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What is a MOT?

‘MOT’ is also known as The Ministry of transport test.


When a car is three years old it is the owner’s responsibility to get their car checked once a year to ensure it meets road safety and environmental standards.

The soul purpose of an MOT is to ensure your car is roadworthy or safe to drive. It’s not a safeguard against mechanical failure, but ensures the steering and brakes are safe, and in good working order as a result. 

The MOT also covers your car’s fuel system, exhaust, tyres, wheels, body structure, lights and windscreen. But also safety features such as your car’s wipers, seatbelts and some warning lights.

How much does an MOT cost?

VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) have set the maximum fee for official MOT test centres at £54.85 for Cars and £29.65 for motorbikes.

At 1st Mr Clutch, we want to be able to give our customers the best price for their money so we are currently charging just £40.00 for a Car MOT! Follow the link below to book your MOT NOW! Unfortunately, at this present moment we are not doing Bike MOT's. 

How long does an MOT take?

Typically, if all goes well an MOT can take between 45 to 60 minutes. However, if there are faults whilst inspecting we may end up needing your car for the whole day depending on what is required to be done. 

As a VOSA registered test centre we are not allowed to let you drive away a car that has failed an MOT until the problems are fixed, unless your existing MOT certificate is still valid, or you’re taking the car to have the faults fixed.

What happens if my car fails the MOT?

It is fairly usual for cars to fail their MOT in fact every two in five cars fail their MOT the first time. 

This could be down from minor to major faults but not to worry, we can help fix these faults so that you can walk away with an MOT pass certificate in your hand! 

What to do if I've lost my MOT certificate?

Not to worry, for just £10 we could print you a new one.

What shall I do if my MOT has expired?

If your car MOT has expired, it’s actually illegal to drive your car on the road. This is actually a road offence and you could be prosecuted for doing so.

Driving without a current MOT also makes your car insurance invalid.

There is only one exception and that would be if you already had an MOT booked and you were driving your car to the test. 

If that is the case you can book an MOT now by calling in of following the below link! 

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