First things first: An MOT is a safety test for vehicles which use public roads and cars over three years old must by law pass a yearly MOT test to show they are roadworthy. Here you can find out more about the MOT, including the five most common simple reasons why cars fail it.
The average MOT takes between 45 to 60 minutes, but there are a few things to consider
First, if your vehicle fails the test and repairs need to be made this will take longer. MOT test centres are not allowed return any vehicle that has failed an MOT until the problems are fixed, unless your existing MOT certificate is still valid, or you’re taking the car to have the faults fixed.
Secondly, the test might take an hour or less, but, even if there aren’t any repairs, this does not mean your vehicle will only have to be at the garage for sixty minutes. Test centres often require that you drop your vehicle off first thing in the morning and collect it when ready so you should be prepared to be without your vehicle for the day.
Barrowford MOT currently charge £40.00 for the test and that includes:
Top 5 simple reasons for cars failing the MOT test
If your car fails its MOT, the test centre will give you a VT3O Certificate showing the reasons for the fail. You will then need to fix the failure points given and arrange a partial MOT retest in which your car must pass on them before you can drive it on the roads again.
If your MOT has expired, it’s illegal to drive your car on the road and you could be prosecuted for doing so. Driving without a current MOT also makes your car insurance invalid. The only exception is if you already have an MOT booked and are driving your car to the test.