MOT testing Cardiff

Book an MOT in Cardiff

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Check the Tyres for an MOT

Cardiffs premier MOT test center

Our dedicated MOT service department will ensure that your car adheres to the government-set environmental and safety standards. Without compromising on quality, we provide MOT tests and MOT-required repairs at an affordable price.

In addition to returning year after year, our customers recommend us to friends, family, and coworkers because of our great value for money and friendly service.

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Why does my vehicle need an MOT test?

The purpose of the MOT test is to ensure the vehicle meets the minimum safety level required by law, every vehicle over three years old requires this annual legal requirement to guarantee your roadworthiness and safety. During the MOT test the nominated tester, a person 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.

A valid MOT certificate is mandatory for every vehicle on the road, a test ensures that the vehicle is in roadworthy condition and meets the minimum environmental standards. Make sure that you book your MOT before your current MOT expires.

The result of each check is recorded, and 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 are known as advisory items.

You can have your vehicle MOT tested up to 28 days in advance. The expiry date on your new MOT is 12 months from the expiry of your old one rather than 12 months from the day you took the test, so if your MOT test is due in the next 28 days, you won’t lose any days for having your vehicle tested early.

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How do I check if my current vehicle has a valid MOT?

Check your MOT expiry date for free by entering your vehicle registration at the official GOV.UK website.

There are also a variety of mobile phone apps capable of telling you your MOT history and various other details though A&A Tyres don't specifically recommend any

Why is my MOT expiry date not what I expected?

A vehicle's MOT expiry date may not be updated for up to 5 days after it is tested.

Can I drive my vehicle if it fails it's MOT test?

As long as you did not find any 'dangerous' defects during the MOT, you can drive your car. On the Getting an MOT page on GOV.UK you can find additional information.

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