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MOT, frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Looking for a reliable trusted MOT test centre in Huddersfield?
A. As the only fully approved RAC garage in Huddersfield you can rely us. We have been through the rigorous steps to obtain our MOT in house license by the Ministry of Transport.


Q. How long does the MOT test take?
A. Your MOT test is usually completed in about an hour. We have three highly experienced MoT testers on site. To make sure everything runs on time we kindly ask all customers to arrive at least 15 minutes before their booked time, but you can leave your car with us any time from the moment we open which is 08:30 in the morning.


Q. When is my MOT due?
A. The law states if your car is over three years old you will require an MOT check and a new certificate every 12 months. If you've forgotten when yours is due you can check it online here:


Q. Can I book online?
A. Absolutely no problem! Use our live online booking diary, just select the date and time that is convenient for you. Booking an MOT couldn't be easier with this 24/7 interactive system.


Q. What does a car MOT check?
A. To ensure your car meets the minimum safety and environmental standards the MOT covers a wide variety of checks. See our MOT test checklist for further details.


Q. Any tips on how can I ensure my car passes its MOT?
A. Here are some quick and easy checks you could do yourself BEFORE you have your MOT. http://www.fivestarautocentre.co.uk/book_mot/mot-tips.php


Q. Do I need to bring any documents along with me?
A. In most circumstances no documentation is required. However, a V5C vehicle registration certificate (log book) is required if your car is undergoing its first MOT or has had a change of registration plate since its last MOT.


Q. What happens if my car fails?
A. The law states if your car fails, it must be repaired and retested before it is deemed legally roadworthy. You will be issued with a test certificate only after the satisfactory repairs and retest have been met. We have found that majority of the repairs are simple and can be carried out onsite on the same day, and we will always advise you upfront about any work that needs to be done.


Q. Is there a charge for a retest?
A. If we are able to repair your car ourselves at our garage by the following day, there is no retest fee. If your car is removed from our garage by yourself and returned to us within 10 working days, the cost for the retest is fixed at £20.00. In all other cases a full test is required and will be charged at our current rate. Please click here for further details on terms and conditions.


Q.What if I disagree with the decision?
A. You have the right to appeal if your vehicle fails the MOT test. You will need to ask us for a VT17 form. We will give you our full assistance in helping you fill the form should you require it. Please note you should not have your vehicle repaired before the appeal is considered as any change may affect the outcome of the appeal. If your appeal is successful the fee or part of it will be returned back to you.

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