MOT FAQs

Your MOT questions answered.

MOT FAQs


How Long Does An MOT Take?

It takes around an hour to complete an MOT test.


What Is Checked During An MOT?

The MOT test is really quite a thorough check. However, the MOT test involves no stripping down or removal of carpets etc to aid inspection - A tester can't even remove a wheel trim to inspect the brakes properly! That said, Windscreen, washers & wipers, Seat belts, lighting, tyres (not tyre pressures), suspension, steering, body structure and emmissions are some of the major areas covered.


Do I Need An MOT?

If your vehicle is 3 or more years old (one year for a taxi) the answer is almost definitely yes though there are some exceptions. For instance, classic vehicles over 40 years old are now exempt from the MOT but it is worth checking with your insurance company as they may still require you to have one.


How Often Do I Need An MOT?

After the first three years your vehilce will require an MOT every year.


When Can I Have My MOT Done?

You can have your MOT test carried out up to one calendar month before the current MOT expires. If your vehicle passes this MOT then your new MOT will expire 12 months after the current MOTs expiry date. However, if your vehicle fails the MOT then you may not be able to continue driving the vehicle until the faults are fixed.


Can I Drive My Vehicle After A failed MOT Test?

Unfortunately, now that the MOT is fully computerised, MOT data is accessible by the Police. Even though your vehicle may still have a current MOT certificate, if you are found to be driving a non-roadworthy vehicle then you could be liable to a £2500 fine. A simple number plate check by a following Police officer would give them all the information required for a conviction. That said, it appears that you are allowed to drive from an MOT station to a repair garage.


Car MOTs

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Van MOTs

Van and pick-up MOTs up to 3500kg GVW

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