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MOT testing stations should abide by VOSA MOT retesting requirements.

MOT re-testing procedures tend to be fairly intricate and also dull. Why don't we set the scene to help you in relation to when you're able to and cannot get a FREE re-test.

First, the initial rule would be that when a your car has failed to get through its MOT, the recommended time frame for the imperative repairs to be concluded and any resultant re-test is only 10 working days subsequent to the primary MOT test date. This is correct provided that your family car is fixed and thereafter booked in to obtain a re-test prior to the end of 10 working days. If all of the above is correct, that is when the computerised MOT test programme all MOT stations make use of will likely, at this point, let us to register the car and perform the re-test.

The 2nd procedure would be that at the time of an MOT re-test it's more often than not true that certain issues might be re-tested without delay nonetheless in contrast various items absolutely need significantly more deliberated checking out.

One example;

  • If for instance the vehicle or light commercial vehicle fails on 1 tyre; a new tyre will be easy to find and a "fast track" MOT test can be accomplished, this will take only a couple of minutes for the MOT tester to complete and hence would never attract a re-test charge.
  • Or another case in point: Let's assume the vehicle failed its MOT test on headlamp aims, emissions, and braking systems; in this instance your vehicle or light van will need to be signed up with your nearest Alnwick VOSA MOT testing garage to obtain a part re-test and driven directly into MOT test bay, once there an emissions evaluation will have to be undertaken, a much less involved all around check out undertaken including an extensive braking mechanism test performed. This work generally requires extra amounts of the MOT testers time, and for that reason this is going to typically attract a re-test expense.

Accordingly whilst we, and just about every MOT centre, advertises and boasts FREE tests it will be, quite often, dependant on when your car is made available for its MOT test in Alnwick and accordingly just what exactly the family car failed its MOT on.

IMPORTANTLY - just in case the vehicle fails get through the MOT examination with us here in Alnwick VOSA MOT centre and its then fixed by us, then in this case we shall generally accomplish your retest FREE (i.e. absolutely free), that's our thanks to you for deciding to benefit from our Alnwick VOSA MOT testing centre workshops.

If you would like greater clarification, then the following is a list of the 100 % free retest items (if your family car failed its MOT regarding any of these components then a fast retest will be completed).

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Blackshaws Garage (alnwick) Ltd
Lionheart Enterprise Park
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