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

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Wakefield£25£184
Liverpool£26£179
Reading£41£241
Bristol£27£203
Wycombe£32£230
Salisbury£52£317
West Lancashire£24£171
Lisburn£20£132
Fife£35£237
Wychavon£26£197

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
Wychavon£25£184
Bradford£23£169
Braintree£29£189
The Wrekin£24£164
Southend-on-Sea£30£190
St Helens£24£168
Pembrokeshire£22£200
Glasgow£34£178
South Kesteven£21£176
Blackburn£22£164

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Wycombe£37£239
Calderdale£31£216
St Albans£42£248
West Lothian£31£239
South Lanarkshire£28£234
Bath & North East Somerset£32£232
Braintree£35£240
Oldham£30£212
Birmingham£30£209
Carmarthenshire£30£212

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Blackburn£33£225
Chester£36£277
Cheltenham£31£258
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£18£150
South Somerset£25£150
Teignbridge£16£128
Preston£32£231
Vale Royal£23£178
Stafford£20£100
East Devon£18£142

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Swansea£29£156
Sevenoaks£63£271
Basildon£54£299
Epping Forest£57£308
The Wrekin£45£120
Bassetlaw£32£183
Barnsley£49£326
Calderdale£20£168
Braintree£38£212
Northampton£47£188

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Bassetlaw£12£100
Wealden£13£62
Newcastle-under-Lyme£19£133
Bath & North East Somerset£22£204
Chelmsford£20£123
Conway£15£120
Flintshire£12£60
Scarborough£25£225
Poole£16£84
Thanet£10£80

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
Tameside£37£232
Portsmouth£38£225
Newbury£50£310
Rotherham£29£172
Salford£36£226
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£40£300
North Tyneside£60£300
West Wiltshire£42£362
Rochdale£36£204
East Hertfordshire£47£280

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
Bristol£38£249
Norwich£41£254
Bath & North East Somerset£40£256
Charnwood£40£228
Neath Port Talbot£34£219
Wigan£38£233
Wirral£36£222
Tendring£59£285
Manchester£37£233
Guildford£56£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
Nuneaton & Bedworth£37£230
South Tyneside£39£242
New Forest£43£261
Test Valley£38£248
Swale£48£268
Powys£41£282
Sunderland£39£245
Doncaster£32£215
St Helens£36£216
Stroud£40£277

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
Chester£20£144
Newport£21£168
Suffolk Coastal£20£148
Arun£84£222
Tendring£21£155
Warrington£23£172
Coventry£21£157
Manchester£23£165
Salford£23£164
Huntingdonshire£40£202
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