MOT's in Nottingham from Slaters Garage
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Nottingham MOT Test Centre

MOT Test (Class 4)

It happens to the best of us, we hit that 3 year age when the government says our Car has to be tested to make sure we are road legal. If your at that stage in your life please don't worry our MOT specialists are highly trained to make sure your Car is in safe hands. We pre-check all Cars and perform the Class 4 MOT test to a thorough standard.

Even if your Car needs welding don't worry to much as we make sure its up to MOT specification. Lets be frank when it comes to safety in Cars its vital we do this test correctly but it wont take us all day. We have specialist MOT teams who will do this while you wait. Alternatively book in advance and you can drop your Car and come back to a full MOT certificate.

When coming to Slater's Garage covering Nottingham for an MOT there are a few things we like to point out in advance. If you have any issues bringing your Car for a service or MOT remember were always here to help and advise, as our specialist staff can advise on both technical and legal issues relating to your MOT. Having been MOT and service experts in Nottingham for many years you will be in safe hands from the first point of contact. So please find all the information relating to the MOT of your Car below.

A) If your bringing your Car to us without any current Tax or MOT this is fine, however please ensure that we have a copy of your registration number upon booking. Therefore if you are challenged by the authorities you can prove you are on the way to be tested and the process is well under way.

B) You are legally well within your right to have your Car tested up to one full calendar month before the expiry of the old certificate. Don't worry if you do this and your Car passes first time. All that happens is the unexpired days are added to your new certificate automatically so you don't loose out for booking your MOT early, probably the safest option just in case there are any issues.

C) If the Car you are having tested is three years old, and this is the first test, bring the V5 document with you. If you are coming one month early as previously stated we can make sure the certificate is dated to start one year after the 3rd birthday of the Car.

Car MOT Nottingham


Being one of the select trustworthy garages in Nottingham means we often get asked questions about our MOT services and MOT checks in general...

Why does my car need an MOT Test?

All vehicles in the UK which are over 3 years old require a car MOT check by law. It's a legal requirement to ensure the safeness, roadworthiness and emission levels of your car, these areas are all covered by minimum government standards. You can book your car MOT up to 31 days before the due date. The team at Slaters Garage will ensure you have booked your MOT appropriately and can provide advice every step of the way. Find out more about MOT test changes.

What does a MOT involve?

MOT car checks cover a range of areas including vehicle identification number, registration plate, lights, steering and suspension, wipes and washer bottle, windscreen, seat belt, seats, horn, fuel systems, emissions, bodywork, doors, mirrors, brakes, wheels and tyres. These are all part of the certified DVSA (formerly DVLA) MOT checks. Our qualified professionals have a wealth of motor experience and will provide only the best MOT service.

How long does an MOT take?

Usually MOT tests take around 45 to 60 minutes, should your vehicle require repair work in result of the MOT, it could take longer. At Slaters Garage our MOT testing service is second to none and our team will keep you informed throughout the whole process, giving you peace of mind that your vehicle is in the right hands.

What happens if your car fails

We can carry out the majority of repairs to your car that may be needed to pass the MOT test on site very quickly as our suppliers can send most common parts to us during the day and at very short notice. You can leave your car in our capable hands and we will phone you with an estimate of the cost before we start any work on your vehicle, this is vital so you know exactly what needs doing before any cost is incurred. It’s never nice to go and pick up your car expecting a fixed price bill and being landed with double.

We will carry out your annual MOT test, hopefully with a pass first time. With years of experience under our belt here in Nottingham we can generally tell what issues may ap-pear before we start a test meaning we can advise of any issues well in advance. Once we have successfully passed your car we take a note of your details and will send you a reminder by post or email so that you don't forget when it's due the following year.

What are the implications to failing an MOT?

If you fail your vehicle MOT check, your car has not met the correct standards and it must be repaired before you will be issued with a pass certificate from an MOT centre. It's vital that the issues with the vehicle are fixed as failure to do so will result in you being unable to renew your road tax. At Slaters Garage we will work with you every step of the way, from talking you through the problems, to coming up with solutions to fix them.

How much does a MOT cost?

The cost of an MOT varies depending on the type of vehicle you have, most MOT prices are based on the official DVSA (DVLA) charges, but will also be determined by the MOT test centre you use. At Slaters Garage we strive to provide the best value for money service and our customers are often surprised by our competitive and cheap MOTs.

Most of our customers tie in their annual service along with the MOT. Reason being it's an ideal opportunity to get into the car as we already have it and can carry out most work whilst doing any remedial work needed for the MOT certificate. We always look after our customers here at Slater's Garage and give great discounts on combining the MOT with one of our services.

To book your car in for its MOT, service or both contact us today!