An MOT test is an annual inspection that is required by law on all vehicles that are older than 3 years. The test follows strict criteria that is laid down by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency to ensure that your car or van is in a roadworthy condition.
During the MOT test, our approved tester will conduct a comprehensive inspection to ensure that your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition. If your vehicle passes, then we will provide you with a Pass Certificate. We will also record and inform you of any ‘advisory’ or ‘minor’ items that may require attention in the near future, so that you can keep an eye on them.
If your vehicle is older than 3 years, then it is required to have a valid MOT test certificate, which must be renewed annually. Which means that, if you have a vehicle that is younger than 3 years, it will not require an MOT test until 3 years after it was first registered. After this date, you must ensure that it is tested every 12 months.
Your vehicle can be tested up to 28 days before the expiry of your previous MOT certificate. This means that, if you take your vehicle for its test 28 days before the expiry, your MOT will be valid for almost 13 months. You won’t lose any days for getting your vehicle tested early.
It is against the law to drive your vehicle without a valid MOT Certificate and you can be fined up to £1,000. If your car has failed the MOT test and is deemed dangerous, driving it could result in a fine of up to £2,500.
We charge a fixed fee of just £34.95 (no VAT) for Class 4 vehicles (private passenger vehicles) and £40.00 (no VAT) for Class 7 vehicles. And if your vehicle fails the test the first time, you could be entitled to a free re-test.