Based in Portsmouth, we are an approved class 4 and 7 MOT test centre
The MOT test ensures all vehicles meet the MOT standards and are fit for road use. Once your vehicle is 3 years old, it requires MOT testing on a yearly basis. However, you can renew your MOT within a month before it expires.
When your vehicle has passed the MOT test, you will get a certificate to declare your vehicle has a valid MOT. This will be recorded to a central MOT database. When a vehicle fails its MOT test, you will receive a ‘notification of failure’ and will list all points your vehicle has failed on and these must be assessed and put right before you can obtain a valid MOT certificate. A FREE no obligation quote will be given at this point if required.
The cost for an MOT test at our Portsmouth based garage is currently just £45.00! Reduced from the standard fee of £54.85 – A Class 7 MOT test (vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes) is £58.60. You can find out more information about MOT tests on the GOV.UK MOT information pages.
A routine MOT check will take around 45 minutes to an hour. More time may be needed in some circumstances and is usually the case when a vehicle has some failures which need to be further inspected. A better option may be to drop off your vehicle and request a call once the MOT test has been completed.
If the MOT of a vehicle has expired, it is illegal to drive it on the road. Doing so will also invalidate any insurance policies on the vehicle, so take extra care your MOT is renewed in advance, allowing time to facilitate any necessary repairs. The only exception for driving ar vehicle is to drive it to a pre-arranged MOT test.
If your vehicle has failed its MOT, you will be presented with a VT30 Certificate also known as a Refusal of an MOT test certificate. This will show the reason(s) for the failure. These failures will need to be fixed and a partial MOT retest carried out. You can either choose to repair the faults or drive the vehicle to a place of repair. It is against the law to drive away a vehicle that has failed its MOT until any problems are fixed. The only exception is if the vehicle still has a valid MOT certificate or the car is being taken away and repaired elsewhere. There is a limit of 10 working days to have a partial MOT retest.
Now £54.85 £45!
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Top tips for your vehicles MOT test
VOSA have a set of guidelines that all vehicles must meet. However, there are some common issues that we see, which can be easily rectified by vehicle owners:
Low levels of screen wash
This will take a few minutes to fix so avoid being caught out by it.
Registration plate problems
Ensure your car is using the correct plates adhering to DVLA standards. If you have a personalised registration plate, make the sure the lettering and spacing meet current guidelines.
Driver's wiper sweep area
Check there are no stickers in this area or any large windscreen chips. Anything that can affect the driver's view of the road can be a fail.
If there are any problems that are causing your warning light to stay on, ensure they are rectified before the test.