MOT, Servicing & Repairs

MOT

Just £34.95

If you know that your vehicle is ready to pass its MOT, book it in for a Full MOT with a FREE RE-TEST if required.

 

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Low cost combined MOT and service depending on the make and model of your vehicle get in touch for a quote.

 

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If you know that your vehicle won’t pass an MOT test, let us diagnose and fix the issue before the test.

 

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A  Few Checks To Make Before Your MOT

In the UK all vehicles over three years old must legally have a current MOT certificate and the test must be done every year. If your car fails, new VOSA re-test procedures mean that you no longer have to pay full fees for a re-test.

The MOT looks at several features of your vehicle ranging from cleanliness to emissions levels. A standard test usually takes around an hour although it can take longer in some cases. If your vehicle fails the rest you will get a list of those defects you need to fix before you retake it.

There are three categories of fault in the MOT: Minor, Major or Dangerous. If your vehicle has a dangerous fault you cannot drive it away; if you want to remove the vehicle you will need to get it towed. Other types of faults mean you can still use the car if it is roadworthy and you still have time on the current MOT. If your previous MOT has already expired you are only permitted to drive the car to a garage for repairs or a scheduled MOT re-test.

Always leave plenty of time for your MOT; you may need to have repairs. Leaving it until the last minute could leave you with your car off the road sitting in the garage awaiting repairs. You can take the test a month early and still retain the validity of your current MOT.

Before you take the MOT it is useful to do some basic checks to give your vehicle the best chance of passing. These checks include:

  • Fluid levels – check everything including the windscreen washer.
  • Check your windscreen – remove any stickers that may be obstructing the driver’s view. This means anything that is inside the area of the windscreen wiper’s sweep. If you can see any cracks or damage get these fixed.
  • Make sure all your mirrors work and are in good condition.
  • Tyres – all tyres must be kept in good condition, showing no signs of excessive wear or damage. Ensure they are at the correct pressure and remember to check the spare.
  • Seats and seatbelts – if seats are adjustable they must work properly and all seatbelts should be fully operational and in good condition. If there are broken belts or latches get them changed. A seatbelt latch should click easily and the seatbelts should lock when pulled.
  • Horn, lights and indicators – these must all work properly so replace any that are not functioning.
  • Wiper blades – the wipers should work normally without too much noise and fully clean the windscreen. Cracked, damaged or misaligned wiper blades can be noisy and will leave streaks on the windscreen. If you have any of these issues they will need to be replaced
  • The engine – run the engine and make sure that it does not produce excessive amounts of smoke. Check for any abnormal noises. If you find anything get it fixed before taking the test.
  • The brakes – Brakes should work well without making a noise and the handbrake should be in good working order.

Most motorists get nervous about the MOT test but our Trained Technicians can take the strain, making the whole process as easy and stress-free as possible. If you need a hassle-free MOT just complete the form below.

General information about the MOT test can be found on the VOSA website: VOSA.

Our impartial and independent MOT will help keep your peace of mind. We perform all our own MOT’s in-house we cover the whole of Birchwood and surrounding areas, Croft, Culcheth, Fearnhead, Irlam, Lowton, Lymm, Newton-Le-Willows, Padgate, Partington, Risley, Warrington and Winwick.

We also offer a Pick Up & Drop Off service or a Courtesy Car to make your MOT, service or repair experience with us as hassle free as possible.

Book your MOT, service or repair below. Or give us a call 01925 320468.

Our Customer Reviews

  • I was very satisfied with the level of service I received last week from Lowton Motor Company. They traced a leak in my air conditioning unit, obtained a replacement radiator and topped up the gas within there estimated time scale and price

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    peter standing
    23/09/19

    Took my car in at 9am as arranged for mot, it was done on time and whilst I waited was shown courtesy and politeness would not hesitate to recommend and I will definitely use again for my up coming service

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    kevan jones
    21/09/19

    Taken my car here for a few years now for MOT always been friendly, super efficient and reasonable. Would happily recommend

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    tory bders
    11/08/19
  • Unbelievable service from the guys at Lowton Motor Company. Special mention to Callum & Steve who dealt with my purchase. Inlove with the car and would highly advise anyone to buy from this garage. Thanks again.

    Kieran Sarsons Avatar
    Kieran Sarsons
    05/08/19

    Great service no problems ☺️

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    Jennifer Grundell
    17/07/19

    Have used Lowton Motor Company for a few years now for MOT and repairs and always found them to provide good service and very friendly have recommended them to a number of family members and they have also received the same quality service

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    Ian P
    10/05/19
  • Very pleased with the level of service I received from lowton motors. I will definetly use them again.

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    Jan Houghton
    11/04/19

    No-nonsense MOT, in and out same day. All good.

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    Duncan Corns
    11/04/19

    I needed a last minute MOT for my X6 4.0D and Rob on the garage MOT side of the business fitted me at the 11th hour.
    I have never used this business to service or MOT any of my vehicles but I would travel from my home in Crosby to obtain such a great, professional and helpful service.
    First Class - thanks Rob 👍🏻

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    john quirk
    08/04/19
  • I needed a last minute MOT for my X6 4.0D and Rob on the garage MOT side of the business fitted me at the 11th hour.
    I have never used this business to service or MOT any of my vehicles but I would travel from my home in Crosby to obtain such a great, professional and helpful service.
    First Class - thanks Rob 👍🏻

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    john quirk
    08/04/19

    Take your car there. Brilliant

    Martin Rose Avatar
    Martin Rose
    27/03/19

    Absolutely brilliant, fantastic and friendly service. The prices are very competitive and the gentleman that looked after me Robert was very knowledgeable and helpful. They are a bit hidden away but definitely worth a look.

    Zain Ali Avatar
    Zain Ali
    22/07/18
  • Great service provided for our company vehicles. Friendly team with good rates and quick turn round. Highly recommended.

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    amanda hancock
    15/06/18

    Excellent friendly service. Urgently needed an mot but had to work. Gave me use of a courtesy car on the spot, picked it back up after work. Would definitely use again. Top notch.

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    isabelle Bear
    15/05/18

    Had my car serviced and mot'd here yesterday after a friend recommended....very happy with the service I received and I would highly recommend

    Thanks lads

    Grant Whittle Avatar
    Grant Whittle
    15/05/18
  • Great choice of cars and friendly service.

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    mat mackrael
    07/01/18

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