Cars and vans over three years old must by law pass a yearly MOT test to show they are roadworthy.

Here are the five most common simple reasons why cars fail:             

  1. Screen wash not topped up. This basic task takes minutes, so don’t be caught out.
  2. The car was dirty or full of clutter. Clear the mess from the boot and cabin and give the windows and mirrors a quick wipe.
  3. A registration plate problem. For example, the plate used the incorrect type face/spacing, or was dirty or missing all together. If you have a personalised plate, make sure it follows DVLA rules.
  4. Stickers on the windscreen blocking the drivers view. Make sure anything stuck to the windscreen like parking permits is outside the wipers sweep area.
  5. Lit-up warning light on the dashboard. The MOT has included lit-up warning lights since 2012. So, make sure you know what lit-up car warning lights mean. If you’re not sure, just ask us.

If your car or van fails its MOT, we will give you a VT30 certificate showing you the reasons for the fail.

On 20 May 2018, the MOT categories for fails and passes changed.

If your car has a dangerous fault, you won’t be able to drive it away. We will provide you a quote or estimate for the repairs.

If your car or van has a major fault you may be able to drive it away if is still roadworthy.

If your MOT has run out and the car is roadworthy you can drive it to us to have the faults fixed and to a pre-booked MOT.

If you drive a car without an MOT under any other circumstances, or drive a car with dangerous faults, you could be fined £2,5000, be banned from driving and get three points on your licence.

We can offer MOT testing on all class 4 cars and vans. Our set price is £45. Class 4 is all cars and most light commercial vehicles, up to 3 tonnes in wight. 

With your permission, we will text you every year to remind you when your next MOT is due.

Book your MOT now through our website, its easy.


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