In the UK, if you disagree with the outcome of your MOT test, you can ask for a re-examination of your vehicle. The re-examination can be done at the same test centre that carried out the original test, or at a different approved MOT test centre.
To request a re-examination, you’ll need to pay a fee and provide a written request explaining why you believe the test was incorrect. You’ll also need to provide any relevant evidence or documentation to support your case.
It’s important to note that a re-examination may result in the same outcome as the original test, or it may reveal additional faults that were not identified in the original test. If additional faults are found, you’ll need to have them repaired and have your vehicle retested.
If you’re still unhappy with the outcome of the re-examination, you can escalate the matter to the relevant authority, such as the Department for Transport in the UK. However, this is typically a last resort, and it’s always best to resolve the issue through the re-examination process if possible.
You can book for both yes. We have exclusive online prices for MOTs and Servicing.
In most countries, including the UK, an MOT test must be carried out at a government-approved MOT test centre, like Brake and Service World. These centres are equipped with the necessary tools and equipment to carry out the test, and their technicians are trained and certified to carry out the tests.
It’s important to use an approved MOT test centre because only these centres are authorised to issue an official MOT certificate. This certificate is required to prove that your vehicle meets the minimum safety and environmental standards set by the government.
If you take your vehicle to an unapproved garage, the test may not be conducted correctly and you may not receive an official MOT certificate. In such cases, you could face penalties and fines, and your vehicle may still be considered unroadworthy.
So, to answer your question, no, you cannot get your MOT test done at any garage. It must be carried out at a government-approved MOT test centre.
We can give you a Free re-test with any MOT remedial work undertaken.
Whilst passing an MOT can never be guaranteed regular servicing and maintenance will go a long way to making sure your car is fit for its MOT test.
A MOT will take one hour, but may take longer if it needs to have any minor repairs done to it.
If you book online with us it will only cost you £39.95. The maximum fee for a car is £54.85. You don’t pay VAT on the fee.
It depends on the specific reasons why your vehicle failed the MOT test. If the failures are minor, such as a broken light bulb or worn tires, you may be able to continue driving your vehicle, but you should have the issues fixed as soon as possible.
However, if the failures are more significant, such as issues with the brakes or steering, it’s recommended that you do not drive your vehicle until the problems have been fixed. Driving a vehicle with significant faults can be dangerous and could result in penalties and fines.
In most countries, including the UK, if your vehicle fails the MOT test, you’ll be issued a VT30 certificate, which outlines the reasons why the vehicle failed. You’ll need to have the necessary repairs made and have your vehicle retested at an MOT test centre.
It’s important to note that even if your vehicle has failed its MOT test, it’s still legally required to have a valid MOT certificate to be driven on the road. Driving a vehicle without a valid MOT certificate is illegal and could result in penalties and fines.
We hope your car doesn’t fail, however, if it does we are more than happy to provide an estimate to put things right. We can offer you a retest if your vehicle fails.
We provide class 4 MOT’s, this includes cars, taxis, minibuses, motor caravans and goods vehicles not exceeding 3000 kg and class 7 Goods vehicles over 3,000 kg up to and including 3,500 kg.
The MOT test in the UK is an annual safety check for vehicles over 3 years old. The test checks that a vehicle meets the minimum safety and environmental standards required by law. The MOT test checks the following items on a vehicle:
Lights: including headlights, tail lights, brake lights, and indicators
Steering and suspension: including the condition of the steering rack and power steering
Brakes: including brake pads, discs, and shoes
Tyres and wheels: including the tread depth, condition, and pressure
Seat belts: including the condition, operation, and security
Body and structure: including the condition of the body, rust, and chassis
Exhaust, fuel and emissions: including the condition of the exhaust system, fuel system, and emissions control equipment
Driver’s view of the road: including the condition of the windscreen, windows, and mirrors
Registration plates: including the condition, security, and legibility of the registration plates
Engine management warning light: to check if the warning light is illuminated on the dashboard.
It’s important to note that the MOT test is not a guarantee of the overall roadworthiness of a vehicle, but it does check that the vehicle meets the minimum standards set by law. If your vehicle passes the MOT test, it will be issued with a certificate that is valid for one year. If your vehicle fails the test, you’ll need to have the necessary repairs made and have your vehicle retested.
Check your lights: Ensure that all of your lights are working, including headlights, brake lights, indicator lights, and reversing lights.
Check your brakes: Make sure that your brakes are in good condition and working properly.
Check your tyres: Ensure that your tires are in good condition, with the correct pressure and tread depth.
Check your windscreen and windows: Ensure that your windscreen and windows are free of cracks and chips that could obstruct your vision.
Check your mirrors: Ensure that your mirrors are securely attached and adjusted correctly.
Check your seat belts: Ensure that all seat belts are in good condition and working properly.
Check your horn: Ensure that your horn is loud enough and working correctly.
Check the fluid levels: Make sure that the levels of oil, coolant, brake fluid, and other fluids are at the correct levels.
Clean your vehicle: A clean vehicle is easier to inspect, so make sure that your vehicle is clean and tidy for the test.
Check for any warning lights: Ensure that there are no warning lights illuminated on your dashboard.
By following these tips, you can help ensure that your vehicle is prepared for the MOT test and increase its chances of passing. If you have any doubts or concerns, it’s always best to have them checked by a professional mechanic.
If you have a brand new car then you do not need a MOT for 3 years after first registration.
If you have been to us before we send out reminders when your MOT is due. If your vehicle is more than 3 years old it needs a MOT every year to check it meets the minimum road safety and environmental standards.
Book your MOT online, turn up at the appointed time, take a comfy seat in our waiting room, enjoy a free coffee and connect to our free Wi-Fi while you wait for your MOT to be completed. Warranty work can be undertaken. We have friendly, fully qualified staff, competitive prices and pride ourselves on our outstanding service.