You can be fined up to £1,000 for

driving a vehicle without a valid MOT

What Is An MOT?

In the UK the law requires that all vehicles are kept in a roadworthy condition, once a year the road worthiness of a vehicle is checked and a certificate issued upon a pass on vehicles over 3 years old, this is known as an MOT.

When Is My MOT Due?

Your vehicle will require it’s first MOT once it has reached 3 years of age, from here it needs an MOT once a year for the rest of it’s life to ensure its road worthiness and safety. It is important to remember that the MOT only checks a minimum standard of safety and this needs to be upheld throughout the year and not just achieved for the time of the test, it’s also worth noting that some vehicles have different timescales for their tests such as Taxi’s, commercial vehicles or 8+ seaters.

Further Reading

If you would like to read more into the MOT and what’s involved then the GOV website has some valuable resources dedicated to the MOT here:

Booking Your MOT Online

It is now possible to book your MOT online with us, please click the button above to book. Sedlescombe Garage is approved by the Government appointed Vehicle Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and MOT tests are by testers nominated by VOSA, the tests are carried out on your vehicle up to 1 month before expiry of an existing test and is a legal requirement for vehicles over 3 years of age.

Our MOT’s are great value at just £39.95 if booked online by using the button above.

Areas Checked In An MOT Include

Registration Plate, Lights, Suspension, Steering, Wipers & Washers, Windscreen, Horn, Seatbelts, Seats, Emissions, Bodywork, Doors, Mirrors, Tyres & Brakes

For information on booking your MOT or any other services or bookings please give us a call or alternatively visit our contact us page to send us a message.