Cars over three years old are required by law to pass a yearly MOT test to prove the vehicle is roadworthy. Here you can find out more about the MOT process, what is checked and the costs involved. Our MOT test station in Hamilton is fully equipped to carry out the MOT and also fix anything that may need to pass.
MOTs are carried out at around 21,000 authorised test centres around the UK and we are one of them, all of which display an official blue sign featuring three white triangles.
An MOT involves dozens of checks on your car, including the brakes and fuel system to lights, mirrors, seatbelts, windscreen wipers and exhaust system. Our MOT centre in Hamilton have a team of qualified mechanics that are fully equipped and insured to carry out MOTs to ensure your car is road worthy. Click here to read our reviews on Yell.com.
How long does an MOT in Hamilton take?
An average MOT test takes between 45 minutes to one hour, but there are a couple of other things to take into consideration when having an MOT carried out.
First, if your vehicle fails the test and repairs need to be made this will take longer than the initial test. However we can provide a free quote on all repairs and you can spread the cost.
An MOT test centre is not allowed to let you drive away a car that has failed an MOT until the problems are fixed, unless your existing MOT certificate is still valid on your car, or you’re taking the car to have the faults fixed at another MOT garage.
Along With The Following We Check More with your MOT
Electrical equipment - including headlights, brake lights, indicators and fog lights.
Steering - including the strength and condition of the steering wheel.
Tyres - including tread depth and condition of the tyres.
Suspension - including shock absorbers and any corrosion and wear.
Brakes - including overall condition of pedals and brake efficiency.
Seat belts and seats
Exhaust and emissions - including checking for any leaks in the exhaust and fuel system
Mirrors, wipers and windscreen - including any damage to the windscreen and condition of the wiper blades
Vehicle Identification Number (VPN) - ensuring the vehicle displays its VPN is important
Our garage in Hamilton can help with the repairs of the above, have a look at our other services