Enterprise Garage is approved by the Government agency DVSA and all MOT tests are completed by MOT testers nominated by DVSA.
If your vehicle is 3 years or older you are required by law to have an annual safety check, the ministry of transport test, commonly known as the MOT Test. The purpose of the MOT Test is to ensure the vehicle meets the minimum safety level required by law.
During the MOT test the nominated tester, a person authorised by DVSA will conduct an inspection and a comprehensive series of checks around the vehicle, including the interior, exterior, under the bonnet and under the vehicle. The result of each check is recorded – if the vehicle passes a VT20 ‘pass’ certificate is issued. If the vehicle fails to meet the required standard a VT30 ‘failure’ document is issued. Items that are not quite a failure, but worty of a mention to you so you can keep and eye on them are drawn to your attention as ‘advisory’ items.
It is your responsibility to ensure your vehicle is examined every 12 months. Without a current MOT certificate you will be unable to drive your vehicle lawfully or renew your road fund licence. Recent computerisation of the MOT testing system by DVSA means police and mobile camera units can now check remotely to see if your vehicle has a current MOT.
The penalty for not having an up to date MOT certificate could be a fine. Also if the vehicle is involved in an accident you may be asked to produce your MOT certificate. An insurance claim could be affected if your vehicle has not got a valid MOT, especially in the case of injury.
You can have your vehicle MOT tested up to 28 days in advance of its due date as the expiry date of your MOT will be dated for 12 months from the expiry of your old one and NOT the day you had your MOT. The assessment is based on the condition of the vehicle on the day.
Once you have booked your vehicle in for its MOT, remember to take your Vehicle Registration Document – often referred to as the ‘V5’ document – and a means of paying the current MOT Test fee.
If the vehicle fails its MOT, it does not meet legal requirements and must be repaired to comply with MOT Testing standards. The notes on the back of the MOT report your Nominated Tester gives you will help you.
Having your car MOT tested could not be easier: simply call into our workshop, phone us on 0121 552 2302 or complete the Contact Us form and a member of our team will contact you to arrange your MOT at a time convenient to yourself.