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PREDOMINANTLY WORKING WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN THE MIDLANDS Outturn of £1.5m with an adjusted EBITDA of £240k. Turnover projected to increase to £1.65m in following year. Provides transport for vulnerable and special needs individuals,...

Search categories: Motor & Transport businesses, MOT Garages, Other Service Businesses

  • Asking price Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O £1,500,000
Garage and MOT Centre

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe are delighted to present to the market Jump Start Autos, established by our client in 2014 and now offered for sale due to family commitments. The busy independent garage has been on this site since 1967 and our...

Location: City of London, London, England

Search categories: Garages, MOT Garages

  • L/H Price £67,950
  • Turnover £89,638

Staffordshire. T/O £256k. Established in 1995 and at current location 19 years. Serves numerous local traders and national companies. Specialises in classic cars and bespoke motorbikes. Fully equipped workshop. Impressive clientele....

Location: West Midlands, England

Search categories: Garages, MOT Garages, Motor Accessory Shops

  • Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O £256,000

Kent. T/O £208,000. Well established. Excellent reputation. Loyal and regular customer base. Ideal bolt on business. MOT Prep. Diagnostic checks. Number of corporate clients. Property suitable for HGV Repairs. 2000sq ft industrial...

Location: Gravesend, Kent, England

Search categories: Garages, MOT Garages, Motor Accessory Shops

  • F/H Price £530,000
  • Annual T/O £208,888
Garage Services Business - West Cornwall

Popular and profitable garage business. Repairs, servicing, M.o.T. testing, diagnostics, air conditioning, tyre replacement, etc. Long established, very consistent business. A1 name & reputation. Very well equipped. Turnover £290,000 (Net...

Location: Cornwall, England

Search categories: Motor Related Property, Garages, MOT Garages, Motor & Transport businesses

  • L/H Price £250,000
Well-Established MOT Centre For Sale In London

This is an excellent opportunity to purchase a well-established business (21 years) in an affluent area of London with significant opportunities for growth. Opened in 1996, the business has established an excellent reputation locally and...

Location: Harrow, London, England

Search categories: MOT Garages, Garages

  • L/H Price Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O £450,000
Car Sales, Tyres, Servicing and MOT Business

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Wyn’s Car Sales, Tyres, Servicing and MOT’s. The business is a very well-established car sales, repair, MOT, tyre and servicing specialist, offering an ideal location with 2 large buildings...

Location: Carmarthen, Dyfed, Wales

Search categories: Garages, MOT Garages, Car Dealerships, Tyre and Exhaust Businesses

  • L/H Price £325,000
  • Turnover £1,036,221
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Successful Commercial Vehicle Repairs & Servicing Business in Glasgow

Mackenzie's (Cambuslang) Ltd was originally established 35 years ago. The owner is now looking to sell this highly successful and profitable business with a view to retiring. The business specialises in HGV and Trailer inspections, servicing, repairs and maintenance but has also developed the light commercial side of the business over the last 2 years. The business has an excellent customer base and has developed...

Location: Glasgow City, Scotland

Search categories: Commercial Vehicle Repair & Servicing, Garages, Automotive Services Businesses, MOT Garages, Motor & Transport businesses

  • L/H Price £299,995
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Motor Vehicle Repair and MOT Garage

Premises & Business A long established family run motor repair business with front forecourt adjacent to the busy A38 trunk road. The premises comprise two workshop buildings. Building 1 - 200 Square metres (Approx. 16.5m x 12.12m) 5 Metre eaves height with 12ft high roller shutter access door Building 2 - 117 Square metres (Approx. 16.5m x 7.09m) 4 Metre eaves height with 10ft high access door. Some...

Location: Axbridge, Somerset, England

Search categories: MOT Garages, Garages, Automotive Services Businesses, Motor Related Property, Other Motor & Transport Businesses for Sale

  • F/H Price £595,000
  • Annual T/O £200,000
Industrial unit for trade sales or distribution currently used as a Garage...

This unit is for rent at £ 40,000 per year it is approximately 5130 sq feet There is huge potential for developing this business or any other on this estate with good access plenty of parking and local amenities and services connected can...

Location: Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, England

Search categories: MOT Garages, Courier companies, Engineering companies, Automotive Services Businesses, Other Distribution companies

  • L/H Price Price on Application
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Motorcycle Dealership

A rare opportunity to acquire a large motorcycle dealership premises in Southampton. These large ground floor triple fronted premises (2500 sqft) comprise of a retail shop, motorcycle showroom and workshop area. Plus rear courtyard and customer seating area. To the front of the premises there is motorcycle parking for up to 15 bikes, plus further on road car parking spaces for 3-4 cars. Other benefits include brand...

Location: Southampton, Hampshire, England

Search categories: Motorcycle Dealerships, Garages, Other Motor & Transport Businesses for Sale, MOT Garages, Motor Accessory Shops

  • L/H Price £65,000
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Garage Services and MOT Business Dorset

Leasehold with Freehold option Retirement Sale Established over 25 years Consistently profitable

Location: Dorset, England

Search categories: MOT Garages, Garages, Automotive Services Businesses, Tyre and Exhaust Businesses, Commercial Vehicle Repair & Servicing

  • F/H Price Offers Invited
  • L/H Price Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O £450,000
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Well established used car business in Prominent main road position.

Well established and highly profitable used car business for sale due to owners retirement. Established at its current location since 2000 on a secure well fenced and level tarmac site with full main road frontage of approx 100yds with two entrances Close to A61 Sheffield /Chesterfield roundabout and Dronfield bypass a Great location. The Business has developed a very good reputation over the past 20+ years...

Location: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

Search categories: Car Dealerships, Garages, MOT Garages, Other Motor & Transport Businesses for Sale

  • L/H Price £50,000
  • Annual T/O £1,200,000
Long-Established Garage and MOT Service Centre in London

Intelligent Business Transfer are delighted to manage the sale of this long-established company with highly trained staff, a strong reputation and enormous scope for further growth. With over 34 years in operation, the business has...

Location: Central London, London, England

Search categories: Garages, Automotive Services Businesses, Other Service Businesses, Other Motor & Transport Businesses for Sale, MOT Garages

  • Annual T/O £275,629
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Highly successful fully equipped freehold garage for sale

This very well established garage provides a fully comprehensive workshop and includes MOT testing for classes 1,2,4,5 and 7 situated on a busy main road in the suburb of Doncaster. The owner has built up a sterling reputation over the 30 yrs providing servicing repairs MOT testing diagnostics locally to both business and domestic customers. Enjoying high levels of referrals and repeat business this high quality...

Location: Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England

Search categories: Garages, MOT Garages, Tyre and Exhaust Businesses, Automotive Services Businesses, Commercial Vehicle Repair & Servicing

  • F/H Price £755,000
  • Annual T/O £400,000

Successful Garage offering MOT's (Class 4) Servicing. Repairs, Tyre Sales and Car Sales. A Well established appointed Business, with excellent reputation. A turnkey operational Garage, fully equipped to suit individual needs. Two Ramps...

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England

Search categories: Garages, MOT Garages, Automotive Services Businesses, Tyre and Exhaust Businesses, Commercial Vehicle Repair & Servicing

  • L/H Price £190,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O £308,000
Class 4 MOT Garage Fauldhouse, West Lothian

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market Eldrick Garage a well-established and very popular MOT station and service garage located in Fauldhouse, West Lothian. Eldrick Garage is family run and has been established for...

Location: Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland

Search categories: Garages, Development Sites, MOT Garages

  • F/H Price £400,000
  • Turnover £185,000
Popular MOT & Repairs Garage Oldham

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe are delighted to bring to the market Duke Street Garage, a well-established MOT and car repairs business. The garage has been established for many years and has been in the careful ownership of our client since 2003....

Location: Oldham, Greater Manchester, England

Search categories: Garages, MOT Garages

  • F/H Price £349,995
  • Turnover £188,000
Automotive, Bodyshop and MOT Service Business For Sale in Grantham &...

RJD Motors Ltd of Spittlegate Garage that offers MOT's, servicing, and a full range of car repairs. This business is now open to offers in the region of £75,000. RJD Motors Ltd is for sale by way of lease assignment at a passing rent of...

Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England

Search categories: Automotive Manufacturing, MOT Garages, Automotive Services Businesses, Garages, Mobile Car Repairs

  • Asking price £75,000
  • Annual T/O £77,635

London. T/O £127,000. Large and loyal customer base. Great reputation with huge growth potential. Established in 2010. Class 4,5 and 7 MOT licence. General repairs and tyres. Large premises. Leasehold. Rent £22,000pa. Rates...

Location: London, England

Search categories: Garages, MOT Garages, Motor Accessory Shops

  • L/H Price £150,000.
  • Annual T/O £127,110

Buying an MOT Business: The Basics

The Ministry of Transport test, or MoT test, has been in existence for more than 50 years; every year, more than 30 million cars in the UK are subjected to an annual MOT, and it’s big business for the thousands of MOT garages that operate across the nation.

When you buy an existing MOT garage, you can buy the MOT testing equipment, premises and the shares of the company, but you cannot buy the Authorised Examiner (or AE) status that’s required to legally carry out MOT tests; AE status cannot be transferred to a new owner upon the sale of a business, and must be applied for afresh. You can learn more about this on the GOV.UK website

When considering the purchase of an MOT garage, check what kind of MOTs the garage is set up to carry out. 

  1. Can it handle all kinds of vehicles, or is it equipped to MOT family cars or commercial vehicles? 
  2. How old is the testing equipment, and is it owned outright or has it been secured on a hire-purchase arrangement? 
  3. How big is the customer list, and what is the churn rate (ie the number of new customers using the garage versus the number of customers leaving the garage to purchase their MOT elsewhere)? 
  4. What does the local competition charge? Are the other MOT garages in the area specialising in different vehicle types, or is everyone competing for the same business?

If you are an experienced MOT tester, and if you have held senior positions in garages in the past, you may be able to increase the number of retained customers and increase your profits.

In order to generate significant income from your MOT garage, you might want to offer a series of peripheral products that complement the core MOT business. Check if the business you’re buying is already set up to sell shock absorbers, spark plugs and other small parts that might cause a car to fail their MOT, and find out if the current team can carry out a full service at the same time as an MOT, allowing you to sell combined service packages to your clients: the more you can up-sell your customers while they’re on the forecourt, the more money you can take and the better your chances of success.

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