MOT Test Peterborough

An MOT test is something that every vehicle has to go through once it’s over three years old. It’s designed to ensure that the vehicle is in good working order and is safe to be on the road, not only for yourself but for other road users as well. Here at Vital Vehicle Care we are your Peterborough MOT experts and you can rest assured that your vehicle is in safe hands.

You can get your vehicle tested one day short of a calendar month prior to the expiry date, effectively providing you with a 13 month MOT.

We can test your vehicle while you wait. Usually this will take between 45 minutes and 1 hour, and we have a comfortable waiting area with refreshments to make the time fly by.

Once your test is complete, we will inform you if there were any faults or weaknesses that were identified.

If you’re unlucky this time around and your car doesn’t pass its test, we have courtesy cars available for you to use while your own vehicle is repaired and retested.

So, if you are looking to book MOT in Peterborough or are unsure of when your car’s MOT expires, give our friendly team a call today.

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What Is Included In The MOT Test In Peterborough?

When conducting an MOT check, our experienced car mechanics will ensure that your vehicle is safe to be on the road. We inspect the following areas:

  • Electrical equipment – including headlights, indicators, fog lights and brake lights
  • Tyres – including tread depth and the condition of the tyres
  • Steering – this includes the strength and condition of the steering wheel
  • Brakes – including overall condition of the pedals and brake efficiency
  • Suspension – including shock absorbers and any corrosion or wear
  • Exhaust and emissions
  • Mirrors, windscreen and wipers
  • Seat belts and seats
  • Bodywork

We can facilitate…

  • Cars and Vans (Class 4) – £44.95
  • Goods Vehicles/Vans* (Class 7) – £49.95
  • Commercial/Fleet Vehicles

What If My Vehicle Fails?

The majority of vehicles tested at Vital Vehicle Care pass the first time. However, on occasion it is necessary to carry out some remedial work in order to declare the vehicle roadworthy for another year.

If this happens and your car does fail its MOT test, we will advise you of the repairs required and provide you with a quote. It is then your choice as to whether you instruct us to proceed with the repairs.

If your car does fail, we offer a free retest if it is carried out within 10 days of the original test. We also have courtesy cars available should you require one.

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Why Choose Us?

At Vital Vehicle Care we have over 20 years of experience and are a family-run business. We are proud to offer a personal service to suit your requirements and have worked with many local people and businesses in the Peterborough area.

As local experts in car diagnostics, vehicle servicing and tyre fitting you can rest assured that your vehicle is in safe and capable hands.

If you are in need of a car mechanic in Peterborough, contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need any documents for an MOT?

It would be helpful to bring both your previous year’s test certificate and V5C Vehicle Registration Document, but if you can’t find either please contact us and we will be happy to assist.

What happens if I don’t know when my test is due?

Don’t worry, get in touch with us and we will be able to help you.

My MOT has expired, can I drive my car to the garage for the test?

If your vehicle does not have an up to date MOT certificate, you can only drive it to and from a pre-arranged test appointment. If you are having repairs done after failing the test, you are also only allowed to drive it to a pre-arranged appointment.

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