MOT in Canterbury Class 4 & 7

Class 4 Tests

If you need an MOT for your car, we have facilities designed to carry out class 4 Mots on cars. See our section on Class 7 for details on Van and Motorhome Mot. Contact us to book now. 

What Is My Mot Test?


MOT testing is required by law on all vehicles in the UK that are 3 years old or more. We mot in Chartham. The annual inspection follows strict criteria set out by the DVSA that determines if your car is fit for purpose and in roadworthy condition. The MOT test covers a broad range of vehicle safety checks including lights, tyres, seatbelts and emissions and can only be carried out by an MOT garage with DVSA-approved examiners. 

During the MOT test the nominated tester, a person accredited by the DVSA to assess your vehicle, will conduct a comprehensive inspection to ensure the vehicle is in roadworthy condition. However, it is not the same as having your vehicle serviced and the MOT test does not check the general mechanical condition of the vehicle. Also, the assessment is based on the condition of the vehicle on the day.

If the vehicle passes, the nominated tester will separately list and inform you of any 'advisory' or 'minor' items that will require attention in the near future so you can keep an eye on them.

If the vehicle fails, we will complete a free retest within 10 working days

 

When do I need an MOT?


All vehicles 3 years old or more are required to have a valid MOT test certificate which should be renewed annually. It is your responsibility to ensure your vehicle is examined every 12 months. You can find the expiry date of your MOT on your existing MOT test certificate and you can have your vehicle MOT tested up to 28 days in advance. The expiry date on your new MOT is 12 months from the expiry of your old one rather than 12 months from the day you took the test, so as long as your MOT test is due in the next 28 days, you won’t lose any days for having your vehicle tested early.


Driving without an MOT ?


Without a current MOT certificate, you will be unable to drive your vehicle lawfully or renew your road tax. 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 by the absence of your MOT, especially in the case of injury.

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.


MOT while you wait


The MOT test takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. We have a comfortable waiting area, free tea and coffee and free TV & wifi so you can make yourself at home and we will carry out your MOT while you wait.

We also can offer a car service, dropping you into Canterbury & Picking you up later in the day, we make a small charge to cover fuel and a driver, but generally if you spend a few hours in town, it works out cheaper than parking and we'll drop you off and pick you up from your preferred location.