MOT Test Worksop
Access to a garage that you can trust and rely on is important for any car owner. You never know when a fault could develop, which is why our team work hard to solve any issues with your vehicle straight away. We offer a wide range of services to ensure that all your queries can be dealt with. When it comes to needing repairs or an MOT test, there is no better place than
Whitwell Service Station Ltd. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, you can rest assured that your car will be cared for.
Our staff work closely with you to determine what repairs are needed, keeping you as involved as you need to be. To find out more or to book a service with us, get in contact.
MOT Services We Provide
Whitwell Service Station Ltd we make sure that a variety of services are available to pick from. The staff here are fully trained and approach every job professionally, ensuring that a high-quality finish is achieved.
Some of the services we provide include:
MOTs Mechanical Work Accident Repairs Diagnostics Body Repairs Clutch and Brake Repairs Dent Removals Engine Repairs Repairing Gearboxes Classic Car Tuning Diesel Particulate Filter Problems Tyres
What is an MOT Test?
Otherwise known as a Ministry of Transport test, an MOT is an important test which determines the overall health and safety of your vehicle. This usually requires a visual check to ensure there are no obvious problems. In accordance with the government, these tests are required on vehicles every year once they turn 3 years old.
Some of the features that are
inspected include: Body Structure Fuel System Steering and Suspension Windscreen Mirrors Doors Tow Bar Exhaust System Brakes Bonnet Boot/Tailgate Electrical Wiring and Battery Lights Wipers/Washers Seats Horn Tyres, Wheels and TPMS Windscreen
With so many vehicle features being inspected, it is important your vehicle is fully prepped for an MOT test. The test will have a nominated tester and someone accredited by the DVSA. This is to maintain the standard of testing across all MOTs and make sure the safety of your vehicle is of the highest standard. The test is also based on the condition and standard of the vehicle on the day, so it is imperative to have your vehicle ready for the MOT.
When Does Your MOT Expire?
As you need an MOT once a year, for vehicles more than 3 years old, this means your MOT certificate will expire 12 months after your previous MOT. When this has expired, it is important to have a renewal immediately, otherwise, you will not be able to legally drive your vehicle or renew your road tax. For several other reasons, including insurance claims and road accidents, it is essential to have an eligible MOT certificate all year round.
When the MOT has expired, the only time you are allowed to drive your vehicle is when travelling to the MOT test centre. Having your MOT test completed before your previous certificate expires makes this process much simpler as you can continue driving your vehicle without a delayed booking in your MOT.
MOTs will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour. What If You Fail Your MOT?
Failing your MOT means the vehicle does not meet legal requirements for the road. This could be due to something little like a headlight needing repaired or it could be more important features such as your vehicle brakes. After the MOT is complete, any features that do not meet legal requirements will be repaired and added to the total cost of the MOT. You will always be notified before the repairs are made.
Once the repairs are complete, your vehicle will be safe to drive and meet all the legal requirements for road vehicles. If you pass your MOT, no repairs should be needed and your vehicle can be driven on all roads immediately after your MOT.
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