Our team of highly qualified MOT Testers have years of experience in MOT Testing on a wide selection of vehicles. In order to ensure a passed MOT, it’s recommended to bring your car in for its annual service before the test, this way any problems that would lead to a failed MOT can be resolved.

All MOT tests are designed to check that the vehicle meets the requirements of all road safety and environmental standards, an MOT test should be carried out on a yearly basis once your vehicle reaches three years old.

Is your MOT due? Call Autocare Centre Chepstow on 01291 627137 today!

We can carry out MOTs on the following classes of vehicle:

  • Class 3 – 3 wheeled vehicles weighing less than 450kg
  • Class 4 – Cars & light commercial vehicles weighing less than 3 tonnes.
  • Class 5 – Minibuses (not for hire) up to 5,000kg
  • Class 7 – Light commercial vehicles weighing between 3 to 3.5 tonnes.

Failed Your MOT?

Your retest is free if any remedial work is carried out with us.

Benefits of Having an MOT with Autocare Chepstow

Quality checks and repairs carried out in line with industry standards

Avoid potential fines up to £1,000

MOT’s carried out on all vehicles including electric and hybrid vehicles

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Top Reasons for MOT Failure 

Some MOT failures are completely avoidable, here are some key things to watch out for when you take your vehicle for its next MOT

Lamps and Electrical Equipment

On average, 18.9% of all faults are related to issues with vehicle lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment, so make sure that you regularly check your lights are working properly and that you replace them before your MOT is due.

Tyres

Around 7.7% of all faults are related to excessive tyre wear and a decrease in the overall pressure of your tyres, so make sure that you check your vehicles’ tyre depth regularly, keep them properly inflated and ensure that you have them replaced when the tread reaches below 1.6mm.

Steering

Depending on its model, we will check to make sure that your vehicles steering rack and mountings are secured and not corroded, we will also check for any potential issues with the steering joints.

Suspension

13% of vehicles fail their MOT due to problems with their suspension. We will check for any signs of fractures or corrosion to your vehicle’s suspension and carry out any necessary repairs.

Exhaust, Fuel & Emissions

We will also carry out checks for potential leaks in the exhaust system, to see whether your vehicle has a catalytic converter and how effective the vehicles silencer is in reducing engine noise.

Seatbelts and Restraint Systems

We will check to make sure that your vehicles restraints are correctly fitted and show no signs of becoming loose in the event of a collision.

Driver’s View of the Road

Having a clear view of the road is vital to ensure that you are able to operate your vehicle safely, given that 7.2% of all faults are issues related to objects placed on the dashboard obstructing your view of the road, as well as a broken wing mirror or a dirty windscreen from worn wiper blades or low washer fluid level.

Suspension

Around 10% of vehicles fail their MOT due to issues with the brakes, therefore it is important that you have your brakes checked regularly and that your fluid levels are topped up and working properly. Be sure to report any problems to your local garage prior to having your MOT. Our team will check for things like: contamination of brake fluid, fluid leaks causing potential risk to the environment, worn brake pads or discs and missing brake pads or discs.

  • How often do I need an MOT?

    Once your car reaches 3 years old, you will be required to take your vehicle for an MOT annually.

  • What parts of my vehicle are checked during an MOT?

    Throughout the course of an MOT, a number of key components of your vehicle will be checked to ensure they are safe and functioning properly, this includes:

    • Lights
    • Horn
    • Battery
    • Wiring
    • Steering
    • Suspension
    • Brakes
    • Tyres
    • Seatbelts
    • Bodywork
    • Registration
    • Speedometer
    • Fuel System
    • Exhaust System
    • Emissions
    • Mirrors
    • Wipers
    • Windscreen
  • What happens if I fail my MOT?

    Should your car fail its MOT, you will be issued with a refusal of MOT Certificate outlining the reason why. You should have your car repaired and re-tested before you can drive it again, in line with the highway regulations.

  • How much will it cost to have my vehicle MOT’d?

    The cost of your MOT depends on the class and type of your vehicle. For more information on pricing, call us on 01291 627137 or submit an enquiry via our website.

  • What is the earliest I can book my MOT?

    You can book your MOT up to a month before it is due in order to keep the same renewal date. For example, if your MOT runs out on the 15th May, the earliest you get an MOT to keep the same renewal date for next year is 16th April.

  • How long does an MOT take?

    MOT tests usually take between 45 mins to an hour to complete.

  • What does MOT stand for?

    MOT stands for ‘Ministry of Transport’, a Government department now known as the ‘Department for Transport’.

Book Your MOT at Autocare Chepstow

Is your vehicle due it’s next MOT? At Autocare Centre Chepstow, should you fail your MOT, we won’t charge you a retest fee if you leave your car with us for remedial work. To book your MOT test, call us on 01291 627137 or fill out our contact form with any queries below.

We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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