MOT Test


Why do you need an MOT?

MOTs check the safety of your vehicle and ensure it complies with legislation regarding the level of emissions from the exhaust. Although it doesn't check the road worthiness of your vehicle, it is still an essential piece of documentation, and without a valid MOT certificate your vehicle is not legally permitted on the roads. All cars over three years old need an annual MOT examination.

When do you need an MOT?

As the vehicle's owner it is your responsibility to keep on top of when the MOT is due. You will need to do this annually. You can have your MOT test carried out up to 1 month before the expiry date, without changing the current MOT date.
It is illegal to drive a vehicle with an expired MOT certificate, so it is important to book your appointment with our MOT team before this happens. If unsure of your expiry date, call Reed Autos and we can find out for you.

How long does an MOT take?

The MOT test will take an hour. It may take longer if minor repairs are needed. We ask that you arrive at least 5 minutes before your book time. You can wait while your mot test is being carried out.

What happens if my vehicle fails its' MOT?

If your vehicle fails, we can offer you a free estimate on the repairs required for your vehicle to pass its MOT test. You may not be able to legally drive your vehicle on the road until the repairs have been made and a valid MOT certificate has been issued. If we carry out the repairs necessary, your MOT retest will be free of charge.

What class of MOT do we offer?

We carry out class IV MOT tests. This includes:

  • Cars
  • Mini buses and ambulances up to 12 passenger seats
  • Goods vehicles not exceeding 3000kg design gross weight (DGW)
  • Motor caravans
  • Dual purpose vehicles