Book an MOT with Swansway Honda

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 in roadworthy condition. 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, the nominated tester, a person accredited by the DVSA to 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. Also, the assessment is based on the condition of the vehicle on the day.

If the vehicle passes, the nominated 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.

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 function properly – 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 come on – including any supplementary brake strip light.

Number plate Make sure that the number plate is clean and legible.

Wheels and tyres Check that wheels and tyres are undamaged 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 are able to keep your windscreen clean – any tears or holes in the wiper rubber can be an MOT fail.

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

Horn Give a short blast of the horn

Engine fluid and fuel Make sure your car is filled with enough fuel and engine oil.

Honda MOT FAQs

Does my Honda 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 a valid MOT Certificate, obtained by passing an MOT test. Once it has passed its test, you have a year until the next one must be performed.

How much does a Honda MOT Cost?


If you book a Service and MOT at the same time, your Honda MOT will only cost you £45*. 

If booked separately from a service, your MOT will cost £54.85*. 

Terms & Conditions: At participating Dealers only.  MOT £54.85 when booked separately. £45 when booked with a service. Prices subject to change without prior notice.

What is checked in a Honda MOT?


A full Honda MOT means a full Honda MOT. Your MOT means you'll be covered for:

  • Honda trained technicians using only Honda 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

Take a look through the collection of Honda models and browse the many offers we currently have available. If you have any questions, please fill in the contact form, or give us a call at our Stockport dealership on 0161 8250238 or our Bolton dealership on 01204 827908