Book An Audi MOT

Book an MOT with Swansway Audi

An MOT test is an annual inspection that is required by law on all vehicles in the UK that are older than 3 years. The test follows strict criteria that is set out by the DVSA to determine whether your car is fit for purpose and roadworthy. A broad range of vehicle safety checks must be completed by an MOT garage with DVSA-approved examiners, including lights, tyres, seatbelts and emissions.

During the MOT test, a technician will assess your vehicle, will conduct a comprehensive inspection to ensure the vehicle is in roadworthy condition. However, it is not the same as having your vehicle serviced and the MOT test does not check the general mechanical condition of the vehicle.

If the vehicle passes, the tester will provide you with a pass certificate. They will also separately list and inform you of any 'advisory' or 'minor' items that will require attention in the near future so you can keep an eye on them.

If the vehicle fails, you may be entitled to a free re-test.

Audi A3 with MOT logo in the background

Can I help my Car Pass its MOT?

Around 1.5 million vehicles fail their MOT due to simple faults such as faulty bulbs or empty screen washer fluid. It's possible to anticipate most of these issues before your MOT is due, with a few simple checks.

Headlights and Indicators Check that all of your car’s lights work properly this includes headlights, sidelights, rear lights, hazard lights and indicators.

Brake lights Press the brake pedal and ask a friend to check that the rear brake lights illuminate.

Number plate Make sure that the number plate is clean and legible to people reading it.

Wheels and tyres Check that wheels and tyres aren’t damaged and above the minimum legal tyre tread depth, 1.6mm.

Seats and Seatbelts Test movement of the seat and inspect the seatbelt's full length for damage.

Windscreen Any damage larger than 40mm will result in an immediate fail, so look out for stone chips and cracks.

Wipers Make sure your wipers don’t have any tears or holes in the wiper rubber. This can cause an MOT fail.

Screenwash Make sure to Top up before taking the car in for an MOT test

Horn Give a short blast of the horn to make sure its working should you need it in an emergency

Engine fluid and fuel Ensure that your vehicle is filled with enough fuel and engine oil.


Does my Audi Need an MOT?

Once a car is more than three years old from the date of its registration, it is a legal requirement to have an MOT Certificate for the vehicle. Once the vehicle passes its test, it will then have to be done annually. You can check whether your car is due its MOT by going onto the DVLA MOT checker and inputting your registration. If you are a past customer of ours you will also get an email reminder off us to let you know when your MOT will be due.

How much does an Audi MOT cost?


You can get an Audi MOT & MOT Protection for just £49.99*. The complimentary MOT Protection Covers you for up to £750 (inc. VAT) against a wide range of repairs should your Audi fail it's next MOT.

Terms & Conditions: At participating Dealers only. Prices subject to change without prior notice.

What is checked in an Audi MOT?


Your MOT means you'll be covered for:

  • Audi trained technicians using only Audi parts
  • Complimentary safety checks
  • Body and vehicle structure inspection
  • Fuel system checks (for leaks, security and pipe condition)
  • Steering and suspension checks
  • Seat checks for security
  • Horn operation
  • How long does an Audi MOT take?


    An average MOT test usually takes around 45 and 60 minutes, but there are a couple of things that you also need to take into consideration. If your vehicle fails the test and repairs need to be made, this will case the MOT test to take take longer.

    Test centres can require you to drop your vehicle off first thing in the morning and collect it when ready. This can mean that you are without a car for a few hours or the day, so make sure you have arrangements for transportation on the day of your test.

    Browse through our wide selection of Audi models and view the many offers we currently have available. If you have any questions, please fill in the contact form, or give us a call.