Choosing an MOT test Centre for your vehicle’s up and coming test can be a daunting process. With so many garages offering eye-catching deals to secure your business, it can sometimes feel like you are being bombarded. At Bromley Car Repairs we don’t believe in ‘reeling you in’ we simply offer you honest staff, professional testing and expert advice from an accredited garage.
Let us take the stress of finding a centre for you, book in with us today and receive nothing but an experienced, professional and honest service.
It can be a stressful time when your test finally comes back around, however, you can prepare for this yourself to avoid any failed results.
By following these simple tests, you could save your car from failing its MOT and from spending more money.
No, this is illegal and unsafe. There is also no grace period, so making sure you get it booked in before your current date is crucial.
As well as this, your tax will also be void as you cannot tax your car without an up to date test certificate.
The only exceptions of this are:
- If you’re driving your car to an already booked in appointment
- If your car is over 40 years old, these cars do not require an MOT
We take pride in giving each of our customers the best service, ensuring that your car is safe to drive. However, our tests only take 45 minutes – 1 hour. If you don’t feel like waiting around, we are only a short walk from Bromley centre, you can leave your car with us while you shop, or we can drop you off.
You will receive a certificate stating the date each year your car passes, however, if this has been misplaced you can check on the GOV website, or simply give us a call.
Our brake checks are something that we take extra care with, making sure that your brakes are performing well, checking the condition and operation.
Your seats will be checked during the MOT, making sure the seat belts are of a good condition and are not torn or frayed.
We will test the doors making sure they open and close properly ensuring that all doors easily open from both the inside and outside.
We will check over to make sure that your exhaust is meeting the right guidelines, whilst also ensuring that the exhaust is secure, complete and has no leaks.
Your car goes through a lot over the years, which is why we check for the overall condition of your car’s bodywork. Searching for any excessive corrosion, bad damage or even sharp edges which could result in a failed MOT.
We will check to see if your fuel cap fastens correctly and securely and that there is no chance for any fuel leaks.
Although you may not think of your horn, we include this in all of our tests making sure it is in good working order.
Your vehicle registration number will be checked to make sure it is clearly shown on your vehicle. Although this is not always in the same position and can vary depending on vehicles, it must always be legible and effectively displayed.
The condition of your mirrors will be checked to make sure they are of good condition for driving and security.
Your steering and suspension are huge factors to look over during your MOT. We will make sure that the steering and suspension are both in good condition, with all components working together and correctly.
Your tyres must always meet the standard guidelines for your safety and others around you on the road. During this test, we will look for the overall condition of the tyre, the size and tread depth.
Unfortunately, it is all too easy for your windscreen to gain cracks or chips from stones or even weather and often some won’t know the effects this can have on your safety. We will check for any damage that is in line with the driver's vision as well as the size of the chips. The maximum size for a chip is 10mm and can be easily filled by a professional before your MOT.
A clean view is crucial for safe driving, which is why we check the condition of your current wipers and your washer.