MOT TESTING

MOT (Testing) Newton Abbot

If your vehicle’s annual MOT Test is due, book MOT (testing) in Newton Abbot at Monnington Motors today. In the UK, it is a legal requirement for all vehicles over 3 years old to have an annual MOT test to ensure they are safe and roadworthy. We are a DVSA authorised MOT test centre, performing on-site MOT tests to ensure your vehicle meets these legal requirements.

MOT Testing

Do I need a MOT test? If your vehicle is over 3 years old, then the answer is yes! MOT tests evaluate the safety of your vehicle. The process checks all the key safety features and structural soundness of your car in line with the Driving and Vehicle Standards Authority regulations. The only vehicles exempt from MOT are those less than 3 years old, and classic vehicles over 40 years of age. Passing the MOT test confirms that your vehicle is roadworthy, furthermore, it is necessary to insure and tax your vehicle. We carry out affordable MOTs on-site and will issue you with a VT20 MOT Test Pass certificate. Failure to keep your vehicle MOT up to date may invalidate your insurance and subject you to legal action. As such, if your vehicle fails the MOT test you will need to carry out the necessary repairs.

MOT Repairs

Monnington Motors provide affordable MOT repairs on all vehicle makes and models. We will carry out all repairs with quality, approved parts and get your vehicle back to a passable condition. Furthermore, if you arrange for your repairs to be completed within 10 days then we will carry out your retest free of charge! However, prevention is better than a cure, so you may prefer to arrange a pre-MOT inspection ahead of your test to secure a pass first time.

Pre-MOT Inspection

A pre-MOT inspection will allow us to identify issues that are likely to result in your vehicle failing its test. Additionally, we will provide a competitive quote on repairs so you can get your vehicle up to scratch in advance. We are the one-stop-shop for all vehicle maintenance, so there is no need to go anywhere else.

What is a MOT?

MOT stands for the ‘Ministry of Transport’, the Government department accountable for roads in 1960, when the MOT test was first introduced. The purpose of its introduction was to stop faulty or potentially dangerous vehicles from posing a risk to the driver or others. Today, the test involves a range of checks to ensure the DVSA minimum standards are met, including:

  • Car horn function
  • Doors, boot, bonnet and bodywork
  • Brake system
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Exhaust system
  • Exhaust emissions
  • Steering rack
  • Suspension
  • Windscreen, window wipers, and washer bottles and washer nozzles
  • Seats
  • Seatbelts
  • Horn function
  • Fuel system
  • Check that the vehicle identification number (VIN) matches the vehicle registration plates
  • Registration plates
  • Mirrors
  • Battery and electrical wiring

When Is My MOT Due?

Your MOT status can now be checked online with the DVLA, this will let you know if your vehicle holds a valid MOT test certificate. In addition, the DVLA can supply replacement certificates (for a small fee) and tell you your MOT due date. After carrying out your MOT, Monnington Motors will set up a reminder for you free of charge, so we can get in touch to let you know when your next test is due.

Book MOT Newton Abbot

Contact the team at Monnington Motors to book MOT (testing) in Newton Abbot. Wherever you’re based we can provide affordable MOT testing, inspections and repairs and we regularly cater to customers throughout the Torbay area. So, give us a call and we can get your vehicle booked in today.

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