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MOT

Our mechanics ensure that your vehicle is mechanically safe to drive and road legal by putting it through an MOT test. The MOT test is an annual vehicle safety check designed to assess vehicles through a series of checks. It applies to all vehicles that have been registered for three years or more.

Vehicles that do not pass their MOT due to major or dangerous faults must be repaired and retested to prove their roadworthiness. Should your vehicle need any work done in the event of a failed MOT, our qualified mechanics are perfectly equipped to repair and fix those issues. Annual servicing of your vehicle can reduce the chances of an MOT failure, as many of these checks are routinely completed.

What is checked in an MOT test?

Cars must pass their MOT test and comply with functional requirements for commonly used parts like brakes, lights, tyres, suspension and warning lights to be allowed back onto the roads. Less obvious but equally important vehicle checks like the horn, headlight alignment, seatbelt condition and door condition are also part of an MOT test.

Modern vehicles must also comply with emissions standards, which we are equipped to check here at Brown’s Garage. The rule of thumb regarding emissions is: the newer your car, the stricter the passing threshold will be.

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Jack Archer
13/11/2021
I moved to Haywards Heath in 2016 and stumbled across Rob and Browns Garage by chance. I've never felt compelled to leave a review for a garage before, but these guys are exceptional. Quite simply; a friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, trustworthy, brilliant bunch that seem to really care - always willing to take a look and go the extra mile to try to help. I cannot recommend them enough. Top, top people - and now great coffee too, courtesy of Darren!
Jules
11/11/2021
I've used Browns twice and they are excellent. Professional, friendly and also more than happy to give advice. I totally recommend them.
Pete Bland
05/11/2021
Brilliant service and so helpful as always, I'd recommend Browns to anyone.
Tom Faro
04/11/2021
Been to a couple of garages around Haywards Heath before but for the last couple of years I keep going back to Browns. Get the feeling they reward my loyalty which is really nice. They have gone the extra mile before with things like cleaning my windscreen to pass my car through an MOT. I think these guys are really trustworthy and friendly. Thanks guys
Rebecca Jayne
15/10/2021
I had an issue with my car's headlights, and they were able to sort it very quickly and efficiently, with great customer service, Absolute stars!
Alana Tooze
29/09/2021
I have used Browns twice, both times at short notice and they are always efficient, thorough, and very reasonably priced. I wouldn’t take my car anywhere else in Sussex.
What a difference A DAVE makes!
24/09/2021
Great bunch of guys, really know their stuff! I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to anybody. It can be a challenge finding people willing to work on my little microcar powered by a superbike engine! These guys work on all sorts from standard servicing to exotics to racing cars even. So a small repair on my little car was dealt with quickly and efficiently and I spent the rest of the day playing with my favourite toy 😆 10/10 for service guys, thank you.
joe varney
31/08/2021
Great lads at browns, I recently purchased a 15 plate mazda6 that had a engine management light "turbocharger/ supercharger faulty" expected the worst but brought my car to them under an AA warrantee. After a propper inspection of the turbo etc the manager suspected it was a faulty sensor rather than the turbo itself.. Ordered new sensor for me and fitted. Sorted!!!! Thank you so much guys, will be using you again in the future . Really nice guys that are happy to chat . 10/10
Daniel Einon
17/08/2021
Brilliant service, needed to get my alloy welded quickly, absolutely perfect job done in the time I needed. Couldn’t recommend higher.
Sylvia Sayers
15/07/2021
Browns have looked after five of our cars now, we’ve had numerous problems with them including full engine failure, they have been absolutely amazing every time, including when I turn up ad hoc with problems. Can’t rate them highly enough.