An MOT test is the annual examination of a car’s safety, emissions and roadworthiness, required in the UK for any car that is three or more years old. MOT checks can only be carried out at garages with engineers that have been officially certified by the DVSA. Vehicles that do not have a valid, up-to-date MOT certificate are not legally allowed to drive on UK roads and may have their insurance invalidated.
There are various different classes of MOT and at MCP we can undertake the following tests.
Class 1 MOT for motorcycles
Class 4 MOT for cars and light vans
Class 5 MOT for mini buses
Class 7 MOT for larger vans and early Land Rovers
In fact at MCP we can test for all classes of MOT. Just ring us and let us know what you want to have tested.
How Long Does It Take?
An MOT takes around an hour to complete and if you would like to book yours now please either use the contact form at the bottom of this page, email us your availability or ring us on 01932 336334 or 01932 336335. We will arrange an appointment at a time to suit you or it may be more convenient to leave your vehicle with us for the day so you can collect it after work.
Should your vehicle fail its MOT we offer you a free re-test for all classes of MOT. Just contact us to arrange your retest.
Free annual reminder. We offer a free annual reminder service for your vehicles MOT so you need not worry about missing the expiry date next year. We will text you before the test expires so you will have plenty of time to book your test for the coming year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ring us as soon as possible to make the appointment to have your vehicle inspected. However, you are allowed by law to take your vehicle to have the defects (if you know what they are) or you can drive it to a pre-arranged MOT appointment.
The most common MOT failures are tyre tread (they must have uniform tread of 3mm) including the spare wheel, closely followed by lights – bulbs not working. We supply both tyres and bulbs and these can usually be fitted on the same day as your MOT.
We will contact you directly and tell you why it failed. If there is an easy fix you can authorise us to undertake the repair the same day and we can re-test the vehicle hopefully the same day and you can be on your way. If it is something more complex then we can quote you for the work required and you can then decide if you would like us to undertake the repair. You are of course able to take your vehicle away and make your decision on the repair in your own time.
Just contact us with the details of your vehicle and we can tell you which Class of MOT you require.
The MOT technician inspects the following areas:-
Vehicle identification number, steering and suspension, horn, seatbelts and seats, lights, registration plate, fuel system and emission levels, mirrors, brakes, wheels and tyres, bodywork, windscreen, wipers and washers.
We can supply you with a duplicate document. Even if we didn’t carry out the MOT, just call us and as long as you have your V5C (logbook or owners document) handy we can do the rest.
1 Camphill Ind Estate
Tel: 01932 336334
or 01932 336335
Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 18:00
Saturdays: 09:00 – 13:00
Sundays and Bank Holiday weekends: Closed
At MCP we want to employ the right people to join our hard working and enthusiastic team. If you feel you have the enthusiasm, energy and desire to work hard and succeed then give us a call.
We are happy to consider apprentices as well as qualified mechanics. Call us on 01932 336334 or 01902 336335.