Why should I book my MOT and service together?

Monday 9th November 2020

booking mot and service together

MOT and service together

Although MOTs are an annual legal requirement, while car services are not, it’s highly recommended to book in your service at the same time.

Reasons why people don’t always do this could be due to the cost of having to fork out for both an MOT and service (and any repairs) in the same pay check, or they may not be aware of the differences between the two. So, what is the difference between an MOT and service?

What’s the difference between an MOT and service?

MOTs and car servicing are two separate services. The main differences between the two are that an MOT test is required by law, and the checks are structured following the DVSA’s strict criteria. However, a car service is tested against guidelines set out by the vehicle manufacturer rather than the DVSA – and, although not required by law, is recommended either every six months of every year. Learn more about the difference between MOTs and car services from our handy guide.

Benefits of booking your MOT and service together

However, although people may be initially put off by the cost, there are certain benefits from booking your MOT and service together:

  • Safety – your car will be tested against both the DVSA’s guidelines and the vehicle manufacturer’s at the same time - so booking your service and MOT together is the best way to ensure your car is safe to drive.
  • Cost effective – by booking both your MOT and service together, you’re more likely to reduce issues later down the line by having all the comprehensive checks conducted together. Additionally, you also can get a discount on your MOT when boked with a service. Learn more about how servicing your car can save you money.
  • Convenience – not only can it save you money, and ensure your vehicle is the safest it can be, but it also saves you the hassle of having to take your car to the garage again later in the year during working hours. So, if your vehicle needs any repairs for either test, it’s in the right place – and hopefully it won’t have to be brought into the garage again anytime soon!

Ready to book in for your car service and MOT? Locate your nearest Formula One Autocentre, and book your MOT and service today.

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