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£280
Car Mechanic near Birmingham£30£173
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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Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Prices in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). Cheap Builders , Emergency Builders , Builder Prices
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Maidstone£40£249
Stockport£32£202
Brighton£28£214
Waverley£47£244
Colchester£29£206
Oxford£29£223
East Riding£23£201
South Kesteven£26£177
Broadland£22£176
Gwynedd£19£153
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Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Stockton-on-Tees£38£200
Ipswich£25£192
Angus£26£215
Thamesdown£24£183
West Lothian£24£183
Belfast£18£139
Wealden£27£210
Newbury£34£203
Wycombe£33£221
Dudley£29£176
Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Prices in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). Cheap Electricians , Emergency Electricians , Electrician Prices
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Macclesfield£31£215
St Albans£43£248
Newport£30£201
Waverley£41£271
Suffolk Coastal£30£219
Knowsley£31£216
Oldham£31£213
Neath Port Talbot£28£207
Rochdale£32£217
West Lothian£32£240
Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Prices in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). Cheap Gardeners , Emergency Gardeners , Gardener Prices
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Stockton-on-Tees£15£112
Blackpool£25£201
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£20£150
Waveney£15£120
Peterborough£30£280
Teignbridge£16£128
Elmbridge£34£226
Nuneaton & Bedworth£16£133
Rotherham£22£172
Leeds£55£193
Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Prices in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). Cheap Locksmiths , Emergency Locksmiths , Locksmith Prices
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Elmbridge£50£281
Rochdale£45£239
Havant & Waterloo£39£250
Dover£28£165
Bradford£37£279
South Oxfordshire£54£250
Trafford£44£235
Solihull£55£304
Sefton£46£225
Plymouth£18£105
Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Prices in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). Cheap Cleaners , Emergency Cleaners , Cleaner Prices
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Nuneaton & Bedworth£15£181
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£31£222
Renfrewshire£15£123
Vale of Glamorgan£12£108
Windsor & Maidenhead£19£129
Bristol£20£187
Carmarthenshire£12£80
London£17£141
Swale£17£141
Leeds£18£113
Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Prices in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). Cheap Car Mechanics , Emergency Car Mechanics , Car Mechanic Prices
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
South Oxfordshire£52£275
Plymouth£35£250
Portsmouth£38£225
Tendring£35£183
Chelmsford£57£382
Crewe & Nantwich£35£232
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£40£300
Redcar & Cleveland£38£300
East Dunbartonshire£32£93
Sheffield£28£90
Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Prices in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). Cheap Heating Engineers , Emergency Heating Engineers , Heating Engineer Prices
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Havant & Waterloo£42£259
Brighton£47£267
Sandwell£38£229
Barnsley£36£227
East Dunbartonshire£40£269
Leicester£38£223
North Somerset£39£245
Canterbury£44£257
Tendring£58£283
Rotherham£34£229
Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Prices in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). Cheap Plumbers , Emergency Plumbers , Plumber Prices
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Wealden£48£254
Halton£36£222
Elmbridge£55£281
Arun£43£263
Poole£43£272
Cherwell£45£251
Neath Port Talbot£35£213
South Oxfordshire£49£260
Aberdeen£35£253
Bridgend£57£716
Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Prices in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). Cheap Painter & Decorators , Emergency Painter & Decorators , Painter & Decorator Prices
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Cardiff£21£170
Brighton£51£206
Vale Royal£20£146
South Ayrshire£20£172
Torbay£21£180
North Somerset£23£174
Macclesfield£20£160
Vale of Glamorgan£23£175
St Albans£38£204
Manchester£24£164
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