MOT Testing

We can MOT any class 4 vehicle (cars, 4x4's, small vans up to 3 tonnes).

The price for an MOT is £40

We also offer a free reminder service, you will receive this reminder through the post about 2 weeks before your MOT expires.

 

You must keep any vehicles driven on the road in a roadworthy condition. The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.

It isn’t the same as having your vehicle serviced and doesn’t check its general mechanical condition.

You must get an MOT test for your car by either:

  • the third anniversary of its registration
  • the anniversary of its last MOT, if it’s over 3 years old

 

In some cases, you’ll need to get a test when it’s one year old - check the MOT fees table to see if this applies to your vehicle.

You’ll then need to renew your MOT before it expires. The earliest date you can renew is one month before it expires - this date is printed on the pass certificate. We recommend booking your car in as early as possible, you don't lose any time on the MOT expiry and it avoids any last minute panick!

 

Below is a diagram showing some of the items covered in the MOT test.

Checks involved in the MOT Test

For a detailed list of items covered in the MOT test, please view the following link:

http://www.motester.co.uk/mot-information-for-motorists/mot-test-checks-list

 

According to research published by What Car? Magazine in April 2014 the top 5 simple reasons for vehicles failing their MOT test are:

  1. Screen wash not topped up. This basic task takes minutes, so don’t be caught out by it
  2. The car was dirty or full of clutter. Clear the mess from the boot and cabin and give the windows and mirrors a quick wipe
  3. A registration plate problem. For example, the plate showed the incorrect type face/spacing, or was dirty or missing altogether. If you have a personalised plate, make sure it follows DVLA rules
  4. Stickers on the windscreen blocking the driver’s view. Make sure that anything stuck to the windscreen, including tax disc and parking permits, is outside the wipers’ sweep area
  5. Lit-up warning light on the dashboard. The MOT has included lit-up warning lights since 2012. So make sure you know what lit-up up car warning lights mean and if you have any sort out the underlying problem before the MOT

 

If any repairs are needed to your vehicle we will always contact you first to gain authorisation. We also keep all the old parts for your inspection when you pick your vehicle up and will be happy to show you the reason for their replacement.