Our workshop is fully equipped with two
mot bays, one
for cars, quads, trikes and three wheelers and the other for large vehicles like
vans, motorhomes, minibuses and
We can MOT while you wait, or you can
leave your vehicle with us. If you do decide to wait you are welcome
to sit in our viewing area to watch the test being carried out on
your vehicle, or you can wait in our waiting room; either way we
will equip you with a hot cup of tea or coffee if you would like
We are equipped to carry out
class 4 vehicles such as cars, and class 7 vehicles like
Although motorhomes are large vehicles, they are tested as a
class 4 vehicle. Our large bay can lift vehicles with up to a 6.6m wheel
base (the distance between the wheels, not the total length
of the vehicle, the total length can be longer than 6.6m). And it
can lift vehicles of up to 5.5 tonnes. If you are not sure about
whether we will be able to MOT your vehicle, please ring us and we
will be happy to help. As you can see in the photo above, we MOT
Frequently Asked Questions about the
Can I have my mot test
in advance of the test certificate expiry date?
It is possible to get your
before your old certificate runs out, up to 30 days in advance. If
you do this, your new mot certificate will be valid until a year
after your old certificate expires, you will not lose a month of mot
just for having your the test carried out in advance. If for some
reason you need to have your mot test over 30 days in advance you
will lose your original expiry date which will be replaced by the
current date meaning that you could lose a whole month's mot so try
to avoid this if possible. If you present your vehicle for an mot
and the computer tells us that it still has over a month left before
expiry, we will notify you so you can decide whether you want us to
continue or to abort the test.
If my vehicle fails the
mot test, will I have to pay again for a retest?
We do not charge for
retests providing the vehicle is presented for a retest within two
weeks (ten working days). If it goes beyond this time, the vehicle
will have to have a full test again which will be charged at the
normal mot price.
What happens if my
vehicle fails its mot test?
tester will go through with you any mot failures
that may occur. You will be given two weeks (ten
working days) to arrange the repairs that need to be
carried out. If the vehicle is not presented for a
retest within this time, you will have to have
another full mot test for which you will have to pay
the fee again. However, if you keep within this
period, only a retest will necessary which we do not
charge for. As we are a maintenance garage also, we
are happy to give you an estimate for the repairs.
If you are happy with your estimate, you can leave
your vehicle with us or book it in for a convenient
day to bring it back for us to carry out the
necessary repairs. Alternatively you can arrange
your own repairs and return for a retest when the
vehicle is ready. If your vehicle fails its mot on
bulbs or wiper blades only, we can replace these
while you wait as we carry a good range of these to
fit all types of vehicles.
How long does an mot
take? Can I wait with it?
Mots usually take no
longer than 45 minutes and you are welcome to wait either in the
viewing area to watch your mot test or in the reception area where
it is nice and warm!
Where can I park?
If you are having an mot
test, you are entitled to park in the bays outlined in yellow which
display 'MOT' written in yellow on them. Don't worry if there is not
one available, just park in any other parking space.
Do I need to bring
anything with me for the mot test?
If your vehicle is due for
its first ever mot test, we advise that you bring your
registration certificate for the vehicle (V5). This will avoid any
inconvenience if there is a lack of information on the DVLA database
when we come to log your vehicle into the computer. Usually we do
not need it, but it pays to bring it just in case.
If it is not the vehicles
first mot test we will not need the registration certificate (V5).
It helps us if you bring the previous year's mot certificate but it
is not always necessary as all your vehicle details should already
be on the DVLA database which is linked to our mot computer.
If you think your vehicle
may fail its mot because of one or both number plates is
deteriorated or unreadable, we can make them on site whilst you wait
so it may be worth bringing the documents that make this possible.
want to apply for my tax disc by telephone or
online, how soon can I do this after my mot test?
vehicle passes its mot test, the information will be
uploaded instantly so you can go straight away to
tax your vehicle online or by telephone.
I have lost my mot
certificate, how to I obtain a replacement?
If we carried out the mot
test here at Tomsetts, we can provide you with a duplicate
certificate for a fee of £10. We will just need the registration
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