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Paul Alexandre – Managing Director – Acton Coachworks

Do you pay too much for your MOT?

Posted by: admin | Posted on: August 15th, 2014 | 0 Comments


Unaware by many motorists that there is a Governmental boundary given to garages in regards to how much they can charge for MOTs, a lot of us may be paying over the odds. The maximum that any garage can charge for a car with up to 8 seats is £54.85.

The good news is that there is no minimum charge for MOTs meaning that you must shop around to ensure you find the best deal.

Research carried out by motoring.co.uk has showed that booking and buying your MOT service online can cost as little as £19 with Independent franchised dealers charging the maximum price.

  • Online – £19, if bought with a full service
  • High street auto – £20, if bought with a full service
  • High street auto – £29.95, if bought without a full service
  • Main dealer – £39
  • Independent franchised dealers group – £54.85

Have a look at the maximum charges for each vehicle here.

One of the main inconveniences with the dreaded test are the results . To ensure you don’t endure further costs if your car fails have a look at a few things you can check yourself before putting your car in for its test.

First of all you should check your lighting system on your car:

  • Headlights – check that low and high beam work
  • Brake lights
  • Left and right, front and rear indicators
  • Driver’s side fog light
  • Hazard and emergency lights

For the interior of your car, check the following:

  • No tears or slices on seats
  • All interior and exterior mirrors should be in perfect condition

The exterior of your car should meet the following:

  • Doors should all shut correctly, including the boot
  • There should be no rust or corrosion
  • Should not be any rattles
  • Suspension and Steering should be checked
  • Emission levels must  be 14
  • Brakes should be checked with all cables fitted correctly
  • Car must not pull to the left or right when the brakes are in use
  • Tyres must be checked
  • Windscreens should not have any cracks or chips that would obscure the view of the driver
  • Wipers and washers should be in perfect working order

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