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MOT testing without the hassle

Sorting a new MOT test on your car will likely take up the day, even if it passes the test the first time.

Dealing with MOT repairs and getting your car booked back into the same test centre means more juggling around. You will also be without your car during repairs and retest.

With over 9,000 reviews and 4.7 from 5.0 on Trustpilot, Clickmechanic mobile MOT collection service is a convenient, safe and reliable way to get a car road safety MOT without leaving your home or workplace.

Access a local vehicle standards agency MOT testing centre by booking online. Choose a time and day that suits you and have your car MOT delivered to you the same day.

Book an MOT and car servicing at the same time, and your MOT cost is just £25.

Book online: Get a quick quote for MOT collection and drop off (you will need your vehicle registration number)

When is my annual MOT test certificate due? 

You can quickly see if your car has a valid MOT and its due date via CarVeto’s HPI car check reports. Enter your vehicle registration number in the field for a full MOT check that includes a list of previous failure items, advisory notes, environmental standards for exhaust emissions (especially diesel cars), costs for road tax and mileages at the time of each test.

Your car can be retested up to 28-days before its official due date, as displayed on the previous MOT certificate. Dundalk motors London


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An MOT is a mandatory inspection of a vehicle and underpinned by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (part of the UK Department of Transport).

Most cars, vans and motorcycles must undergo their first MOT at three years of age. After that, they must be retested every year to keep them safely and legally on public roads.

DVSA sets strict criteria that determine if a car is roadworthy.

There is a wide range of vehicle safety checks on each car MOT, and MOT testers are approved examiners via the DVSA.

What gets tested in an MOT?

Your local car repairs garage include tyres, seatbelts (including the seatbelt load limiter), lights and emissions.

During the car inspection, the MOT tester will carry out a comprehensive inspection of your vehicle to checks the roadworthiness of car parts.

A local garage MOT inspection doesn’t examine the engine’s working parts that are usually examined during a full or interim service.

Remember, the condition of your car is applied on the day of the test. As a driver, it is your responsibility to maintain your car and ensure it is fit for purpose and in a good roadworthy condition.
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Passed MOT test

If the vehicle passes its assessment, it will produce a passed MOT certificate. It includes items on the vehicle that are worn but not deemed unroadworthy or broken. Known as MOT advisory notes, you will receive a list of items that will need to be replaced in the coming months.

MOT failure items

If your vehicle fails its MOT, you will get a list of dangerous or significant (major) faults. These car repairs need to be fixed for the car to pass its MOT test.

In some circumstances, your car service and repairs can be sorted the same day with a free MOT retest. Check out our MOT checklist guide that runs through how to prepare a car for its test and what to do if there is significant failure items.

MOT certificate renewal

UK vehicles over 3 years of age need a valid certification. Tests must be carried out every year, regardless of the mileage traveled across the preceding 12-months.

If your car is less than 3 years old from first registration, you don’t need an MOT test.

This is also true from Class 7 light commercial vehicles weighing 3 tonnes to 3.5 tonnes. It also includes motor homes weighing up to the same limit.

Taxis and ambulances are usually tested after 1 year of being on the road.
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MOT rules (expired mot’s) offers a free MOT reminder service via the DVSA MOT reminder service.

Your vehicle MOT certificate remains valid for 12-months from the expiration date of the previous MOT.

It remains the driver’s responsibility to ensure the car is legal and roadworthy at all times after a valid pass certificate has been issued.
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MOT test centres report and common MOT failure

Some vehicle repair can be sorted out at home, a crucial step in saving time and avoiding an MOT retest.

Common failures include:

Light (headlamp aim check)
Seat belts
Broken registration plate
Windscreen glass (stone chips in the driver’s line of vision exceed 10 mm)
Split wiper blades
You can check and fix these quickly and cheaply. However, repair costs at your MOT centre are likely to be expensive, and you’ll need a MOT retest.

MOT expiry date and driving on the road

You are not permitted to drive your car on the road without a valid MOT test certificate, and you can’t tax it.

DVSA issue significant penalties to motorists who avoid or forget to keep their MOT tests up to date. In 2021, fines can be up to £1,000. In addition, should your car be found with dangerous parts, a fine of up to £2,500 may be issued with 3 points on your driving licence.

Classification of dangerous car parts includes significant impacts upon the environment (often emissions failure such as a damaged catalytic converter) or immediate risk to road safety. See this guide on mobile DPF cleaning
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