An MOT test is an yearly inspection on your car that is required by law in the UK for vehicles 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 in roadworthy condition. Checks on your vehicle include lights, tyres, seatbelts and emissions.
During the MOT test, a technician will assess your vehicle, will conduct a thorough inspection to ensure the vehicle is in an acceptable and safe condition. However, it is important to note that this 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. You will also be informed ofany '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.
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 help avoid most of these issues before your MOT is due, with a few simple checks.
When a car becomes more than three years old from the date of its registration, it is a legal requirement to have a valid MOT Certificate. Once it has passed its test, you have a year until the next one must be performed.
Once your CUPRA is three years old, it will require an MOT every 12 months. For £54.85*. , we’ll carry out your CUPRA’s MOT.
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An average MOT test usually takes between 45 and 60 minutes, however there are a couple of things that you also need to take into consideration that may alter the duration. 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.