Book an MOT with Swansway VW

An MOT test is an vehicle inspection that takes place annually. It 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, a technician will assess your vehicle, will conduct a comprehensive inspection to ensure the vehicle is in roadworthy condition.

If the vehicle passes, the tester will provide you with a pass certificate as well as a list of '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 these include 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 vehicle's lights work properly this. Make sure to check headlights, sidelights, rear lights, hazard lights and indicators.

Brake lights Press the brake pedal and ask a friend or used a reflection 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 that the tyres are above the minimum legal tyre tread depth which is 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 on the windscreen 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 Top up the screen wash before taking the car in for an MOT test

Horn Give a short blast of the horn

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

Volkswagen MOT FAQs

Does my Volkswagen 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 VW MOT Cost?


Book a Volkswagen MOT for you vehicle for £54.85

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

What is checked in a Volkswagen MOT?


  • Volkswagen 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

How long does the MOT take?


An MOT test usually takes between 45 and 60 minutes, however there are things you will need to also take into account. If your vehicle fails the test and repairs need to be made, this will cause 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.