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MOT & Service

At Mercia Motors ensuring your customer experience is a great one is paramount to our core values, so giving you value for money along with high quality workmanship is very important to us. Our fully qualified technicians have over 70 years combined experience and have been manufacturer trained by Toyota, Honda, Ford, Mercedes, BMW and Land Rover and also have a wealth of experience and knowledge on most other makes and models. This enables us to offer vehicle servicing, MOT’s and repairs of all vehicle makes and models

We constantly price check our local area to ensure we give you the most competitive prices for all servicing and repair work undertaken and ensuring good value for money.


 FREE Collection and Delivery available or use our 17 plate Nissan Juke complimentary loan car using our "just add fuel" policy


MOT class IV only £39 - Using a state of the art automated test lane we can offer a "while you wait" MOT. 

Fixed Price Servicing, allowing you to budget and know the service cost before booking in. 

Upto 1.9L petrol/diesel    - Interim Service £155 inc VAT  - Full Service £239 inc VAT

2.0L to 2.9L petrol/diesel - Interim Service £185 inc VAT - Full Service £285 inc VAT

  Other Services

  • FREE Vehicle Health Check
  • FREE Brake Test
  • Tyre Replacement 
  • Timing Belt / Chain Replacement
  • Gearbox / Engine
  • Air Conditioning 
  • Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning
  • 3D Pro Wheel Alignment 
  • Dealer Level Diagnostics
  • Bodywork / Wheels
  • Valeting


              CALL OR EMAIL OUR FRIENDLY AND DEDICATED SERVICE TEAM TODAY TO BOOK IN OR                                    

              REQUEST A QUOTE. 0114 2365880 / [email protected]




  • The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards. You must get an MOT for your vehicle by either:

    • the third anniversary of its registration
    • the anniversary of its last MOT, if it's over 3 years old

    Some vehicles need to be tested at one year old, such as Ambulances, Taxis, or Private Passenger Vehicles with more than 8 seats.

    Please note, you can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT.

  • An MOT lasts for a year. The date it runs out is printed on the last pass certificate. You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date.

  • You can't drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has run out. You can be prosecuted if caught.

    The only exceptions are to drive it:

    • to or from somewhere to be repaired
    • to a pre-arranged MOT test
  • During the MOT, important parts on your vehicle will be checked to make sure they meet the legal standards.

    You can watch the test from a viewing area but you're not allowed to interrupt the tester.

    The test does not cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox.

    For more information on which parts of your vehicle are tested, visit

  • Your vehicle can either pass or fail the MOT. If it fails, you'll get a list of things that need to be fixed.

    Passing the MOT

    If your vehicle passes the MOT:

    • you'll get an MOT certificate from the test centre
    • it will be recorded in the MOT database

    Mileage reading

    The MOT certificate will show the mileage recorded at the current and previous 3 test passes. This is shown as the 'odometer reading and history'.

    Report any mistakes with the latest reading to the MOT centre within 7 days. They will give you a replacement certificate.

    Mistakes on an earlier mileage can't be changed.

    Failing the MOT

    If your vehicle fails the MOT:

    • you'll get a 'refusal of an MOT test certificate' from the test centre
    • it will be recorded in the MOT database

    You can appeal the result if you think it's wrong.

    Driving a vehicle that's failed

    You must not drive the vehicle on the road if it fails the test, even if the MOT hasn't run out, except to:

    • have the failed defects fixed
    • a pre-arranged MOT test appointment

    You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.

  • You don't need to get an MOT for a vehicle that hasn't reached the age its first MOT is needed.

    Exempt vehicles

    Other vehicles that don't need an MOT include:

    • cars and motorcycles made before 1960
    • goods vehicles powered by electricity
    • tractors

    A list of exempt types of vehicles is on form V112. You need to fill in the form if your vehicle is listed so that you can tax it.

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