Expert MOT Testing Services

Ensuring Your Safety on the Road

At Cridge Auto Services, we understand the importance of having a vehicle that's not only safe but also meets all legal roadworthiness standards. Our MOT tests are thorough, reliable, and designed to give you peace of mind.

What We Check:

Our MOT test covers everything necessary to ensure your vehicle adheres to the standards set by the Ministry of Transport. This includes exhaust emissions, safety features, and many other essential components of your vehicle.

Our Expertise:

Our team of qualified mechanics utilises the latest in diagnostic equipment to provide an accurate, efficient MOT test. We're committed to delivering high-quality service that you can trust.


The MOT Process & FAQs

Booking Made Easy:

Schedule your MOT test with us over the phone, or drop by our workshop. We offer flexible appointments to suit your busy schedule.

During Your Visit:

Our team will keep you informed throughout the test, which typically takes around 45 minutes to an hour. We value your time and strive to ensure a prompt and efficient service.

Post-Test Procedures:

Upon completion, we'll provide a detailed report. If your vehicle passes, we'll issue an MOT certificate immediately. Should it require any repairs, we'll offer a no-obligation quote and advice on the necessary steps to take.

How often do I need an MOT test?

An MOT test is required annually for all vehicles over three years old. This yearly check ensures your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards. It's important to note that driving without a valid MOT certificate can result in penalties, so make sure to book your test before the current certificate expires.

What should I bring on the day of the test?

On the day of your MOT test, you should bring:

The Vehicle: This might seem obvious, but make sure the vehicle is present at the scheduled time.
Payment Method: Ensure you have a means to pay for the test and any potential repair work.
Keys: Bring all necessary keys to access and operate the vehicle, including the fuel cap and ignition keys.

How can I prepare my vehicle for the MOT test?

While our expert mechanics will handle the technical aspects of the MOT test, there are several things you can do to prepare your vehicle:

Lights: Check that all lights – headlights, tail lights, indicators, and brake lights – are functioning correctly.
Tires: Ensure the tires are in good condition, with the correct tread depth (at least 1.6mm) and no significant damage.
Windscreen and Wipers: Check for any cracks or significant damage on the windscreen. Also, ensure the wipers and washer fluid are working effectively.
Seats and Seatbelts: All seatbelts should be in working order, and seats should be securely fixed in position.
Fluid Levels: Check and top up fluids if necessary, including engine oil, brake fluid, and coolant.
General Checks: Ensure the horn works, mirrors are intact and secure, and the registration plate is clean and legible.

Remember, these checks not only help in preparing for the MOT test but also contribute to the safe and efficient operation of your vehicle.

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