MOT

Class 4 Vehicles

Hundreds of vehicles pass their MOT test every year with S&J Motors. Our specialist testers can carry out almost all required repairs on site on the same day – and we always quote upfront so no nasty surprises!

FAQs 

How long does an MOT take?

The MOT can take an hour, but may take longer if we need to carry out any minor repairs. We ask that you arrive at least 5 minutes before your booked time, but you can leave your car with us any time from the moment we open.

When is my MOT due?

Most vehicles need an MOT check and a new certificate every 12 months once they’re 3 years old.

What does a car MOT check?

The MOT covers a wide variety of checks to ensure your vehicle is safe and meets environmental standards.

How can I ensure my car passes its MOT?

Some of the most common MOT failures are down to small, avoidable factors like tyre pressure, windscreen wipers and light bulbs. By carrying out a few simple checks before you bring your car in, you could save the hassle of a retest.

What documents do I need to bring?

If your vehicle is undergoing its first MOT then a V5C vehicle registration certificate (log book) is required, this document is also required if your vehicle has had a change of registration plate since its last MOT. In all other instances no documentation is required.

What happens if my car fails its MOT?

If your car fails, you will need to arrange for it to be repaired and retested. If you do not have a valid MOT certificate, you may not be able to legally drive your car on the road until these repairs have been made and a valid MOT certificate issued. S&J Motors can carry out most repairs on site at the test centre on the same day, but we will always advise you and obtain your agreement up front about any work that needs to be done.

  • "I am a first time car owner. I had some trouble and went to this garage. They were brilliant, even giving my car a good run to make sure all was well. I went back for MOT and again service was great, very fast and efficient. I wouldn't consider going anywhere else."

    Gillian Flemming
  • "Just had car MOT done and could not have been more impressed with the service. Good price, very accomodating to meet my time scales, very efficient and helpful service. Would highly recommend."

    Rachel Luke
  • "Only found out about this garage in May this year. Now used this garage on 3 occasions for various jobs on my car. Customer service is second to none. I will continue to use this Garage and would recommend to everyone."

    Joseph Baxendale