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What To Do If Your Car Fails MOT Testing

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Is your vehicle due for MOT testing? It can be quite a stressful time when you have to send your car off for its annual assessment. Up to a third of cars fail the test the first time around, says the DVSA. As it’s fairly common, you don’t need to panic just yet.

MOT testing is a legal requirement, so you need to make sure your car passes. It assesses the roadworthiness of the vehicle, so it’s in your own interest that you ensure that is has a valid certificate every year. For your safety and the safety of other road users, it’s important that this stays up to date.

Here’s what to do if your car fails first time around.

Choose The Right Garage

If your vehicle fails MOT testing, there’s very simple solution and that’s to take it to a reliable garage. The most important thing is sending it to a garage who can do the repairs. It would be in your favour to look for a centre that also undertakes repairs, which will make the process much smoother. In which case, they will let you know of what needs to be done in order for a pass to be awarded and carry out the work. It is then they will retest to get you the certificate you need to get back out on the road.

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Can You Take Your Car Away?

MOT testing works quite simply. If there are any issues, it will categorise them into minor, advisory, dangerous and major problems. You can take your vehicle away if your current certificate is still valid. However, you cannot drive it away if your vehicle has any dangerous faults listed.

If you’re caught driving even though your car is deemed dangerous, then you could face hefty fines of up to £2,500, get 3 points on your license or potentially be banned from driving altogether.

For Quality MOT Testing, Contact Us Today

If your car is due for the annual assessment, get in touch with our friendly team now. We provide quality repairs to ensure your vehicle is safe for the roads.

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