There are so many questions when it comes to MOT's. To help with the most frequently asked questions, we have a Q&A section below .... simply click on the question to reveal the answer.
Of course, if you have any further questions or would like to talk to us about a specific issue with your vehicle, please feel free to give us a call on 01733 571836 and we’ll be more than happy to help.
Crightons & Cartell are approved by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and all MOT tests are completed by MOT testers nominated by DVSA. With trained technicians, the latest diagnostic equipment, and guaranteed parts and labour – why go elsewhere?
When to get an MOT?
- The third anniversary of its registration
- The anniversary of its last MOT, if it's over 3 years old
What is the earliest date I can get an MOT?
You can get an MOT earlier, but the MOT renewal date for the following year will be different.
What if my MOT has run out?
- To and from somewhere to get it repaired
- To a pre-arranged MOT test
PLEASE NOTE: YOU CAN BE FINED UP TO £1,000
FOR DRIVING A VEHICLE WITHOUT A VALID MOT.
How does an MOT test work?
About the MOT
The test doesn’t cover the condition of the:
What car parts are tested in the MOT?
For a more detailed description of what’s involved in the MOT, please download our MOT inspection manual which will tell you:
- Everything that’s tested
- How the MOT tester will check it
- The Reasons things can be failed
MOT test results
What happens if my MOT fails?
Can you remind me when my MOT is due?
Fill in the sort form below with your name, vehicle make, registration number and email address, and we can do the rest! You’ll be added straight onto our reminder list and you’ll never forget your MOT again!
Can I drive my car if the MOT test has failed?
However, you need to be aware that your vehicle still needs to meet the minimum standards of road worthiness at all times or you can be fined.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU CAN BE FINED UP TO £2,500, BE BANNED FROM DRIVING AND GET 3 PENALTY POINTS FOR DRIVING A VEHICLE IN A DANGEROUS CONDITION.
What happens about an MOT re-test after repair?
Get a Free MOT Reminder!
We understand that with busy lives, sometimes vehicle maintenance and MOT tests can often slip our mind which is why we offer a complimentary MOT reminder service. There’s no obligation to have the test carried out with us, although we’d really love it if you did, but we’ll send you an email reminder 3 weeks before your current MOT expires giving you plenty of chance to get it booked in.
Fill in the short form below with your name, vehicle make, registration number and email address, and we can do the rest! You’ll be added straight onto our reminder list and you’ll never forget your MOT again!