Do You Need a Car Service and MOT Specialist?

Taking regular care of your car is necessary not only to ensure peak performance, but also to identify and repair any issues before they become a serious problem. Car servicing and maintenance is a legal requirement, with UK law dictating that vehicles must have a valid MOT test certificate to be deemed roadworthy, and that this must be renewed once per year.

To ensure your car is roadworthy and avoid legal penalties, it is your responsibility to get your car serviced at least a month prior to your MOT’s expiration date. If you don’t, and your car is in an accident, it could affect your insurance claim, especially if there is an injury.

Whether your car is due for an MOT or experiencing faults such as an engine failure, a broken windscreen, broken seatbelts, broken headlights, poor tyre tread or a faulty gearbox, you need to get it serviced by a professional. A local car service centre will be able to check that your vehicle complies with minimum UK road safety and environmental standards. HaMuch can help you find car service and MOT near you!

What Does a Professional Car Service and MOT Contractor Do?

Whether you are after a local mechanic who specialises in MOT servicing, or a local garage that offers a full range of diagnostic services and repairs, a professional servicing mechanic will check your vehicle is safe to drive on the road. Their responsibilities include:

  • Vehicle diagnostic testing and inspections: Professionals will check the overall condition of your car, including the brakes, pedals, levers, exhaust, fuel and emissions, warning lights, mirrors, and your wipers and windscreen. They will do a brake performance test; check your tyres for cuts, lumps, bulges and tears; and ensure your tyre tread depth does not fall below the legal limit of 1.6 mm. Specialists inspect the security and condition of your seat belts and restraint systems, including the attachment and adjustment fittings. An MOT will also involve a general inspection of the bodywork of your car to ensure it’s free from excessive corrosion or any sharp edges that may cause injury.
  • Car MOT, servicing and repairs: MOT specialists will provide a comprehensive repair service, involving anything ranging from cosmetic bodywork repairs to a full engine rebuild.

How to Find an MOT Expert and Car Service Near Me?

To find a car MOT service near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work. 
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to car mechanics in your area. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

Are you after a servicing and MOT specialist to ensure the roadworthiness of your car? Don’t risk fines or prosecution in the event of an accident — get your car serviced today! HaMuch lists vetted experts and allows you to compare prices, so that you can find a tradesman near you with ease.

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Car Mechanic near London£44£266
Car Mechanic near Birmingham£28£176
Car Mechanic near Leeds£32£217
Car Mechanic near Glasgow£32£93
Car Mechanic near Sheffield£28£90
Car Mechanic near Bradford£34£214
Car Mechanic near Liverpool£36£249
Car Mechanic near Edinburgh£20£155
Car Mechanic near Manchester£36£228

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Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Bath & North East Somerset£27£202
Manchester£30£192
London£36£221
Wychavon£26£197
Tendring£26£186
North East Lincolnshire£22£174
Macclesfield£31£189
Flintshire£24£185
Glasgow£34£260
Wycombe£32£230
Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Lancaster£24£190
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£40£280
Huntingdonshire£34£209
Liverpool£23£164
North Tyneside£20£172
Gedling£26£192
North Somerset£24£197
Brighton£30£214
Luton£30£213
Solihull£28£174
Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
St Helens£29£206
Glasgow£30£238
Breckland£28£236
Stockport£31£215
Calderdale£31£216
West Wiltshire£37£255
Belfast£23£172
Bristol£31£228
Stroud£29£223
Ashfield£29£202
Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Thamesdown£31£212
East Lindsey£15£120
East Hertfordshire£24£185
East Riding£30£210
Halton£33£250
North East Lincolnshire£15£100
Reigate & Banstead£34£224
North Ayrshire£23£170
Lancaster£20£200
Conway£25£150
Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Windsor & Maidenhead£57£304
West Lancashire£45£233
Belfast£28£147
Colchester£30£125
St Helens£45£225
Thurrock£61£280
Dover£28£165
Glasgow£28£121
Stroud£50£175
West Wiltshire£25£130
Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Southend-on-Sea£18£128
South Lanarkshire£95£600
Walsall£15£117
Glasgow£15£122
Milton Keynes£21£149
Highland£18£150
Horsham£15£102
Exeter£16£115
Arun£29£193
Bassetlaw£12£100
Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Bradford£34£214
Cambridge£34£250
North Wiltshire£42£362
Windsor & Maidenhead£40£229
Dacorum£43£238
Poole£45£408
Slough£41£234
Solihull£33£243
Stockton-on-Tees£38£300
North Somerset£38£300
Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Aberdeen£34£255
Stockton-on-Tees£38£244
Nottingham£39£241
Aberdeenshire£34£251
Breckland£34£240
Ipswich£65£298
Scottish Borders£48£370
Fife£37£260
Stroud£41£282
Southampton£44£270
Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Epping Forest£52£278
Walsall£37£223
Stockton-on-Tees£37£248
North Hertfordshire£47£261
Broadland£40£233
Charnwood£37£216
Barnsley£33£219
Conway£31£200
Rochdale£39£236
Bristol£37£249
Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Blackpool£21£144
Wirral£23£155
Swale£26£177
Renfrewshire£23£186
Huntingdonshire£40£202
Bracknell Forest£32£189
South Cambridgeshire£26£180
Thurrock£27£187
Gloucester£23£189
West Lancashire£24£159
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