Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions or concerns over your upcoming MOT, we should be able to alleviate any concerns with our frequently asked questions.  If you’re still unsure, please feel free to call us and we can talk you through the process.

Q. How soon can you book me in?

A. When you use our online enquiry form, we are notified immediately and can arrange to book you in as soon as possible.

Q. How long will the actual MOT take?

A. Typically, the MOT inspection will take no longer than 45 minutes, but any minor repairs will impact upon this time so we always recommend that you allow for an hour to be safe.

Q. When should I bring my vehicle in?

A. You can drop your vehicle off as soon as we open if it’s more convenient to you, regardless of the time of your appointment.  We would always ask that you allow for 5 to 10 minutes prior to your appointment, so it’s ready to be inspected when your slot opens up.

Q. What types of vehicle can you MOT?

A. We can carry out MOTs on all Class-4 vehicles (cars and small vans) as well as Class-7 vehicles (large vans, pickups, transits within the 3 to 3.5 tonne range).

Q. What is checked during the MOT?

A. The MOT is all about the safety of you, your passengers, and other drivers on the road.  The vehicle is tested to ensure it meets the proper requirements, which can be read in full by clicking here.

Q. What can I do to ensure my car passes its MOT?

A. The Government’s website on MOT states that around 50% of all MOT failures could easily be avoided by regular maintenance.  If you’d like to know how to properly care for your car, please click here.

Q. What paperwork will I need to bring for the MOT?

A. If this is your first MOT, you will need to bring the V5C registration certificate (also known as the log book) along with you.  You will also need to bring this form if you have changed the registration number since the last MOT.  If none of these apply, then you are not required to bring any documentation.

Q. What if my car fails its MOT?

A. In the event of a failure, your car must be repaired and then re-tested.  Most repairs can be carried out same day, but we will always get in touch with you beforehand to let you know of any repairs and the cost of resolving the issue.  As you cannot legally drive your car on the road without a valid MOT certificate, the repairs must be carried out prior to the car leaving the lot.