An MOT must be carried out at an authorised test centre that displays an official blue sign marked with 3 white triangles.
The test takes about an hour and costs around £55 to complete.
With other servicing and maintenance costs to consider, is an MOT really necessary and what’s involved?
Here’s what you need to know about getting an MOT.
Yes. An MOT is a legal requirement for any vehicle over 3 years old that is intended for public road use.
If your car fails its MOT, it can’t be driven on public roads until the necessary repairs to make it roadworthy have been done. You’ll receive a VT30 certificate explaining why your car failed. Once repairs have been done, your car will need to pass another, partial test, before you can drive it away.
It’s also illegal to drive a car with an expired MOT, and your insurance will also be invalid. You can however, drive legally if you are taking your car to an MOT centre for testing.
Parts that are checked fall into the following categories:
Even a well maintained vehicle can fail for the smallest reasons. These simple measures can increase your chances of passing or reveal problems that you can get sorted before your car undergoes its MOT test:
Although a large number of checks are carried out during an MOT, the test doesn’t cover engine, clutch or gearbox checks. To ensure your car is both roadworthy and safe, make sure you keep it well maintained and regularly serviced.
For more information on booking an MOT in Harrogate, contact GT Service Centre today.
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