VOSA approved MOT test centre for Tonbridge and surrounding areas.
In the UK, vehicles need to be presented for an MOT every year, once it has reached 3 years old. When you bring your vehicle to SME, one of our VOSA qualified technicians will carry out the test to identify whether your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.
The MOT test usually takes up to one hour. You are welcome to sit and wait in our reception, or drop off and collect at a time convenient for you.
Should your vehicle not meet the Legal standards to pass an MOT, we will ensure to provide you with a cost effective solution to resolve the necessary faults and get you on your way with as little hassle as possible.
NOT SURE WHEN YOUR MOT IS DUE?
Cars can be MOT’d up to a month before the MOT is due and we endeavour to notify existing customers of when their MOT is approaching. Alternatively you can visit the government MOT site to check the MOT status of your vehicle.
MOT & SERVICING
It is worth noting that an MOT certificate does not guarantee the general mechanical condition of your vehicle.
We can service your vehicle alongside your MOT test to maintain its mecahnical condition, prolong the life of your vehicle and keep you safe.
MOT In Tonbridge
Do I need An Mot?
1. What is a car MOT?
A car mot is a test that checks your vehicle for roadworthiness. It includes checking the brake discs, tyres and lights as well as safety features like steering locks and seat belts.
A mot is to make sure your car is safe for you and everyone on the road and to make sure it’s in good working order.
The test is based on the vehicle type, age and history of previous tests. You can check your car’s registration number online to find out when its last mot was done so that you know when it will need a new one next time around.
2. Why do I need one?
The reason you need one is first is the law and secondly to make sure your car is in good working order.
A failure can mean a £1000 fine and could result in having the vehicle seized by police, as well as points on your licence if you’re caught driving without one.
It’s advised that all cars over three years old have an MOT test every year because they’re due.
3. When should I get it done?
Every car over 3 years old should get an MOT test every year.
Also, an MOT can be carried out up to a month before the expiration date of your existing certificate, and still preserve the anniversary of that due date. If you get an inspection one month from now, it will actually last for 13 months!