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ECF offer MOT tests in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Our family-led team provide all MOT Eastbourne testing services on the same site, saving you time and money. We pride ourselves on providing a main dealer service, but with a local garage hands-on care and exceptional customer service with fully qualified technicians.
You can book your MOT test Monday to Saturday (Sunday closed) at a time that suits you (we open at 8:30am). You're welcome to leave your car and one of our service team will contact you once your car MOT test or service has been completed, or you can wait and make the most of our free WIFI.
The service department has all the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to provide MOT tests, servicing & a wide range of mechanical repairs, diagnostic checks, finding & fixing electrical faults, replacing tyres, wheel alignment, suspension and steering safety checks, clutch replacement, air conditioning leak detection & re-gassing, we even supply & fit dash cameras.
We are a family-run business with over 65 years of experience in the trade, so when it comes to MOT testing we know what we are doing! Our friendly expert technicians are always happy to help with any queries or worries you may have regarding your cars MOT. Our technicians are happy to walk you through the entire MOT process, explaining what to expect and addressing any concerns you may have. We take pride in our work, ensuring that every aspect of the test is conducted properly and with high attention to detail. You can rely on our team to provide honest and transparent feedback, helping you understand what condition your vehicle is in and if there are any necessary repairs or maintenance that may be required to pass the MOT.
At ECF Car Care, we understand that your car is not only a means of transport but an essential part of your every day life. That is why we treat each vehicle we MOT with care and respect, always working hard to keep you safe on the road with the DVSA standards while doing our best to work around your schedule.
Book your MOT test now with ECF Car Care and experience our quality customer service for yourself.
An MOT (Ministry of Transport) test is a regular examination that is required to verify the road safety and roadworthiness of your vehicle. This test is legally required for all vehicles older than 3 years, and by law it is required to have passed an annual MOT test with the primary objective of ensuring the safety of both the driver and other road users. You'll also need the vehicle's registration number.
The MOT test covers various components, such as brakes, steering, suspension, tyre condition, lights, windscreen wipers and mirrors, exhaust, bodywork, and emissions levels. By undergoing this evaluation, your car can meet the necessary standards to ensure a secure and reliable driving experience.
The vehicle must meet certain DVSA standards in order to pass the test, and any components which do not meet the required standards won't get a valid mot certificate until the components have been repaired or replaced before the vehicle can be driven.
The MOT test is carried out by our authorised testing centre, using the latest workshop technology, tools and vehicle diagnostics equipment with expert technicians. The cost of the test can vary depending on the age and type of vehicle. It is important that the test is carried out at least once a year, as this helps to ensure that the vehicle is safe to drive and meets the correct legal requirements.
Our Eastbourne MOT team are ready to give you accurate and honest advice to help you get your car through its MOT as smoothly as possible.
The MOT test can often be a source of stress for drivers, as it can be difficult to know what components will be checked and whether the vehicle will pass. However, there are a few MOT preparation tips to help prepare for the test and increase your cars' chances of success.
Firstly, make sure that you have all of the necessary paperwork for the test, including the valid vehicle registration document and any certificates for components such as tyres or exhausts. You should also ensure that the vehicle is in a clean and tidy condition, as this can help to make the inspection process easier.
Secondly, check the vehicle before taking it for the test. Check that your washer fluid and wipers are working, and look for any signs of wear and tear, such as cracks in the windscreen, worn tyres, or broken lights. If any of these components are found, they should be replaced before the test is carried out.
Finally, make sure that you keep your vehicle well-maintained throughout the year. Regular car servicing and repairs can help to keep the vehicle in a roadworthy condition and reduce the chances of it failing its MOT. In conclusion, the MOT test is an important part of ensuring that your vehicle is safe and roadworthy.
The test should be carried out at least once a year, and it is important to make sure that the vehicle is in a clean and tidy condition before taking it for the test. Additionally, regular car servicing and repairs can help to reduce the chances of the vehicle failing its MOT.
Up to £5,000
over 1 - 6 months
Quick and fast
Yes! Using one of our courtesy cars are free, to use one, they do need to be fully comprehensively insured.
Check with your insurance company or take out a day insure policy with customer service.
ECF offer a variety of brands but will always recommend manufacturer or premium parts. ECF service advisors will work with you to determine the best parts to use on your vehicle.
Cheaper isn’t always better and quite often vehicle manufacturers will just stamp their own badge & part number on parts made by Bosch, Delphi or Paget – In other words, let us do the research for you.
A service is different to your MOT test.
It’s common to have both done at the same time as this will save you time & money. An MOT is an annual test to check your vehicle’s safety and make sure it is in a roadworthy condition.
It is a legal requirement to get an MOT done if your car is over 3 years old.
It is illegal to drive on a public road without a valid MOT certificate.