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MOT Testing

MOT Class 4 - Car

MOT Class 4 - Car

We can MOT any make and model of car.

from £35
MOT Class 5 - Minibus

MOT Class 5 - Minibus

Minibus MOT including seatbelt check.

from £59.55
MOT Class 4 - Motorhome

MOT Class 4 - Motorhome

Looking for a motorhome MOT in Milton Keynes?

from £49
MOT Class 7 - Van

MOT Class 7 - Van

We offer MOT Testing in Milton Keynes for small commercial vehicles.

from £49

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  • Mon: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Tue: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Wed: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Thu: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed

MOT Testing in Milton Keynes

Looking for an MOT in Milton Keynes? you know you need to find an honest, affordable and professional garage in Milton Keynes that can provide you with complete peace of mind when it comes to your MOT test. At our dedicated approved MOT test centre in Milton Keynes, you can rest assured that our friendly, reliable and fully-qualified technicians are always on standby to provide you with the best in service and value.

Car MOT Tests

Car MOT Tests

MOT Testing for cars

Van MOT Tests

Van MOT Tests

MOT Testing for vans

Motorhome MOT Tests

Motorhome MOT Tests

MOT Testing for motorhomes

We carry out MOT Tests on cars, Light Commercial Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles up to 3500kg and Motorhomes.

The MOT is a legal requirement for all vehicles over 3 years old and checks your vehicle meets the necessary standards to be on the road. Quality Car Service is a DVSA regulated MOT Test Centre – your vehicle will be in the best possible hands during your MOT.

So, go ahead and book your MOT test with us today!

Why choose QCS for your MOT?

When you have your MOT at QCS allow 1 hour for your MOT appointment. While you wait you can view your MOT test live from the comfort of our Reception area whilst enjoying a light refreshment.
We have two full time MOT testers that have a combined automotive experience of over 40 years, if you want your car in safe hands and checked correctly, we are the garage for you.

Save Time and book your MOT Test Online Today

Booking your Annual MOT is quick and simple at Quality Car Service. Use our online booking system and secure your date and time today.

MOT Due Date

Your vehicle requires an annual MOT Test. If you’re unsure when yours is due please get in touch and we will advise you. If we’ve carried out your MOT previously you will automatically receive a reminder a month before you next test is due.

Early MOT Booking

We recommend getting your MOT booked early. We can MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and you will keep the same renewal date. Your expiry date is recorded on your MOT Certificate. If you’re not sure please call us and we will be happy to help.

The extra mile

At Quality Car Service our MOT tests include a comprehensive safety check and top-ups, with no hidden extras.

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Why an MOT Test?

If your car is more than three years old, it will require an annual MOT test by law. The MOT certificate that you receive when your car passes, proves that your car meets the minimum legal requirements for road safety and environmental standards. Remember, the MOT test is primarily a safety test designed to protect you, your family and others on the road. In other words, if your car doesn’t have a valid MOT test certificate, you shouldn’t be driving it on a public road.

MOT Test Milton Keynes

An MOT test can be carried out up to one month prior to the expiry of your current MOT certificate, which means your new MOT certificate could be valid for 1 year and 1 month. There is also no need to bring your current MOT certificate with you, as our administration process is fully computerised. So, don’t leave the MOT test renewal to the last minute.

At Quality Car Service Milton Keynes, we ensure that all cars are inspected to the highest standards and our MOT tests include a comprehensive safety check and top-up, with no hidden extras. As the MOT test is simply a visual safety check of the car and not a replacement for a car service, please let us know if you would like us to carry out any servicing or repair work on your car while you wait. Feel free to contact us for a chat and a no obligation quote. All our prices include parts, labour, VAT and an 18 month* guarantee. Get in touch with us today and put your mind at rest!

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What is an MOT Test?

  • If your car is more than three years old, it will require an annual MOT test by law.
  • The MOT certificate that you receive when your car passes, proves that your car meets the minimum legal requirements for road safety and environmental standards.
  • Remember, the MOT test is primarily a safety test designed to protect you, your family and others on the road.
  • If your car doesn’t have a valid MOT test certificate, you shouldn’t be driving it on a public road.
  • Not having a valid MOT means you could face a fine of £1,000.
  • You will not be able to renew your road tax without an MOT.
  • Your car insurance could be invalid without a valid MOT.

1. About the MOT

The MOT tests some important items on your vehicle to check that they meet the legal standards. It isn’t the same as having your vehicle serviced and doesn’t check its general mechanical condition. The test doesn’t cover the condition of the:

  • engine
  • clutch
  • gearbox

2. Car parts tested in the MOT

These are some of the important parts of your car that will be checked in the MOT.

Parts of MOT Test

Parts checked in the MOT

2.1 Body, vehicle structure and general items

These will be inspected to check that:

  • they’re free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas
  • there are no sharp edges likely to cause injury

2.2 Towbars

Towbars will be inspected for:

  • secureness
  • condition
  • inappropriate repairs or modification

The MOT tester will also check that:

  • the 13 pin electrical socket is working correctly
  • the speedometer is in good working order
  • the engine mountings are secure

2.3 Fuel system

The fuel system will be inspected to check that:

  • there are no leaks
  • the pipes and hoses are secure and in a good condition
  • the fuel cap fastens and seals securely

You should make sure that the key is available as the fuel cap will need to be opened.

2.4 Exhaust emissions

The vehicle will be inspected, depending on the age and fuel type of the vehicle, to check that it meets the rules for exhaust emissions.

Diesel vehicles

The MOT tester will refuse to test your vehicle if they think that the smoke test may damage your engine.

You should tell them at the start of the MOT if you think this may happen.

To reduce the possibility of damage and increase the chances of passing, you should:

  • keep your vehicle maintained at all times
  • have the camshaft drive belt replaced at the recommended intervals
  • go for the MOT with a fully warmed up engine - it will produce less smoke and is safer to test
  • not tamper with the governor settings

2.5 Exhaust system

The exhaust system will be inspected to check that:

  • it’s secure and complete
  • a catalyst isn’t missing where one was fitted as standard
  • it’s without serious leaks and not too noisy

2.6 Seatbelts

The vehicle will be inspected to check that:

  • the mandatory seatbelts are in place
  • they are suitable for the vehicle
  • they are in a good condition
  • they work properly
  • they are attached securely

The malfunction indicator lamps (MILs) or dashboard warning lights will be checked for the:

  • air bags
  • seatbelt pretensioners (which remove the slack from a seatbelt in the event of a collision)
  • seatbelt load limiters (which release a small amount of belt when it’s too tight)

2.7 Seats

These will be inspected to check that:

  • the driver’s seat can be adjusted
  • all seats are securely fitted and that seat backs can be fixed in the upright position

2.8 Doors

These will be inspected to check that:

  • the latch is secure in the closed position
  • the front doors open from inside and outside the vehicle
  • the rear doors open from outside the vehicle
  • hinges and catches are secure and in a good condition

2.9 Mirrors

The vehicle will be inspected to check for the minimum number of mirrors, their condition and security. Indirect vision devices will also inspected.

2.10 Load security

The vehicle will be inspected to check that the boot or tailgate can be closed properly.

2.11 Brakes

These will be inspected to check:

  • their condition, including inappropriate repairs or modifications
  • their operation and performance (the efficiency test) - the wheels and trims aren’t removed as part of the test
  • the anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) (where fitted)

The MILs or dashboard warning lights will also be checked for the ABS, ESC, electronic park brake and brake fluid warning lights.

2.12 Tyres and wheels

These will be inspected to check for:

  • condition
  • security
  • tyre size and type
  • tread depth

Spare wheels and tyres are not inspected.
Vehicles first used on or after 1 January 2012 will be checked to make sure the tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) MIL is working.

2.13 Registration plates

These will be inspected to check for:

  • condition
  • secure attachment
  • colour
  • characters correctly formed and spaced

2.14 Lights

These will be inspected to check:

  • their condition
  • operation, including high intensity discharge (HID) and light emitting diode (LED)
  • the headlamps for cleaning, self levelling and security
  • headlamp aim
  • main beam warning light working

2.15 Bonnet

This will be inspected to check that it closes securely.

2.16 Wipers and washers

These will be inspected to check that they work properly so the driver has a clear view of the road.

2.17 Windscreen

The windscreen will be inspected to check for:

  • condition
  • the driver’s view of the road

2.18 Horn

This will be inspected to check:

  • that it works properly
  • it’s suitable for the vehicle

2.19 Steering and suspension

These will be inspected to check:

  • their condition
  • steering oil level
  • they work correctly
  • for inappropriate repairs or modification including corrosion to power steering pipes or hoses
  • that the steering lock mechanism works properly

The MILs or dashboard warning lights will also be checked for the electronic power steering and steering lock.

2.20 Vehicle identification number (VIN)

The VIN will be on vehicles first used on or after 1 August 1980. Your car will be inspected to check that a single VIN is displayed, except on multistage build vehicles (eg van conversion, BMW, Alpina etc).

2.21 Electrical

Visible electrical wiring and the battery will be checked.

3. More information

The MOT inspection manual tells you:

  • everything that’s tested
  • how the MOT tester will check it
  • the reasons things can be failed.
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Personal Service

Once you try our services, you are guaranteed to receive an honest, reliable, friendly and highly professional service. Moreover, as an independent local car garage, our expertise exceeds that of the main dealer, but we certainly don’t charge main dealer prices!

Transparent Service

  • We quote you upfront before we carry out any work
  • We show you photos of your repair work, in person or via email
  • We give you the full service checklist sheet, in person or via email
  • We show you the parts we’ve removed

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