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£49£273
Car Mechanic near Birmingham£30£176
Car Mechanic near Leeds£33£220
Car Mechanic near Glasgow£32£93
Car Mechanic near Sheffield£28£90
Car Mechanic near Bradford£35£216
Car Mechanic near Liverpool£38£257
Car Mechanic near Edinburgh£20£155
Car Mechanic near Manchester£38£234

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Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Salisbury£49£317
Kingston-upon-Hull£23£185
Portsmouth£28£205
North Hertfordshire£39£243
Aberdeen£25£250
Erewash£28£206
Scarborough£23£182
Ipswich£27£188
Exeter£20£172
Thurrock£34£219

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Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Swansea£20£162
Elmbridge£37£226
Torbay£24£182
Bolton£27£184
Wigan£23£172
Vale of White Horse£30£218
Vale Royal£24£172
Exeter£22£168
Sunderland£22£187
South Tyneside£21£184

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Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Swale£41£252
Dacorum£43£250
Southend-on-Sea£37£250
Eastleigh£39£251
Bradford£32£221
Waveney£25£240
Aylesbury Vale£37£241
Bath & North East Somerset£32£236
Arun£29£210
East Riding£30£208

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Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Thurrock£27£223
The Wrekin£15£135
Dundee£25£200
Vale Royal£23£178
South Bedfordshire£23£150
South Ayrshire£12£85
Isle of Wight£24£174
Salford£25£172
Reigate & Banstead£36£231
Dacorum£37£232

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Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Barnsley£46£322
Renfrewshire£33£153
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£54£243
Blackburn£66£300
Broadland£42£190
Charnwood£22£160
East Dunbartonshire£27£82
Chelmsford£45£300
Epping Forest£57£299
Calderdale£20£168

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Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Broadland£13£93
Poole£17£70
Swansea£16£102
Caerphilly£25£175
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£14£100
Stafford£17£106
Stratford-on-Avon£12£100
Kingston-upon-Hull£25£154
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£31£222
Blackburn£13£94

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Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Derby£32£272
Renfrewshire£10£50
Bolton£37£234
Dundee£40£320
Chester£40£253
Broxtowe£38£286
Eastleigh£44£305
North Lanarkshire£29£89
Arun£50£400
St Albans£52£263

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Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Wycombe£53£287
Blackpool£34£232
Oldham£39£242
Bolton£46£244
Trafford£39£240
Plymouth£34£250
Braintree£42£255
Stockport£38£239
South Bedfordshire£48£275
South Kesteven£38£229

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Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Newport£45£488
Trafford£42£234
Bristol£37£248
South Bedfordshire£47£265
Leeds£35£214
Blackpool£32£222
Wigan£37£225
Mid Sussex£48£266
Wakefield£35£218
Bracknell Forest£54£272

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Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Solihull£21£158
North East Lincolnshire£17£140
Basildon£27£187
Rochdale£24£164
Colchester£19£155
Blackburn£22£143
Wirral£23£155
Horsham£23£177
Trafford£24£164
Swale£25£170
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