We’re advising motorists to plan and book the test well in advance, as not having a legitimate MOT certificate may invalidate your vehicle insurance.
This time of year can be busy so it is easy for people to let things like an MOT slip their mind.
However, an MOT certificate is normally crucial to validate insurance. Motorists without a certificate could be uninsured and therefore if they have an accident they would be unable to claim and could possibly face a fine.
At this time of year when people are planning visits to see friends or family it is important to make sure your MOT is up-to-date before you travel.
It is illegal to drive without an MOT certificate and people could be fined up to £1,000 if caught. The only time you can drive without an MOT is when you are taking your vehicle to a pre-booked MOT test.
Cars that are more than three-years-old are required by law to have an MOT undertaken every 12 months. The MOT test makes sure that a vehicle meets the government’s road safety and environmental standards.
The MOT is effectively the examination of a motor vehicle’s safety-related components. The test is to ensure that they have not worn to an excessive level, which would otherwise make the vehicle unsafe for road use.
We also offer a ‘turn up and test’ service, no appointment is necessary and motorists can just drop in to get their car, van or motorcycle MOT’d on the spot.
To find out more, please call us on 01934 620 160.