MOT

MOT

MOT at AUTOTEST -

Autotest offer a Class 4 MOT on cars and small vans, call us to book an MOT appointment or email for an MOT reminder.

If you are unsure when your MOT expires, we can help, just call or email us your registraion number and we will look it up your MOT date. We can now also acess your MOT history, if you have any queries on your car, we can look up the MOT history.

What is an MOT 

The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets minimum road safety and environmental standards.

During the MOT, important parts on your vehicle will be checked. 

You can watch the test from a viewing area but you’re not allowed to interrupt the tester.

It isn’t the same as having your vehicle serviced and doesn’t check its general mechanical condition.

The test does not cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox

More information about what is checked during your MOT can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/car-parts-checked-at-an-mot/car-parts-checked-at-an-mot

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When to get an MOT

You must get an MOT for your vehicle by either:

  • the third anniversary of its registration
  • the anniversary of its last MOT, if it’s over 3 years old

Some vehicles need to be tested at one year old – such as Ambulances, Taxis, Playbuses and Private Passenger Vehciles (with more than 9 seats)

Earliest date you can get an MOT

An MOT lasts for a year. The date it runs out is printed on the last pass certificate.

You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date.

Example - If your MOT runs out on 15 May, the earliest you can get an MOT to keep the same renewal date for next year is 16 April.

You can get an MOT earlier, but the MOT renewal date for the following year will be different.

If the MOT has run out

You can’t drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has run out. You can be prosecuted if caught.

The only exceptions are to drive it:

  • to or from somewhere to be repaired 
  • to a pre-arranged MOT test 

You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT.

What to bring along on the day

  • Car
  • Car Keys

 

 

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