MOTs Northampton

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MOT Northampton

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Fast and Affordable MOT in Northampton

For comprehensive MOT in Northampton at competitive rates, you’ve come to the right place!

Trawling the internet for ‘MOTs Northampton’? Your search is over. We offer fast and reliable MOTs in Northampton at low prices. And we make the process as painless as possible. We’ll carry out your MOT while you wait - you can even watch our experienced experts in action!

We take our responsibilities seriously. We understand that the MOTs in Northampton we carry out are intended to keep people safe on the road. That’s why we take every precaution to ensure every check is performed stringently. But we have developed a system that allows us to provide a relatively quick MOT service at an affordable price.

What Do MOTs in Northampton Involve?

When we perform MOTs in Northampton, we ensure the following checks are carried out fully:

- Tyre tread depths
- Essential fluids (for levels, contaminants, etc)
- Lights (including daytime running lights and reversing lights)
- Headlight washers
- Mirrors
- Emissions
- Interior components
- Seat belts
- And much, much more…

Our MOTs in Northampton involve dozens of individual checks to ensure the roadworthiness of the vehicles that pass through our doors. Where dangerous or major faults are found, we’ll issue a fail result along with details of the work required to ensure a pass. Where minor or advisories are discovered, we’ll provide a list of recommended works.

Why Choose Us for MOT in Northampton

At Tyres Northampton, your safety on the road is our number one priority. However, we’re also obsessed with customer service. When you book your car in for an MOT in Northampton with us, you’re guaranteed the following benefits:

- Honesty and transparency throughout the process
- The most competitive MOT prices in Northampton
- A pleasant, recently refurbished reception area to wait in
- The ability to watch your MOT taking place from a dedicated viewing area
- Complimentary hot drinks served in the Toyo Tires Cafe

We’ll keep you updated throughout the process, and you’ll be the first to know if there’s a delay due to an issue with your car. If work is required in order to get your car through its MOT, we’ll give you our very best price at the first time of asking

MOT's Northampton
MOT's Northampton
MOT's Northampton

Book Your MOT in Northampton Today

Our MOT calendar fills up fast, so don’t delay. You can book your vehicle in with us via our online booking system. Or if you’d prefer to speak to one of our dedicated professionals, call us on 01604 588 599.

MOT Frequently Asked Questions

What does MOT stand for?

At Tyres Northampton, we perform MOT tests and issue certificates from our fully equipped vehicle maintenance and repair centre. But the name of the test required to prove a vehicle’s roadworthiness actually stands for the Ministry of Transport. The test was originally introduced in 1960 when that was the name of what is now known as the Department for Transport. 

An MOT test is performed annually on vehicles that are more than three years old. The certificate issued after a successful test is proof that the vehicle is safe — for the driver, their passengers, other road users and pedestrians.

Why do experts recommend getting a service and MOT at the same time?

At Tyres Northampton, we recommend booking your MOT and service at the same time because you’re less likely to forget either of them. In addition, you’ll be able to minimise the time your vehicle spends in the garage. Fortunately, there are often discounts available for people who book an MOT in Northampton with a full service.

Where can I book an MOT test in Northampton?

You can book your next MOT test at Tyres Northampton, which is a fully accredited MOT testing centre.

Can I wait while my car is tested?

Yes, you can wait in our comfortable service centre, where you’ll be treated to tea and coffee. However, if your test uncovers a problem with your vehicle, there may have to wait longer than expected while our technicians rectify it.

When is my next MOT due?

The easiest way to check when your vehicle’s next MOT test is due is to refer to your old certificate. If you’re not sure, you can use the facility on the DVLA website by entering your registration. If you’ve used Tyres Northampton in the past, we’ll send you a reminder.

When is my next MOT due?

The easiest way to check when your vehicle’s next MOT test is due is to refer to your old certificate. If you’re not sure, you can use the facility on the DVLA website by entering your registration. If you’ve used Tyres Northampton in the past, we’ll send you a reminder.

Do you charge for MOT retesting?

If you instruct Tyres Northampton to perform the necessary work after your vehicle fails its MOT test, there’ll be no charge for retesting.

What happens if I drive my car without an MOT certificate?

Driving a vehicle on a public road in the UK without a valid MOT certificate is illegal — unless it’s under three years old or the driver is en route to a pre-arranged MOT test appointment. There’s a good chance that the driver’s motor insurance will be invalidated.

Do you charge for MOT retesting?

If you instruct Tyres Northampton to perform the necessary work after your vehicle fails its MOT test, there’ll be no charge for retesting.

How long is an MOT certificate valid for?

MOT certificates are valid for a year after the date of the test.

Can I tax my car without a value MOT certificate?

No, you must have a valid MOT certificate to purchase vehicle tax. If you try to tax a car on the DVLA website without a certificate, you simply won’t be able to proceed.

What will happen if the police stop me in a car without an MOT certificate?

If you’re pulled over by the police without an MOT certificate, there’s a chance the officer will seize your car until you book an MOT test. You’ll probably have to pay a fine and costs in order to secure the release of your vehicle

New Checks were added in 2020. These include:

- Underinflated tyres 
- Contaminated brake fluids
- Reversing lights on vehicles that have been first used from 1st September 2009 must be up to standard
- Daytime running lights on vehicles that have been first used from 1 March 2018 
- If a car has headlight washers, they must work. This is only applicable to vehicles first used from 01/09/09

There are five categories of MOT results

​Dangerous – A direct and immediate risk to road safety or has a serious impact on the environment. The vehicle will not be legal to drive until it is repaired. Fail​

Major – It may affect the vehicle’s safety, put other road users at risk or have an impact on the environment. Repair it immediately before you can drive the vehicle again. Fail

Minor – No significant effect on the safety of the vehicle or impact on the environment. Repair any faults as soon as possible. Pass​

Advisory – It could become more serious in the future. Pass

​Pass – It meets the minimum legal standard. Pass