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What is an MOT test?


MOT stands for Ministry of Transport and the car MOT is an annual safety check for vehicles aged three years or older.

The car MOT test is designed to make sure your car meets a series of minimum safety standards and emission levels. You’re required by law to have your car MOT tested annually.

Every MOT test must be performed in an approved MOT testing centre, such as your nearest Stoneacre branch. You’ll need a valid car MOT certificate to obtain road tax and not having a valid MOT invalidates your car insurance.

What's checked in an MOT?


The car MOT test covers 16 separate areas, including steering and suspension, wheels and brakes, the fuel system and bodywork; all designed to ensure your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.

The MOT tester, a qualified mechanic accredited by the DVSA, will inspect your car and carry out a series of checks. These cover the interior, exterior, under the bonnet and under the vehicle.

The result of each check is recorded and if the car passes, you’ll be issued with a VT20 ‘pass’ certificate. This also includes a separate list of any 'advisory' items that have met the required standards but may need attention.

If the vehicle fails the car MOT test, a VT30 ‘failure’ document is issued. The assessment is based on the condition of the vehicle on the day and you’ll be told what work is needed to obtain a valid MOT certificate.

Why book your MOT test with us?


Each Stoneacre branch is a DVSA-approved MOT testing centre, with a team of fully qualified mechanics available on site.

You can easily arrange your MOT test using our online Book MOT Test form and we’re more than happy to carry out your car MOT around your schedule.

Hopefully, your car will pass its MOT test with flying colours. However, if it does need additional work we’ll always let you know first (including an accurate assessment of the cost), and only proceed when you’ve authorised the work.

Our technicians use genuine or manufacturer-approved parts and work to the highest standards, so you’re guaranteed the best levels of work and customer service.

We also provide comfortable waiting rooms with free refreshments, plus a car collection service and courtesy car.

FAQs


When does my car need an MOT?


Any car 3 years old or more needs a valid MOT test certificate every year. The expiry date of your MOT is on your existing MOT test certificate and you can have your vehicle MOT tested up to 28 days in advance.

How long does the car MOT test take?


The test takes approximately 45 minutes, but we recommend up to an hour.

Is it worth performing an MOT check before my test?


Before booking your car MOT using our book MOT test form, carrying out a precautionary check is a good idea. We recommend you focus on the following areas:

- Windscreen wipers

- Front and rear lights

- Horn

- Access to doors, boot space and bonnet

- Brake pads and discs

- Amount of tread depth on tyres

What if my car needs work to pass the MOT test?


If your vehicle does need work to pass the test, you can trust us carry it out quickly, efficiently and affordably.

Is there a retest charge?


If we repair your car at our test centre, or off-site by the following day, there’s no retest fee. If your car is removed and returned within 10 working days, the retest will cost half the test fee. Otherwise, a full car MOT fee is required.

Find your nearest Stoneacre Service Centre

We have Service Centres in over 45 locations nationwide.