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  • What to do if your car fails its MOT Official DVSA figures show that more than a third of vehicles fail their MOT test the first time. If your car failed its MOT test, you will be told what caused the issue, and what you need to do to fix it. Here’s a breakdown of your options if your car fails its MOT test, how to arrange a retest and…
  • How long will my MOT take? An MOT will take between 45 minutes and 1 hour. You can leave your car with us or wait in the garage. We’ll let you know when your vehicle is ready. If your car requires any further repair work, our technician will inform you before carrying out the work. The time taken to complete the additional…
  • What's checked in an MOT? An MOT test is an annual check that ensures that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards. Each MOT test includes a list of standard tests and checks that are performed on every vehicle. We’ve listed below the main elements that are checked as part of the MOT test. We’ve also included…
  • How much is an MOT retest? If your MOT repair work is completed by Halfords and the MOT retest is within 10 days, then the retest is free (providing that the repair is on the list of DVSA-approved items, and the retest is completed at the same test centre it was originally completed at). If the repair work is carried out elsewhere…
  • How early before my due date can I get my MOT carried out? An MOT can be carried out up to one month, minus a day, prior to the expiry date of your existing MOT certificate, while still preserving the anniversary of the expiry date. 
  • What documents do I need to bring to my MOT test? If it’s your car’s first MOT or your car has a new registration number, you’ll need to bring your vehicle logbook (VC5). Otherwise, you don’t need to bring any documents with you, as all approved testing centres have access to the necessary documentation online through the Government scheme.
  • How do I book my Halfords MOT? You can book a Class 4 MOT or Class 7 MOT via the Halfords website or by contacting your local Halfords garage. If your MOT isn’t due yet, then send us your email address and we’ll remind you when it’s time to book.
  • MOT retest If your MOT repair work is completed by Halfords and the MOT retest is within 10 days, then the retest is free (providing that the repair is on the list of DVSA-approved items).If the repair work is carried out elsewhere and the retest is completed within 10 days at the original Halfords garage, the…
  • How to get your car ready for its MOT For anyone who owns a car, there is always a time once a year when things can become nerve-racking. The annual MOT is designed to keep both drivers and other road users safe by preventing dangerous or damaged vehicles from driving freely on the road. An MOT must be carried out on every vehicle…
  • How much will an MOT cost at Halfords? Car MOTs from £39.99 at Halfords but can be reduced to just £34.99 with your Halfords motoring club benefits, a massive saving on the DVSA maximum test fee. Plus, you can save up to an extra £34.85 by booking your MOT and service together. You can choose from one of the hundreds of convenient locations…