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.
What Is An MOT?
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
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.
*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.
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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Our Latest Google & Facebook Reviews
Refreshing to find an honest, straightforward but thoroughly professional service centre, at reasonable prices, and friendly attitudeMike Hamnett26/08/20
Fantastic and professional customer service from Ryan and the team there! I've used Volksmaster on numerous occasions over the last couple of years now for my Audi and been well looked after. I absolutely recommend them!Daniel Kenny17/08/20
Booked car in for quite a bit of work whole process was easy and quick can't recommend enough need your car fixing hit them up!spooky x03/08/20
Took my RS3 to Mike with a EML on worked out to be a timing issue which on a RS3 is a major job. Parts on back order for 2 weeks and Mike stored my car there so i didn’t cause any damage to the engine.. Got it back running perfect 100% recommend and won’t be taking my RS anywhere else.. Thanks Mike 👍🏽Mark Bolton18/07/20
100% satisfied with this garage, from customer support to service, you will not be disappointed. Highly recommended!Gary Stockton17/07/20
Took my RS3 to Mike with a EML on worked out to be a timing issue which on a RS3 is a major job. Parts on back order for 2 weeks and Mike stored my car there so i didn’t cause any damage to the engine.. Got it back running perfect 100% recommend and won’t be taking my RS anywhere else.. Thanks Mike 👍🏽Mark Bolton15/07/20
I've used Volksmaster for years. they are good mechanics, who explain what is wrong and what are the options. prices are reasonable (much cheaper than a dealer) and service is friendly.A Google User14/07/20
I've used Volksmaster for years. they are good mechanics, who explain what is wrong and what are the options. prices are reasonable (much cheaper than a dealer) and service is friendly.Andrew Booth14/07/20
It was not easy to find a garage I could trust. To know what they are doing and be honest about what needs to be done. I know a fair amount about car mechanics, so Im not easily fooled and can identify a con-merchant. If the garage takes the time to fully explain what is wrong with your car and how they will fix it, and does not mind you asking questions, then its a fair sign that they can be trusted. I have been taking both my VW van and Golf there for almost 2 years. I am very happy with their work.Rula Safi03/07/20
Always a pleasure booking the car in highly recommend nathan and the lads do an amazing job the receptionist is lovely always willing to go the extra mile for there customers. I really wouldn't go anywhere else thanks again. Always on time very professionalJordan Clancy30/06/20
The reception and staff could not be more helpful the service was carried out on time and the car was given a full clean inside and out definately recomend volksmaster for car serviceMalcolm Watson30/06/20
Volksmaster Bury My wife took her Lease car to Volksmaster at BURY. There were issues with communications between the Lease Company, my wife's company etc. but we were both impressed with the courteous and professional manner in which the 'guys' at Volksmaster operated and the willingness to provide and excellent customer service and get her car back to her as soon as possible. Well done to all and thank you. HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDJohn Griffin27/06/20
We’ve been using Volksmaster for about 6 years. They have always been professional and helpful. The work carried out has always been high quality and good value.A Google User23/06/20
After being messed about by main dealers, decided to take my business elsewhere!! After chatting to Lisa (very friendly and knowledgeable) got my Audi TTS booked in, turned up and Ryan had me back On the road in no time, great professional guys at 50% of the stealers!! Highly recommended 👍🏼yenoor406 .18/06/20
After being messed about by main dealers, decided to take my business elsewhere!! After chatting to Lisa (very friendly and knowledgeable) got my Audi TTS booked in, turned up and Ryan had me back On the road in no time, great professional guys at 50% of the stealers!! Highly recommended 👍🏼yenoor40618/06/20
Absolutly fantastic service that has excelled in every area.I run a very busy car tyre and service centre and one of my services developed a problem while in our care. To cut a long story short our service light reset knocked out or reprogramed a module on the car causing all windows and horn to stop working. Ryan who answered my initial call and worked on the car was fantastic and really helped get the car sorted. Only dealer level diagnostics and reprogramming would sort this problem out and it was done without messing about. It was all done the same day. I am so happy to have chosen VolksMaster over the dealers as they were much cheaper and knew their stuff.Guy's and Girls thank you so much for today you really don't know how happy I am for what you have done.Many Thanks Paul...Paul Widall13/06/20
Excellent service and went above and beyond to help with warranty company. I will definitely recommend and will definitely use again.
I brought my Audi here, following a recommendation from an AA mechanic. I dealt with Mike, who was brilliant. Work was done extremely quick, very efficient and communicated well the whole way through. Also very helpfull in providing me with statements and documents to support my claim to the ombudsman after my warranty company refused to pay for the work.
Thanks guystobi oputa10/06/20
Fantastic customer service every time. Been coming to the same garage for over 10+years and never been disappointed.Heidi Taylor09/06/20
I would highly recommend this place. Very professional. Personally spoke with Mike who was really helpful and gave brilliant advice. He was very honest and genuinely helped us. They are very clean and thoroughly clean car after done which is essential with the current situation.
The service is impeccable, quality of the work is outstanding. I will definitely be going here for all future work.Saim Ghazanfar ali05/06/20
It’s very rare I write a review, but today the service received from Volksmaster was exceptional!
With the COVID-19 issue at the present time they have developed procedures for keeping distance when in the office and disinfecting all parts of the car they touch before the service and when finished.
As for the service, I am very pleased. Everything completed and they also highlighted issues from previous servicing.
As for the cost, I am deliriously happy. Never again will I have the hassle of dealing with an AUDI main dealer who charge the earth and do unnecessary work. (Bye Bye Main Dealers)Colin Buckley27/05/20
Cannot praise them highly enough - recommended by a friend for their attention to new Covid 19 situation when they had a car situation 2 weeks ago- had a situation requiring immediate action myself and the good hygiene controls had become even better. Fixed screen in reception - key disinfected in and out/ key elements of car disinfected in and out and great price for job. The 'new' way forward. Thank you. Stay safe. Well done for embracing new normalMags Poulton07/05/20
Amazing, went in for brake pads and discs, great hospitality, customer always comes first will be coming here forever 🙂jahanzayb kayani18/03/20
Always friendly and helpful, really know their stuff.They will advise honestly and charge fairly.i would not use any other.Roy Clare13/03/20
Great service Great service, really good prices and they keep you informed of what's going on. This is my fourth time using Volksmaster at Oldham and I wouldn't take my car anywhere else. Works are done quickly and at a fair price. Any extra works found when the car is in are highlighted and they let you know and give the options of what you want doing. The staff all seem like they actually want to do the best for their customers which is not common of other places I've used for car works. Only one niggle, that's the online quote request facility on the website. It doesn't seem to work. I've tried it twice and no one ever gets in touch so am guessing it's got a glitch, however, whenever you telephone you always get dealt with efficiently and courteously.Jonathan D12/03/20
Volksmaster have looked after my Touareg for the past three years and have done a great job servicing and MOT'ing it - their work is always to a high standard and at a great price. Recommend them to anyone.Anthony Boggiano03/03/20
I always take my car to Volksmaster in Bury... Very good customer service and friendly staff.. I highly recommend Volksmaster to service and repair your car.. They offer a comparable if not better service than your local main dealer.. 5 Star and highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️David Brennan02/03/20
Took my daughter's car here for it's second service because the previous owner had it's first service carried out by Volksmaster Bury and he recommended them to me. RUBBISH service!!
Only joking, everything was great; polite, friendly professional service and a quick turnaround (the service was completed before I had finished my lunch) I will be bringing the car back here for the next service.
Thanks, RobRobert Ray28/02/20
I've brought both my cars to the Bury branch for the past 7 years and they have been absolute class on every visit!!
Knowledge, value for money, and most importantly truly honest.
If you have a German car it’s a no brainer over main dealer rip off merchants.Mark Eustace21/02/20
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Car valeted and any potential future issues discussed and advice given. Great service!!Tony North21/02/20
What can you say, great service, car ready when requested, and you don't get ripped off. Keep up the excellent service.Ian Calvert20/02/20
Honest and very professional operation. Keep you updated on progress etc. Not the cheapest but if your after quality then this is the right place.Saying that My Ex's 10yr old car just went for an MOT and only cost £60 with some bulbs and screen wash etc.I have used them for 10 years now and always been happy.Jonathon Wolsey20/02/20