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Car MOT Test

Class 4 Car MOT Test

IN'n'OUT Autocentres are state of the art MOT testing stations, with accredited technicians and are approved by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). MOT tests are completed within the hour and can be combined with an Interim or Full Service to save time and money.

Our MOT follows strict criteria set out by the DVSA to ensure your car is roadworthy and fit for purpose. The MOT test covers: Lighting and Signalling Equipment, Steering (including suspension), Brakes, Tyres and Road Wheels, Seat Belts, Body, Structure and General Items, Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions & Drivers View of the Road.

What is an MOT test?

All vehicles over 3 years old, are required by law to have a valid MOT test certificate. The Ministry of Transport test is an annual safety check to verify and ensure all vehicles on the UK roads pass a minimum standard safety and levels of exhaust emissions, as set by the government agency, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

All MOT tests are conducted by a certified and approved tester and MOT tests can be carried out up to one month prior to the expiry date of a current MOT certificate, provided that the current MOT certificate is presented when the car is brought in. On passing the MOT test, your car will receive a certificate valid from the date of expiry of your existing MOT certificate.

If your car fails its MOT test, we provide a free retest within 10 working days..

Changes to MOT test - May 2018?

The DVSA introduced a new way in which faults are classified. The existing advisory system has been replaced and faults are classified as either Minor, Major or Dangerous.

Any fault identified as either Major or Dangerous now results in an immediate MOT test failure.

MOT Questions
We offer Class 4 Car MOTs at all of our Autocentres nationwide, and our qualified Class MOT centres are equipped with the latest MOT testing lanes and equipment.
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.

We would be grateful if you could remove as much weight from the vehicle as possible before your MOT test - an overloaded vehicle may result in a fail.
The simple answer is, never. If your vehicle is more than three years old, you can’t drive without a MOT unless you are on the way to the garage for your pre-booked MOT appointment.

Hoping to use this excuse if you are caught on the way to work? Be warned – if stopped, you will need proof of your appointment. Otherwise you will face the same penalties as everyone else.
In most cases, as soon as your MOT expires, your insurance will no longer be valid. So, if you have an accident, your Car won’t be covered by your insurance provider and you’ll have to pay for repairs yourself – or potentially have your Car written off.

If the accident was your fault, you’ll also have to pay for the damage caused to any other vehicles involved, which could be very expensive. And, because it’s also illegal to drive without valid insurance, if you’re caught, you can face an unlimited fine or even disqualification from driving, plus 6 to 8 penalty points.
If your vehicle fails, it must be repaired and retested. You cannot legally drive your vehicle 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.