MOT PREPARATION & TESTING
MOT (Ministry of Transport) tests are a legal requirement in the UK. The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards. When booking with us you are certain that any works carried out is by fully trained professional technicians and the test by an approved MOT centre, using the very latest tooling and diagnostic equipment.
WHEN SHOULD YOU BOOK AN MOT?
Your vehicle is required to have an MOT test on the third anniversary of its date of first registration (this can be found on the V5 registration document), or on the anniversary of its last MOT.
WHY DO YOU NEED AN MOT?
The purpose of an MOT test is to make sure that the vehicle being tested is roadworthy and safe to drive. An MOT will check tyres, brakes, lights, exhaust, emissions, and fuel system, amongst many other items. Without a valid MOT pass certificate, it is against the law to drive on the roads and if caught you will be given a significant financial penalty, your insurance will be invalid, which in turn commands a minimum of 6 penalty points onto your driving license.
CAN I SAVE MONEY?
The government has set the official price of an MOT test at £54.85. Many will offer lower charges, even as little as £9.99. Initially, this may seem like a real deal, but time after time these garages will recoup the costs by exaggerating problems and the costs to then put them right. It is sensible to use a genuine garage that you trust, even if the MOT test charge may be slightly greater than some.