MoT’s available for only £35
If your vehicle is 3 years or older you are required by law to have an annual safety check, the ministry of transport test, commonly known as the MoT Test. The purpose of the MoT test is to ensure the vehicle meets the minimum safety level required by law.
During the MoT test SAS Auto's who are authorised by the government body called VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) will conduct an inspection and a comprehensive series of checks around the vehicle, including the interior, exterior, under the bonnet and under the vehicle. The result of each check is recorded- if the vehicle passes a VT20 ‘pass’ certificate is issued. If the vehicle fails to meet the required standard a VT30 ‘failure’ document is issued. Items that are not quite a failure, but worthy of a mention to you so you can keep an eye on them are drawn to your attention as ‘advisory’ items.
It is your responsibility to ensure your vehicle is examined every 12 months. Without a current MoT certificate, you will be unable to drive your vehicle lawfully or renew your road fund license. Recent computerisation of the MoT testing system by VOSA means police and mobile camera units can now check remotely to see if your vehicle has a current MoT.
The penalty for not having an up to date MoT certificate could be a fine. Also if the vehicle is involved in an accident you may be asked to produce your MoT certificate. An insurance claim could be affected by the absence of your MoT, especially in the case of injury.
When does my car need an MoT?
Originally called the Ministry of Transportation test, an MoT is a thorough annual examination of a vehicle that is three years old or more. The MoT tests both the safety of your vehicle and the level of emissions in the exhaust.
The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) is responsible for 'licensing' both the MoT test station and the MoT tester.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your vehicle is examined every 12 months. Without an MoT certificate, you will be unable to renew your road tax and your car may not be insured. Having a current MoT certificate is also a legal requirement in the UK.
SAS Auto’s MoT testers are accredited by VOSA to assess your vehicle against specific safety criteria and to pass it as acceptable and safe, or not. The acceptable standards are as recorded in the current Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) Vehicle Inspection Manual.
The assessment is based on the condition of the vehicle on the day. The Nominated Tester will separately list and inform you of any 'advisory' items that have passed the test but will require attention in the future.
An individual part of the vehicle may be considered to be beyond its serviceable life when measured against specifications, but still capable of passing the MoT test by a Nominated Tester, applying the test criteria.
You can have your vehicle MoT tested up to 28 days in advance of its due date.
Remembering when your MoT is due is always a problem, SAS Auto’s also offer a reminder keyring that flashes 4 weeks before your next MOT is due! When you collect your vehicle ask a member of SAS Autos staff for one of these.
Frequently Asked MoT Questions (FAQ’s)
What do I need to take with me when I go for my MoT?
Once you have booked your vehicle in with SAS Autos for its MoT, remember to take your Vehicle Registration Document – often referred to as the 'V5' document.
You can book an MOT up to 28 days in advance of its due date.
What will happen if the car fails its MoT?
If the vehicle fails its MOT, it does not meet legal requirements and must be repaired to comply with MOT Test standards.
SAS Autos will contact you to explain the reason for the failure and the options that you have.
If you think the SAS Autos has been unfair you can appeal against the decision. Ask for a VT17 form that explains what to do.
Having your car MoT tested could not be easier!
Simply call SAS Auto’s on 0121 706 5888
Alternatively for any Garage Services come and see our friendly team on site at Units 2 & 4 1642 Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingham B26 1AN.
As the Coventry Road is very busy you will not be able to park outside the front reception, so turn left into the Murco garage and left again
or you can turn left after the Murco garage onto Yew Tree Lane and take a first left to the back of SAS Autos, you will see the MOT bay and our other building.
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