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MOT Test

MOTs are a legal requirement in the UK. Currently, vehicles aged three years or over must be tested each year. With nationwide approved VOSA MOT stations, testing over 1,000,000 cars each year - there really is no better place to go to for your MOT.

All work is carried out by our fully MOT trained vehicle technicians, using the latest workshop technology, tools and vehicle diagnostics equipment. Our team are ready to give you accurate and honest advice to help you get your car or van through its MOT test as smoothly as possible.

You can even book your MOT online! Simply select from our network of dealers and choose a date and time that's convenient for you.

Call 0333 323 7155 now to find out more about Evans Halshaw MOT Tests or book online. 

Book your MOT online

MOT Preparation tips

The overall condition, age and mileage are all varying factors that may impact the chances of an MOT 'pass'. However here are some simple tips to prepare your car before the MOT test:

- Check your washer fluid and wipers are working
- Check your windscreen for damage - remember many insurance companies allow windscreen   replacement without impacting your policy
- Check the horn is working
- Check all lights, indicators and hazards are working
- Check your tyre inflation levels are correct
- Check your tyre condition for damage and tread - the minimum is 1.6mm
- Check the condition of seat belts and ensure they engage properly

Other points to consider before the test:

- Make sure the boot is not full - the MOT tester may need to look into the boot to examine the rear suspension mounting.

- Make sure there is no bodywork damage that has left exposed, jagged edges as this can result in MOT failure. You can book an appointment at any Evans Halshaw Accident Repair centre to organise a bodywork inspection.

Hands on Help 'How to' Guides


When do I need an MOT?
You can renew your MOT up to 1 month before it expires and it won’t affect your annual expiry date.

Why do I need an MOT?
If your car is 3 years old and over then by law it’s required to have passed an annual MOT test no more than 12 months ago. Without an MOT certificate you won’t be able to tax your car and your insurance might not be valid. Passing an MOT also ensures minimum safety and environmental standards are met.

Where can I get an MOT?
You can get an MOT at any approved VOSA MOT Centres. Evans Halshaw have 120 test centres spread across the UK

How long does the average MOT take?
On average an MOT takes around 40-45 minutes but this can vary as it depends on the type of vehicle being worked on.

What does MOT stand for and is it an MOT Test or just an MOT?
MOT stands for Ministry of Transport, so it’s actually an MOT Test not just an MOT.

Evans Halshaw experience

We’ll provide you with complimentary MOT and service reminders, contacting you as soon as they're due so it’s one less thing to remember.

At Evans Halshaw we perform a complimentary Vehicle Health Check at every visit, if your technician discovers an issue, they will show you exactly what they have identified by sending a video to you, so you can see exactly what needs doing without having to just take our word for it.

If you do need something repaired to pass your MOT we’ll never be beaten on price. If you find the same service or repair for less within 5 days, we will pay you the difference. Take a look at our Price Guarantee for more details. No work will ever be carried out without your approval.

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Evans Halshaw Aftercare Price Promice

At Evans Halshaw It's important that we deliver all of our customers a quality aftercare service for the best possible value. To ensure that this happens we've introduced a Price Promise in order to provide peace of mind when it comes to choosing a dealership for quality aftercare requirements. If you can find the same service or repair at a competitor business within a 5 mile radius outside the Evans Halshaw Group for less, within 5 days of the date of your service invoice, we will pay the difference in price. Terms apply.

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