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MOT FAQ

  • Who can MOT your vehicle?

    MOT tests are carried out at around 21,000 authorised test centres around the country, all of which display an official blue sign featuring three white triangles.

    An MOT involves dozens of checks on your car, ranging from the brakes and fuel system to lights, mirrors, seatbelts, windscreen wipers and exhaust system.
  • Who regulates MOT?

    VOSA’s role to ensure MOT garages conform and meet regulations to uphold roadworthiness standards will be transferred to the DVSA in a move which will bring increased efficiency and value for money for motorists.
  • How long does an MOT take?

    An average MOT test takes between 45 and 60 minutes, but there are a couple of other things to take into consideration.

    A test centre is not allowed to let you drive away a car that has failed an MOT until the problems are fixed, unless your existing MOT certificate is still valid, or you’re taking the car to have the faults fixed.

    Second, the test might take an hour or less, but, even if there aren’t any repairs, this does not mean your vehicle will only have to be at the garage for sixty minutes.

    Test centres can require you to drop your vehicle off first thing in the morning and collect it when ready.

    This means you should be prepared to be without your vehicle for the day.
  • How often does my car need an MOT?

    Your car or motorcycle will require an MOT every year, on or before the anniversary of its previous test. This is not only a safety precaution, it is a legal requirement.

    As an exception, new cars and motorcycles will only need an MOT after their 3rd year of operation, and then every year following that.

    You can book your MOT however far in advance of your due date as you wish, but you will only get a certificate for a full year from the renewal date if the MOT is done within 28 days prior to renewal. Otherwise, it’s a year from the date the MOT is completed and not the renewal.

WHO IS MOTing MY CAR?

All our mot testers are firstly a fully qualified technician and have completed many years repairing and diagnosing cars.

They then have completed a vigueras training and set of exams set by dvsa the finally they will get tested on site by the driver and vehicle standards agency making sure they follow the set standard

A local garage you can trust, giving you complete peace of mind


Our ethos of family owned, family run with family values results in quality & reliability you can trust and going that extra mile. We are a trustworthy and fair mot garage that will do our best to accommodate your needs book in for your mot and know that what we do is right … no gimmicks of freebies just a good garage doing its best to keep you on the road.

Our team of dedicated & experienced professionals are always on hand to provide you with the highest possible level of service.

NO HIDDEN COSTS: We always call the customer for authorisation, prior to repairs.

So why choose us?
• Honest and accurate advice
• Invoices that match quoted prices
• Qualified main dealer trained technicians
• Open and transparent fixed pricing
• Completing work as agreed
• Fast and friendly service
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