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MOT Advice


What makes a car roadworthy?

Tuesday 19th January 2021

In the UK, it is a legal requirement that vehicles must undergo an annual MOT test (after the vehicle’s third birthday) to maintain a safe level of roadworthiness. In order to prove your vehicle is roadworthy, it’s measured against multiple checks and guidelines set out by the DVSA which deem whethe... Read More

Why should I book my MOT and service together?

Monday 9th November 2020

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)... Read More

What is an MOT?

Thursday 13th August 2020

What does MOT stand for? An MOT test, otherwise known as Ministry of Transport test, is an annual test which is conducted to assess roadworthiness and vehicle safety. This test is a legal requirement by UK law once a vehicle is three years old, and the test must be conducted every year. For more in... Read More

How to reduce diesel emissions for MOT

Tuesday 16th June 2020

What is the MOT emissions test? As part of the UK’s MOT test, there is a strict exhaust emissions test which your vehicle needs to pass. This is primarily to adhere to the large worldwide focus to reduce pollution levels which are produced by diesel engines. In order to achieve this, certain limits... Read More

When does a car need its first MOT?

Tuesday 5th May 2020

When does a new car need its first MOT? In the UK, it is a legal requirement that a vehicle older than 3 years from the date of first registration must have an annual MOT test. This means that, if you have purchased a new car, this car does not need to have an MOT test until it’s 3 years old. Howev... Read More

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