We have an excellent reputation for offering our customers honest MOT services, whether that’s testing your vehicle or getting your vehicle to a test standard. We know that MOTs can be daunting and if you’re not sure what to expect then it can be a confusing and stressful time. The staff here at Portsmouth MOT Test Centre are friendly and will advise you through the whole process, so you don’t need to worry.
The first thing to do is check when your MOT is actually due. You can do this online via our MOT checker or speak to one of our team who will be happy to help. All cars over three years old must have a valid MOT certificate, which needs to be renewed annually – this is done by having an MOT test. Our DVSa approved testers will inspect your vehicle for safety issues and any problems with the mechanical workings or electrics. We’ll test your exhaust emissions and even check the bodywork of your car to make sure it’s completely safe to be driven.
The test takes around an hour and we’ll let you know at the end if you’ve passed or failed. If it’s a fail we’ll give you a quote for the MOT repair work, which will ensure you get through a re-test. We’ll never do this work without your permission, so you don’t need to worry about surprise bills.
Use our online booking tool by simply entering in your registration, and you can check when your car MOT date is coming up. You can book up to 28 days before your MOT is due so that you get a full 13 months MOT cover.
Having your car serviced regularly will help to make sure that you pass your annual MOT, as we’ll often do checks which are included in the test. There are three different levels of services – interim, full and major. Depending on your last service and the mileage you do, our staff or online comparison tool will help you to decide which one you next need.
An interim service is recommended every 5,000 miles or six months. If you drive a lot or have an older car, this service can be beneficial for you. We’ll change your oil and filters and also check your brakes and tyres.
A full service is recommended every 12,000 miles or annually – often at the same time as your MOT. We’ll change the oil and filters, and check your tyres, brakes, battery, suspension and headlights. This service level is ideal as it helps to maintain your vehicle in time for your MOT test.
A major service is only done every 24,000 miles or two years. It’s simply a chance for us to check out longer lasting parts and ensure the key components are all working correctly. The additional checks with this service include your starter motor and spark plugs.
All of our services and MOT tests are available to book online. As a class 4 MOT test centre, you can book your car, van or taxi in through our online booking system. We’re open six days a week so you can pick a date and time that suits you for us to do the work. Our online system will even give you an instant quote for the work, which you pay for once we’ve completed it.
Book online now for any of our service offerings using our online booking tool. Just select the type of service you want and you’ll get an instant price where you can book 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.