MOT Testing

Haydon Tyres and Garage Services offer fully VOSA-approved MOT testing services on all class 4 vehicles up to 3000kgIs your next MOT deadline coming up fast? Haydon Tyres and Garage Services offer fully VOSA-approved MOT testing services on all class 4 vehicles up to 3000kg.

Call us on 023 8081 2970 to book your test today.

MOT Tests: The Facts

All on-the-road vehicles in the UK must have a valid MOT pass certificate, which confirms that they’re roadworthy and safe to drive, and that their exhaust levels meet the standards for vehicle emissions.

You need to get a new MOT certificate every year, on the anniversary of the last MOT - unless your vehicle is less than three years old, in which it needs its first MOT certificate renewal on the third anniversary of its registration.

Under the Road Traffic Act 1988, it is a criminal offence to drive a non-exempt vehicle without a valid MOT certificate, except if you’re travelling to a pre-booked MOT test, or an appointment with a garage to have repair work carried out following a failed MOT test. In addition, your car insurance will be invalid without an MOT certificate.

If you get caught driving after your current MOT has run out, you risk a maximum fine of £1000 (though you can also be additionally fined and even sent to prison for driving with serious vehicle faults and driving without insurance).

Certain vehicles are exempt from MOT certificate requirements (such as those manufactured before 1960, for example). The ‘Declaration from exemption of MOT’ (V112) form has a full list of all exempt vehicles, but if you’re unsure about your own vehicle, just give us a call on 023 8081 2970 and one of our expert MOT testers can advise you.

Professional MOT Testing

All tests are performed to strict VOSA requirements, with every safety aspect of your vehicle meticulously inspected for issues and faults. Our MOT test mechanics are fully qualified, with several years of experience under their belts.

Most tests are completed in one hour, and we’ll call you as soon as your test result is ready. If your vehicle passes the test, you’ll be presented with a pass certificate and a list of servicing recommendations to ensure your car stays roadworthy until the next test.

If your vehicle fails, you’ll be given a full report detailing which particular issues resulted in a fail grade. We can also provide you with a quote for all necessary repairs and servicing work - leave it with us for repair and your vehicle’s retest will be free.

Our fully online computer system provides a direct link to your vehicle records. Following your test, your records will be updated immediately - meaning your car tax can be purchased on the same day.

Pre Book your MOT

MOT tests are pre-bookable six days a week, with lines open:

  • Monday to Friday, 8.30 - 17.30
  • Saturday, 8.30 to 13.00.

For more information or to book your MOT test, give get in touch...

Contact us Now

All our staff always give a friendly, honest and professional service whether it be car servicing, car repair or carrying your vehicles yearly MOT which are carried out on site by our own staff.

Why Choose Us?

    • Trustworthy service with over 40 years experience
    • Highly-trained professional mechanics
    • Free impartial advice
    • Genuine and OE specification parts sourced and fitted
    • Large in-house stock of tyres
    • Quality services at affordable prices
    • Up front about invoicing - no hidden extras
    • Dedicated garage computer system with direct link to DVLA database

You can find us just off Junction 1 of the M27 - ideally located for customers situated in Southampton and the New Forest.