FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

    Yes we can arrange for you to have a courtesy car while we complete your MOT or repairs.  Please contact us in advance to ensure availability.

    We certainly can yes!  Within the local area we are very happy to come and collect your vehicle and then deliver it back to your home when we are done.  Just let us know where you will leave the keys and you can have your car repaired with no interruption to your daily schedule and we don’t charge any extra!

    It varies.  Servicing should technically be carried out on a schedule that is specific to the manufacturer and model of vehicle.  Specifics for your vehicle’s servicing schedule can be found in the vehicle’s operating manual.  If you feel that you drive your vehicle harder than average drivers might then it might be worth booking in for services ahead of the recommended schedule to ensure the health of your vehicle.

    The legal limit for minimum depth of the tread on your tyres is 1.6 millimetres, across the central ¾ of the tread around the complete circumference of the tyre. UK law requires that your vehicle is fitted with the correct type and size of tyre for the vehicle type you are driving and for the purpose it is being used. This means fitting the right tyres and for safety ensuring that they are inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended pressure.

    Should the vehicle fail, you will be issued with a VT3O Certificate stating the items causing the failure of the MOT test. Make sure that you are clear as to what rectification is required for a pass to be issued. In certain cases expert or special services may be required regarding emissions or welding.

    There is no set time limit before a retest and it is at the discretion of the individual. Remember – a car that does not have as current MOT Certificate is not allowed to be used on the road except when going for repairs for an MOT test, or to a prearranged MOT test.

    No.  You can only drive your vehicle to and from the MOT station or garage where MOT work is being carried out providing that you still have current road tax and insurance in place.

    Probably not.  An MOT is not a service.  The purpose of an MOT is to ensure that your car is in a safe and roadworthy condition.  It does not explore possible issues with the engine or drivetrain.  If you want to make sure your car lasts as many years as possible then book it in for regular servicing.

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