MOT Testing

Claiming a Free Retest

Your vehicle may be able to have a partial retest free of charge under one of the following two circumstances:

  1. Leaving your vehicle at the test centre following a failed test

    If the vehicle has failed the MOT test and is then left at the test centre for repair and retested before the end of 7 working days following the day it originally failed, then only a partial retest is needed. There’s no fee.

  2. Bringing your vehicle back to the test centre following a failed test

    You won’t have to pay again if the vehicle’s brought back to the same test centre before the end of the next working day for a partial retest on one or more of the following items only:

    • access panels
    • battery
    • bonnet
    • boot lid
    • brake pedal anti-slip
    • break glass hammer (Class 5 vehicles only)
    • doors (including hinges, catches and pillars)
    • door open warning device (Class 5 vehicles only)
    • drop-sides
    • electrical wiring
    • emergency exits and signs (Class 5 vehicles only)
    • entrance door remote control (Class 5 vehicles only)
    • entrance/exit steps (Class 5 vehicles only)
    • fuel filler cap
    • headlamp cleaning or levelling devices (that doesn’t need a headlamp aim check)
    • horn
    • lamps (excluding headlamp aim)
    • loading door
    • main beam ‘tell-tale’
    • mirrors
    • rear reflectors
    • registration plates
    • seatbelts (but not anchorages)
    • seatbelt load limiter
    • seatbelt pre-tensioner
    • seats
    • sharp edges or projections
    • stairs (Class 5 vehicles only)
    • steering wheel
    • tailboard
    • tailgate
    • trailer electrical sockets
    • towbars (excluding body around anchorage points)
    • tyre pressure monitoring system
    • vehicle identification number (VIN)
    • windscreen and glass
    • windscreen wipers
    • windscreen washers
    • wheels and tyres (excluding motorbikes and motorbikes with sidecar)

Paying for a Retest
Bringing your vehicle back within 7 working days

If the vehicle is removed from the test centre for repair and returned within 7 working days following the day it originally failed, then only a partial retest is needed. In this case a partial retest fee of £14.75 will be applicable.

In all other cases, you’ll need to get a full retest and pay the full MOT test fee again.

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