MOT Test Centre

We are a registered MOT test centre and can carry out a test while you wait.

The first thing that we say at Alan’s MOT test centre is that we are here to make sure you car cruises through it’s MOT. You can be confident that if your car fails it will because there is genuinely a fault on your car which requires fixing for your own saftey.

Your MOT certificate confirms that at the time of the test your vehicle meets, as far as can be reasonably determined without dismantling, the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law. It does not mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the life of the certificate and is not a substitute for regular maintenance.

Any vehicle over three years old needs a valid MOT certificate in order to tax the vehicle and obtain valid insurance. At Alan’s MOT we carry out a comprehensive 20 point check on your vehicle in accordance with the law.

We have the facilities to rectify any faults should the car fail, from changing a light bulb (the most common MOT fail) to chassis welding. But we will not start any repairs without talking to you and giving you a high level quote.

20% off a Service when you book at the same time as your MOT

MOT + Interim Service

£120.00

MOT + Full Service

£180

MOT + Major Service

£250

MOT – FAQ’s

Q. How long does it take?
The test takes 45 minutes, however please allow up to an hour in case any minor repairs are needed. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your appointment (you can bring your car in any time from opening onwards).
Q. How soon can you get me in?
Our online booking system books you straight into your local test centre, so if you’re in a hurry, you can book for today – right up until the appointment time.
Q. What types of vehicle do you MOT?
  • Cars (Class 4)
  • Class 7 Vehicles (vehicles in the 3.0 to 3.5 tonne weight range, including vans, pickups and transits)
Q. What can I do to make sure my car passes?
Many failures we see every day could be prevented by drivers carrying out some simple checks before bringing their vehicle in. Common avoidable faults include light bulbs, tyre condition and pressure, mirrors, wipers and washers.
Q. What documents do I need to bring?
If your vehicle is undergoing its first MOT then a V5C vehicle registration certificate (log book) is required, this document is also required if your vehicle has had a change of registration plate since its last MOT. In all other instances no documentation is required.
Q. What happens if my car fails?
If your car fails, it must be repaired and retested. You cannot legally drive your car on the road until the repairs have been made and a certificate issued. Most repairs can be carried out onsite at the test centre on the same day, and we will always advise you upfront about any work that needs to be done.
Q. Is there a charge for a retest?
No – Not if the test in carried out with 10 days and finds no new faults
Q. What if I disagree with the decision?
If your vehicle fails and you wish to appeal against the decision you should ask the testing station for a complaint form. If your appeal is successful the fee or part of it will be returned, but you should not have your vehicle repaired before the appeal is considered as any change may affect the outcome of the appeal.
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