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We have helped over 11.5 million drivers compare and save on their MOT, servicing and repair costs at local garages. In fact, when you compare MOT centres in the North West through our online comparison site, you can save up to 70% when you choose one of the lower-cost options!
As the UK’s leading MOT and service comparison site, we’re dedicated to helping drivers save money on their car maintenance. Here are just some of the ways we keep you in control of booking your MOT in the North West:
Transparent Prices. Every MOT centre in the North West listed on our comparison site always sets and updates its own prices, so there are no nasty surprises at the end of your appointment. This price won’t change unless you agree to extra repairs directly with them.
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After you book your MOT in the North West, we send you a confirmation email with a summary of your booking. We also inform the garage and they may also be in touch to confirm the appointment or to 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.
If your car is due an MOT test, you must book an appointment before the expiry date to continue driving on the roads around the North West. The test checks whether your car meets road safety and environmental standards, and you will be prosecuted if caught driving without a valid MOT certificate.
The only exception to this rule is if you are driving it to a garage for repairs after a failed test or to a pre-booked MOT.
Book your MOT well in advance to avoid the risk of missing your test date. You can book up to 12 months in advance through our online comparison site and save up to 70% on an MOT near you in the process by comparing deals.
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If you’re not sure when your MOT is due, enter your reg into our FREE MOT Checker & find out in a matter of seconds. We pull your vehicle’s information directly from the DVSA database to tell you exactly when your MOT is due.
You can then book an MOT in 3 simple steps if your expiry date is approaching.
The North West region includes the major cities of Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool and Carlisle, as well large areas of unspoilt countryside in the UK. A land of superlatives, the Lake District boasts both the highest mountain (Scafell Pike) and the largest lake in England (Lake Windermere); Lakeland Fells in Cumbria is the wettest place in England, and Cross Fell in the Pennines the coldest. As such, drivers in the North West need to be prepared for all manner of driving conditions and issues, particularly during the winter months.
Flooding is increasingly a problem in the North West, with parts of Lancashire and Cumbria particularly badly affected through the Winter and early Spring. If you have to drive through a flood, slow right down, use your lowest gear and keep the engine revs high, and remember to apply the brakes swiftly afterwards to expel any remaining water.
The North West’s ‘A’ road network carries the highest risk of all local authority ‘A’ roads in the country. The UK’s single highest risk road remains the A537 between Macclesfield and Buxton, a notorious stretch of winding single carriageway featuring severe bends and steep drops, known locally as the ‘Cat and Fiddle’.
North West traffic blackspots include the Kingsway Tunnel Approach, Wallasey, Merseyside, where drivers can clock up to 90 hours of jams a year. The area also contains the M60, M6 and M62, which are among the UK’s five busiest motorways.
An MOT test, or Ministry of Transport Test, is an essential annual vehicle check to assess roadworthiness and safety standards. It ensures all vehicles on UK roads are maintained to a certain standard, improving road safety standards in the process.
If your MOT is overdue you must book a test immediately. It is illegal to drive on public roads in and around the North West without a valid MOT certificate.
You can book an MOT online today by entering your vehicle registration and postcode into our comparison site.
An MOT usually takes between 45 and 60 minutes. Many garages offer an ‘MOT-while-you-wait’ service with waiting rooms and refreshments onsite.
If your car fails and needs extra repairs, it will take a lot longer. The test centre will be able to give you a time estimate based on the severity of your repairs.
An MOT can cost as much as £54.85, but many test centres set their prices lower to encourage more customers to choose them. While you can pay less than £54.85 for a class 4 test, you will never pay more as it is a fixed upper limit as set by the UK Government.
Class 4 covers all cars and light commercial vehicles registered in the UK.
You can book your MOT as early as you want, but most people choose to book it up to a month, minus a day, before the expiry date. This allows you to complete the same expiry date for the following year. For example, if your car was registered on the 1st of September, you could book your MOT between 2nd August and 1st September to keep the same expiry date.
If you book your MOT early, you get more time to fix any faults and ensure your car is still legal to drive on UK roads. However, if you book your MOT earlier than a month in advance, the expiry date will become the date of your most recent test.