MOT Test Centre Newton Abbot
Full Service MOT Test Centre For Cars & Vans
Monnington Motors offer a leading MOT test service in Newton Abbot. Our skilled team of car mechanics operate from our purpose built car garage, benefiting from top of the range tools. A test consists of multiple safety, performance and environmental tests to ensure your vehicle is safe to use on the public highway.
MOT tests are a legal requirement for vehicles over three years old. If you’re unsure as to when yours is next due, you can check MOT online. We offer all repair work in the case of your vehicle not passing, a pre inspection and a complementary retest at no additional charge.
We are proud to be a DVSA authorised test centre and complete all work on-site. Once complete and whether pass or fail, you’ll receive a full list the work required to pass. We will also tell you of any problems that could occur or result in more costly repairs if not dealt with.
Professional Testing & Servicing
If your car is more than three years old it is required to pass the annual examination. There are some exceptions to the rule in regards to classic cars and vehicles over the age of forty. If you’re unsure it’s best to check.
On passing, the test confirms that your vehicle is roadworthy. Assuming your vehicle is taxed and insured, you can drive away from the test centre same day.
We strive to offer a competitive and affordable price for all work and tests, highlighting us as one of the preferred test centres and car garages in Newton Abbot. We issue a VT20 certificate authenticating and proving your vehicle is valid.
Failure to keep your vehicle up to date may invalidate your insurance and subject you to legal action. As such, if your vehicle fails the test you will need to carry out the necessary repairs.
We will carry out all repairs with quality, approved parts and get your vehicle back to a passable condition.
Furthermore, if you arrange for your repairs to be completed within 10 days then we will carry out your retest free of charge.
Pre Inspection & Retests
A pre inspection will allow us to identify issues that are likely to result in your vehicle failing its test. Additionally, we will provide a competitive quote on repairs so you can get your vehicle up to scratch in advance. We are the one-stop-shop for all vehicle maintenance, so there is no need to go anywhere else.
What Does An MOT Check?
It is important to know what is checked in a MOT service. MOT stands for the ‘Ministry of Transport’, the Government department accountable for roads in 1960, when the test was first introduced. The purpose of its introduction was to stop faulty or potentially dangerous vehicles from posing a risk to the driver or others. Today, the test involves a range of checks to ensure the DVSA minimum standards are met, including:
- Car horn function
- Doors, boot, bonnet and bodywork
- Brake system
- Wheels and tyres
- Exhaust system
- Exhaust emissions
- Steering rack
- Windscreen, window wipers, washer bottles and washer nozzles
- Horn function
- Fuel system
- Check that the vehicle identification number (VIN) matches the vehicle registration plates
- Registration plates
- Battery and electrical wiring
Frequently Asked Questions
MOT tests are carried out on site using the latest technology to ensure every element of your vehicle is thoroughly checked. Our experienced mechanics will carry out your MOT test quickly and efficiently to ensure minimal disruption to you. So, If your car is due for its annual MOT, contact our mechanics today.
It is easy to book a MOT test with Monnington Motors, simply call us on 01626 363630 and a member of our team will discuss a date to suit you. If your car fails the MOT test, we offer a free retest after repairs have been made.
An MOT check involves dozens of checks on your vehicle, ranging from the brakes and fuel system to lights, mirrors, seatbelts, windscreen wipers and exhaust systems to name a few.
You are only allowed to drive your car when its MOT has expired IF YOU’VE BOOKED IN for the test! If you are stopped on the way you must be able to prove that you have an appointment with an MOT Center like Monnington Motors.
Book MOT Test Newton Abbot
For bookings, please get in touch with a member of our team. You can reach us on through phone, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message through our contact form. We will do our utmost to find the most convenient time for the test and can complete any repair work if you wish.