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Time for your next MOT?

The MOT is a critical test which assesses whether a vehicle meets the legal safety and environmental standards to be considered roadworthy in the UK. To ensure you get the lowest MOT price speak to one of our MOT experts today. Alternatively book an MOT appointment.

Important Government Update (29/6/20) - Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be automatically extended by 6 months if it’s due between 30 March 2020 and 31 July 2020. This does not mean we have stopped testing and we would highly recommend that if customers are able to have their MOT carried out on or before their current due date, they do so to ensure their vehicle is roadworthy.

Read the Key Facts about MOTs here.

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National performs thousands of MOTs every year. All staff complete stringent MOT training and undergo continual training to ensure the service provided to you is of the highest quality at the best possible price. This also means that our MOTS are quick and hassle-free.

At National, we are committed to keeping your costs as low as possible and continually price check against our competitors to ensure we remain the most competitive in the industry.

On the 20th May 2018, there will be changes to the way that MOT's are performed within the United Kingdom. MOT defects will be identified within the following categories: dangerous, major, minor, advisory or pass. Dangerous and major defects will result in your vehicle failing its MOT.

If a car is identified to have a minor defect then it will still pass its MOT. However, any minor defects will be recorded on the car's MOT certificate as well as its online MOT record. Rules will also change for diesel cars. If your vehicle has a diesel particulate filter and if any smoke is seen to be coming out of your exhaust then this will be categorised as a major MOT defect. If your diesel particulate filter has been tampered with in any way this will also be identified as a major MOT defect- unless the owner can prove that this was done for a legitimate cause such as filter cleaning. There will be a number of new items checked during the MOT. These items include whether or not your tyres are underinflated; as well as if your brake discs are significantly worn. There will also be new checks on reversing lights, bumper condition, rear drive shafts and also prop shafts. AdBlue Systems will be tested for defects as new assessments are to be brought in for emission control equipment. Due to this, all vehicles will be inspected to ensure they do not pose a risk to the environment through fluid leaks. If your vehicle is over 40 years old then it will no longer be a legal requirement to obtain a MOT.


MOT Test Fees

The MOT test fee is set by a government agency called VOSA (latterly renamed DVSA). You can find a list of current MOT test fees at

If your vehicle fails its MOT, certain conditions apply that dictate how much you'll have to pay for a re-test.

  • If you choose to have the repairs carried out at the test centre, we can offer a FREE partial re-test, providing it is within 10 working days of the original test.
  • Alternatively, you can take your car away for repair and as long as it is returned to the original test centre before the end of the next working day, then we can offer a FREE partial re-test (this only applies to certain failure items, a full list can be found at
  • If you take your vehicle away and return it to the original test centre within 10 working days, we can offer a partial re-test at HALF PRICE (based on the prevailing MOT test fee as shown at
  • In any other circumstances, the full test fee would be applicable.

* Not all MOT ramps can accommodate a Motorhome, please check before travelling

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