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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Our Latest Google & Facebook Reviews

  • I’d like to thank Ryan for an outstanding service today for the following reasons:
    - Clarity of pricing and work to be carried out
    - Competitive prices compared to dealers
    - knowledge of audi vehicles and knows exactly what the car needs
    - work carried out efficiently and on time
    - Courtesy car provided
    - Car washed and vacuumed when collected

    Thank you - 5 stars from me. See you next time.👍

    Usman Ali Avatar
    Usman Ali
    15/02/21

    Brought my car in a few days ago and everything from atmosphere and respectful manner to me as a customer was absolutely bang on. The price doesnt justify the quality of work. I got my car back looking as good as new 10/10

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    Paul Marshall
    06/02/21

    Great service from the start, very professional and communicative.

    Felt at ease leaving my Audi A6 in their hands, will definitely use again in the future 😎👍😀

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    richard carroll
    05/02/21
  • Another pleasant visit to Volksmaster Another pleasant visit to Volksmaster. Keeps costing me money but way better value than VW dealer!! Customer service is fantastic and the pride in their work is obvious from the feedback on repairs.

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    Simon Turgoose
    04/02/21

    Fantastic Can’t believe it !! not one of the best garages Its the best I’ve been to , no bull or extortionate prices , hey every one has to earn a living, got quoted a mind boggling price from a main dealer for my VW golf with so much crud and spin thrown in with it !! God if I was suicidal I would of fed myself to the crocodiles at the zoo. All I can say these guys especially Ryan was honest to the bone respect to him and Volksmaster on Oldham road , not going anywhere else - peace Pat

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    Mr PATRICK GOODRIDGE
    02/02/21

    I cannot fault Volksmaster in any way possible. Always great service and never fail to do an amazing job. Prices may be higher than your local garage but the level of service and professionalism not to mention expertise you get is definitely what you pay for. They will never do something without your consent and always do things to the highest possible standard! They don't guess a problem, they find it! They care about you and your car not the money. Absolutely love the service. 10/10 from me! Also, excellent professionalism and manners from reception. Oustanding first point of contact is definitely key to any business! Keep up the amazing work Volksmaster Oldham & Bury. I've used both!x

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    Mariamx (H)
    25/01/21
  • I cannot fault Volksmaster in any way possible. Always great service and never fail to do an amazing job. Prices may be higher than your local garage but the level of service and professionalism not to mention expertise you get is definitely what you pay for. They will never do something without your consent and always do things to the highest possible standard! They don't guess a problem, they find it! They care about you and your car not the money. Absolutely love the service. 10/10 from me! Also, excellent professionalism and manners from reception. Oustanding first point of contact is definitely key to any business! Keep up the amazing work Volksmaster Oldham & Bury. I've used both!x

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    Mariamx
    25/01/21

    We bring both our cars here for all servicing, MOTs and repairs (BMW and VW). Mike is great- really nice friendly guy who you can talk to as well, with no mechanic jargon. Feel comfortable talking to him and asking anything about the cars or what something means on the service report.
    Would highly recommend and I’ll never go back to the dealer. Thanks Bury gang, cars are both great after the parts fitted.

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    C M
    23/01/21

    Recommended by a pal and did a great… Recommended by a pal and did a great job on my vw golf mot and service carried out and good price to defo be using them again

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    Phil Eaves
    22/01/21
  • We as a company use Volksmaster all the time and the service is second to none very methodical in diagnosing cars and very efficient Ryan always pulls the stops out in accommodating us and that’s why we will continue to use them great company and fantastic set of lads

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    Craig Taylor
    13/01/21

    Annual service, reliable good service as always from Mike and his team 🤗 thanks, Annette

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    Ettenna Rebrab
    07/01/21

    Had an issue with the air suspension on my Audi Q7. I rang Volksmaster in Bury and spoke to a guy called Mike. He asked me to take the car in and they would have a look. The fault was diagnosed as the level sensor. Mike ordered the part that arrived in a couple of hours and had it fitted he same day. When I went to collect my car the guys had even washed it. Now that’s what you call excellent service. I will be definitely using them again and recommending them to friends and family. Thanks Volksmaster for sorting the issue out so quickly and for fantastic customer service.

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    Jay Hughes
    05/01/21
  • Excellent garage, Explained everything very clear and didn't give up on fixing the car, which was a difficult fault to diagnose! Thanks again lads, Would recommend to anyone.

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    JVW Car Sales Ltd
    16/12/20

    A very friendly, informative and amazing service
    Very professional
    I would recommend Volksmaster
    Thank you

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    Jane White
    14/12/20

    the team at Volksmaster - Bury have always been amazing from services to saving the day when new tyres were needed. They are professional and efficient with a personal touch. I can not recommend them highly enough.
    Thank you 🙂

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    Sonja Butterworth
    11/12/20
  • Went in with a problem for which VW were going to charge an extortionate price to fix. Nathan diagnosed the problem and came up with a different solution, which was carried out for much less than VW's option. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these guys. Professional and honest.

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    John Lees
    09/12/20

    New to the area and completely forgot my mot and service was due they were able to get me in quickly and did a great service for a brilliant price. Glad to know there is a good garage near my new house that I can rely on.

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    laura puddephatt
    03/12/20

    Honest, top notch garage!! I use Volksmaster for the servicing of my Audi A6, and prior to that for my Audi A4. Absolutely first class service. Honest and transparent pricing, no flannel from cigarette wielding grease-monkeys with Tourettes, constant updates should other works be required.For the first time in my life, I can feel that I have found a garage I can trust...and your car is valeted prior to handing it back!! That doesn't sound a lot, but for me shows an attention to detail that makes a huge difference.

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    Porky996t
    22/11/20
  • Collection/Drop off for the car for a service is an excellent option and the drivers always on time and professional. Good quality work. The car always comes back cleaner than it went! Thank you

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    Liane Keeling
    10/11/20

    Friendly and honest garage. All mechanics have great expertise and the level of service and attention to detail is always first class. I would thoroughly recommend Volksmaster as they provide a service as good as a main dealer without the dealership high rates. I’ve taken my Audi’s there in the past and now my BMW and the workmanship has always been faultless.

    Chris Kay Avatar
    Chris Kay
    03/11/20

    Had a full service and suspension upgrade. Fair price and kept up to date. There was a slight problem with a mix up on the booking date,but it was rectified without too much problem.

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    Gregory Lynch
    29/10/20
  • Excellent service. Did the job on time and within estimate. Delivered the car back home.

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    Martin Coupe
    27/10/20

    Excellent service. The technician talked us through the service in a clear, professional and understandable way. Will return.

    Edward Taylor Avatar
    Edward Taylor
    23/10/20

    These guys know their stuff. They previously diagnosed a tricky issue and on my DSG.This time diagnosed a misfire in the coilpacks. When you need a specialist, you won’t find better.

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    Paolo
    17/10/20
  • Finally found a garage that does what it says on the tin.
    Explain what’s required, no hidden costs, and do what they say.
    Now they have my custom.

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    B B
    13/10/20

    Thanks very much to all the people who work here fantastic job on my car

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    Paul Duffy
    06/10/20

    I can not recommend Nathan @ Volksmaster van centre Oldham enough, bloody excellent service.

    Excellent customer service, amazing knowledge, shares what he knows to help me understandable make an informed decision.
    He understands that if my truck is off the road I am not earning so he fits my sporadic availability in to suit me not him.. this is so helpful.

    If there were more stars they would get them..

    I would advise anyone to completely dismiss VW Manchester van centre and go for Volksmaster, they are just better all round and totally honest with you unlike VW Manchester.

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    Andy Carson
    05/10/20
  • First time I have used this garage it… First time I have used this garage it was recommended by a friend... excellent service very professional and knowledgeable mechanics v6 Touareg went in with injector seal leak was advised to replace all ... the mechanic showed me the old ones let’s say it was good advice as they were all ready to leak ... very happy with the garage indeed

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    nigel elliott
    26/09/20

    Fixed a problem that Audi couldn't and always polite.
    Thank you.

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    Eamon Fitzpatrick
    05/09/20

    Great service everytime, very helpful and friendly, well recommended 👍

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    Tom Ford
    27/08/20
  • Refreshing to find an honest, straightforward but thoroughly professional service centre, at reasonable prices, and friendly attitude

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    Mike Hamnett
    26/08/20

    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!

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    A Google User
    17/08/20

    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!

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    Daniel Kenny
    17/08/20
  • 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!

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    spooky x
    03/08/20

    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 👍🏽

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    Mark Bolton
    18/07/20

    100% satisfied with this garage, from customer support to service, you will not be disappointed. Highly recommended!

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    Gary Stockton
    17/07/20
  • 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 👍🏽

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    Mark Bolton
    15/07/20

    My car had been back to VW Oldham twice and they couldn’t sort out the fault with my air con. Took it to Volks Master and they fixed it and it is working better than it ever has. Fab garage and really helpful staff. Highly recommend

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    Caroline Schofield
    15/07/20

    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.

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    A Google User
    14/07/20
  • 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.

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    Andrew Booth
    14/07/20

    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.

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    Rula Safi
    03/07/20

    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 professional

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    Jordan Clancy
    30/06/20
  • 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 service

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    Malcolm Watson
    30/06/20

    Excellent service - very professional and friendly. Had them recommended and will be using them from now on - highly recommended by me.

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    Catherine Bradbury
    27/06/20

    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 RECOMMENDED

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    John Griffin
    27/06/20

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