At Newmans of Maidenhead, we provide the automotive services you need to keep cars running at optimum levels of efficiency. Keeping your vehicle in a good mechanical and physical condition helps it pass the annual MOT inspection. We maintain close relationships with selected agents in the Maidenhead and Berkshire areas, arranging MOTs for customers to support our own garage services – which include car servicing and repairs.
MOTs are a mandatory requirement for all cars aged three years and over. The annual inspection checks for safety, roadworthiness and emission standards set by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Only an approved inspector can perform the test.
Our selected agents in the Maidenhead area operate from accredited testing centres and have the authority required to perform MOTs across multiple categories.
Newmans of Maidenhead understands how important it is for our customers to be mobile and very few people can afford to be off the road if their car fails the MOT inspection. Let us arrange MOTs on your behalf and, subject to your approval, we can provide a full inspection of your vehicle ahead of the test to make sure anything that could result in failure is in good mechanical order. Pre-inspections significantly increase the chances of a first-time test pass.
Should your vehicle need them, we can also fit new tyres and exhaust components.
If you prefer to present your car for the test without a pre-inspection, we will be only too glad to arrange this through our trusted network of selected local agents.
Should your vehicle fail the test, leave it in our care and we’ll perform the required repairs. Newmans of Maidenhead will arrange for your car’s retest. Because we forge strong relationships with test centres in our area, our selected agents never charge for secondary MOTS when the vehicle owner has repairs undertaken at our workshop.
MOTs, as previously mentioned, are a mandatory requirement and it is illegal to drive without one. Should the police stop you at the roadside and you don’t have a valid MOT certificate, the typical fixed penalty is £100. Repeated offences could see the driver taken to court, where a judge has the power to impose a maximum fine of up to £1,000.
There are currently no point penalties to pay for driving without a current and valid MOT certificate.
We remind drivers in Maidenhead and Berkshire that while MOTs last for a full calendar year, a vehicle is only roadworthy at the time of inspection. It is the responsibility of the owner to keep it in a suitable condition for the rest of the year. Driving a car with defective brakes, dangerous bodywork or worn tyres could see you fined, and points added to your licence.
The maximum fine for driving a car that isn’t in a roadworthy condition is £2,500. Typically, the court adds a three-point penalty to the licence for each defect found. Newmans of Maidenhead is available to perform mechanical and car body repairs throughout the year to keep your vehicle in a suitable condition.