Is your MOT due? We can help
If your car is over 3 years old, it will need an annual MOT test to get a valid MOT certificate. With over 50 years' experience, our trained technicians provide a quick, efficient and reliable MOT check designed to meet the legal requirements keeping you safe and roadworthy. MOTs are a legal requirement and you could face a £1000 fine plus other potential penalties if you don't have one.Book your MOT now
What is an MOT?
An MOT is an annual check to assess your car’s safety and roadworthiness
in an MOT?
The full list of what is covered is here. Just bring your car to us and we’ll do the rest. We are qualified and approved by the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, previously known as VOSA). We’ll carry out the checks and let you know if there is anything to be concerned about.
How much will it cost?
Please call for the latest cost based on your make and model of car.
How long will it take?
An MOT takes between 45 – 60 minutes. For your convenience, you might prefer to drop your car off in the morning and collect it later.
What should I do now?
Book your car in with Mike Smith Cars. We will take care of your MOT providing you with any advice you need if there is anything to be concerned about. You can trust us to look after your whole family’s cars – bring them to us and we’ll make sure everyone’s car is well-looked after, reliable and safe.
What happens if I don’t have an MOT certificate?
The penalties for not having an MOT certificate can be quite severe. You could get a £1000 fine and you won’t be able to pay your road tax. It will probably also mean your car insurance is invalid which could mean penalty points and an inability to claim.
Do I still need a service?
Yes. MOTs are visual inspections only so you still need a more in-depth check that your car is performing as it should. We provide cost-effective options for servicing your car, see for yourself here.
Do you have a BMW or Hybrid Car?
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What is checked during an MOT?
These checks are included in a standard MOT but are subject to make, model and age of your car.
Front, rear, headlights (main beam and dipped), hazard lights, indicators and brake lights
Legal tread depth of 1.6mm, any damage such as splits in the tread, bulges or cuts in the sidewall; correct tyre pressure
Brake efficiency, tension, any wear and tear, leaks
Ensure safe and working efficiently, check no damage and seatbelt clips, unclips and extends correctly
Cracks, chips, windscreen wipers clear the windscreen, ensure washer jets work efficiently
Check shock absorbers, bushes, ball joints, springs to ensure working and no wear and tear
Ensure horn reacts quickly to pressure and makes correct noise
Check for wear and tear including blowing, security and exhaust emissions
Leaks and security of components
Vintage Car MOT
For your peace of mind, If your car is over 40 years old, whilst it is exempt from an MOT test, we offer a safety check. This is equivalent to a standard MOT.
We love happy customers
I called without an appointment and received immediate attention and courtesy. I needed new relucter rings on my old BMW and these were fitted quickly and efficiently at the agreed price. Ben even lent me a vehicle to get home whist mine was being fixed! I can absolutely recommend MSC and will do so. Well done and thank you very much
From the Start, Ben at MSC was fantastic. Quoted me a price for a Cambelt and Waterpump change that's was half of what that was offered at Audi. Great communication, Quick and Efficient service and I will coming back for any of my car needs. Thank you once again
Great service and very thorough!! Can't fault them
Had various work done on my cars by Ben at mike smith cars. Fantastic service. Knowledge second to none. Wouldn't ever go anywhere else. Top guys. 👍
Rang and even they were fully booked they managed to fit my X5 in to check the knocking noise it was diagnosed and they fixed my car Brilliant service
Service and MOT done on my oldish car, good service and great value.
Car MOT done here, good service, good price.
Best motor repair & services in Leicester
Thank you Tim & Andy. Only people I'd trust with my old E46
Great garage Would recommend to anyone
very friendly knowledge at a good price would recommend.
Many thanks Andy and the Team for a quick turnaround on my Wifes poorley BMW. Repair, Service and MOT in a day with no corners cut. Look no further for a reliable trustworthy BMW Specialist!!!
Excellent service and workmanship. Completed my warranty work without the stress and hassle to myself.
Great professional service. Know their stuff and realistic prices. Would definitely recommend and definitely return.
Extremely pleased with work done on X5, highly recommended.
Good & honest service from the boys, at a fare price. Like anything of quality, you get what you pay for. Thanks again guys , see you next time
Absolutely on cloud 9!! After having a quote for £600 from another garage to repair my air con on my 530d, the guys down at this place (andy) found the fault which was wrongly for identified by the other garage, and saved me £400!!! Don't use anyone else for your BMW, these gentlemen are honest, friendly and know their BMW's! Thanks again Andy, your an absolute star mate!
Andy has been working on my cars for over 10 years and never fails to deliver a 5 star service! His attention to detail is second to none and has always provided great value for money with any faults rectified first time of asking. Wouldn't trust anyone else to do a better job.... customer for life! 👍
Brilliant help and advice, both sales & service, from Ben at genuine BMW Specialists MSC. Nothing too much trouble. Your 'Beamer' safe in their hands! Many thanks.
Good guys doing a good job..
Took my car there after many attempts to rectify an issue that had plagued me for months. Staff were very friendly and helpful, issue was also detected and resolved. Couldn't be any happier, I will recommend them
Best place for bmw service
Qualified and well trained mechanics, the only guys in the city I let to repair my car. Additionally very friendly guys and willing to help all the time, Tim and Andy are Mechanic stars!
Took my bmw for a full service which was done to a very hi standard the guys were very polite and professional , and I've just realised they've washed my car what a great service thanks msc
Incredible service from Andy and the team - The reviews on Google are accurate. Andy provided fantastic customer service when collecting my car. All questions were handled professionally and they even washed and gave the car a quick check over. Prices were very reasonable and it left me confident knowing my car had been handled with care.
Professional, fast, honest and efficient. Add polite and patient to mix the best ingredients for a wonderful service. Go anywhere else with an old horse and you'll be looked down upon. But not in here! Respect and decency are the cherries on top. 7 months by now and my grizzled X5 purrs with satisfaction. Thanks a lot guys!
They sorted my problem over the phone saved me from spending money. Explained that problem is related to wrong tyres. I replaced tyres and car is like new.
Tim and Andy have looked after all of the BMWs that I have owned over the last 15+ years, and I have always received fantastic service at an incredibly reasonable price. The depth of knowledge and proficient skills that these chaps possess is astounding, and they always apply these with efficiency, dedication and enthusiasm in order to achieve the highest possible standards. Total customer satisfaction is obviously a priority at MSC BMW Specialists, as I have always experienced this when collecting my car from them.