If your vehicle fails an MOT test, then it must be repaired and retested prior to a valid certificate being issued, in accordance with VOSA guidelines:-
Where a vehicle fails the MOT and is left with the testing station to repair no retest fee is chargeable.
- If the vehicle is removed from the garage and presented back within 10 working days then a retest needs be undertaken for which a fee is chargeable equal to half of the initial VOSA MOT test fee charged.
- In all other cases a full MOT test is required and will be charged at the prevailing rate of the garage.
- Unfortunately if your vehicle fails a retest then the vehicle will have to have a full MOT test when presented again.
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.