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MOT testing garages must absolutely observe VOSA MOT retest policies.

MOT re-testing regulations are somewhat perplex and incredibly challenging. Why don't we set the stage to help you as to when you're able to and can't receive a FREE re-test.

To begin, the primary regulation is that as soon as your car has failed its MOT, the obligatory time frame for the completion of any repair and any resulting re-test is exactly 10 working days subsequent to the first MOT test date. This is true provided that the vehicle is repaired and accordingly registered to acquire a re-test prior to the end of 10 trading days. If all of the above is the case, subsequently the computerised MOT test system that all MOT test centres operate will, no doubt, at this point, enable us to register your car and perform re-test.

The secondary rule tends to be that within the MOT test it's often true that selected issues are often tested again instantly nevertheless on the other hand several components must have far more concentrated assessment.

One example;

  • If for example your car fails on 1 tyre; a replacement tyre will be easy to determine and a "fast track" MOT retest can be performed, this should take only a minute or 2 for the MOT tester to execute and accordingly definitely would not attract a re-test fee.
  • Or an alternative case in point: Let's suppose the car failed to pass its MOT test on headlamp aims, emissions, and brakes; in this instance your car ought to enrolled with your local Alnwick VOSA MOT test station for a part re-test and brought to the MOT testing bay, once there an emissions test absolutely must be accomplished, a lighter rigorous overall check out completed as well as an extensive brake check executed. This work normally will take additional hours of the MOT testers time, and as a consequence it's going to more often than not attract a re-test cost.

Accordingly while we, and each and every MOT test centre, promotes and promotes FREE tests this will be, normally, influenced by when your vehicle is brought for its MOT exam in Alnwick and following that specifically what your car failed its MOT on.

SIGNIFICANTLY - in the case the family car fails it's MOT check with us here in Alnwick VOSA MOT testing garage and it is then mended by us, then in this case we can always facilitate any retest FREE (i.e. at no cost to you), this really is our thanks to you personally for deciding to take advantage of our Alnwick VOSA MOT station workshops.

If you want more explanation, then below is a range of the free of charge retest points (if your vehicle failed the MOT upon any of these details then a prompt retest can be done).

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Blackshaws Garage (alnwick) Ltd
Lionheart Enterprise Park
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