What is an MOT Test?
An MOT test is a legal requirement that every vehicle in the UK (that is more than 3 years old) should be tested each year to ensure that it complies with the minimum road safety and environmental standards.
What does the MOT test include?
An MOT certificate confirms that at the time of the test your vehicle has passed the minimum level of acceptable road safety and environmental standards
(as far as can be reasonably determined, without dismantling the vehicle).
It does not mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the life of the certificate and is not a substitute for regular maintenance.
For more information on regular servicing for your car click here.
For more information on regular servicing for your van click here.
A list of exactly what is included in an MOT test can be found at the Official MOT Governing website.
When and how often should my car/van have an MOT test?
If you have a vehicle that is more than three years old, it will need an MOT test every year. If your vehicle is registered with no prior use on the road, the first MOT will be required three years after the date of registration.
How much is an MOT?
Currently a passenger car MOT is £54.85. If your car fails the MOT and the required remedial work is carried out by us, the second MOT test will be free.
Full details of MOT test fees can be found at the Directgov website.