While many motorists in the Bristol area dread that time of year when the MOT deadline draws close, it really doesn’t have to be that way; especially when you choose 24/7 Auto Repairs to handle MOTs for you. Based in Whitchurch, but popular throughout all other areas of Bristol including Bishopsworth, Hengrove, Knowle and Keynesham, we minimise the time you’re kept off the road while performing thorough MOTs that help keep you safe when you’re back on it.
But, you might ask, do I even need an MOT? If your vehicle has been recently purchased first-hand, you might not – only vehicles over three years old require annual MOT testing. On top of this, motorists with a penchant for classic vehicles may also be left off the hook; vehicles first registered before 1978 no longer legally require an MOT certificate.
Another important question worth considering is whether to visit an independent garage, like 24/7 Auto Repairs, or a larger chain garage or main dealership in the Bishopsworth, Hengrove, Knowle, Keynesham or Whitchurch areas of Bristol. While it might seem we’re somewhat biased, we’d point to the fact that our prices are typically far more competitive, as we can set our own rates and don’t have to keep them in line with other outlets positioned throughout the country. Our quality of service is also far superior; we look after each individual that visits us, listening to their needs and meeting their requirements, as opposed to trying to rush as many people in and out as quickly as possible to maximise returns.
Simply put, MOTs involve dozens of checks to various vehicle components, with the view of finding out if your vehicle is roadworthy or not. Only designated MOT centres, such as 24/7 Auto Repairs can carry them out, so they’re not in the realm of “DIYable” jobs.
They usually take between 45 minutes and an hour, so if you’re happy to wait, you can sit in our waiting room and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Alternatively, simply come back and collect it at a time convenient for you.
First of all, don’t panic! It’s fairly common for motorists in Bishopsworth, Hengrove, Knowle, Keynesham, Whitchurch and wider Bristol to initially fail their MOT. Typical causes include a lack of tyre tread depth (which should always be above 1.6mm), and items such as windscreen wipers or stickers blocking the driver’s view of the road.
Should you fail, we’ll recommend the best course of action to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. This might be a minor, on the spot change, or more serious mechanical repair work. Whatever the case, we’ll ensure the process is 100% transparent and fair. Should you undergo MOT repair work at our garage, you will receive a free re-test to ensure the problem is fixed and you can get on your way, safely and legally.