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If your vehicle is 3 years old or older, unless it is in one of the exemption categories, you will need to get an MOT (Ministry of Transport) test done each year. In fact, some vehicles need to be tested at 1 year old. It’s not worth risking the fine of up to £1,000 for driving without a valid MOT certificate when there are DVSA approved garages within easy reach of Winchburgh available. The AutoMend network has access to more than 9,000 garages and mobile mechanics, and among them there are a large number who are approved by the DVSA to carry out MOT testing and issue official certificates. If you’ve left it a bit close to the expiry date of your old certificate there are garages near you who offer a same–day MOT testing service, and they will be happy to get you out of a hole.
Before accepting an MOT test centre into our network, we insist that they have fully–trained mechanics and hold all the relevant industry approvals to enable them to carry out their work professionally. This ensures that we are able to provide a consistent UK–wide service to the same high standards, whether you are based in Winchburgh or elsewhere in England, Ireland, Wales or Scotland. What’s more, our members don’t just deliver MOT certificates, they are multi–skilled and able to carry out most types of repair and maintenance work on all makes of vehicles. From Servicing to diagnostics, bodywork to tyres and exhaust, the AutoMend network members can deliver it all, at affordable prices.
The majority of cars, light commercial vehicles and vans will need to have a valid MOT certificate issued at three years old. A valid certificate will have a date no later than the 3rd anniversary of the vehicle’s date of registration, and will last for one year. Following the initial certification, the vehicle will need to go through an annual retest so that the certificate is renewed for another year.
You can get your retest done early, within one month of the expiry date of your current certificate, and retain the same anniversary date. However, if you get the retest done any earlier, the next year’s date will be reset to the anniversary of the retest date, and you will effectively lose a month on your old certificate. Get the retest done any later than the expiry date of the old certificate, and you will be guilty of driving without a valid MOT certificate, risking a fine of up to £1,000 if you get caught. It’s not worth the risk, when there is a reminder service available free of charge via https://www.gov.uk/mot–reminder. Get your reminder via email or text, then book an appointment straight away with the most convenient AutoMend approved garage near Winchburgh, and you’ve got it covered.
The first MOT is required after only one year for certain vehicles. These are typically vehicles that carry vulnerable people or paying passengers. Vehicles requiring an MOT after the first year include ambulances, taxis and minibuses when used for private hire.
Not all vehicles require an MOT test; there are a number of exemptions. Electric–powered goods vehicles and tractors for example are exempt. Also exempt are historic or classic vehicles with an initial registration date exceeding 40 years old. This may come as a surprise, as surely the older the vehicle the more the need for safety tests? The thinking is that modern MOT testing is not always applicable to these vehicles as their technology is so different from modern vehicles. Also, it is illegal to drive a vehicle on the roads unless it is safe and roadworthy, so they may not have an MOT certificate, but they still need to be maintained properly. If you own a classic vehicle, we have members within our network who specialise in these types of cars, and can help with repair and maintenance services. To ensure your car meets roadworthiness requirements, contact the AutoMend network member nearest to Winchburgh.
It’s simple to find the AutoMend MOT testing centre closest to you. All we need is some basic information to get started.
A list of garages offering MOT testing services around the Winchburgh area will be displayed along with useful information such as contact details and distance from your location. Either give the garage a call to book an appointment, or if you need more information, ask for an online quotation for the work – it’s free and puts you under no obligation.
Keeping your MOT certificate up to date can feel like a bit of a chore, so we’ve simplified the process as much as we can. Book your next MOT test through the nearest DVSA approved garage near Winchburgh and you will be putting your vehicle into the hands of someone you can trust to do the job properly, without charging you the earth.