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4.6* on Trustpilot

*Based on Trustpilot: out average rating
4.6 out of 5 from 5652 reviews.

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LD Garage Services
36, Bennet Road, Reading, RG2 0QX
227 Reviews

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LD Garage Services has been established since 2008. We are an RAC Approved garage and AA Accredited.

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SONNING COMMON GARAGE LTD
PEPPARD ROAD, SONNING COMMON, READING, RG4 9SU
351 Reviews
Established in 1960Family fun & highly professional garage

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We are a family fun and highly professional car repair, service and MOT Garage. Established in 1960, we can service and repair all makes and models including cars still under warranty. Whatever your requirements for service, MOT, repairs or diagnostics let our experienced team look after your motori...

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In n Out Auto Centres - Reading
6 Trade City, Sentinel End, Reading, RG2 0BF
118 Reviews
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IN'n'OUT Autocentres are experts in vehicle servicing, MOT's & repairs. We were established in 2008 and have over 25 autocentres nationwide. All our workshop technicians are trained to the highest standards. Many of whom have joined us from big brand main dealers. They are car enthusiasts and put as...

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Cardiff Rd Tyres & Mechanical Repairs
173 Cardiff Rd, Reading, RG1 8HD
242 Reviews

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WE DO MOTs, TYRES, BRAKES, SERVICING ALL BODYWORK AND ALL KIND OF AUTOREPAIR. Cardiff Rd Tyres & Mechanical Repairs - one-stop shop for all of your vehicle needs

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Car Service Centre Reading
5, Lower Armour Road, Tilehurst, Tilehurst Reading, RG31 6HH
155 Reviews
Over 20 years’ experience

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Whether you need to book your vehicle in for its annual MOT or you are wanting to service your vehicle to guarantee that it is running to its full capacity, then contact us today. Our garage based in Tilehurst Reading and has over 25 years’ experience offering our customers an exceptional service. ...

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Servicing Master Centre
181 Cardiff Road, Reading, RG1 8HD
369 Reviews

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Welcome to The Servicing Master Center in Reading, Berkshire. We are a local independent garage serving Reading, Berkshire and around 10 miles surrounding area for all makes of vehicle. We offer Full Service, Major Service, Interim Service, Body Work, Engine Work, Tyre and other services. We al...

Over 109,000 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 more than 30 in Reading alone. With some even offering same- and next-day appointments (subject to availability), you’ll always be able to find the perfect place for your next MOT test.

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Why Use BookMyGarage to Book an MOT in Reading?

With BookMyGarage, you’re always in control. We’ve helped over 14.9 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 in Reading, 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:

 

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

Convenient Extra Services. If you usually struggle to find time to take your car into a garage for its MOT or service, you can relax with BookMyGarage. Many garages on our online comparison site offer Vehicle Collection and Delivery, Customer Drop-Off & Loan Car services. These can be the helping hand you need to make your life a little bit easier.

24/7 Online Booking. When you need an MOT in Reading, 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 Reading MOT and book the best deal today.

 

How to Book an MOT in Reading

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

 

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Why not add a car service to your MOT booking? Save yourself time and money with an MOT & service appointment in Reading. Plus, you'll improve your car's resale value and decrease your running costs at the same time.

 

Do You Offer MOTs Across Reading?

There are over 30 garages in and around Reading listed on BookMyGarage.com, which means we can help all drivers in the following areas:

  • Tilehurst
  • Lower Earley
  • Caversham
  • Yateley
  • Brimpton
  • Greenfield
  • Theale
  • Streatley
  • Hawthorn Hill
  • And many more

 

There are also garages in the nearby towns of Maidenhead, Bracknell, Henly-on-Thames and Wokingham listed on our comparison site, so every driver in the Reading area can book an MOT at their perfect garage as simply as possible.

 

What Are the Best Garages in Reading?

The 5 best garages in and around Reading are:

1. Cardiff Rd Tyres & Mechanical Repairs

2. Servicing Master Centre

3. LD Garage Services

4. Century MOTs

5. Sonning Common Garage

 

We ranked more than 30 garages by the following factors to provide our recommendations, based on data available through BookMyGarage.com:

  • Review Score
  • Number of Reviews
  • Number of Bookings Made at Garage Through BookMyGarage
  • % of Completed Bookings (higher than 70%)

 

To make a booking with any of these top recommended garages in Reading, enter your reg and postcode into our comparison site and then select a suitable date and time with the garage of your choice.

 

How Much Does an MOT Cost in Reading?

According to data taken from bookings made through BookMyGarage.com, the average cost of an MOT in Reading is £33.65. This is more than £21 or 39% cheaper than the maximum UK price of £54.85.

Enter your reg and postcode to find and book the best deal on an MOT in Reading.

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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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Audi

£36.21

£36.33

£36.31

£36.91

£37.89

£39.63

£37.21

BMW

£40.92

£35.70

£36.18

£39.49

£38.76

£40.92

£38.66

Citroen

£35.39

£36.97

£35.92

£38.15

£46

N/A

£38.49

Fiat

£36.93

£36.74

£35.83

£35.67

£40.94

N/A

£37.22

Ford

£34.67

£36.11

£36.29

£37.77

£39.14

£37.15

£36.86

Honda

£36.06

£35.85

£35.81

£36.90

£36.87

N/A

£36.30

Hyundai

£35.67

£35.56

£35.40

£37.02

£37.33

N/A

£36.20

Kia

£35.78

£35.28

£35.47

£36.40

£37.25

N/A

£36.04

Mazda

N/A

£35.39

£36.54

£35.18

£40.46

N/A

£36.89

Mercedes

£35.87

£35.20

£35.52

£35.38

£38.05

£38.69

£36.45

MINI

£37.25

£36.75

£37.63

N/A

N/A

N/A

£37.21

Nissan

£35.09

£35.33

£36.16

£38.73

£39.07

£36.97

£36.89

Peugeot

£35.23

£36.85

£35.81

£36.60

£40.58

N/A

£37.01

Renault

£35.62

£34.79

£36.92

£39.24

£40.40

£37.50

£37.41

SEAT

£34.80

£34.81

£35.15

N/A

N/A

N/A

£34.92

Skoda

£35.56

£37.15

£35.64

N/A

£43.31

£29.99

£36.33

Toyota

£35.57

£35.82

£36.26

£37.73

£38.87

£42.55

£38.30

Vauxhall

£35.36

£35.56

£35.87

£36.50

£37.71

£42.40

£37.23

Volkswagen

£36.23

£36.54

£36.43

£41.93

£39.30

£38.87

£38.22

Volvo

N/A

£36.32

£36.43

£38.12

£39.16

£44.60

£38.93

 

Mobile MOT in Reading

While a mobile mechanic 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.

 

Book Your Car Into an MOT Garage in Reading Before the Expiry Date to Avoid a Fine

Is your car due an MOT test? Then you need to book an MOT in Reading as soon as possible. The test will check whether your car meets road safety and environmental standards. If it doesn't, or you drive without a valid certificate, you risk receiving a £1,000 fine.

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 Reading MOT centre so this is a great way to save money and ensure you are booking a cheap MOT.

Enter your vehicle reg and postcode into our online comparison tool to get instant prices and book the best deal for your MOT in Reading.

 

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Sign-up For MOT Reminder Emails

If you struggle to remember when your MOT in Reading is due, enter your reg to find out your expiry date and see your vehicle's MOT history 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.

 

 

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