MOT Test in Oldham, Bury Manchester

Our impartial and independent MOT will help keep your peace of mind. We perform all our own MOT’s in-house at our Oldham and Bury service centres, we cover the whole of the North Manchester area, from Bolton to Stalybridge and Manchester City Centre. Volksmaster have a fully qualified MOT testing team so you can rest assured there are no biased results or bogus MOT failures here! We can even pick-up and drop-off your vehicle* from your home or place of work and go through any advisory notes included in the test results.

Though we are VAG specialist we can MOT any vehicle from any manufacturer.

MOT’s are a legal requirement in the UK. Currently vehicles aged 3 years or over must be tested every year. New MOT re-test procedures have been launched by VOSA which mean you may not have to pay full fees to have your vehicle re-tested after an MOT failure.

For further information about MOT’s please visit the VOSA website. The annual MOT test can make even the most cool-headed person a little nervous but our Trained Technicians are on hand to help make this is as simple and painless as possible.

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What Is An MOT?

MOT Test Centre Oldham

The MOT is a vehicle test. It’s a legal requirement to ensure that vehicles on the UK roads meet minimum safety and emission standards. It improves the safety of all road users and helps keep pollution in check. Driving a car older than 3 years without a valid MOT certificate is illegal. Don’t take it lightly because you may end up paying a £1,000 fine.

A new private car should get its first MOT certificate before it completes 3 years from the date of registration. For some other categories like emergency vehicles and taxis, the certificate must be obtained within a year of registration.

Only approved test centres like the one at Volksmaster are authorised to perform MOT tests. During the test, your car will undergo a series of checks and if it passes these checks, your MOT certificate will be issued. If there are defects, you have to get it rectified at a garage of your choice and retake the test. You are under no obligation to use Volksmaster to instigate repairs in order to bring your vehicle inline to pass the MOT.

Checks Performed During The MOT

During the MOT, qualified technicians check your car including its interiors and exteriors for safety or emission issues. Here are some common checks that you can expect at your MOT.

  • Condition of your seats and seat adjustments.
  • Condition of your seatbelts. Seatbelts should be in good condition, should latch and unlatch properly and should lock when tugged.
  • Operation of the horn.
  • Condition of your windscreen. Cracks and chips are serious problems if they are large or are obstructing the driver’s view. Any problem in the wiper’s sweep zone may result in a failed test.
  • Condition and effectiveness of the wipers.
  • Level of the windscreen washer fluid.
  • Operation of doors and windows, including the locks.
  • Condition and functioning of the mirrors.
  • Operation and effectiveness of lights, including headlight aim and turning indicators.
  • Lights and indicators on the dashboard. Your car will not pass if the check engine light is coming on or if there is some other warning light that indicates a serious issue.
  • Rust or serious damage on the body.
  • Condition and legibility of the number plates.
  • Type of tyres installed, tyre condition and tread depth. Tyres should be inflated to the recommended pressures.
  • Brake test using a roller brake tester.
  • Condition of the exhaust system. There should be no cracks, leaks or unusual noises and the emissions should be within limits.
  • Condition of the steering and suspension.
  • Condition of the fuel system including the fuel tank and fuel cap.

Preparing For The MOT

A large number of MOT failures are due to silly reasons like a non-functioning lamp or badly-placed sticker on the windscreen that’s obstructing the driver’s view. To avoid such problems, perform some basic checks before taking your car for the test. At Volksmaster, we offer a quick preliminary check to detect common problems. This improves your chances of passing the test at your first attempt.

The Volksmaster Advantage

Volksmaster Customer Waiting Area

If you live in or around Manchester, worry-free MOTs are just a call or a few clicks away. Volksmaster are specialists in Volkswagen, Audi, Škoda, Seat, BMW or Mini but we service cars and vans from most manufacturers. With Volksmaster, MOTs are hassle free. We make it as easy and painless as possible.

Volksmaster has been around for over 25 years. Our friendly staff, expert mechanics and convenient MOT service will have your car certified and on the road in the shortest possible time.

If your car is due for its MOT, but you are worried that it’s not in a great condition, don’t put off the test. Instead, get your car serviced at Volksmaster and we will get it back in shape. You can then proceed with the MOT with confidence.

For MOTs in the North Manchester area, from Bolton through Bury, Oldham and over to Uppermill Volksmaster offer you many convenient options. Book your service online or give us a call, in Oldham 0161 624 5060 or Bury 0161 761 3030 and drop your car off at our garage. You can pick it up at any point after the MOT has been passed or you can simply wait in our waiting area until the test is complete and help yourself to complementary hot and cold drinks.

If you have no time to visit our garage, just use our pick up and drop off service. Our driver will collect your vehicle from your home or place of work and drop it off after the test. If your need to remaiin mobile you can also book one of our courtesy cars.

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*pick-up and drop-off service is charged depending on location.

 

Arranging Your MOT

Drop your car off
Simply drop your car off with us between 8am and 10am and in most cases your vehicle will be ready for collection the same day between 3.30 and 5.30. Outside these hours you are welcome to park.

Wait with your car
Most servicing and repair work can be done while you wait. If this is your preference we have a superb waiting area equipped with free hot and cold drinks and a interesting viewing area where you can watch our trained technicians working on your vehicle.

Courtesy car
If your vehicle needs to stay with us for 1 day or longer then you are able to pre-book one of our courtesy vehicles to keep you mobile.

Pick up / drop off
The ultimate hassle free solution; one of our drivers will arrange to collect your vehicle from your home or place of work at a pre-arranged time and then return your vehicle when the work is complete. Our service advisors will contact you when the vehicle arrives on site during the day to discuss the progress of the work and then advise you of the time you can expect your vehicle back. Contact our service advisors for more details.

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  • First time used this garage, what a top guy there called Mike and his team, kept me up to date on the progress, customer service excellent, think i've found my garage, i wish them all the best.
    Highly recommended.....nice one guys.

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    MR K
    14/01/20

    I had quite a bad central locking fault on my Caddy, which was a real pain for me. Volksmaster did a cracking job to find and fix the fault and went above and beyond in all their service. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff also. Cracking job and service from Volksmaster, would highly recommend.

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    Steven Drew
    14/01/20

    couldn't have been better! Picked my car up for its service promptly as arranged and telephoned with advisory items soon after which showed they were getting on with the job. Very professional positive and friendly. Car returned after full service and additional work by early afternoon. Could pay directly through my bank account app. Could not have been better. Got 10% off as I had voucher from the Bury branch from last year.

    Adrian Schofield
    13/01/20
  • Attended the garage recently on two separate occasions (different reasons). Staff were helpful, polite and informative they didn’t speak to me like I was an idiot, from booking the car in to collecting it later. The garage and forecourt was clean and tidy giving a good impression. Would highly recommend this garage

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    Katy Mitchell
    20/12/19

    Took my car here for the first time yesterday. I can honestly say they did a fantastic job. Very competitive rates. Polite, friendly staff and true to their word had my car ready when they said it would be. Would highly recommend these guys. Thank you

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    Maureen Jones
    13/12/19

    Best garage around. Not only diagnosed the issue quickly but fixed it within a few days and even fixed a few electrical problems free of charge. Other garages couldn’t find the issue and one garage nearly had me recon my dsg gearbox at a cost of 3k. Highly recommended don’t wast your time at other garages like I did.

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    Phil smith
    13/12/19
  • Ryan and the team are professional and knowledgable, they provide great customer service and all the work is carried out to a high standard. They give honest advice and even suggest cheaper alternatives. Not a place that rips you off! I've been going there for years and never had a problem. Chet

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    Chet Patel
    09/12/19

    The best specialist mechanics around! No nonsense, knowledgeable, reliable and keep you up to date on any work being done on your car. They are my go to place for figuring out any big issue and fixing it to a high standard - for a good price. Plus Ryan ensures your car is well looked after. Thanks guys!

    Touyab Waseem Avatar
    Touyab Waseem
    08/12/19

    These guys are the real deal! 5 star. Constantly going the extra mile. Knowledgeable, patient, honest, down-to-earth and they know their VWs inside out. My van is back today from them, super clean and smelling great.
    So happy to have discovered their Bury branch, they gave my Volkswagen T5.1 van some seriously needed TLC and it drives like a new vehicle.
    I won't go anywhere else after so many dodgy cowboy garage experiences... now discovering these guys is like a diamond in the rough!! Don't hesitate to use them for any of your VAG needs. I'll be back.
    Cheers, Hannah.

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    HANNAH FARREN
    05/12/19
  • Excellent service at Volksmaster Bury. Took my Audi TT because there was water leaking into the footwells but I had no idea where from. They found the leak within an hour, replaced my windscreen and had it all sealed. They even cleaned all the mould from the carpets and dried it out as much as they could. Prices are fair and Mike was extremely helpful - highly recommended!

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    Linda Barlow
    04/12/19

    The quality of the service was excellent everything that was promised to me was delivered on time, I highly recommend volksmaster Oldham and have since recommended some of my family and friends to them, the over customer experience was excellent they kept me updated about everything and the communication was excellent. Would definitely use them again and good value for money.

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    Asad Mahmood
    28/11/19

    Brilliant garage. They're honest, reliable, friendly and always try to fit you in at short notice if they can. You're given a estimate of the time that the job will take and they stick to it. No needless hanging around or constant calling to check on progress that I've had to do with some other garages. I trust the staff at Volksmaster to do a great job on time and to charge a fair price.

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    Gareth Lawler
    28/11/19
  • Wouldnt take my car anywhere else. Fair prices and every member of staff is friendly and helpful. Brilliant garage.

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    Heather Robinson
    27/11/19

    Great service took my Ford Focus, thought it was gone, as I thought it was the gearbox!! Volksmaster fixed it, am happy with the service! Great service, thank you!

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    Taps Muzite
    26/11/19

    Friendly and quick service. They did my cam belt change no problem. Have used this place before and they are 100% reliable. Car was also cleaned inside and out.Thanks very much guys!

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    Clare Hirst
    23/11/19
  • This is the second time I have been to Volksmaster in Oldham the level of service and attention to detail was excellent I can’t recommend enough,.

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    martin carver
    23/11/19

    Good work, very accommodating, gave me great advice regarding maintenance, cleaning and lubricating my sunroof. Even valeted the car. Great customer service, will definitely be taking my SEAT Leon here again. The servicing and MOT prices are very reasonable.

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    Mridyul Das
    22/11/19

    I have been coming here many years for MOT. Always the same fast and friendly service. Recommended.

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    Steve Bradbury
    21/11/19
  • All good, efficient and professional as usual

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    Mark Stockton
    20/11/19

    I went here last month for a full service on my kia sportage and the staff where really helpful and friendly they went through all what needed doing will be back next year for my m.o.t thanks to lisa and Danny all the best scott

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    scott walker
    12/11/19

    These guys are fantastic!, not only did they fix the issues with my touareg. I had trouble getting over to pick my car so they delivered it to my work! Amazing
    Thank you. Would recommend to anyone

    Chris Nicholson Avatar
    Chris Nicholson
    08/11/19
  • First time I've used you guys. You did a fantastic job on my Audi A6 that had a terrible noise coming from the drivers side wheel. Turns out it was the wheel bearing that had gone and advised me that both needed changing which I was happy with knowing when one side has gone the other side is not long off failing as well .Great work guys will be back in the future for servicing and repairs all the best Dan 👍🏻

    Daniel Rynham Avatar
    Daniel Rynham
    03/11/19

    Just picked up my seat leon 1.6 l diesel. Was suffering with DPF and injector issues. Had the car in a few garages over the last couple of years and they never got to bottom of anything so gradually got worse. Volksmaster identified issues on day 1 and got car back within 48 hours of being dropped off. Its driving better than it did we when bought 2nd hand. Best service I've had from any garage.

    Lee Hulme Avatar
    Lee Hulme
    30/10/19

    Sorted a service, the timing belt and water pump on my vehicle quikly and at a reasonable price, thanks

    Gary Norwood Avatar
    Gary Norwood
    22/10/19
  • Excellent and polite service. Ryan on front desk was real gentlemen and answered any queries. Left my car for belt and waterpump change at 10am and was ready to collect by 15:30. Service was fast and efficient. Will use this branch for service aswell instead of taking to main dealer.

    Zahid Mahmood Avatar
    Zahid Mahmood
    09/10/19

    Amazing service and extremely friendly staff, they know exactly what they are doing! Issue with my engine management light on my Audi A3, explained exactly what the issue is and fixed at my convenience.

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    Hassan
    02/10/19

    Excellent, honest service. Beats any dealer hands down in terms of price and customer service. Highly recommended.

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    Kapil Bharath
    30/09/19
  • Took my Seat in for a Wheel Alignment today, great service & friendly staff. Steering was very slightly off 1st time round which was more down to my vehicle than bad workmanship but all to happy to alter later on in the day. Happy customer.
    Highly recommend using Volksmaster over dealership or other high street garages.
    Many thanks

    Alan Avatar
    Alan
    27/09/19

    Great service, i had some injector seals fitted in a last minute rush would highly recommend. Cheers

    Lewis Madden Avatar
    Lewis Madden
    03/09/19

    I went for my VW's first service instead of paying through the nose at the dealership. The staff are all very friendly were happy to explain things to me and other customers. If you don’t mind forgoing the fancy waiting room of the dealership then this place will keep your service costs down and I even had a cup of tea while I waited. See you next time VM!

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    David Jordan
    28/08/19
  • Just picked up my Audi from its second service at Volksmaster Bury. Both times they've done a great job, provided excellent service at reasonable prices and kept me updated with anything that needed doing as soon as they found it. Can't see me switching to another garage any time soon.

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    James Whitham
    20/08/19

    I have been their customer for more than 16 years.
    I was looking for someone who would be honest not charge for jobs that didn't exist.( being female that happened to me a lot )
    I think the amount of years I have been using their services sums up how highly I would recommend them.
    Mike,Ryan, Lisa and all the staff are professionals in what they do. A great family business which I have gone on to reccomend to my friends and family.

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    Roxie Taj
    16/07/19

    Very good garage would definitely recommend.

    Jon James Avatar
    Jon James
    11/07/19
  • I have an Audi A8 4.2 Quattro. It developed a horrible steering rattle after some work by a national company who repeatedly could not find the problem. Nor could I see a solution in any Audi online chat. Volksmaster accurately identified the cause during their first examination of the vehicle. They explained things in detail to me and then carried out the repair work and returned the car to me precisely on time and precisely on budget. It is now perfect. They are a very efficient and straightforward company to deal with and I am delighted to be one of their customers.

    Stuart Sedgwick Avatar
    Stuart Sedgwick
    09/07/19

    Fantastic service. Wouldn't take my car anywhere else. Highly reccomended . If you want the best service and highly skilled technicians - this is the place to go. Nice people too !

    Mark Allan Avatar
    Mark Allan
    20/06/19

    Needed a repaired comfort control… Needed a repaired comfort control module programmed and fitted to my 2003 vw transporter thought I would have to go to main dealer who would want to fit new part £400+vat +120+vat for programming plus labour my local garage couldn’t do it then a friend put me onto volksmaster took the van to them at 830am got a call at 10am job done cost £116 saved a fortune excellent service highly recommended

    customer
    27/05/19
  • Had the cambelt changed on my Golf GTD, great friendly service.
    Only minor thing was they are very busy so you need to book well in advance.

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    Lee Holden
    18/05/19

    First rate service at the bury branch, couldn't of been happier with the service I received

    Anthony Nicholls Avatar
    Anthony Nicholls
    11/05/19

    I booked my VW Golf in for a major service as they were much cheaper than Inchcape and wouldn't invalidate my used car warranty. They found some issues whilst carrying out the service which they were able to repair on the same day. Car was picked up from my home and returned later on washed and vacuumed.

    Sarah Brennan Avatar
    Sarah Brennan
    26/04/19
  • Great job and good guys. Excellent.

    Phil Popland Avatar
    Phil Popland
    13/04/19

    Excellent service Excellent service. Quality work done to a fair price. I would rate their standards above that of main dealer.

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    mark
    08/04/19

    HONEST. Garages have a bad reputation for ripping people off. Trust is a major thing and you can trust them. Was booked in for front and back tracking was quoted £99 when I came to pick up car they only charged £46 as back wheels did not need adjustments. They could have charged me and I would not have known.
    Tariq

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    Tariq
    07/04/19
  • Really impressed with the service, fixed my window and were really good at keeping me in the loop with all work done. Van came back cleaned inside and out. Mega! Thanks guys.

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    David Eckersall
    05/04/19

    Really impressed with the service, fixed my window and were really good at keeping me in the loop with all work done. Van came back cleaned inside and out. Mega! Thanks guys.

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    David Eckersall
    05/04/19

    Excellent service, really professional and the services are much cheaper than the Audi dealership whilst being warranty standard. Will definitely be using again in the future.

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    Mark Small
    05/04/19

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