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MOT test centres need to observe VOSA MOT retesting regulations.

MOT re-testing procedures are relatively baffling and boring. We want to set the scenario for you as to when you are able and cannot have a FREE re-test.

In the first place, the very primary regulation is always that once your vehicle has failed its MOT, the applicable time period for the completion of any repair and any following re-test is absolutely 10 trading days after your first day of test. This is valid providing the family car has been remedied and following that booked in to acquire a re-test prior to the end of 10 business days. If all of the above has been accomplished, subsequently the computerised MOT process that all MOT test stations utilise would, at this time, permit us to register the family car and do the re-test.

The 2nd procedure is often that during an MOT re-test it's nearly always the case that numerous points might be re-tested rapidly though on the flip side specific elements require considerably more concentrated checking.

To provide an example;

  • If for example your vehicle is rejected on 1 tyre; a replaced tyre will be easy to determine and then a "fast track" MOT retest can be accomplished, this normally would take just a couple of minutes of the MOT testers time and as a consequence shouldn't attract a re-test cost.
  • Or another example of this: What if your family car failed the MOT examination on headlamp aims, emissions, and brakes; in this instance your family car must be signed up with your nearest Dartmouth VOSA MOT testing garage to get a partial re-test and taken in to the MOT testing bay, and then an emissions analysis must be accomplished, a not so exhaustive over-all check done along with a full-blown brake check conducted. This work ordinarily requires added amounts of the MOT testers time, and that is why this certainly will generally attract a re-test fee.

And so whilst we, and almost every MOT test centre, promotes and provides FREE retests this is often, quite often, influenced by when your vehicle is presented for its MOT examination in Dartmouth and therefore what precisely your vehicle or light van failed its MOT on.

SIGNIFICANTLY - just in case the car fails its MOT check with us here in Dartmouth VOSA MOT testing garage and its thereafter fixed by us, then in that case, we can always carry out your retest FREE (i.e. at zero cost to you), this is certainly our thanks to you personally for selecting to take advantage of our Dartmouth VOSA MOT testing station workshops.

If you're after additional explanation, then right here is number of the 100 percent free retest items (if the car failed its MOT upon one of these problems then a fast track retest may very well be done).

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