An MOT test checks that your vehicle meets the current environmental and road safety standards. Our MOT testers are accredited by VOSA, this means they are qualified to assess your vehicle against specific safety criteria set by the Ministry Of Transport and will be able to pass the vehicle as acceptable and safe or fail if not.
The assessment is based on the condition of the vehicle when it is presented for test. If the assessment criteria is met your vehicle will pass it’s MOT, this does not however mean that every component of your vehicle is in as best condition as possible. The MOT test only checks parts of the vehicle deemed to be essential for basic highway safety use.
When is my vehicle due an MOT?
Not sure when your vehicle’s MOT runs out or it’s never had an MOT because of its age? Call us!
We can tell you in minutes when your current MOT expires and when your vehicle needs its first MOT.
The earliest you can present your vehicle for an MOT test to preserve the anniversary of the previous year is normally a month before it’s expiry.
Put simply, if your MOT expires on the 25th of October 2018 the earliest you can take your vehicle for an MOT to keep the renewal date would be 26th of September 2018.
You no longer have to bring your previous MOT certificate to the test centre when your vehicle is MOT’d, so don’t panic if you can’t find it!
My MOT has expired, can I drive my car?
No, the only exceptions are if you have a pre-booked appointment for an MOT at a test centre such as ours, or if you are driving your vehicle to a facility to be repaired.
If your MOT has expired call us and we will try our best to get you booked in as soon as possible