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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.

Find the best price for your project, click on a trade to get started

Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Epping Forest£35£217
Leeds£25£189
Kingston-upon-Hull£16£135
Gloucester£26£207
Liverpool£26£180
Vale of Glamorgan£27£186
London£35£221
Gedling£30£216
Dover£23£188
Poole£33£227

Carpenter & Joiner

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
Tendring£24£198
East Ayrshire£27£223
Wychavon£25£178
Nottingham£28£198
Vale Royal£25£169
Bury£31£184
Trafford£32£201
Crewe & Nantwich£32£279
Flintshire£25£169
Birmingham£29£177

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Flintshire£25£194
Waveney£25£240
Cardiff£28£203
Nottingham£29£200
East Devon£30£220
Peterborough£29£226
Kingston-upon-Hull£27£173
Perth & Kinross£34£245
Cheltenham£32£249
Norwich£33£260

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Suffolk Coastal£15£133
Rochdale£20£144
West Lancashire£26£206
Bassetlaw£21£184
Wolverhampton£19£141
Colchester£26£144
Oldham£23£161
North Wiltshire£55£275
Bristol£26£206
Teignbridge£16£128

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Leicester£16£150
North Tyneside£41£258
Cheltenham£75£588
North Lanarkshire£15£98
South Gloucestershire£39£222
Oxford£60£250
Eastleigh£48£250
Breckland£30£240
Flintshire£33£293
Stockport£40£231

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Thamesdown£16£115
East Hampshire£18£138
Solihull£15£168
East Dunbartonshire£13£110
St Helens£13£118
Suffolk Coastal£16£107
South Tyneside£12£85
Bradford£17£100
Middlesbrough£31£102
Maidstone£18£140

Car Mechanic

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
Sefton£36£278
Salford£36£226
Canterbury£38£240
London£43£269
Amber Valley£36£260
Gateshead£48£225
Chelmsford£57£382
Gedling£36£271
Nottingham£36£278
Bournemouth£43£338

Heating Engineer

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
North Tyneside£39£242
South Tyneside£39£244
Blackburn£48£231
Vale of Glamorgan£38£225
Edinburgh£39£253
Swale£45£264
Birmingham£38£230
South Gloucestershire£38£250
Bridgend£36£218
Cheltenham£41£294

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Exeter£36£250
Newcastle-under-Lyme£36£224
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£38£238
Cheltenham£39£286
Calderdale£32£212
Cambridge£42£272
Huntingdonshire£41£263
Dudley£38£225
Wealden£48£256
Luton£49£270

Painter & Decorator

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
Broadland£17£140
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£20£156
Lisburn£19£147
Bolton£23£165
East Dunbartonshire£21£162
Peterborough£33£178
Stafford£23£150
Edinburgh£21£168
Rochdale£23£166
Maidstone£25£176

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