When should my vehicle get an MOT test?
The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards. You must get an MOT for your vehicle by either the third anniversary of the vehicle's registration or the anniversary of the vehicles last MOT if the vehicle is over three years old. Some vehicles need to be tested at one year old, check the MOT fees table (https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/mot-test-fees) to see which vehicles the rules apply.
When is the earliest my vehicle can get an MOT test?
An MOT lasts for one year, the date the MOT runs out is printed on the last MOT pass certificate.
You can present your vehicle for an MOT test one month before your MOT anniversary date (minus a day) before the certificate runs out, this will retain the same anniversary date.
My MOT has ran out, what should I do?
You are not permitted to drive your vehicle on the road if it does not hold a valid MOT certificate. You can be prosecuted if you are caught driving on the road with a vehicle that does not hold a valid MOT certificate.
You should contact us without delay to arrange your MOT test.
How can I replace an MOT certificate that has been lost or damaged?
As a Vehicle Testing Station (VTS) approved by the Department of Transport we are able to access records to print a duplicate, you are able to request this from any other Vehicle Testing Station. You will need to provide us with the vehicle registration number and either the original MOT test number or V5C document reference, you will find this on the V5C registration certificate.
How long will my MOT test take?
We allocate an hour for each MOT test, there are over 200 items to be checked in accordance with the MOT testing regulations.
What items are checked in my MOT test?
The MOT test is comprised of over 200 checks including items relating but not limited to body and vehicle structure, bonnet, brakes, doors, electrical components, exhaust emissions, exhaust system, fuel system, horn, lights, load security, mirrors, registration plates, seat belts, seats, steering and suspension, the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), tyres and wheelsm windscreen, wipers and washers.
Should I bring any documents when presenting my vehicle for an MOT test?
No, we do not require any documents to conduct an MOT test on your vehicle, please park your vehicle in our car park and bring the keys to reception.
My vehicle has failed it's MOT test, what happens now?
If your vehicle fails on any items, they must be rectified prior to a valid MOT certificate being issued. We will inform you of any failure items and price the repairs / renewals, we can carry out the necessary repairs to the vehicle in order to qualify for a pass certificate. If the repairs are conducted within a period of ten working days from the date of the MOT failure there will be no MOT retest fee applied.
My vehicle MOT test has been refused, why?
In certain cases, we may not be able to conduct an MOT test on your vehicle;
(ii) If your vehicle, or any part or equipment on the vehicle is so dirty that examination is unreasonably difficult.
How much is my MOT test?
A Class 4 rated vehicle MOT is £54.85, VAT is not applicable to this service.