Vehicle Search

There are 36 vehicles in stock
Convertible
Coupe
Estate
Hatchback
Saloon

MOT & SERVICE

ALL MAKES & MODELS SERVICING * MOT Testing Class 4 & 7 * DIAGNOSTICS * AIR-CONDITIONING SERVICING

FOUR WHEEL LASER ALIGNMENT * TYRES * EXHAUSTS * BATTERIES * RAC APPROVED GARAGE

Looking for great value car servicing?

We are specialists offering car services at great prices. We pride ourselves on our excellent service and our trained mechanics will be happy to answer all of your questions regardless of your vehicle make or model.

Call us today for a great deal on your next Used Car, Service, MOT or Repair.

  • When should I get an MOT?

    The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards. You must get an MOT for your vehicle by either:

    • the third anniversary of its registration
    • the anniversary of its last MOT, if it's over 3 years old

    • Some vehicles need to be tested at one year old, such as Ambulances, Taxis, or Private Passenger Vehicles with more than 8 seats.

      Please note, you can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT.

  • What's the earliest I can get an MOT?

    An MOT lasts for a year. The date it runs out is printed on the last pass certificate. You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date.

  • My MOT has run out, what can I do?

    You can't drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has run out. You can be prosecuted if caught.
    The only exceptions are to drive it:

    • to or from somewhere to be repaired
    • to a pre-arranged MOT test
  • How does an MOT work?

    During the MOT, important parts on your vehicle will be checked to make sure they meet the legal standards.

    You can watch the test from a viewing area but you're not allowed to interrupt the tester.

    The test does not cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox.

    For more information on which parts of your vehicle are tested, visit gov.uk/topic/mot/manuals

  • What happens if my MOT fails?

    Your vehicle can either pass or fail the MOT. If it fails, you'll get a list of things that need to be fixed.

    Passing the MOT
    If your vehicle passes the MOT:
    you'll get an MOT certificate from the test centre
    it will be recorded in the MOT database

    Mileage reading

    The MOT certificate will show the mileage recorded at the current and previous 3 test passes. This is shown as the 'odometer reading and history'.
    Report any mistakes with the latest reading to the MOT centre within 7 days. They will give you a replacement certificate.
    Mistakes on an earlier mileage can't be changed.

    Failing the MOT
    If your vehicle fails the MOT:

    • you'll get a 'refusal of an MOT test certificate' from the test centre
    • it will be recorded in the MOT database

    You can appeal the result if you think it's wrong.

    Driving a vehicle that's failed
    You must not drive the vehicle on the road if it fails the test, even if the MOT hasn't run out, except to:

    • have the failed defects fixed
    • a pre-arranged MOT test appointment
    • You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.

  • Is my vehicle exempt from MOT?

    You don't need to get an MOT for a vehicle that hasn't reached the age its first MOT is needed.

    Exempt vehicles

    Other vehicles that don't need an MOT include:

    • cars and motorcycles made before 1960
    • goods vehicles powered by electricity
      tractors

    A list of exempt types of vehicles is on form V112. You need to fill in the form if your vehicle is listed so that you can tax it.

Book Your Service Today with Independant Cars

Book a Service

  • :

Independent Cars Limited [655094] is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Finance Subject to status. Other offers may be available but cannot be used in conjunction with this offer. We work with a number of carefully selected credit providers who may be able to offer you finance for your purchase. Registered Companies House: Independent Cars Limited [05230242] : Address: Hydra Business Park, Nether Lane Ecclesfield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S35 9ZX

Top