Q. What can I do to make sure my car passes?
Many failures we see every day could be prevented by drivers carrying out some simple checks before bringing their vehicle in. Common avoidable faults include light bulbs, tyre condition and pressure, mirrors, wipers and washers.
Q. What documents do I need to bring?
If your vehicle is undergoing its first MOT then a V5C vehicle registration certificate (log book) is required, this document is also required if your vehicle has had a change of registration plate since its last MOT.
Q. How soon can you get me in?
Use our contact form or call us on 01493 488278 and we can book you straight in
Q. How long does it take?
The test takes 45 minutes, however please allow up to an hour in case any minor repairs are needed. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your appointment (you can bring your car in any time from opening onwards).
3-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
Dual purpose vehicles
Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
Ambulances and taxis
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation check
All vehicles on the road MUST be in a roadworthy condition at all times. Several road safety and environmental checks are required by law by the test we call the MOT. Your car requires testing if the car is three or more years old.
An MOT certificate confirms that at the time of the test, without dismantling, the vehicle met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law. It does not mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the life of the certificate. The test does not cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox.
Q. What types of vehicle do you MOT?
Cars (Class 4)
Q. What's checked?
The test is designed to ensure that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards. See our Advice Centre for the full checklist. Should your vehicle need a little help to pass the test, you can rest assured that almost all repairs can be carried out on site on the same day.
QQ. What happens if my car fails?
If your car fails, it must be repaired and retested. You cannot legally drive your car on the road until the repairs have been made and a certificate issued. Most repairs can be carried out on the same day.
Q. Is there a charge for a retest?
If we are able to repair your car ourselves at the test centre, or off-site by the following day, there is no retest fee. If your car is removed from the test centre and returned to us within 10 working days, the cost for the retest will be half of the initial test fee charged.