Fully Approved Class Four MOT Test Centre
At both our Exeter and Spreyton garages, we have a fully functional MOT Test Centre. Likewise, both of our MOT test centres, are approved for all Class Four Vehicles by the Ministry of Transport. Our Exeter MOT Testing Centre is located in the Marsh Barton industrial estate and is easily accessible from all the major city routes. Furthermore, our Spreyton MOT centre is located close to the A30 and A3702 making it easy to access for everyone.
What is the MOT scheme?
The MOT scheme is primarily a road safety measure designed to ensure as much as possible that all cars, motorcycles and light goods vehicles more than 3 years of age are properly maintained. Alongside this, at least once a year, all vehicles need to be examined at an authorised MOT centre to make sure that they comply with important requirements of the law.
Remember, the MOT test certificate relates only to the condition of the testable items at the time of the test. It should not be regarded as evidence of their condition at any other time; nor should it be accepted as evidence of the general mechanical condition of the vehicle.
Our MOT Centre Locations
Highfield Garage and Recovery Limited have two MOT Test Centres. These centres are located in Exeter and Spreyton providing easy access to customers in Exeter and Mid Devon.
Our Exeter MOT centre is approachable from the M5, A30, A38 & A377. Alongside an MOT Centre, This garage also has a fully functional, repair and servicing department. Contact our Exeter team on 01392 277654.
Our Spreyton MOT centre is approachable from the A30, A3072, A3124 & B3215. Alongside an MOT Centre, This garage also has a fully functional, repair and servicing department. Contact our Spreyton team on 01647 231248.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does my vehicle need its first MOT test?
If your vehicle has been registered with no prior use on the road, an MOT will only be required after three years of the vehicles registration date. For example, if a vehicle was registered in March 2019, it will not need an MOT until March 2022. After this, the vehicle is required to have an MOT test every year.
I have lost my MOT certificate, what can I do?
You can get a duplicate certificate. The simplest way is to go back to the MOT test centre, where the vehicle was tested, tell them the approximate date of the test and they should be able to give you a replacement MOT certificate. It is important that you retain a copy of your MOT certificate for future reference.
What happens if my vehicle fails the MOT test?
Should the vehicle fail, you will be issued with a VT3O Certificate, stating the items causing the failure of the MOT test. Please make sure that you are clear as to what rectification is required for a pass to be issued. In certain cases, expert or special services may be required, regarding emissions or welding. There is no set time limit before a retest and it is at the choice of the individual. Remember, if a car does not have a current MOT certificate, it is not allowed to be used on the road except when going for repairs for an MOT test, or to a pre-arranged MOT test.
What happens if I don’t get an MOT?
If you are caught driving a vehicle without a valid MOT you can be fined up to £1,000. It is vital that your vehicle has a valid MOT at all times whilst being used on the road.
If you have any further questions or queries, please feel free to contact our team at either our Exeter or Spreyton branches.