MOT Testing for Cars & Light Vans in Stafford and Rugeley

MOT Testing

When it’s time for your car or van (up to 3,000kg) MOT Test, give us a call at Haywood Garage.  Our recessed ramp and brake roller tester are perfect for cars with minimal ground clearance and our friendly testers will look after your vehicle like it is one of their own.

£50 (No Retest Fee)

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The MOT is a road-worthiness test introduced by the Ministry of Transport (hence the name MOT Test) in 1960. Over the years the number of items tested has increased from the basics (brakes, lights and steering) through to the test that we have today which includes exhaust emissions, tow bar electrics and even the fuel cap

No, the rear wiper blade is not a testable item.

No, the spare wheel is not a testable item, it would be an advisory.

No, the front fog lights are not a testable item, only the rear fog light is.

No, the reverse lights are not a testable item.

You can drive directly to a MOT station for a pre-booked test without MOT or Tax (but you must have insurance). You can also drive it to a place of repair or home if your vehicle fails.

No, the MOT is restrictive in terms of what we can inspect, for instance we are not allowed to remove any items during an MOT test and very little is inspected in terms of the engine. You should not consider an MOT as a replacement for servicing your vehicle regularly.

You can book in for an MOT anytime, however this doesn’t mean that it will continue from your expiry date. Your vehicle can be tested up to 28 days before it’s expiry date and the new MOT will continue from that date. In these circumstances your MOT will not be void if it fails, however your vehicle will be deemed “not fit for use” and you could be fined if using it.

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