To protect drivers, other road users and pedestrians, vehicles must pass an annual MOT test. Our testing centre performs MOTs in the Class IV category for cars, light commercials and private hire vehicles, up to a maximum of eight seats. Our inspectors follow all current DVSA recommendations, and our workshop in St Albans can undertake any car repairs which relate directly to MOT failures.
Have your car repaired with us, and our inspectors will even retest it for free. We perform MOTs, and we offer a full range of supporting garage services, to motorists from Hatfield, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn Garden City and all surrounding Hertfordshire areas.
If a previous MOT certificate has expired, you cannot drive your vehicle legally unless attending a garage for a scheduled MOT appointment.
Call M Wilson Motor Repairs on 01727 830 539 or 01727 835 408 to arrange an inspection. Customers can leave their cars with us in the morning and pick them up later, or we can collect from the St Albans and Hatfield areas, perform MOTs and return cars back to their owners afterwards.
We also collect from Welwyn Garden City.
Mandatory Testing to DVSA Standards
The annual inspection is a mandatory requirement on any car more than three years old. Did you know that we can undertake MOT tests up to one month before the current certificate expires? Both tests run concurrently to give you 13 months of certification. M Wilson Motor Repairs has flexible appointment times available, dedicated bays for prompt inspections, and all of the required DVSA facilities in place.
MOTs involve a multipoint inspection to include the lights, mirrors, bodywork and tyres, and the emissions to make sure they fall inside environmental guidelines.
If a car fails the test, we issue a VT30 certificate explaining the reasons for that failure. We remind our St Albans, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City and Hertfordshire customers that it is an offence to drive without a current MOT certificate. Doing so could invalidate your insurance and cost you up to £1,000.00 in fines.
Changes to the way we perform MOTs, made in 2018, now class defects as minor, major or dangerous. Advisories only cover issues which don’t fall into these categories but still need monitoring. Major and dangerous defects will result in your car failing the test.