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Does my car legally need an MOT?

An MOT is a legally required annual safety and emissions inspection for vehicles in the UK that are more than three years old.

Here are some reasons why you should have an MOT:

  1. It is a legal requirement: If your vehicle is over three years old, it is a legal requirement to have an MOT test carried out annually. Driving without a valid MOT certificate can result in a fine of up to £1,000.

  2. It helps ensure your safety: The MOT test is designed to check that your vehicle meets the minimum safety standards set by the UK government. This includes checks on brakes, suspension, tyres, lights, seat belts, and emissions. By having an MOT, you can ensure that your vehicle is safe to drive on the road.

  3. It can save you money: By identifying any potential issues with your vehicle early on, you can avoid costly repairs in the future. For example, if the MOT test reveals that your brakes are worn, you can have them replaced before they become a safety issue.

  4. It can increase your vehicle’s resale value: A valid MOT certificate can give potential buyers peace of mind that the vehicle they are buying is safe and roadworthy. This can increase the resale value of your vehicle.

Overall, having an MOT is an important part of keeping your vehicle safe and roadworthy, and it is a legal requirement in the UK.

Book your MOT online today with Guildford Tyre Company.