Book Your MOT Test
If your car is 3 years old or more you are required, by law, to book your car in for an MOT test.
The MOT test ensures that your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition and meets environmental standards as outlined by the Government/DVLA. If your vehicle passes its MOT, it has met the minimum road safety and environmental standards as required by law and receives a pass certificate which lasts for 12 months. However, this does not mean your car is roadworthy for the length of validity of the MOT certificate. The Certificate surprisingly does not guarantee the general mechanical condition of your vehicle and the MOT test itself does not cover the engine, gearbox or clutch.
The MOT should not be treated as a substitute for regular maintenance. The MOT certificate is simply a paper receipt of the MOT and shows the information which has been entered onto a secure central database by those who tested your vehicle. MOTs are regulated by Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) the following areas are checked to ensure they meet legal standards.
Here are the key MOT Test checks our garage will carry out:
Tyres & Wheels
VIN (Vehicle identification number )
Steering and suspension
Wipers & washers
Body & vehicle structure.
Remember, it is illegal to drive on a public road if the vehicle does not have a valid MOT certificate, unless:
You are taking the vehicle to a test station where an advance MOT booking has been made
You are taking your vehicle away from where it failed its MOT and driving to a place for it to be repaired.
You are driving to a place where an advanced booking has been made, to have the components which caused your vehicle to fail its MOT repaired.
You are taking your car away from a place where it has just been repaired.
To arrange your service or MOT, find your nearest garage now.
Book Your Car Service
We recommend that you book your vehicle in for a service at least every 12 months or every 12,000 miles, or whichever comes first. This is in line with most manufacturers servicing schedules. If your car is ready for a service, use our garage finder to search for a garage near you.
We know that many motorists search for a garage that is not only near them, but their primary concern is to trust their local garages not to do more work than needed and to provide a quality service.