MOT Testing Services
In the United Kingdom, MOT testing is a legal requirement for every vehicle.
The MOT is performed to ensure that your vehicle reaches the minimum standard of safety and roadworthiness as laid down by the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency).
Full Circle Vehicle Service and Repair Specialists in High Wycombe provide MOT testing to ensure your vehicle meets or exceeds the minimum standard required.
All passenger vehicles require a MOT when the vehicle reaches its third-year anniversary of registration date, and then to be retested every year thereafter. It is an offence to drive your vehicle without a valid MOT certificate which will result in prosecution. It could also invalidate your insurance cover on the vehicle.
When can I take the MOT?
The MOT on your vehicle can be carried out 1 calendar month prior to its expiry date which if it passes will maintain the same expiry date on existing certificate
What if it fails? Can I still drive the vehicle?
Even if it fails its mot test you can continue to drive the vehicle on its current MOT certificate until it expires. Yes, you did read correctly.
However, you must remember this is not a licence to continue using your vehicle as though there is nothing wrong with your car. Arrangements must be made to get repairs done to vehicle as soon as is possible.
Driving an unroadworthy vehicle
If your car fails its MOT, it will have done so for not reaching the DVSA minimum standard.
You must be aware that if you are involved in a road traffic accident caused by this defect or stopped by the police and they inspect your vehicle you could be prosecuted for driving an unroadworthy vehicle. You cannot claim ignorance here particularly as it had been highlighted to you on the MOT failure certificate. You could be fined up to £2500 and a possible driving ban along with penalty points.
What is checked during a MOT inspection?
MOT test covers a range of checks on the following area’s:
- Operation of all lights
- Braking System
- Fuel System
- Exhaust System and Emissions test
- Seats and seat belts
- Mirrors, glass and wipers
- Body structure
What can I check before bringing vehicle for MOT?
Below is listed the most common failure items. Many can be rectified easily before bringing in vehicle:
- All lights are working
- Washer bottle is full and washers working
- Number plates in good condition and correctly spaced
- Tyre depth above 1.6mm
- Remove all stickers and parking permits blocking drivers view.
If you have any questions regarding the MOT scheme or procedures or would like to book a MOT at Full Circle Services, please contact our service department on 01494 463582 who will be happy to help or book in for MOT.
Why not make use of our customer waiting room with TV, coffee and papers or use our customer office with free Wi-Fi access Whilst you wait for your MOT.