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Keeping Your Car in Great Shape

Sandhurst-Based Experts in Offering MOT Tests

Proudly Serving Customers within 10 Miles of Berkshire

Make sure that your car is ready for whatever the year throws as it with an MOT test from our experts. This test is required annually and our team ensure that it’s undertaken to the highest standards. We’re based in Sandhurst, Berkshire, and from here we work to ensure that your vehicle is in top condition. Call the team at Vulcan Motors Ltd now!

What Is an MOT Test?

If your car is 3 or more years old, you’ll need it to pass an MOT (also known as the Ministry of Transport) test every year. The MOT is there to make sure that your car is roadworthy and doesn’t pose a danger to yourself, your passengers, pedestrians, or other road users. It’s a very comprehensive series of tests which examines virtually every aspect of your car so, when you get the pass by Vulcan Motors Ltd you can drive it off with confidence knowing you’re getting the best in performance and reliability.

By taking the MOT once a year, it means that problems are spotted earlier and can be rectified. Your car is one of the most expensive purchases you’ll ever make and it pays to take care of it. And it’s not just that; we’ve all felt the frustration of being without transport because our car has broken down.

The MOT is your car’s yearly health check, offering you a chance to prolong the life of your vehicle and with a full MOT and service history it is worth more on the second-hand market when you come to sell it.

Who Carries out the Test?

Only certain garages around the country are licensed to carry out MOT tests; we’re one of them. Among our experienced staff members are nominated testers, professionals accredited by the DVSA to check every testable aspect of your vehicle, conduct an overall inspection, and carry out a series of important checks on your vehicle (including the inside, outside, under the bonnet, and under the vehicle itself).

What Are the Potential Results?

There are two possible outcomes – a pass or a fail.

If you pass, we’ll give you a VT20 pass certificate. You don’t have to come back for another MOT test for a year. If you fail, we’ll hand you a VT30 failure certificate.

Whichever result you get, you’ll also receive an itemised breakdown of your MOT, showing areas where you passed, areas where there is cause for concern, and, in the case of a failure, what stopped your car from getting a pass.

What Happens If I Fail?

Legally, your car must be repaired before you can get your MOT pass. You need your pass in the UK as it’s a legal requirement. Without it, you won’t be able to renew your road fund license.

Your Vulcan Motors Ltd tester will let you know what needs to be done and present you with a quote. If you decide to use us to carry out the repairs, we’ll keep your car in at our premises and let you know when you can come and collect it together with its MOT pass.

If your vehicle fails its emission tests, you may need to replace the exhaust system in its entirety. If you don’t pass your MOT but want to take away the car, you can do so and get an MOT re-test for free if you come back the next working day and the reason your car failed its MOT was due to problems with one or more of the following:

MOTs - What Happens If I Fail?

  • Bonnet

  • Boot Lid

  • Brake Pedal Anti-Slip Device

  • Direction Indicators

  • Doors

  • Drop-Sides

  • Fuel Filler Cap

  • Hazard Warning

  • Horn

  • Lamps

  • Loading Door

  • Mirrors

  • Rear Reflectors

  • Registration Plates

  • Seat Belts (But Not the Anchorages)

  • Seats

  • Sharp Edges or Projections

  • Steering Wheel

  • Tailboard

  • Tailgate

  • Tyres(Excluding Motorbikes & Motorbikes with Sidecars)

  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

  • Windscreen And Glass

  • Windscreen Washer and Wipers

  • Wheels(Excluding Motorbikes & Motorbikes with Sidecars)

Do You Need MOT Tests for Commercial Vehicles?

Yes, these MOTs are called Class 7 MOTs. These tests are for light commercial vehicles weighing 3,000-3,500kg – vehicles like flat-bed trucks, high tops, and vans.

How Do I Book My MOT Test?

Unit 7b - 7d Vulcan Way,

Sandhurst, Berkshire,

GU47 9DB

Our Customer Commitments

All members undergo an ongoing programme of rigorous quality and performance checking. As customers of a Bosch Car Service Code of Practice network garage, you’re assured of:

MOTs - Our Customer Commitments

  • You’re Treated with Fairness and Respect

  • Our Billing Is Clear and Uncomplicated

  • Your Work Is Carried out in a Timely Fashion

  • We Won't Try to Sell You Unnecessary Parts, Services, or Guarantees

  • If You Have a Complaint, It Will Be Dealt with Fairly and Quickly

  • We Always Use Like-for-Like Quality Parts

  • Repairs Will Be Conducted in Line with Manufacturers’ Recommendations

  • When We Promote or Advertise Ourselves, We Will Be Honest and Truthful

If you feel let down in any way, you can appeal to the Bosch Car Service Code of Practice network adjudication panel for further help. As members of the network, we’re bound to follow any rulings laid down.

Ready for the Test?

If it’s time for your annual MOT test, please get in touch!

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