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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 Bournemouth 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 your Bournemouth MOT:
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After you book your MOT in Bournemouth, we send you a confirmation email with a summary of your booking. We also inform the garage, who 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.
Why not add a car service to your MOT booking? Save yourself time and money with an MOT & service appointment in Bournemouth. Plus, you'll improve your car's resale value and decrease your running costs at the same time.
If your car is due an MOT test, you must book an appointment before the expiry date to ensure your vehicle is safe and roadworthy for the year ahead. Else, you will be prosecuted if you drive on the roads around Bournemouth when your MOT has expired. The only exception to this rule is if you are driving it to a garage to be repaired or to a pre-booked MOT test.
Make sure you avoid the risk of missing your test date by booking your MOT well in advance using our comparison tool; the MOT cost will vary for each garage so this is a great way to save money and ensure you are booking a cheap MOT in Bournemouth.
Enter your vehicle reg and postcode into our directory to compare MOT centres in Bournemouth and book online.
If you struggle to remember when your MOT in Bournemouth is due, enter your reg into our FREE MOT checker below to find out your expiry date instantly. You then also have the option to sign up for MOT reminder emails so you don’t miss your expiry date ever again.
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.
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 Bournemouth without a valid MOT certificate.
You can book an MOT online today by entering your vehicle registration and postcode into our comparison site.
A car service does not include an MOT. They are different aspects of car maintenance and so you must book them separately.
An MOT is a legally required yearly check for every vehicle over 3 years old. It tests your vehicle’s safety and roadworthiness and highlights any serious faults that your car may have. If your vehicle fails, you must get the repairs completed before you can drive it home.
A car service is completely voluntary and acts as a routine health check for your vehicle. It highlights the parts that are suffering from excessive wear and tear so you can repair or replace them. It is the best way to keep your car in good condition and helps to avoid expensive repairs or breakdowns.
In short, a car service includes actual maintenance, whereas the MOT is just a visual check with a pass/fail outcome.
Many MOT centres in Bournemouth offer a discount on their MOT price when you book a car service at the same time. That means booking an MOT and service together can make it much cheaper to keep your vehicle in good condition - so long as you choose a garage that offers a great deal.
You can see several benefits if you get an MOT and service at the same time. These include:
Convenience. Rather than finding time for separate garage appointments, you can combine this vital car maintenance into one. This means that your car spends more time on the road and you keep your life on track.
Cost-Effective. Many garages offer an MOT discount if you combine it with a car service. The more thorough the service, the bigger the discount can be. This allows you to keep your car safe and in top condition for less.
Decreased Chance of a Breakdown. Knowing that your car meets the legal limits of safety and roadworthiness gives you peace of mind, but a service is far more detailed than the MOT test. If you get the two done at the same time, you get a better picture of the condition of your vehicle. Plus, you get the knowledge that it is less likely to break down or need expensive repairs any time soon.
If you’re looking to achieve all the above, then you should get an MOT and a car service at the same time. Enter your reg and postcode to compare garages in Bournemouth and find the best deal.
It is only legal to drive without a valid MOT certificate if you are on your way to a pre-booked MOT test or to have the failed defects fixed. If you are stopped by the police, you must be able to prove that you have a booked appointment and confirm it with the test centre or garage.
If you are caught on a public road without a valid MOT certificate, and you can’t meet the above criteria, you can be fined £1,000. There is a further £2,500 fine if your vehicle is found to be unroadworthy. You will also receive 3 points on your driving licence per fault.
Driving without an MOT certificate also invalidates your car insurance. This brings an unlimited fine, potential disqualification from driving and 6-8 points on your licence.