MOTs

Car MOTs from DVSA approved mechanics

As fully approved Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) mechanics, you can have complete peace of mind when you bring your vehicle in for MOT testing at our garage in Guildford. We are able to carry out all class 1, 2 & 4 MOTs, which includes almost all modern cars, as well as many varieties of vans.

MOTs in Guildford

  • Car MOTs
  • DVSA approved technicians
  • Class 1, 2 & 4 MOT tests
  • All parts and work guaranteed
  • Vehicle repairs and servicing
  • Motorcycle MOTs
  • Smart Car MOTs
  • While our technicians carry out the MOT testing on your vehicle, you are more than welcome to enjoy a cup of coffee whilst you wait in the reception area. Alternatively, with our convenient location, you can carry out any local errands, before picking your car up at a time to suit you.

MOT FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked MOT questions, answered by our experts!

What is an MOT? 

An MOT test is a point-by-point assessment designed to check whether or not your car or vehicle is safe enough to drive on public roads. Every testing garage uses the same components and structural parts of your car regardless of the make and model.

When is my MOT due?

Broadly speaking, new vehicles under 3 years old will not require an MOT based on the assumption that they’re in a good condition. However, any vehicle will be due for an MOT by the third anniversary of its registration. If the vehicle is over 3 years, then the MOT is always due on the anniversary of the previous MOT.

Some vehicles may need an MOT at one year old. The MOT fees table gives this information and more.

How much will an MOT cost me?

The total cost of an MOT is regulated and there is a maximum amount that test stations can charge. While the cost varies depending on the type of vehicle, a car costs a maximum of £54.85 and for a standard motorcycle it’s £29.65. The MOT fee is VAT free.

What will happen if my vehicle fails the MOT?

If your car or vehicle fails the MOT, by having a dangerous or major problem, you will not be allowed to drive your vehicle again until the problems have been fixed.

Can I drive a car after the MOT expires?

It is illegal to drive your vehicle on the road after the MOT has expired, and you can be prosecuted if you are caught. The only two exceptions of this law are when:

  1. You are driving to or from somewhere to be repaired.
  2. To a pre-arranged MOT test.

What is the difference between an MOT and a service? 

An MOT is designed to heck whether or not your car or vehicle is safe enough to drive on public roads. In contrast, a service is designed to maintain the mechanical aspects of the vehicle and get it running at its very best. A service is not mandatory by law, but it is highly recommended to get regular services to keep the car in a good condition for safety purposes.

Can I check if a car has failed an MOT before?

Yes you can, by simply using the DVSA’s MOT History checker to view details on your vehicle’s past MOT test results. You can find out whether it has passed or failed the MOT, where the test took place, and which parts failed at each of the tests.