Heather 'Trev' Mackenzie
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 and an insurance claim could be affected by the absence of your MoT, especially in the case of injury.
Drury Lane Services, a VOSA Authorised Testing Facility, passes hundreds of MoT tests a year. Our highly skilled and fully qualified MoT testers ensure that your MoT test is carried out thoroughly, efficiently and we strive to make the whole process as stress free as possible. Our MoT testing facilities are second to none and we hope that your visit to our garage is a pleasant one.
During the MoT test Drury Lane Services’ tester will conduct an inspection and a comprehensive series of checks around your 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 brought to your attention as ‘advisory’ items.
If your vehicle requires work to help it pass its MoT test then rest assured that we can do the work to the highest standard and usually have you on the road the same day. All repairs carried out at Drury Lane Services come with standard manufacturer’s guarantees.
The Legal Stuff
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.
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.
We provide MOTs to customers throughout Oldham (Chadderton, Royton, Saddleworth, Moorside, Lees, Springhead, etc), Tameside (Ashton, Droyslden, Mossley, Stalybridge, etc), Rochdale (Milnrow, Newhey, Bamford, Castleton, etc), Manchester (Newton Heath, Failsworth, Miles Platting, Beswick, Moston, Middleton, etc) and beyond.