MOT GARAGE IN BASINGSTOKE

In the UK it is a legal requirement of any vehicle owner to have it checked for roadworthiness and to see that the emissions fall within the legal requirements. The standard MOT process serves to keep the driver and the community safe and only with a completed and passed test certificate can you obtain road tax and insurance.

Our service seeks to reduce the inconvenience of these visits to the test centre and we offer our Loyalty Scheme customers within the Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, Hook, and the surrounding areas a collection and delivery service. This can be from your home or workplace and means you don’t have to spend valuable time waiting for the test to be complete.

We do of course have an MOT waiting area should you wish to wait while we do the MOT …

On completion of the test one of our experienced and knowledgeable operatives will talk you through the results and offer advice on what areas require further work and if these areas are advisory or compulsory elements. The MOT FAQ’s below will also answer most of your queries prior to the test.

Our aim is to give you a service with a personal touch at a price you can afford.

Free annual reminder letter.

Collection and Drop-off service available (FREE for Loyalty Scheme Members)

Loyalty Scheme – lots of benefits to our “Loyalty” clients

LOYALTY SCHEME APPLICATION FORM

MOT GARAGE IN BASINGSTOKE

In the UK it is a legal requirement of any vehicle owner to have it checked for roadworthiness and to see that the emissions fall within the legal requirements. The standard MOT process serves to keep the driver and the community safe and only with a completed and passed test certificate can you obtain road tax and insurance.

Our service seeks to reduce the inconvenience of these visits to the test centre and we offer our Loyalty Scheme customers within the Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, Hook, and the surrounding areas a collection and delivery service. This can be from your home or workplace and means you don’t have to spend valuable time waiting for the test to be complete.

We do of course have an MOT waiting area should you wish to wait while we do the MOT …

On completion of the test one of our experienced and knowledgeable operatives will talk you through the results and offer advice on what areas require further work and if these areas are advisory or compulsory elements. The MOT FAQ’s below will also answer most of your queries prior to the test.

Our aim is to give you a service with a personal touch at a price you can afford.

Free annual reminder letter.

Collection and Drop-off service available (FREE for Loyalty Scheme Members)

Loyalty Scheme – lots of benefits to our “Loyalty” clients

LOYALTY SCHEME APPLICATION FORM

Our MOT Facility

An MOT test takes around 45 minutes, during which time we will check the roadworthiness of your car, assessing all its electrical equipment, steering, tyres (including tread depth, pressure and condition), and suspension.

What We Will Cover

During the MOT our technicians cover:

Frequently Asked Questions

The three most common reasons for MOT failures are faults with lights, suspension and brakes. These make up nearly 70% of all failures!

MOTs have categorised defects as either dangerous, major, or minor. If your car or vehicle has a dangerous or major fault it will fail its MOT. You’ll be given a ‘refusal’ of an MOT certificate, called a VT30 form.

If your vehicle has a dangerous fault it cannot be driven until that fault has been repaired, whereas major faults should be repaired as soon as possible. Most minor repairs can be carried out onsite at the test centre on the same day, and we will always advise you upfront about any work that needs to be done.

Sometimes, your car may pass its MOT but with so-called “minor faults”. These indicate issues with the vehicle that haven’t been deemed serious enough for it to fail, but will need addressing in the near future.

Think of them as warnings. Although your car has been passed fit to drive, minor faults shouldn’t be ignored.

We MOT Cars (Class 4), although we can arrange for Class 7 vehicles to be tested.
Unfortunately we cannot test three-wheeled vehicles or motorcycles.

The MOT test is designed to ensure that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.

You should be aware that the MOT certificate is not a guarantee of the general mechanical condition of your car – you should have your car serviced regularly to maintain its mechanical condition.

Should your vehicle need a little help to pass the test, you can rest assured that almost all repairs can be carried out on site on the same day. You will be advised of any repairs and charges upfront, so there won’t be any nasty surprises when you get your bill!

If your vehicle is undergoing its first MOT then a V5C vehicle registration certificate (log book) is required, this document is also required if your vehicle has had a change of registration plate since its last MOT. If your vehicle is an import, then you will need the necessary import documentation in order to register your car on the Online MOT system. In all other instances no documentation is required.

The Ministry stipulates a maximum fixed fee of £54.85, but please contact us as we regularly have offers that you may be eligable for.

If we are able to repair your car ourselves at the test centre by the following day, there is no retest fee. If your car is removed from the test centre and returned to us within 10 working days, the cost for the retest will be £10.00. In all other cases a full test is required and will be charged at the current rate.

On average an MOT takes 45 minutes

If you fail to get your car tested by the expiration date of its MOT, you won’t be able to legally drive your vehicle on the road which would see you run the risk of a £1,000 fine.

Driving without a valid MOT will also invalidate your insurance policy, which could also could see you fined and liable for hefty repair costs should you be involved in an accident or have your vehicle damaged in any way.

If your vehicle fails and you wish to appeal against the decision you should ask the tester for a VT17 form and he will also provide you will relevent contact details on what to do next. If your appeal is successful the fee or part of it will be returned, but you should not have your vehicle repaired before the appeal is considered as any change may affect the outcome of the appeal.

Yes. All parts are of Original Specification quality – meaning they are just as durable as the parts fitted in your car when it was new. And we use high quality oils, which are recognised and trusted within the industry.

We stock both semi-synthetic and fully synthetic oils. Our trained experts will identify the best oil for your car to ensure optimum efficiency and engine health.

Please note: If your car requires fully synthetic oil, there will be a charge for the upgrade.

We have total confidence in the quality of the parts we use and the work carried out by our experts. This means you can enjoy the security of a full guarantee on all parts and work. (Guarantee is valid for either 12,000 miles or 12 months, whichever is soonest.)

Have any questions?

Get in touch with us today

Contact Us