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Find the best MOT deals in Folkestone & book in just 2 steps

4.6* on Trustpilot

*Based on Trustpilot: out average rating
4.6 out of 5 from 5622 reviews.

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Marchwoods
12-14 Highfield Ind Est, Warren Road, Folkestone, CT19 6DD
532 Reviews

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Marchwoods are A leading independent garage offering MOT, Servicing, Tyres, Brakes, Clutches, Air conditioning and much more. We can offer a while you wait service and keep a large stock of tyres and brakes for immediate fitting.

Compare Folkestone MOT Centres & Book an Appointment At the Best One Before Your Expiry Date to Ensure Your Vehicle is Road Legal

If your car is due an MOT test, you must book an appointment before the expiry date to continue driving on the roads around Folkestone. 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 in Folkestone in the process by comparing deals.

Enter your vehicle reg and postcode to compare instant prices and book an MOT near you in 3 steps today.

 

Why Use BookMyGarage For Your MOT in Folkestone?

We have helped over 14.8 million drivers compare and save on their MOT, servicing and repair costs at local garages. In fact, when you compare garages in Folkestone through our online comparison site, you can save up to 70% when you choose one of the lower-cost options!

As one of the UK’s leading MOT and service comparison sites, 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 Folkestone:

 

Filter Garages Your Way. Whether you want to book the cheapest Folkestone MOT or care more about the garage’s reviews, we’ve got you covered. You can filter your search results by price, reviews & ratings, distance, availability and additional services to find the best deal for your needs.

24/7 Online Booking. When you need an MOT in Folkestone, 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.

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.

No Upfront Payment. You never enter any payment details when you book your Folkestone MOT. We never charge you any fees to use our site and you always pay the garage directly after the appointment.

 

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 an MOT in Folkestone and book the best deal today.

 

How to Book Your MOT in Folkestone

  1. Enter your vehicle reg and postcode.
  2. Compare deals. You can sort garages in your area 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 Folkestone MOT, 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.

 

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When Is My MOT Due?

If you’re not sure when your MOT in Folkestone is due, enter your reg and postcode 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 appointment in 3 simple steps if your expiry date is approaching.

 

FAQs

What is an MOT Test?

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.

 

What Do I Do if My MOT is Overdue?

If your MOT is overdue you must book a test immediately. It is illegal to drive on public roads in the UK without a valid MOT certificate.

You can book an MOT online today by entering your vehicle registration and postcode into our comparison site.

 

How Long Does an MOT Take?

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.

 

What is Tested In an MOT?

  • Seats & Seat Belts
  • Warning Lights
  • Switches (position lamp, headlights, hazard lights)
  • Windscreen Condition, Wipers & Washers
  • Brake Controls
  • Steering Wheel & Column
  • Doors, Mirrors & Horn
  • Speedometer & Driver Controls (Class 5 only)
  • Licence Plates
  • Lights & Licence Plate Lights
  • Indicators & Hazard Lights
  • Headlights & Aim
  • Brake Lights, Fog Lights & Reflectors
  • Wheels & Tyres
  • Shock Absorbers
  • Mirrors, Wiper Blades & Fuel Tank Cap
  • Glazing (Class 5 only)
  • Doors, Boot Lid, Loading Doors, Bonnet
  • Towbars
  • Bodywork Condition
  • Chassis
  • Brake System
  • Exhaust & Fuel Systems
  • Speed Limited (if applicable)
  • Steering & Power Steering Components
  • Suspension Components
  • Fuel Tank
  • Drive Shafts (if applicable)
  • Emissions
  • Wheel Bearings

 

How Early Can You Do an MOT?

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.

 

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