All MOTs are regulated by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) which vets and screens all garages responsible for carrying out MOT testing. Any garage with the official MOT sign needs to ensure that their MOT tests are carried out by a DVSA approved tester. These garages are required to test your vehicle to make sure that they are in a roadworthy condition for use. An MOT test, therefore checks that your vehicle meets the road safety and environmental standards that are set by the DVSA. Without getting your MOT every year, your insurance may become invalid and your car unsafe on the roads.
MOT tests can be carried out about a month or so in advance of your test date. About 28 days to be exact. When you pass your test, you’ll receive a certificate valid from the expiry date of your MOT, so this could give you 13 months MOT. Once your MOT has expired, you are only allowed to take your car from its location to a garage. So, giving yourself as much time in advance always helps to make sure you’re organised.
When it comes to your MOT, you’ll only need this annually when your car is older than three. When you get your test, Autofix Suffolk will provide you with a full description of any faults that caused you to fail. In addition to this, we’ll provide you with advisories that might not cause an MOT failure but will require attention in the future. This is because your MOT test is only valid for the day the test is taken. Those advisories can cause any MOT testing to be invalid if they become a further problem.
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When it comes to our garage, we help you depending on what’s right for you. If you’d like to wait for your MOT you can, but if you need to carry on with your day, we can update you with the results. If any repairs are needed, we’ll get in touch too. We’ll run past the what, whys and how much so you’re completely in the loop.
With us here at Autofix Suffolk, we provide MOT testing and repairs for your car. What’s more, you can book online for all our services including your MOT. However, unlike most places, you can book your MOT in without having to pay until the work is done. At Autofix Suffolk, we’ll give you peace of mind that your MOT is being conducted by a professional tester. We’ll help you get your car through the test and stay safe on the road. We’ll provide you with your MOT test certificate and advise you on anything you need to check in the future.