Our fully qualified MOT technicians have many years of experience in automotive maintenance servicing and repairs and you can be assured that they will carry out the MOT in a professional and thorough way using the latest technology.

We offer a loan car service to minimise any inconvenience,

subject to availability*

You can get a free MOT reminder by text message or email a month before your MOT is due; let us know if you would like to receive this.

If your vehicle fails the MOT we can helpto get your car up

and running and back on the road as quickly as possible

Here is an ‘at a glance’ guide to MOTs; see for more detailed information.

What is an MOT

A MOT is a road safety measure to ensure that all cars, motorcycles and light good vehicles of more than 3 years old are tested to check they comply with certain requirements of the law, such as the minimum road safety and environmental standards. It is only a snapshot of the overall health of the vehicle on the day of the test.

It is the responsibility of the vehicle owner to ensure that their vehicle is properly maintained.

When to get an MOT

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

Earliest date you can get an MOT

An MOT lasts for a year. The date it runs out is printed on your current MOT pass certificate.You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date.ExampleIf your MOT runs out on 15 May, the earliest you can get an MOT to keep the same renewal date for next year is 16 April.

You can get an MOT earlier, but the renewal date for the following year will change to one year (minus a day) from the date the vehicle last passed its MOT. ExampleYour MOT is due to run out on 15 May, so the earliest you can get it done is 16 April. However, you take your vehicle for its MOT on 14 April and it passes. This means that the MOT expiry date changes to 13 April the following year.

If the MOT has run out

You cannot 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


Petersfield Service Centre

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 Contact information

Address :

Petersfield Service Centre
Unit 4,
60 Winchester Road,
GU32 3PL

 Opening Hours : 

8:30 - 5:30 Monday-Friday

8:30 - 12:30 Saturday