Is your car or van due it's annual MOT test? do you own a vehicle that has not previously required an examination but is approaching 3 years old and therefore requires the first test? Hartley Garage has been an approved testing station for over 40 years! we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service as well as an honest and impartial examination of your car or van.
If you need to book an M.O.T you can by calling us on 01474 706501 or use our online booking system. If you choose to wait for your test to be carried out you can do so in the comfort of our waiting area and enjoy a tea or coffee as well as the use of our WIFI.
If waiting is not an option you can drop off your vehicle and collect when convenient if you do not live near we can drop you home or to the nearest station or local shops or alternatively we now offer a collection and delivery service at no extra charge giving all our customer flexibility with minimum inconvenience.
If you have forgotten to book and have found that your certificate has expired you are allowed to drive to a pre-arranged appointment at an authorised test centre, just call 01474 706501 and arrange an appointment and you're covered
What you need to know about the MOT test
The MOT normally takes between 45 and 60 minutes dependant on the age and condition of the car.
Should your vehicle fail the MOT and therefore deemed un-roadworthy we will be unable to issue a certificate but you will then have 10 days to have the car repaired and retested free of charge.
The most common reasons for mot failures are screen washers not working, lights not working or not adjusted correctly or engine management lights (EML) on.
If your MOT has expired it is against the law to drive it on the road unless you have a pre-arranged test booked only then can you legally drive to the test center.
It is worth remembering that by passing the test your vehicle met the minimum standards it is not a guarantee it will remain roadworthy for the next 12 months, it will still require regular maintenance and servicing.
Local MOT Test Centre
Although based in Hartley we are easily accessible to those living and working in the surrounding areas, If you are unable to get to us for whatever reason then please let us know at the time of booking and we will arrange to collect your motor vehicle and drop it back to you once completed at no extra cost. You should allow a minimum 3-hour window for the collection and drop off service please ensure there is sufficient fuel for the collection, test and return of your vehicle.
We recognise that we live in a very price competitive world and we always strive to provide the most cost-effective mot test near you, but cheap or discounted tests do not always work out to be the cheapest in the long run if extra work is "found" to be required. It is worth remembering when searching for "cheap MOT near me" to look carefully at the reviews from other customers. Hartley Garage has gained an excellent reputation for MOT's nearest you so please consider this when you're looking for discounted or cheap deals.
Mot Customer Reviews
"Excellent service at Hartley Garage, clean, tidy and professional and right on your doorstep, exactly what's been missing around here. Will be recommending to all my friends and customers, top work chaps." Paul Such - Facebook July 2018
"I had my car re-gassed a couple of times and each time the air con failed within days. I then tried Hartley garage as they said they would fully test for leaks and only re-gas if they found the problem, they also deducted the cost for testing off any repairs carried out. They found the leak and re gassed for a reasonable price and my air con is the coldest it has been for years and so far a week later still working fine. They did say if for some reason it stops working, bring it back and they would fix it, but they were confident they had solved the problem for good. Can highly recommend them." Clive Blake - Facebook August 2018
"Took my Datsun to Hartley Garage today for some work on the brakes and an MOT. Really impressed with their facilities. They fixed the car promptly, and I found their prices to be very good. They are very friendly and knowledgeable. Many thanks!" Matthew Chaplin - Facebook July 2018
"Just wanted to say thank you to Hartley Garage for sorting out the last minute MOT for my mum's car today. Despite me only calling first thing this morning they managed to shuffle things around to accommodate me and get it booked in the same day. By 2 pm they called me to say it was all done.
Can’t ask for more than that !!" David Carter - Facebook
"The team at Hartley Garage managed to fit my car in with no notice for mot, full service and 4 new tyres and at a very reasonable price, I couldn't be happier and would highly recommend." Keely Brown - Facebook April 2018
"Absolutely fantastic people and service, thank you all so much. Highly recommend this garage very reasonable but most of all honest and trustworthy- support your local garage these guys are great x" Katie Payne - Facebook July 2018
"Recently had my mot with this garage. Very accommodating and excellent service. Will definitely be going back in the future and would recommend to anybody needing the same or further work carried out" Stephen Leighton - Facebook June 2018