A MOT includes several basic safety checks, carried out by our professional mechanics. Basic safety checks will be carried out on the vehicle’s exhaust system, seats, steering, windscreen, tyres, horn mirrors, seatbelts, suspension windscreen wipers, brakes, lights, fuel system plus more components.
A MOT should not be confused with a service. It is important to get a service as well as a MOT carried out on your car each year. A MOT does not include checking any elements of the vehicle’s engine, gearbox or clutch. Nor does a MOT include replacing any serviceable parts.
It is the vehicle owner’s responsibility to get a MOT completed on their car. A driver can be fined up to £1,000 by the government if caught driving without a MOT. When a vehicle is 3 years old, an annual MOT must be carried out each year. You can get a MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it expires and maintain the same renewal date. Should your vehicle fail its MOT test, you will get a ‘notification of failure’, which gives you a breakdown of every fault on your vehicle. In order to acquire a valid MOT certificate, these areas of failure must be fixed and then re-assessed. If your vehicle fails on a ‘dangerous’ item, you will be advised to not drive the vehicle. If caught driving with a ‘dangerous’ fail, you could find yourself with a £2,500 government fine and 3 points on your license. We offer free re-tests within 10 working days of the initial test.
At Senior RAC APPROVED Garage we offer MOT testing for the following classes: