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Why Use BookMyGarage to Book Your MOT in South Croydon?

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 South Croydon MOT centres 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 South Croydon:

 

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.

Filter Garages Your Way. Whether you want to book the cheapest MOT in South Croydon 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.

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 South Croydon MOT. That way, you get the peace of mind you deserve.

Easy 3-Step Booking Process. There’s no upfront registration and no faff. You just provide your vehicle’s details, choose the best deal and provide a suitable date and time for your MOT. That gives you more time to do the things you care about.

 

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 South Croydon and book the best deal today.

 

How to Book Your MOT in South Croydon

  1. Enter your vehicle reg and postcode.
  2. Compare deals. You can sort South Croydon MOT centres 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 South Croydon 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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Compare South Croydon 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 South Croydon. 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 South Croydon in the process by comparing deals.

Enter your vehicle reg and postcode to compare instant prices and book an MOT near you in 2 steps today.

 

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When Is My MOT Due?

If you’re not sure when your MOT in South Croydon 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 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 and around South Croydon 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.

 

Can I Drive After a Failed MOT?

You can only drive your car after a failed MOT if:

  • The MOT certificate from the previous year is still valid
  • No ‘dangerous’ faults were recorded during the failure

 

You must not drive your car after a failed MOT if it doesn’t meet the above requirements.

 

Do I Have to Pay For an MOT Retest?

An MOT retest is free if your car fails on one or more of the areas outlined in the table below and the repair(s) is completed within 1 working day.

  • Access Panels
  • Battery
  • Bonnet
  • Bootlid
  • Brake Pedal Antislip
  • Break Glass Hammer*
  • Doors (including hinges, catches and pillars)
  • Door Open Warning Device*
  • Dropsides
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Emergency Exist & Signs*
  • Entrance Door Remote Control*
  • Entrance/Exit Steps*
  • Fuel Filler Cap
  • Headlamp Cleaning or Levelling Devices (that don't need a headlight aim check)
  • Horn
  • Lamps (excluding headlight aim)
  • Loading Door
  • Main Beal 'Tell-Tale'
  • Mirrors
  • Rear Reflectors
  • Registration Plates
  • Seatbelts (not anchorages)
  • Seatbelt Load Limiter
  • Seatbelt Pre-Tensioner
  • Seats
  • Sharp Edges or Projections
  • Stairs*
  • Steering Wheel
  • Tailboard
  • Tailgate
  • Trailer Electrical Sockets
  • Towbars (excluding body around anchorage points)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Windscreen Glass
  • Windscreen Wipers
  • Windscreen Washers
  • Wheels and Tyres**

*Class 5 Only

**Excluding Motorcycles & motorcycles with sidecar

 

If the repair is completed within 10 working days, either by the original garage or elsewhere and then you return to the original garage for a retest, you only need to pay for a partial MOT retest. This costs less than the full fee.

If you complete the repairs yourself and choose to take your car into a different test centre, you will need to pay for the full test again.

 

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