RT Mechanics: Your Trusted MOT Centre Haslemere!

Hello there! If you own a car or are familiar with one, you’ve probably heard about the essential MOT test and the significance of proper car maintenance. At RT Mechanics, we take pride in being your reliable MOT Centre in Haslemere, dedicated to keeping your vehicle safe, roadworthy, and in tip-top shape. In this article, we’ll explore what an MOT test entails, why it’s crucial for your car, and how our expert team at RT Mechanics ensures your car passes with flying colours.


What is an MOT Test?

An MOT test, which stands for Ministry of Transport test, is an annual examination conducted for vehicles in the United Kingdom that are three years old or more. The primary purpose of the MOT test is to ensure that your car meets the legal requirements for road safety and environmental standards. During the MOT test, various components and systems of your car are thoroughly inspected to identify any potential issues that could compromise its safety or contribute to harmful emissions.


Why is the MOT Test Important?

The MOT test is more than just a legal requirement; it’s a crucial aspect of car maintenance that ensures your vehicle remains safe and roadworthy. Here’s why the MOT test is essential:

  1. Ensuring Road Safety: The MOT test examines critical safety components of your car, such as brakes, tires, lights, steering, and suspension. By identifying and rectifying any defects, the MOT test helps to reduce the risk of accidents and keeps you and others safe on the road.
  2. Environmental Impact: During the MOT test, the emissions from your vehicle are analysed to ensure they meet the set standards. This helps in controlling air pollution and protecting the environment.
  3. Legal Compliance: In the UK, it is a legal requirement for cars older than three years to undergo an annual MOT test. Failing to get a valid MOT certificate can result in penalties and even render your car uninsured.
  4. Early Detection of Issues: The MOT test acts as a preventive measure by detecting potential problems early on. Addressing these issues promptly can save you from costly repairs in the future.


The MOT Test at RT Mechanics

As your trusted MOT Centre in Haslemere, RT Mechanics provides thorough and professional MOT testing services to keep your car safe and roadworthy. Our expert team of mechanics follows a comprehensive checklist to inspect various aspects of your vehicle, including:

  • Brakes: We check the condition and efficiency of your car’s braking system to ensure it can stop effectively in emergencies.
  • Tires: Tire tread depth and condition are inspected to confirm they meet the legal requirements for safe driving.
  • Lights: All lights, including headlights, brake lights, indicators, and hazard lights, are checked for proper functioning.
  • Steering and Suspension: The steering and suspension systems are examined to ensure they offer stable handling and a smooth ride.
  • Exhaust Emissions: We measure the exhaust emissions to ensure your car is within the acceptable environmental limits.
  • Windscreen and Mirrors: The windscreen’s condition, visibility, and any potential damage are assessed, along with the functionality of mirrors.
  • Seatbelts: Seatbelts are checked for proper function and condition, as they are crucial for occupant safety.

If your car passes the MOT test, we will issue a valid MOT certificate. In the event that your vehicle doesn’t meet the required standards, our team will advise you on the necessary repairs and help get your car back on the road legally and safely.


Car Maintenance: The Key to a Successful MOT Test

Regular car maintenance is the key to ensuring your car performs well during the MOT test. At RT Mechanics, we believe in proactive car care to minimise the chances of failure and costly repairs. Here are some essential car maintenance tips to keep your vehicle in prime condition:

  1. Check Your Fluids: Regularly inspect and top up engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid.
  2. Tire Care: Keep an eye on tire pressure, tread depth, and general tire condition. Properly inflated and well-maintained tires improve fuel efficiency and safety.
  3. Brake Inspection: Listen for unusual noises when applying the brakes and have them checked immediately if you notice any issues.
  4. Lights Check: Regularly inspect all lights on your car to ensure they are functioning correctly.
  5. Oil and Filter Changes: Follow the recommended oil change intervals and replace the oil filter as needed.


Your car’s safety and roadworthiness are of the utmost importance, and at RT Mechanics, we take this responsibility seriously. As your reliable MOT Centre in Haslemere, we are here to ensure your vehicle passes the MOT test with flying colours. Our expert team of mechanics follows a comprehensive checklist to inspect and maintain various components of your car, keeping you safe on the road.

Don’t wait until the last minute! Schedule your MOT test with RT Mechanics today, and let us take care of your car’s well-being. Remember, proper car maintenance and timely MOT testing are the keys to a smooth and trouble-free driving experience!



We are really easy to find and now have 2 locations. We are just 5 minutes from the A3 in Haslemere on the border of Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex.
Absolutely not! Due to block exemption rules, you don't have to be forced to pay higher prices at official manufacturer garages. We use the same parts and our staff are constantly training.
With our expansion into 2 sites, we now have a whole MOT and servicing centre to speed up the process for you.
We can pretty much repair and service any car, however we specialise with BMW, Audi, Mini, Volvo and Audi vehicles. Our staff use the latest diagnostic equipment for each and are fully trained in each model.
We aim to turn around the vehicle as soon as we can, but if there are any delays we can arrange a courtesy car, keeping you on the road.
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Lee KLee K
11:32 20 Jun 24
Used to rate this place 10 years ago but of recent times I found the person on the phone to be quite rude. In addition to this, they were going to charge me over £500 more than what Audi quoted for. Would recommend going to a main dealer first.
Alex NolanAlex Nolan
11:44 06 Apr 24
I had a problem with my wipers and after another local garage failed to permanently resolve the problem, I went to RT Mechanics having seen they were a Seat specialist. They identified a broken wire and incorrect motor fitted, and replaced it with OEM parts. They quoted me for replacement of the motor and linkage before finding the broken wire, however the final cost was not far off the quote. More expensive than other garages in the area, but I am happy that my wipers are fully functional again! (And hopefully stay that way.)
adam minchinadam minchin
08:36 12 Mar 24
I don't normally leave reviews but felt impelled to share my experience. My car went in for a wheel bearing replacement and I have to say it was an amazing experience. My car was collected, repaired and delivered all in one day and the job has transformed it. The communication beforehand was great and the price didn't break the bank. Thank you guys and I will definitely be using RT mechanics again.
Terry LoringTerry Loring
13:25 27 Jan 24
What an organisation....I am very particular about our cars but so too is Russ and his team! Absolutely excellent.........keep up the good work!
Matthew BoydMatthew Boyd
14:14 10 Jan 24
I agree below - so expensive and employees all seem a bit cocky (for some reason). Twice I haven't heard back from them asking for a quote. Hard to find a trustworthy, or even a reasonably affordable garage in Haslemere.
Tŵm HTŵm H
18:43 27 Nov 23
Whoever says competitive price is lying, this garage is made up of cowboys, once sent my car there and was given a massive list of items that “HAD” to be done, costing me total £4000, and they said my breaks were so bad they couldn’t with good conscious let me have the car back so I got them to do the break pads for about £300. Thinking this sounded a little dodgy, I took it to a trusted Mercedes garage where I used to live, they said most of the jobs on the list were not necessary and it would cost £1200, plus the break job that RT did was only half done!Please shop around first and get quotes, they may be convenient for some, but it didn’t cost me £2800 to return to my original garage.
Andrew MinorAndrew Minor
11:29 31 Oct 23
chris matechris mate
18:33 04 Oct 23
Went in to borrow a tool and they were so friendly and helped and didnt want any money im sure based on the previous reviews this is a great place!!
Sarah FitzgeraldSarah Fitzgerald
15:11 29 Jul 23
Glen LewisGlen Lewis
05:16 27 Jul 23
The Wet Hill team were very friendly and professional throughout, and the work carried out was very efficient. Will use again
Jane DevlinJane Devlin
06:59 20 Jul 23
Juliet AuburnJuliet Auburn
15:21 06 Jun 23
Mike was so helpful when I got a nail in my tyre. He went out of his way to work around the difficulties of not being able to do without a car for 24 hours whilst waiting for a replacement tyre to be delivered. I’ve now booked an MOT with them and intend to stay with them rather than continue to use the local car dealership.Thank you Mike!
11:20 03 Jun 23
chris harrisonchris harrison
14:11 15 Mar 23
Very good local and independently run garage who perform work to a high standard using OEM parts. One thing to bare in mind is that they aren’t cheap - quoted slightly more than the dealer in my case £75 more than ŠKODA) but they did price match to their credit.
Clare KingswellClare Kingswell
13:01 16 Feb 23
Always friendly, nothing too much bother and good prices, i had pothole damage to my tyre and RT Mechanics had a new 1 fitted and checked for other damaged and checked the senors all within 24hrs. A great reliable garage A+
Lee MurphyLee Murphy
21:36 15 Feb 23
First time using RT Mechanics to fix an issue with my partners Audi, service is first class and prices very reasonable, found them very knowledgeable and provided a quick turnaround, would definitely use them again.
Felicity WilliamsFelicity Williams
06:51 28 Nov 22
Very helpful with necessary car maintenance. Quoted me a price but then it was half that as required less work ...very honest !! Will definitely use again. Also got us in quickly.
Nick HindsNick Hinds
15:13 14 Nov 22
We have used RT Mechanics for many years and their service has been excellent. They are good at explaining any issues and repairs and will go out of their way to help. I have recommended RT Mechanics to many friends over the years. Thanks Russell and Team!
James KennedyJames Kennedy
14:37 26 Sep 22
Excellent work on Audi, VW, Volvo and Land Rover for me over the last 6+ years. Always reliable service, sensible approach to what needs to be done, everything quoted accurately and delivered professionally. Highly recommended.
Paula DayPaula Day
05:57 24 Jun 22
Excellent service, very professional and friendly staff. ?
David WindellDavid Windell
12:22 03 Dec 21
I drove half an hour to reach RT Mechanics after reading high praise on Volvo online forums. You will not be disappointed - finally a garage that responds to email communication and keeps you regularly informed. They even valeted my car before collection!
P DavisP Davis
14:00 25 Mar 21
Service- very professional. Really helpful that they pick up and drop off. And so grateful that they cleaned my car.
Robbie StewartRobbie Stewart
16:51 12 Feb 21
Russ and Dan are brilliant to deal with , after using various garages fell across this little gem and wouldn’t take my car anywhere else, fully recommend. 5 star from me ?
Lee KirtonLee Kirton
12:50 06 Jan 21
Great team of people, always on time and their work is fantastic. Been servicing and keeping my cars running for years now. Highly recommend!
Demetris KoulourisDemetris Koulouris
13:23 16 Jul 19
Trust this garage to take care your car. Top nudge

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