If your car is 3 years or older the familiar letter or call from your mechanic will be.....MOT time again. Once a year you have to ensure your car is legal and road worthy.
Waiting to hear if your car has passed or failed is a bit like waiting for an exam result.
You sit there with your fingers crossed hoping for the best whilst at the same time bracing yourself for bad news.
As you can imagine, we get a lot of questions about MOTs here at TSS.
So our Senior Service Adviser Philippa Price has answered 5 of the most common questions regarding MOT's.
1. When do I need my first MOT? You will need your first MOT 3 years after the date of registration of your vehicle. To find this date have a look at your V5 document. You can check when your car requires its MOT at the DVLA website or contacting the garage that looks after your car.
2. How long does an MOT take? The actual test will take around 45 minutes however you should allow at least an hour so we can complete all the administration.
3. Can I get my MOT done early? Yes, you can get your MOT done up to a month early. It will still then run from your expiry date.
4. What do I do if I loose my MOT certificate? At Thame Cars we can print a new one for you at a cost of £10. We may need a reference number from your V5 document.
5. If my car fails its MOT do I have to pay for a test? If you leave the car with us at Thame Cars then you will not be charged. If you take the car away and bring it back by the end of the next working day then you won't be charged. If you take the vehicle away and it comes back with in 10 working days then there is a partial retest which is half the price of a standard MOT.
I hope this has answered a few of your questions, anythingI haven't covered please give the team here at Thame Cars a call.