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Station Garage (Park Gate) Ltd
Park Gate Business Centre, Chandlers Way, Southampton, SO31 1FQ
1010 Reviews
SPECIALIST OIL IS AN ADDITIONAL CHARGEFamily-run service and MOT test centreWe’ve been in business for over 20yrs

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Station Garage in Park Gate is a family-run service and MOT test centre with a reputation for honesty and reliability. We’ve been in business for over 20 years and our team have over 100 years of experience working on vehicles between them.

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Smile Servicing & Repairs Ltd
London Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO2 9RR
1539 Reviews

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Smile Servicing, MOT’s and Repairs in Hilsea, Portsmouth. BOOKMYGARAGE Customer Excellence Award Winners 2023 10 GOOD REASONS TO USE SMILE SERVICING & REPAIRS 1. All makes servicing & repairs to cars and light vans including Electric and Hybrid vehicles 2. Courtesy car just £10 all we ask is you ...

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Hares Servicing and Repairs
3 North Lane, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 1BN
1016 Reviews

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Only Hares offers a free check for everybody, this is because we are responsible and caring. The roads are the worst they can be, please make sure the transport for your family stay reliable. Book in your free check asap. Hares of Sussex have fully qualified and experienced staff that can supply an...

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Sandhurst Mot Centre Ltd - Sandhurst
14-16 Vulcan Way, Sandhurst, GU47 9DB
1073 Reviews

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We pride ourselves on delivering a reliable and efficient service and we’re able to service/repair most makes and model of cars. We work to a customer charter, so you can be assured of the best service at a trustworthy garage. We look forward to welcoming you at our garage!

BEST Service Centre, 59 recreation road, GUILDFORD, GU1 1HE
1018 Reviews
Over 25 years experienceOpen Saturday for Enquiries Only

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BEST Service Centre in Guildford has over 25 years experience in the motor trade. Our main objective is to offer excellent service at an affordable price. BEST Service Centre are specialists in vehicle parts, repair and replacements including brakes, exhausts, suspension, tyres and MOT services.

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Dynes Motor Group
391- 395 Erith Rd, Erith, DA8 3LT
1150 Reviews

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Dynes of Bexleyheath have an extremely skilled, experienced and qualified team of fully trained technicians who are able to help you with all of your car servicing needs. Please use our online booking system in order to book your vehicle in with our team for servicing.

Over 128,500 drivers have compared instant prices to book an MOT in the last month

There are over 1,900 MOT centres listed on BookMyGarage.com. With some even offering same- and next-day appointments (subject to availability), you’ll always be able to find the best place for your next MOT test.

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Why Use BookMyGarage to Book a MOT?

With BookMyGarage, you’re always in control. We’ve helped over 15.5 million drivers compare prices through our comparison site, enabling them to book the best deal on their MOT, service or repair. And, with thousands of 5* reviews on Trustpilot, drivers clearly love the choice we provide.

When you need a trustworthy MOT centre near you, we’ll help you find it. Garages' reviews are verified and unfiltered, allowing you to make an informed choice - and every garage sets and updates their prices themselves, so you’ll never pay more than you expect (unless you agree to additional repair work with them directly).

Here are some of the other ways we’ll help you choose your perfect test centre:


Clear Communication Throughout. After you make your booking, we’ll never leave you in the dark. Not only do we provide a confirmation email ourselves, but we also pass your contact details on to your chosen garage. This means they can keep in touch throughout the process. They may send you a confirmation email themselves and will contact you whenever there is a development with your MOT near you. That way, you get the peace of mind you deserve.

Honest Reviews & Ratings. See what like-minded drivers have to say about every garage on our comparison site to help inform your decision. Always unfiltered and unedited for transparency.

24/7 Online Booking. When you need an MOT, you want to book it as soon as possible. You don’t want to wait around for the garage to open so you can call up and get it sorted - and with BookMyGarage, you don’t have to. We allow you to make your appointment day or night, even when the garage is closed.

Plenty of Choice. We may recommend certain MOT centres depending on your location, but you always have the final say. There are thousands of fast-fit, independent and franchised garages on our online comparison site, so you’re able to see all your options and choose the best one for you.


Compare deals and save up to 70% on your car maintenance when you choose one of the lower-cost options through BookMyGarage. Enter your vehicle reg and postcode to compare instant prices on your MOT near you and book the best deal today.


How to Book an MOT

  1. Enter your vehicle reg and postcode.
  2. Compare deals. You can sort local MOT centres by whatever best suits your needs: price, distance, reviews and ratings or availability.
  3. Pick a date and time for your appointment.


After you book your vehicle's MOT, we send you a confirmation email with a summary of your booking. We also contact the garage who may also contact you to confirm or ask for extra details.

You never pay for your booking until after all the work has been completed and deal with the garage directly after the initial booking process. You also have the ability to change or cancel your booking for free until the day of your appointment.


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What If I'm Looking to Rebook an MOT?

You only need to rebook an MOT test if you took your vehicle away from the original test centre for repairs and didn't return for the retest within 10 days. We would advise contacting your chosen test centre directly to ensure they have availability to get you in for an MOT retest, especially if your expiry date is approaching.

In most cases, you won't need to rebook an MOT as the garage will complete all the repairs and retest your vehicle as part of the process.


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How Much Does an MOT Cost for Your Vehicle?

The following MOT costs are averages taken from bookings made through BookMyGarage at local garages. These are affected by a garage's prices as well as the number of bookings made for each engine size. These prices are correct as of March 2024.



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Other Ways to Book an MOT Test

Many local test centres offer an 'MOT while you wait' service by default, which allows you to watch your vehicle during the test from the comfort of an on-site waiting room and enjoy some refreshments. If this doesn't work for you, you may be able to add collection and delivery or another convenience option during the booking process.

That's why we offer a range of additional MOT options to make your life as easy as possible.

With BookMyGarage, you can compare deals & save on the following:


Either head to the landing page linked above to see pre-filtered results for your chosen option, or enter your reg and postcode above and choose the corresponding product/click the corresponding filter on the left-hand side of the results page.


How Much Does an MOT Cost in the UK?

According to data taken from bookings made through BookMyGarage.com, the average price of an MOT is £37.74. This means that bookings made through our comparison site are over £19 (35%) cheaper, on average, than the maximum UK price of £54.85.

That means we're the best place to turn if you're looking to book a cheap MOT near you.


How Can BookMyGarage Help Me Book a Cheap MOT Near Me?

We show the best MOT deals from thousands of fast-fit, independent and franchise UK garages. When you enter your vehicle reg and postcode into our online comparison site, we show you instant prices from test centres near you.

If you’re looking for a cheap MOT, you can filter your local test centres by price to compare deals and quickly book the best one. We also provide verified reviews, distance and availability information and ensure that each garage sets its own prices. That helps you make an informed choice and also ensures that the price you see is the price you pay.


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What If I Want to Filter By Something Else?

We keep you in control, no matter what you need. You can filter by availability, distance, reviews and ratings or extra services offered and compare garages that way. We offer you complete transparency and ensure that you deal with the test centre directly throughout your MOT.

If you wish to add a car service or any other work to your MOT booking, just select the extra products from the list on the left-hand side. You can also select contact-free collection and delivery, loan cars or customer drop-off service to see which local test centres offer these options. The price of your booking will instantly update to reflect these additions.

If you want to double-check when your MOT is due before completing a booking, enter your reg to check your MOT status quickly through our FREE checker. You can also sign-up for MOT reminder emails so you don’t miss your expiry date ever again below.

Please note that when you sign up for MOT reminders, we don’t use your email address for any other marketing purposes, unless you have specifically opted in for these communications.


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Mobile MOT Near You

While a mobile mechanic near you can't complete an MOT on your driveway, they can make your life easier by transporting your car to a local test centre and returning it once the test is complete. Plus, if your vehicle needs repair work, they may be able to complete this at a time and place that best suits you to make your life as easy as possible.

Book a mobile MOT near you through BookMyGarage today.


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Do Electric Vehicles Need an MOT?

An electric car needs an MOT, just like any petrol or diesel car (ICE). It is a vital check that ensures your vehicle is safe and roadworthy for the year ahead and you nust book one every year once your electric car turns 3 years old.

However, there are a few differences between an EV MOT and the test petrol and diesel vehicles sit.

You can book an MOT for your electric car through BookMyGarage.com. Just enter your reg and postcode to instantly compare EV-qualified MOT centres near you and book an appointment with the best one.


Why Do I Need to Book an MOT?

The MOT is a yearly legal requirement for all cars aged 3 or older in the UK. Failure to book a test before your vehicle’s expiry date can lead to police prosecution and invalidated car insurance.

If caught without a valid MOT, you can receive a substantial fine if your car is also unroadworthy. These offences will also result in points being added to your license. The test will identify any of these issues and your car will not pass until it is road-legal.

Make sure you avoid the risk and book your MOT online today. You can book your MOT up to a year in advance or sign up for MOT reminders. This will help you avoid missing the date in the future. We will inform you when your expiry date is fast approaching so that you can book in plenty of time.


What Are the Benefits of Booking an MOT Near Me?

There are several benefits to booking an MOT at a local test centre if you’re wondering “does it make a difference if the MOT garage is near me or not?”.

When you choose a cheap MOT at a local garage, your journey will generally be shorter and the location convenient to your home or your workplace.

It also makes it easier to fit your MOT into your normal life. If you choose a local MOT centre, you may know a nearby supermarket or coffee shop where you can wait for the test to be completed. Alternatively, you can drop your car off on your way home and walk the rest of the way. This allows you to save money on travel costs as well.

Enter your vehicle reg and postcode into our online comparison site to compare and save on your next MOT booking today.


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Related Reading

How Long Does the MOT Take?

Find out how long the MOT test takes to help you plan your day accordingly in this blog.


What Gets Checked During an MOT?

If you're not sure what parts of your car are inspected during an MOT test, check out this article. We'll let you know what you should pay attention to in the run-up to your MOT to give yourself the best chance of passing first time.


What is the MOT Retest Process and Do I Have to Pay for It?

An MOT retest is necessary if your vehicle fails the initial test - but what happens during this process? Do you have to pay for it again or take your car to another garage? We have all the answers in this blog.


What Happens if My Vehicle Fails the MOT?

Failing an MOT test can be a very stressful experience, especially if you have no idea what's going on. Learn more about what happens if your vehicle fails its MOT test, including some common failures and some issues that may not lead to an MOT failure.


Can I Drive My Car on the Road Without an MOT?

In most cases, you won't be able to drive your car on UK roads without an MOT. Find out why, and why there are certain exceptions to this rule, here.


I've Lost my MOT Certificate - How Do I Get Another One?

If you're worried about not being able to find a previous year's MOT certificate, you can relax once you've read this article. There's usually an easy solution to recover the details.


What are the Rules on Tyres During the MOT Test?

If your tyres are old or worn, they might cause your vehicle to fail the MOT. If you're worried about the condition or tread depth of your tyres, check out this blog to find out what you need to be worried about if your test is approaching.



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