MOT testing is a legal requirement for all vehicles over three years old, with the purpose of making sure that your car meets the minimum safety requirements.
Without a valid MOT, your car insurance and road tax become invalidated and your car may not be road worthy. Therefore, it is important that you make sure your MOT certificate is in date and you book your next MOT before your current certificate expires.
You can do this up to one month before the end of your current MOT certificate.
Our specialist trained testers are experts at ensuring vehicles are inspected to the highest standards and issued with their MOT certificate with as little hassle as possible.
Our online booking system books you straight into your local test centre, so if you're in a hurry, you can book for today - right up until the appointment time.
The test takes 60 minutes, however please allow up to an hour in case any minor repairs are needed. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment (you can bring your car in any time from opening onwards).
Most vehicles need an MOT check and a new certificate every 12 months once they're 3 years old. Visit Gov.co.uk to find out when your car needs its next test.
•Cars (Class 4)
Unfortunately we cannot test three-wheeled vehicles or motorcycles.
The test is designed to ensure that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.
You should be aware that the MOT certificate is not a guarantee of the general mechanical condition of your car - you should have your car serviced regularly to maintain its mechanical condition.
Should your vehicle need a little help to pass the test, you can rest assured that almost all repairs can be carried out on site on the same day. Any repairs and charges will be notified to you upfront, so no nasty surprises!
Many failures we see every day could be prevented by drivers carrying out some simple checks before bringing their vehicle in. Common avoidable faults include light bulbs, tyre condition and pressure, mirrors, wipers and washers.
If your vehicle is undergoing its first MOT then a V5C vehicle registration certificate (log book) is required, this document is also required if your vehicle has had a change of registration plate since its last MOT. In all other instances no documentation is required.
If your car fails, it must be repaired and retested. You cannot legally drive your car on the road until the repairs have been made and a certificate issued. Most repairs can be carried out onsite at the test centre on the same day, and we will always advise you upfront about any work that needs to be done.
If we are able to repair your car ourselves at the test centre by the following day, there is no retest fee. If your car is removed from the test centre and returned to us within 10 working days, the cost for the retest will be £10.00. In all other cases a full test is required and will be charged at the current rate.
If we are able to repair your car ourselves at the test centre by the following day, there is no retest fee. If your car is removed from the test centre and returned to us within 10 working days, the cost for the retest will be £10+vat. In all other cases a full test is required and will be charged at the current rate.