MOT in Southwater & Horsham
Book your MOT online now 24/7 in Horsham at A24 MtaC
*Please Note due to the current situation you are unable to wait inside whilst your vehicle is having its MOT Test.
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If you are looking for an MOT in Horsham come to A24 MtaC. We offer quality MOT testing at our car garage centrally located in Southwater. Book your MOT online today using our interactive live booking system letting you find the date and time to suit you.
At A24 MtaC we can perform MOT Tests on all types of vehicle from cars and small vans to minibuses and larger vans up to 3500kg design gross weight. All MOT testing stations are licenced by the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) and are given a number ours is 9837A3.
Why do I need an MOT Test?
The annual test of vehicle safety, road worthiness and exhaust emissions that is required in the United Kingdom is called the MOT test. All vehicles over three years old used on The UK’s Roads must undergo this test. Failure to have a valid MOT Certificate can result in a £1000 Fine!
A few of the items covered in an MOT Test are:
- Lighting and Signalling Equipment (Inc Fog Lamps & reversing Lights)
- Steering (including suspension)
- Tyres and Road Wheels
- Seat Belts
- Body, Structure and General Items
- Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
- Drivers View of the Road
- Noise suppression material
- Undertray security
- Emission control equipment
- Engine malfunction indicator lamp
- Diesel particulate filter (DPF) tampering
- Fluid leaks - engine, transmission and so on
What happens if my Vehicle Fails it’s MOT?
If your vehicle’s test result lists ‘dangerous’ or ‘major’ problems you will fail the MOT. You may not be allowed to drive until you have the problems repaired.
You might also get a list of ‘minor’ or ‘advisory’ problems to monitor and fix in the future.
If your vehicle fails the MOT:
- You’ll get a ‘refusal of an MOT test certificate’ from the test centre
- It will be recorded in the MOT database
There is an appeal process if you think the result is wrong.
We would strongly advise that if your vehicle fails for a dangerous fault that you have it repaired before driving it on the road.
You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle that has failed its MOT because of a ‘dangerous’ problem.
There maybe a fee to pay for a retest if you take the vehicle away for repair.
If you have any queries or questions about our MOT in Horsham services please call A24 MtaC on 01403 733344 or complete our contact form.