Book your vehicle’s next MOT test at Reynolds RMGMOT today. If your car comes within the MOT scheme and is more than three years old, an MOT test is mandatory once a year.
So, if your car’s MOT is due, choose the small independent business in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, that will ensure your car meets the relevant legal standards – while also providing a reliable service, time after time. Get in touch with us now about your car MOT, servicing or repair needs.
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MOT Advice & FAQ
According to UK law, an annual MOT test is required for every car aged over three years old. The purpose of an MOT test is to determine whether a given vehicle meets certain minimum roadworthiness requirements set out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
The MOT test itself essentially takes the form of a visual inspection of the tested car.
It is possible to arrange an MOT test for your car for a date up to 28 days before your due date, while retaining that date for the next year.
This would mean that if, for instance, your MOT expiry date is 28th May 2021, you could have the MOT done as early as 1st May 2021, and your MOT expiry date for the following year would still be 28th May 2022.
It only typically takes about 45 minutes to an hour for an MOT test to be completed. You can simply leave your car at our Southend MOT test centre, and when it is ready, we will call you.
In the event of the car requiring additional repairs, we will let you know before getting on with the work, providing you with an upfront quote. The amount of time this further work will take will depend on what exact repairs are carried out
A wide range of components are checked on a car undergoing an MOT test. These include such key elements as its lights, electrical equipment, steering, suspension, brakes, tyres, seat belts, body, exhaust system, and the driver’s view of the road.
If your previous MOT has expired, you are only permitted to drive the car directly to the garage for its MOT test, or to and from somewhere it will be repaired. If the police stop you on the way there, you must be able to show them proof of an appointment booked at the garage.
A car lacking a valid MOT signifies that it has not been judged in legal terms to be safe to drive. If, therefore, the authorities discover that you have been driving without one and the above exceptional circumstances do not apply, you could be fined as much as £1,000, in addition to your vehicle being impounded. Driving without a valid MOT would also invalidate your car insurance.
More time and care to work on your car
Reynolds RMGMOT enjoys an excellent reputation as an MOT test centre that supports the local community. Our customer service is all about time, care and attention to detail, and our mechanics are available to discuss with you any concerns you might have about your car.
Furthermore, we give our customers the option of a combined service and MOT deal. This could save you time, money and hassle, as it will mean you don’t need to bring your vehicle to us on two different occasions. It’s simply the quicker and easier way to book your MOT in Southend, Essex.