MOT Testing in Reading & Wokingham

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Getting an MOT is a legal requirement, but it doesn’t need to be costly. At MOT City we are an official MOT testing station in Reading and Wokingham providing reliable MOT testing while you wait, giving you the chance to discuss any car problems with one of our team of professional and friendly technicians.

Once you have had an MOT test with us, you will automatically be put onto our data base, you will be sent an MOT reminder letter, SMS or email approximately one month before your next test is due. As we believe in providing personalised garage services, we want to build an ongoing relationship with our customers so we can also book you in for regular car servicing to correct any car faults before they become a costly problem.

Just because an MOT is compulsory doesn’t mean it has to be an unpleasant experience. Call us now to book for an MOT Test in Reading, Wokingham or Winnersh. We provide a trustworthy and thorough service in Reading and the surrounding areas. Avoid the hassle of being without your car for days on end by using our local MOT garage in Reading road, so that you can tick this off your to-do list with minimal fuss.

There’s no need to put off this annual road-worthiness check as it won’t take long and we go through all the necessary stages as efficiently as possible. Gone are the days of unfriendly mechanics trying to sell you the latest and most expensive parts – we offer an honest service that keeps our customers coming back year after year.

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£54.85  for MOT

Our MOT test checklist covers
  • Car interior check
  • Car lights, Side lamps, Direction Indicators, Headlamps, Stop Lamps, Rear lights, Fog Lights
  • Steering & Driver controls, Light switches, Horn, Windscreen wipers and washers
  • Car body condition
  • Suspension
  • Seatbelts
  • Under the bonnet, Brakes, Suspension Steering
  • Engine
  • Exhaust Emission, Carbon Monoxide
  • (CO) Emission, Hydrocarbon (HC) Emission
  • Fuel system
  • Power steering
  • Brakes, Brake Components, Footbrake and Handbrake
  • Tyres and Wheels
  • Exhaust Emission, Carbon Monoxide, Hydro Carbons, LAMBDA

I have used garages for over 50 years and can honestly say that MOT City has the best customer service I have ever come across.

Important Information

Make sure your vehicle is road worthy with an MOT test from our friendly and professional team. Every car, more than three years old requires this annual set of tests to ensure it is safe for use on public roads. Once given the all clear a test certificate can be issued by VOSA as an official confirmation of having passed. It is essential for a current MOT to be held by the owner as without it you won’t be driving legally. Vehicle tax can also not be obtained unless this basic requirement has already been met. Those who have been caught out in the past by forgetting to book may have had the unpleasant penalty of a £1,000.00 fine so it’s important to take this seriously and set a reminder ahead of time. If convenient, you can have your MOT done up to 28 days before the official due date. It is your responsibility as the registered owner and must be done to validate your insurance.

We work hard to make sure we always meet the strict and thorough criteria set out by the government Department for Transport. Certified and trained mechanics known as Nominated Testers undertake an initial inspection which will identify any categories needing further attention. In line with all local garages supplying this service around the UK, we look at lighting and signalling, steering and brakes. As you can expect tyres and wheels are on the list too as well as safety measures like seat belts and the driver’s view. Environmental aspects such as exhaust and emissions are taken into account and the body and structure itself must also be inspected.

Whether you have a car, minibus, or goods vehicle you can be sure that an MOT will cover everything needed to enjoy a safe journey. Since its introduction in 1960 the list of checks included has grown significantly to include the large variety of vehicle types, ages and complexities. Parts and equipment are tested on the basis of when they were manufactured to make for a fair and reasonable process.

An MOT test certificate confirms that at the time of test, the vehicle has met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards. It does not mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the life of the certificate. The test does not cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox. The actual designation for the pass certificate is VT20, and failure is the VT30, with any advisories being the VT32. The “MOT” Test will provide an emissions report. For your MOT in Reading, Wokingham and Winnersh, call 01189 796 677.

Customer Terry S: ” I just wanted to say a big thank you to Sean (I believe), who after explaining why my Father-in-law’s Nissan Note had failed the MOT, offered an extremely acceptable solution. In a discussion that followed he realised without my prompting, that some logistical challenges existed in arranging a re-test for another day, collecting from Sonning Common and returning, after returning the vehicle yesterday.
I was really grateful for the effort made to simplify my circumstances, but without doubt needed significant effort on your behalf. I shall happily recommend your garage to anyone, for the high standard of service.” enjoyed.

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