We can’t promise that your car will pass the MOT but we will do everything we can to help it pass, for example, carrying out minor bulb changes or topping up washer fluid during the test if required.
MOT Extensions Due to Coronavirus
MOT exemptions ended on 1 August.
Is your MOT due this Autumn? It's going to be very busy, so please allow extra time to book your appointment.
You may wish to consider having your MOT done during August, when it will be quieter.
Want to avoid the September rush but keep your September MOT date? Dont forget, you can get your test
done in August, up to a month (minus a day) early, and still retain your renewal date.
If your car fails we will advise what is needed to obtain a pass and give you an honest opinion on an older vehicle as to whether or not a repair is viable. No one looks forward to having their MOT but first and foremost it is about safety and we see many examples where a potentially dangerous issue would have gone unnoticed. Our testing standards are thorough but fair, confirmed by our long standing and strong record with the DVSA.
You can carry out your MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date. For 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.
- MOT appointments Monday to Saturday
- While you Wait Appointments
- Free 12 month MOT reminder text service
- Free Re-test within 10 days
- Call us on 01252 835436 or book online
Reasons Why Your Car May Fail It's MOT
18% of MOT failures are caused by lights not working. A brake light, indicator or number plate light that doesn’t work will cause your vehicle to fail its MOT check.
13% of MOT failures are due to worn suspension parts. If these parts were to fail while driving they could be extremely dangerous and will therefore cause your vehicle to fail its MOT.
10% of MOT failures are caused by brakes not working satisfactorally. Poor braking performance or discovery of excessive or unusual wear will cause your vehicle to fail its MOT.
7% of MOT failures are caused by a lack of tread depth or damage to your tyres. Any damage or a tread depth less than 1.6 mm will cause your vehicle to fail its MOT
7% of MOT failures are due to faulty windscreen wipers or an obscured view. Wipers that smear or have visible damage will cause your vehicle to fail its MOT.
View of the Road
If your windscreen has a chip or a crack that obscures the drivers view of the road, this will also cause your car to fail it's MOT. Your rear-view mirrors must also be adjustable and in good condition.