We at Cartech are approved by Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) who are the official government agency for MOT testing
An MOT test is required by law on all vehicles in the UK that are 3 years old or more. The annual inspection follows strict criteria set out by the DVSA that determines if your car is fit for purpose and in roadworthy condition.
Our qualified MOT testers will carry out a broad range of vehicle safety checks including lights, tyres, seatbelts and emissions.
An MOT test takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. So should you need to wait while we complete your MOT At Cartech we offer comfortable seating, free tea and coffee and free wifi.
How often do you need an MOT?
All vehicles 3 years old or more are required to have a valid MOT test certificate which should be renewed annually. It is your responsibility to ensure your vehicle is examined every 12 months however you can take advantage of our free MOT reminders.
You can find the expiry date of your MOT on your existing MOT test certificate or online on the GOV website.
You can have your vehicle MOT tested up to 28 days in advance. The expiry date on your new MOT is 12 months from the expiry of your old one rather than 12 months from the day you took the test, so as long as your MOT test is due in the next 28 days, you won’t lose any days for having your vehicle tested early.
What if my MOT has expired?
Without a current MOT certificate, you will be unable to drive your vehicle lawfully or renew your road tax. The penalty for not having an up to date MOT certificate could result in a fine. Also if the vehicle is involved in an accident you may be asked to produce your MOT certificate. An insurance claim could be affected by the absence of your MOT, especially in the case of injury.
Recent computerisation of the MOT testing system by DVSA means police and mobile camera units can now check remotely to see if your vehicle has a current MOT.
Don’t leave it too late call Cartech now or book online.
At Cartech we understand that remembering when your car is due for service or repairs is not always easy. Why not take advantage of our free reminders?