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MOT test stations should observe VOSA MOT re-test regulations.

MOT re-testing rules are quite perplexing and also very boring. We'll set the landscape for you as regards when you might and cannot receive a FREE re-test.

Firstly, the first rule is the fact that once your family car has failed its MOT, the crucial time frame for the completion of any repair and any following re-test is only 10 working days following your initial day of test. This is correct so long as the vehicle has been mended and subsequently booked in to obtain a re-test prior to the end of 10 trading days. If all of the above is true, in that case the computerised MOT test program that all MOT centres utilize will, no doubt, at that time, enable us to register the family car and perform re-test.

The secondary procedure may be that within the MOT re-examination it's nearly always true that one or two components may be re-tested immediately whilst alternatively particular items ask for a good deal more deliberated assessment.

As an example;

  • For instance your car is rejected on 1 tyre; a replaced tyre is simple to recognize and then a "fast track" MOT test can be done, taking only a matter of minutes for the MOT tester to carry out and as a result would not attract a re-test fee.
  • Or one more case study: Let's imagine your car failed the MOT test on headlamp aims, emissions, and brakes; here the family car will have to be enrolled with your nearest Reading VOSA MOT centre for the partial re-test and driven directly into MOT test bay, then the emissions examination will need to be executed, a significantly less intensive overall examination executed together with a comprehensive braking system check carried out. This work normally will take extra quantities of the MOT testers time, and as a consequence this will certainly typically attract a re-test cost.

That being said while we, and nearly every MOT test station, markets and provides FREE tests this is definitely, routinely, dependant upon when the car is made available for its MOT check in Reading and therefore what specifically your vehicle or light commercial vehicle failed its MOT on.

SIGNIFICANTLY - just in case the vehicle or light commercial vehicle fails get through it's MOT check with us here at Reading VOSA MOT centre and it is at that point fixed by us, then in that case, we shall typically accomplish the retest FREE (i.e. completely free), this is certainly our thanks to you for deciding to try our Reading VOSA MOT station workshops.

If you would like extra explanation, then here's a list of the costless retest points (if the car failed its MOT regarding some of these factors then a fast track retest will be done).

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