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MOT test centres need to obey VOSA MOT retest procedures.

MOT re-testing protocols are quite baffling and intensely unexciting. Allow us to set the scene for you as to when you are able and will not get a FREE re-test.

To start with, the initial regulation is usually that as soon as the vehicle has failed its MOT test, the required period of time to have any appropriate steps to be accomplished and any subsequent re-test is precisely 10 trading days after your primary day of test. This is valid providing that your vehicle or light van is fixed and subsequently booked in to obtain a re-test prior to the end of 10 business days. If all of the aforementioned is accurate, consequently the computerised MOT programme that all MOT garages depend on should certainly, at that point, allow us to register the car and perform the re-test.

The 2nd rule is that in the course of an MOT re-examination it's frequently true that just a few elements could be re-tested instantly yet alternatively a quantity of elements have the need for much more specialised checking.

By way of example;

  • If for instance your vehicle fails on 1 tyre; a replacement tyre is easy to see and then a "fast track" MOT test can be carried out, this is going to take only a jiffy of the MOT testers valuable time and therefore should not attract a re-test bill.
  • Or one more scenario: If the vehicle fails get through its MOT check on headlamp aims, emissions, and braking systems; in this situation the vehicle or light van will have to be scheduled with your neighbourhood Exeter VOSA MOT test station to obtain a partial re-test and taken directly into MOT testing bay, and then an emissions analysis should be done, a lighter exhaustive overall check out performed and then a detailed braking mechanism assessment done. This work naturally will take increased amounts of the MOT testers time, and because of that this would more often than not attract a re-test expense.

So whilst we, and just about every MOT test station, markets and promises FREE retests this may be, generally, determined by when your vehicle or light commercial vehicle is made available for its MOT exam in Exeter and subsequently what precisely your vehicle failed its MOT on.

NOTABLY - if it turns out the family car failed to pass the MOT test with us here within Exeter VOSA MOT test garage and it is thereafter mended by us, then in this case we can definitely undertake your retest FREE (i.e. 100% free), that is our thanks to you for selecting to benefit from our Exeter VOSA MOT test station workshops.

If you're after additional explanation, then here is a number of the costless retest points (if your vehicle failed its MOT over some of these details then a rapid retest can be executed).

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