ART Garage Crewe is your local choice for an efficient and professional MOT in Crewe. Our experienced and knowledgeable team can offer expert MOT guidance and provide friendly service, while our fully-equipped MOT test centre in Crewe ensures your vehicle is road-worthy and compliant to all the latest MOT rules and regulations. Best of all, we provide this high-level of customer service at affordable local garage prices.
What is an MOT?
Required by law, an MOT is an annual inspection of a vehicle to confirm that it has passed the strict criteria set by the DVSA. These vital vehicle inspections include a wide range of car safety checks and can only be carried out in an MOT test centre by DVSA-approved examiners. This annual safety check involves inspecting everything from the vehicle’s tyres and seatbelts to the steering, suspension and seats.
Often lasting anywhere between 45 minutes to one hour, it won’t take up much of your day and can even be fitted into a lunch hour if you’re in a rush! Unlike a vehicle service, your annual MOT will not check the overall mechanical state of your vehicle. That’s why MOTs and services are sometimes combined to give you greater peace of mind driving away from the garage.
How often do you need an MOT? (How long is an MOT valid for?)
Your car will need its first MOT on the third anniversary of its registration. After its initial MOT, it will then need to pass a yearly check before it can be considered safe to use on the roads again as each MOT lasts a year. To ensure your vehicle is always road-worthy, you can book an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out while keeping the same renewal date.
Can I drive after a failed MOT?
No, if your car fails to meet any of the requirements of the MOT test, it will need the relevant repairs before it can safely go out onto public roads again. The only exceptions for driving a vehicle without an MOT is if the vehicle is being driven to or from a location to be repaired or it’s being driven to a pre-arranged MOT test.
At ART Garage Crewe, our experienced and professional team can carry out any necessary repairs to ensure your vehicle is safe and roadworthy in the event that your vehicle fails its MOT. If you decide to drive without a valid MOT certificate, the penalties can include everything from a police caution, to fines of up to £1,000 and even points on your license.
To avoid these potentially severe penalties, it’s always best to check when your MOT is due and book in a renewal before it runs out.
When is my MOT due?
If you’re not sure what the exact date of your MOT renewal is, you can always find out by visiting the UK Government website and searching for your car registration number. To find out when your vehicle needs to have an MOT test now, check your MOT status here. Alternatively, you can also find the exact date that your MOT runs out printed on your current MOT pass certificate.
Why book you MOT at ART Garage Crewe?
As one of the most trusted local MOT garages in Crewe, we stick to the old fashioned values of honesty and integrity when it comes to looking after your vehicles. We can carry out your annual MOT as well as offering a full-package of servicing and repair services to keep your vehicle running without a hitch.
If you’d like to book your MOT test with us or you have an enquiry regarding our MOT services, then please don’t hesitate to call us on 01270 214445 to speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable members of staff. Over the phone, we can answer any questions you might have and schedule your MOT at a time and date that works best for you.
We also have a handy online contact form that’s quick and easy to fill in with your basic contact details! Once you’ve filled in your name, email address, telephone number and enquiry, we’ll be in touch shortly to discuss booking in your MOT or any other vehicle services you might require.
For professional advice and guidance to keep your vehicle working like new, get in touch with ART Garage Crewe today using the ‘Book Now’ button below!
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