Class 4 MOT's And Repairs
We can carry out MOT and repairs for all makes and models of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles up to 3 tonne.
Includes diesel, petrol and electric/hybrids.
You can not be prosecuted if you are driving to get your vehicle repaired or to a pre-arranged MOT appointment!
Contact us for further advice 01227 832 300
We can carry out MOT’s on the following vehicle types:
- 3 wheeled vehicles over 450kg (unladen weight)
- Car (up to 8 passenger seats)
- Motor caravans
- Quads (max unleaden weight 400kg – for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15Kw)
- Dual purpose vehicles
- Private Hire & Public Service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
- Ambulance & Taxis
- Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg designed Gross Weight)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I still drive my car if last years MOT hasn’t expired but it failed today?
A. You can drive your vehicle in these circumstances provided there are NO dangerous items listed as failures. Failures will be itmesied as “Major” or “Dangerous” items, you may only be able to drive your vehicle to your chosen repair garage to have repair carried out.
Items listed on your MOT certificate as “Advisories” or “Minors” must be fixed in the near future. It does not mean they are OK until your next MOT.
Your MOT is PASS/FAIL at the time of test and does not mean your vehicle will remain raodworthy.
You are responsible for your vehicles raodworthiness every time you drive it!
Q. My current MOT doesn’t expire for another 34 days, can I carry forward these days if I MOT today?
A. You can carry forward 30 days (1 month – 1 day) for example; today is 10th October so your expiry date if you were to MOT today would be 9th November but if your expiry date is 13th November you would lose the additional days so wait until the 14th October.
Q. What is the penalty for driving without a valid MOT?
A. The fine can be up to £1,000
Important Note – Fines
A fine may be imposed for driving a vehicle which has failures or is found to be “Dangerous” can be up to £2,500, you could receive a ban and receive 3 penalty points even if you have a valid MOT certificate.
Q. My local garage has told me my brake pads are low, is this an MOT failure?
A. If your brake pads are found to be below the minimum requirement of 1.5mm it is a failure. Please be aware that if your pads are worn and it triggers the brake indicator wear sensor, which can be triggered above 1.5mm, your vehicle will fail an MOT with a “Major Defect”
Q. What should do I do if one of my tyres has a bulge in it but the tread is still good?
A. Tyres must be free of cuts and defects and be of the correct tread depth. The minimum tread requirement for cars, light commercial vehicle and light trailers is 1.6mm and must cover the middle 3/4 width of the tyre around the entire circumference. If your vehicle is not a car or light commercial vehicle the requirement is different.
Please ring for further advice 01227 832 300