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If your car is due an MOT test, you must book an appointment before the expiry date to continue driving on the roads around Merton. 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.
Enter your vehicle reg and postcode to compare instant prices and book an MOT near you in 3 steps today.
If you’re not sure when your MOT in Merton 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.
We have helped over 13.7 million drivers compare and save on their MOT, servicing and repair costs at local garages. In fact, when you compare garages in Merton 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 Merton:
Transparent Prices. Garages on our comparison site always set and update their 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 the garage.
Filter Garages Your Way. Whether you want to book the cheapest MOT in Merton 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.
Plenty of Choice. We may recommend certain garages depending on your location or the product you select, 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 local garage for you.
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 in Merton. That way, you get the peace of mind you deserve.
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 Merton and book the best deal today.
After you book your MOT in Merton, 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.
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 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.
The MOT test includes an exhaust emissions test to ensure that your vehicle’s engine is operating efficiently and producing minimal air pollution. It is part of an international effort to reduce the effects of harmful carbon emissions on the planet.
If your vehicle fails the exhaust emissions test or doesn’t have enough fuel to sit this test, the tester must record an automatic MOT failure.
An MOT is valid for 12 months. This is calculated from the date of your test to the exact same date the following year.
If you book your MOT early, it becomes valid for up to 13 months (the 12 months from your expiry date this year to the following year, plus up to an additional 30 days. This depends on how early you booked your MOT).
You can only drive your car after a failed MOT if:
You must not drive your car after a failed MOT if it doesn’t meet the above requirements.