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MOT Your Car – Keep It Legal from £39

Book your annual MOT with Midland Autocentres today! Our MOT testers have many years experience in the trade. They are committed to providing a friendly, straightforward and honest MOT as is demonstrated by our great online reviews. Pick a date and time to suit you and book online now! We will even send you a reminder text every year so you don’t miss your MOT due date.


Class 4 MOT (cars and small vans) £39
Class 7 MOT (larger vans etc) £49

Did you know that 45% of people have their service at the same time as the MOT? This saves time and money, but also means your service doesn’t get forgotten.

When to get one

This test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.

You must get one for your vehicle by either:

  • the third anniversary of its registration
  • the anniversary of its last test, if it’s over 3 years old

Some vehicles need to be tested at one year old. Ask your dealer or check with the DVLA.

You can get a free reminder by text message or email a month before your test is due.

You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid test of vehicle safety.

An MOT lasts for a year. The date it runs out is printed on the last pass certificate.

You can get an test up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date.

Example: If your MOT runs out on 15 May, the earliest you can get one to keep the same renewal date for next year is 16 April.

You can get a test earlier, but the renewal date for the following year will be different.

You can’t drive your vehicle on the road if the Ministry of Transport has run out. You can be prosecuted if caught.

The only exceptions are to drive it:

  • to or from somewhere to be repaired
  • to a pre-arranged test

How the MOT test works

During the test, important parts on your vehicle will be checked to make sure they meet the legal standards.

You can watch the test from a viewing area but you’re not allowed to interrupt the tester.

Read more here about the parts that are tested.

The test does not cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox.

The guide and inspection manuals tell you everything that’s tested.

Test results

Your vehicle can either pass or fail the test. If it fails, you’ll get a list of things that need to be fixed.

Passing the MOT

If your vehicle passes:

  • you’ll get a certificate from the test centre
  • it will be recorded in the MOT database

The certificate will show the mileage recorded at the current and previous 3 test passes. This is shown as the ‘odometer reading and history’.

Report any mistakes with the latest reading to the test centre within 7 days. They will give you a replacement certificate.

Mistakes on an earlier mileage can’t be changed.

Failing the MOT

If your vehicle fails:

  • you’ll get a ‘refusal of a test certificate’ from the test centre
  • it will be recorded in the MOT database

You can appeal the result if you think it’s wrong.

Driving a vehicle that’s failed

You can take your vehicle away if your certificate is still valid.

If your MOT has run out you can take your vehicle to:

  • have the failed defects fixed
  • a pre-arranged test appointment

In both cases, your vehicle still needs to meet the minimum standards of roadworthiness at all times or you can be fined.

You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.

Book Your Service & MOT at the Same Time to Save Money

Fixed-Price Servicing Up to 1100CC 1101-2000CC 2001-2500CC 2501CC & Above
Interim Service £125 £155 £185 £215
Interim Service & MOT £145 £175 £205 £235
Full Service £185 £215 £255 £285
Full Service & MOT £205 £235 £275 £305

*should your vehicle require longline spark plugs or filters a surcharge may apply.