MOT Testing

MOT Testing in Southampton Completed by a Qualified, Local Mechanic

Ace Automotive Southern Ltd is conveniently placed for vehicle owners in Southampton and the surrounding areas. When your annual MOT is due, you can rely on us for a thorough, professional test that complies with current regulations and standards. We are a class 4 MOT test centre with full in-house MOT testing facilities. Our team can also carry out vehicle servicing and a range of repairs as needed, providing a hassle-free solution to vehicle maintenance.

As a local mechanic known for competitive prices and customer service, we are proud to be a trusted choice for MOTs, fixing vehicles that have failed MOTs and various other garage services. Of course, our inspectors are fully trained and approved. We also offer emergency car breakdown services.


Class 4 MOTs

Ace Automotive Southern Ltd is a class 4 MOT test centre. This means we can legally test the following:

  • Cars

  • Taxis

  • Small Vans

  • Minibuses

  • Private Ambulances

We test vehicles of any make and model within these categories.

In-House MOT Testing

Unlike some other companies, we undertake full MOTs in-house at our Southampton garage. The test covers a range of systems and components to ensure your vehicle is safe and legal. We follow the guidelines set by DVLA and issue the relevant certificates.

It takes about an hour for one of our trained local mechanics to complete MOT testing. The things we check include:

  • Steering

  • Suspension

  • Brakes

  • Tyres and Wheels

  • Lights

  • Exhaust and Emissions

  • Seat Belts

  • Windscreen

  • Bonnet Catch

  • Mirrors

  • Doors

  • Fuel System

  • Body and Structure

  • Battery and Wiring

Once the test is complete, we will let you know whether your vehicle has passed or failed. If it has passed, we issue an MOT certificate and no further action is required. If your vehicle fails, we will explain why and advise on the repairs needed.

Failed MOTs

There’s no need to worry if your car fails the MOT; we can get you back on the road. We will talk you through the work required to get your vehicle up to a pass standard. We can then complete the repairs at our garage and do your MOT retest. We might even be able to do this on the same day.

It is important to note that if your vehicle has failed the MOT, you can only legally drive it away if your current MOT is still valid and no “dangerous” problems were found.

Make Sure Your Vehicle Passes

There are some things you can do to improve the chances of a successful MOT. Firstly, we advise all vehicle owners in Southampton to book in for regular servicing with a local mechanic, either annually or more often depending on how much you use your vehicle.

It is also sensible to make the following checks before MOT testing to avoid failing for a silly reason:

  • Clean your number plates

  • Make sure the inside is clean and tidy

  • Check the condition of windscreen wipers

  • Make sure all lights are working

  • Check tyre tread

  • Top up all fluids

  • Test the horn

  • Make sure mirrors are intact and secure

Ace Automotive Southern LtD
To book MOT testing in Southampton, call 023 8078 6105. You can also use our online booking form.
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