driving a vehicle without an up-to-date MOT certificate is unlawful.

An MOT test entails thoroughly examining your vehicle's brakes and fuel system, as well as its seatbelts, windscreen wipers, and mirrors. More information can be found in our MOT checklist.

When do I require an MOT?

Once an automobile is three years old, it requires an MOT every year (four years in Northern Ireland). The vehicle must be retested each year on the anniversary of its last MOT. Vehicles under three years old do not require an MOT.

After passing, you’ll be given an MOT test certificate with the date of the test and the expiry date. You can retest your vehicle for up to a month (minus one day) before it expires and preserve the original renewal date.

Is it legal for me to drive without an MOT?

No, driving an automobile without a valid MOT certificate is unlawful. You could face legal consequences if you do so.

The only exception is if you’ve scheduled an MOT and are driving your automobile to the test. If you possess an automobile but do not intend to drive it, you must register it as off-road (SORN). More information can be found in our MOT guide.

Is my insurance legal if I don’t have an MOT?

Driving without a valid MOT renders your car insurance worthless, regardless of when your coverage expires. If you are in an accident, you may be liable for large repair fees or worse. It’s preferable not to take the chance.

How much does an MOT cost?

The cost of an MOT depends on the test centre and the type of car you own. The maximum MOT fee for a car is between £60 and £80. We come to your house or workplace.

SP88 promises to provide clients with reasonable prices. So, you may rest assured that you will be well charged.

How long does an MOT usually take?

An MOT test typically lasts 45 to 60 minutes. Remember that the technician may request that you drop off your car in the morning and return it when it is ready. This implies you could be without a vehicle for the entire day.

It may take longer if your vehicle fails the test and requires repairs. However, unless your MOT certificate is still valid or you’re driving the car to receive repairs, the test centre will let you drive away once the issues are resolved.

What is tested in an MOT?

Your fuel and exhaust systems, brakes, tyres, lights, mirrors, seatbelts, and windscreen wipers are inspected during an MOT. It does not, however, assess the condition of the engine, clutch, or gearbox.

Check out our simple MOT checklist to give your automobile the best chance of passing its MOT. Passing your MOT the first time can save you money on re-testing.

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Since 2008, we've been delivering outstanding auto service. We've learned what matters most to our consumers over the years, and providing exceptional auto service is the least we can do. When you visit our facilities, you can expect nothing but the best. Our specialists go above and beyond by emphasising customer service. You may forget about the high-quality auto repairs you received from SP88, but you will never forget how you were treated. Our team is dedicated to improving the vehicle repair process, your service experience, and our knowledge. We have over 75 years of automotive maintenance experience (and off the side of the road). Allow us to handle the intricate and time-consuming check engine light diagnostics, engine repairs, gearbox repair, braking services, and suspension repairs. That is why we have come. If it were up to us, you'd avoid expensive repairs entirely. It is simply up to you where you take your vehicle for service. All we need is your vehicle to ensure you continue to enjoy the open road.

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You probably think that you need to take your car to a repair shop to get the necessary repairs done. This is not true. A mobile mechanic is precisely that. They bring all of their supplies, tools, and equipment with them. Here is a list of unexpected vehicle component services that can be fixed with our mobile car repair services:

–          Computer diagnostics

–          Oil change, lube, and filter

–          Brake and transmission fluid replacement

–          Clean fuel injector

–          Air filter inspection and replacement

–          Transmission inspection

–          Radiator inspection and service fan and belt inspection and replacement

–          Water pumps

–          Fuel pumps

–          Vehicle inspection, tune-up, battery inspection, factory scheduled maintenance & repair

–          Brake and radiator service & repair

–          Engine services and repair

–          Electrical systems service and repair

–          Steering and suspension services& repair

–          Heating and AC cooling services& repair

–          Alternators, starters, and ignition service

–          Emergency patch, and repair

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Here's a Mobile mechanic & repairs service based in Wimbledon, Surrey, serving communities nearby London and Surrey. SP88 is the service that comes to your home & business for all your vehicle servicing and car repairs. SP88 Auto electricians work on the components of a vehicle's electrical system (battery, starter motor, alternator, fuse box, wiring, and connectors), as well as on all the other electrical equipment and accessories in a vehicle, such as headlights, anti-theft alarms, GPS devices, air conditioning systems, central locking, digital dashboard displays, electric wing mirrors, and electric seats. learn about our auto electrician.

Auto electricians work with private, commercial, and industrial vehicles of all types, including cars, motorbikes, vans, camper vans, and heavier vehicles, such as trucks, HGVs, buses, and coaches. Also, Check out our youtube channel.

Why Choose SP88 for car repair in London?

SP88 has worked hard to build a reputation for providing a reliable and cost-effective service to all of our London customers. We recognise the value of excellent customer service, as the majority of our business comes from referrals and repeat business.

The London SP88 team consists of devoted, professional vehicle repair specialists who like what they do and strive to do it correctly every time. In addition, you may rely on the work and service of the London SP88 team, which has over 15 years of combined expertise, so if you are looking for a car garage near you in London,
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Our London car technicians are highly qualified and skilled at working with all vehicles, and they complete all work to the highest of standards at a very reasonable price. In addition, our experts are available to provide free and informative advice on car body repairs, mot, and engine diagnostics, as well as answer other questions you may have about your vehicle.

When we work on your car, we will thoroughly explain all of your alternatives and our personal recommendations. At SP88, we always provide an estimate up front and make sure to have your consent before beginning any work.

We understand the frustration of not having your automobile, which is why our Wembley car technicians work quickly to get your car back on the road. "

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I have asked Shannon to provide a quote for a small repair job and he managed to come around a couple hours later in the evening. Job done professionally and very reasonably priced, can't fault the service at all. Will definitely use him again.
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No. Indeed, the main advantage of a Mobile Mechanic is convenience:  you agree logistics (e.g. keys) with them, and carry on with your day as normal, with no need to drop off or collect your car. Book with SP88 for mobile mechanic near you in London. We will come to your home or work place.

A mobile mechanic will usually come to your home or workplace with the components and tools needed to fix or service your car right away. Alternatively, they may come to your house to grab your car, repair it in their garage, and then return it to you.

Mobile Mechanics can handle the bulk of your car's maintenance, such as servicing, brakes, cambelt changes, and more. Some will also do heavy-duty work like clutch repair or replacement.

If you don't have a personal mechanic, the cost of brake replacement at Main Dealers and Kwik Fit may surprise you. We are significantly less expensive than our competitors. We can also install your brake components. If they are incorrect, you must still pay our call-out fee. You may want to check for the price of your brake parts. Allow us to supply your brake parts so that you are not out of pocket if the suppliers mess up.

Yes, because of lower overhead expenses, mobile mechanics are frequently less expensive than a fixed-premises garage. However, drivers should always choose a garage or repair based on both pricing and reputation. If in doubt, read our most recent reviews.

We have a call-out fee that includes one hour's labour for £80 for locations within 30mins of our listed address.

Unfortunately, a broken car window happens to every motorist at some point. Let us help relieve your stress by replacing your car window at your convenience. We also diagnose and repair electric window faults. If there’s broken glass on-site, we have vacuum’s on board to clean up the mess! Most importantly, We adjust your window to allow a smooth opening and closing experience again. Call our mobile mechanic to discuss further. Mobile mechanic in Sutton all around areas in London SP88 Give us a call +44 75 9263 7301

Our mobile vehicle mechanics are always on the go, doing their utmost to serve as many car repair clients as possible around the London region. We have begun to increase the number of requests for local SP88 mobile vehicle service and mobile car repair. Any London automobile repairs that need a ramp or a larger team of mechanics are now handled by in-house garages. Sutton, Surrey, Croydon, and New Malden are popular places we service. We also provide a mobile mechanic service in and around London and will come to your house or business. A car mechanic near you in London. See the location and book now.
All of a sudden, your bulbs have blown? We can come to you to replace bulbs on the interior or exterior of your car. In addition, we carry out some common repairs: Xenon light bulbs, ballasts, headlight restoration, headlamp or rear lamp replacement. We serve all nearby of the greater London.
All of a sudden, your bulbs have blown? We can come to you to replace bulbs on the interior or exterior of your car. In addition, we carry out some common repairs: Xenon light bulbs, ballasts, headlight restoration, headlamp or rear lamp replacement. We serve all nearby of the greater London.
Yes, depending on the automobile and the mechanic. Some clutches are simple to reach. Others necessitate hours beneath the car, which is more difficult for a mobile mechanic.
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