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Our expert insights into MOT in Manchester

Our expert insights into MOT in Manchester

What's an MOT?

The MOT test is how the government checks your vehicle meets national safety and environmental standards. At Fixter, we make the process hassle-free with our straightforward, no-nonsense UK-wide service.

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Daniel, from London

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Terry

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What's an MOT?

The MOT test is how the government checks your vehicle meets national safety and environmental standards. At Fixter, we make the process hassle-free with our straightforward, no-nonsense UK-wide service.

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How much does it cost to fix my car? mot/manchester

Save up to 30% on your MOT in Manchester. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

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Daniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how often an MOT needs to be done?

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Terry

Terry, Fixter in-house mechanic expert

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How much does MOT cost in Manchester?

How much does MOT cost in Manchester?

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A typical MOT in Manchester costs around £34.00. Depending on your car brand, model and engine, the price of a MOT on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We have computed prices for some of the best-selling cars in Manchester in order to give you an idea of how much the MOT should cost.

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Hyundai Atoz

1 litres

£45.64 £34.0026%

Smart City Passion 61

0.7 litres

£44.90 £34.0024%

Jeep Grand Cherokee

3 litres

£41.45 £34.0018%

Nissan Figaro

1 litres

£43.37 £34.0022%

Suzuki Grand Vitara Ddis

1.9 litres

£43.55 £34.0022%

Jaguar Xf Luxury D

2.2 litres

£46.32 £34.0027%

Vauxhall Adam Jam

1.2 litres

£45.43 £34.0025%

Jeep Patriot Limited Crd

2 litres

£44.16 £34.0023%

Volkswagen Bora

1.9 litres

£46.97 £34.0028%

Skoda Citigo S 12v

1 litres

£46.69 £34.0027%

Smart City Passion 61

0.7 litres

£44.90 £34.0024%

Suzuki Grand Vitara Ddis

1.9 litres

£43.55 £34.0022%

Jaguar Xf Luxury D

2.2 litres

£46.32 £34.0027%

Vauxhall Adam Jam

1.2 litres

£45.43 £34.0025%

Jeep Patriot Limited Crd

2 litres

£44.16 £34.0023%
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* The cost of your MOT depends on your car make and model and may vary depending on your location.

Our trusted and certified garages in Manchester

Fixter Autos

Huddersfield, UK
stars-4.5
20 reviews
We are located in Huddersfield, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

Trinity Diesels

Manchester, UK
stars-4.5
19 reviews
Trinity Diesels and their team of qualified mechanics at Manchester, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

ASHBURY SERVICE STATION

Manchester, UK
stars-5
28 reviews
ASHBURY SERVICE STATION and their team of qualified mechanics at Manchester, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

PARKSTREET MOTORS

MANCHESTER, UK
stars-4.5
18 reviews
PARKSTREET MOTORS and their team of qualified mechanics at MANCHESTER, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

DW MOTORS MANCHESTER LTD

Manchester, UK
stars-5
24 reviews
We are located in Manchester, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

ONE STOP AUTOCARE TRAFFORD PARK

Manchester, UK
stars-4.5
11 reviews
ONE STOP AUTOCARE TRAFFORD PARK and their team of qualified mechanics at Manchester, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

Here’s what our customers have to say…

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    from Manchester
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    I was worried at first as it seemed too good to be true, but it wasn't! The guy turned up on time to collect my car, called me for directions when he was near as two roads next to mine are closed. He then took photos of the car and explained that although I had chosen a 6pm return that it would be e...

  • Brian Owen
    from Manchester
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    Great service at more than reasonable price , MOT and full service, car picked up from where I work at around 8:30 and brought back early evening all completed without the hassle of hanging around. Will definitely use again when needed and would certainly recommend .

  • Lesley
    from Manchester
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    Excellent service, friendly & helpful. I was ill on the day I had arranged collection from work & there was no hassle rearranging for another day (even though the guy was on his way to collect 🙈) Would highly recommend!

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    If I find one better I would use but I don't think I will the service was good every thing was done even kept me informed of every movement fab

  • Margarite Theodore
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    A very efficient service. Car collection was on time and very pleased with the organisation of the service. I would recommend this company.

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We personally select every local garage based on our unique 25-point criteria, which includes staff qualifications, equipment standards and customer ratings.

Fully qualified mechanics with 10+ years’ experience 👨‍🔧

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Manufacturer-equivalent parts only ⚙️

Identical to your manufacturer’s, but much cheaper!

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Every service carried out by our partner garages is fully reviewed.

12-month warranty on parts and labour 🛠

Any additional work needed will be carried out for free.

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Want to learn more about MOT in Manchester?

Find Reasonably Priced, Straightforward MOT Services in the Manchester Area

When the time is approaching for you to book your car in for its MOT, it’s essential to receive the best possible price. Almost everyone likes to save money, so if you’re in search of a well-priced MOT service in Manchester, together with a hassle-free MOT booking process, Fixter.co.uk is the top choice!

Legally, you have to pass a yearly MOT test for a vehicle that will be driven on the road, although vehicles less than three years old are exempt. The only circumstances in which you can use the car on the road with an out of date MOT are if you are driving it to your chosen MOT centre Manchester. To remain compliant, you'll need to check when your MOT is up and choose a friendly and reliable garage who can do your car MOT in Manchester.

When you take advantage of fixter.co.uk to book your next MOT, we'll use reliable car service centres from a fantastic network of hundreds of service centres and workshops across the nation, all at competitive prices because we've negotiated good deals with them for Fixter users!

Another reason to use Fixter's MOT service is that we can collect the vehicle and drive it back to you when the MOT has been completed. We also take care to always keep you updated while your car is being serviced, with easy to understand explanations without jargon. Our commitment to helpful customer support ensures you will get the best possible MOT experience, in addition to hugely competitive prices.

Remember that you can also come to Fixter when you're looking for other mechanic services as well as for a cheap car MOT in Manchester. Check us out when you want any kind of car repair services, such as clutch replacement and turbo repairs.

Do you get 14 days grace for an MOT?

There is no grace period for a valid MOT certificate. The confusion in this matter is that you can apply for your MOT certificate a month before the existing certificate runs out. Any time left on the existing certificate is added to the 12-month period earned by the new certificate.

Do police know if you have no MOT?

Yes. The police can make a simple check against your registration number using the information held by the DVSA. Checks are often carried out automatically when the police use a mobile ANPR camera to scan registration plates. This information provides up-to-the-minute details about your road tax, vehicle insurance and MOT.

What happens if you forget to MOT your car?

If you forget to MOT your car, you will be awarded a £100 on-the-spot fine. Penalties for driving without an MOT can reach as high as £1,000. If your car is not considered roadworthy or it would fail an MOT on a dangerous defect issue, you could be fined up to £2,500.

If you have forgotten to MOT your car, you must secure one as soon as possible.

Does your MOT expire at midnight?

Yes. Your MOT certificate expires at midnight of its expiry date. However, it's not advised to leave your MOT test until the last minute. Where further work is required to pass the test, you may be left without a valid MOT and unable to drive your car.

Are brake pads checked on MOT?

Yes. You must have the minimum 1.5mm of brake pad material; otherwise, you will receive a fail. If you are close to the 1.5mm limit, you may receive an advisory warning. Most mechanics will consider a brake pad with less than 3mm of material to warrant replacement. Your brakes play a crucial part in your driving safety, so it's imperative that they are operating to the highest standard.

Can you fail MOT for low oil?

Indirectly, yes you can—but you won't fail the test for failing to have the minimum level of oil in your engine. Engine oil plays a critical part in your emissions testing, and this can cause your car to fail its MOT if it isn't possible to take readings, or they fail to provide the required readings. It's a simple check and should be part of your pre-MOT process.

Is the boot not opening an MOT failure?

If your boot doesn't open, this isn't classed as a direct MOT failure. However, a test centre or MOT garage may refuse to carry out a test where access isn't available to all relevant areas or components that require checking.

However, all doors, including the bonnet and boot, must close securely to pass the MOT test.

Can I drive a failed MOT car home?

Only in certain cases. If your existing MOT certificate is still valid at the time your car fails its latest test, then you are still legally entitled to drive it. However, if your car has failed on a dangerous defect, then you are not permitted to drive it again before the fault is repaired.

The fines for driving any car with a dangerous defect can be as much as £2,500 and add penalty points to your licence. It could even result in a driving ban.

Can you drive a car without MOT to a garage?

Only in very specific circumstances. The only time you are permitted to drive a car without a valid MOT certificate is to a pre-arranged MOT test. However, if your car is known to have a dangerous defect or is unsafe to drive, you must have it delivered to the test centre. Driving an unsafe or un-roadworthy vehicle can result in fines of up to £2,500, penalty points, or even a driving ban.

Is driving without MOT a Criminal Offence?

Yes. Under Section 47 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, driving without a valid MOT is a criminal offence. A genuine mistake may incur an on-the-spot fine of £100, but cases that progress to court can be fined up to £1,000. Higher penalties are made for driving a dangerous or unfit-for-use vehicle.

The DVSA now provides text and email reminders as well as online MOT checkers. There's no good reason for anyone to forget to have your vehicle tested in today's society.

What does MOT stand for?

The abbreviation MOT stands for Ministry of Transport. This was the government department responsible for roads and road safety when the test was first introduced in 1960. In its early years, only cars over 10-years-old required the certificate; the age of cars requiring the certificate is down to only 3, under the current system. The MOT certificate is now monitored and regulated by the Driving and Vehicle Standards Authority (DVSA).

Is it illegal to park a car on the street with no MOT?

Yes, it is. Whether you are driving your car or it's parked on the street, it is against the law for a car to not have a valid MOT certificate. Even if it's not being driven, you could be fined up to £1,000 for failing to have the correct paperwork. You may even have your car seized.

Why do old cars not need an MOT?

The Department of Transport currently allows cars over 40-years-old to be driven on the road without an MOT certificate. This is because the risk of a vintage or collector's car being un-roadworthy is considered small. These older cars still need to be road-safe, and are, of course, still responsible for the same fines if their cars fall below the legal standards.

How long can you drive without MOT?

You can't. If you don't hold a valid MOT, you will be fined if you're caught without one.

The only time you can drive without a valid MOT is if your car is under 3-years-old, your vehicle conforms to one of the exceptions on the DVSA exemptions list, or you're driving to a pre-booked MOT appointment.

Does a recall affect MOT?

Current MOT testing requires that each centre check vehicles for outstanding defect recalls. Where a recall has not been remedied, the vehicle will fail the MOT, even if there are no other defects.

By not attending to the defect, the vehicle is considered unsafe or will become unsafe in the future. Vehicle recalls are highlighted for each vehicle within its MOT history on the DVSA MOT database.

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