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MOT test centres have to obey VOSA MOT retesting requirements.

MOT re-testing regulations are really intricate and also daunting. We'll set the landscape for you as regards when you can actually and will not receive a FREE re-test.

To start with, the first rule is that after the vehicle or light commercial vehicle has failed its MOT, the requisite period of time for the completion of any repair and any resulting re-test is just 10 business days after your initial MOT test date. This is valid assuming that the family car is mended and thereafter registered to get a re-test prior to the end of 10 trading days. If all of the above has been undertaken, consequently the computerised MOT programme that all MOT test garages have will likely, at that point, enable us to register the car and perform re-test.

The subsequent procedure is in the course of an MOT re-test it is regularly true that a couple of points might be re-tested rapidly whereas on the other hand selected issues mandate a good deal more concentrated checking out.

As one example;

  • If for instance your vehicle or light van fails on 1 tyre; then a replaced tyre is to determine and then a "fast track" MOT retest can be carried out, taking only a little while of the MOT testers time and therefore would not attract a re-test fee.
  • Or an alternate scenario: Let's suppose the vehicle or light commercial van failed get through the MOT examination on headlamp aims, emissions, and braking system; here your car will have to be registered with your local Harlow VOSA MOT testing garage to acquire a partial re-test and brought directly into MOT test bay, then the emissions test will be done, a lighter intense over-all check completed together with a comprehensive braking mechanism assessment administered. This work quite often takes additional hours of the MOT testers time, and consequently this would generally attract a re-test expense.

That being said despite the fact that we, and pretty much every MOT test station, advertises and offers FREE retests it's really, generally speaking, dependant on when the car is made available for its MOT test in Harlow and at that point just what exactly the vehicle failed its MOT upon.

IMPORTANTLY - in cases where your vehicle failed to pass it's MOT examination with us here at Harlow VOSA MOT testing centre and it is then repaired by us, then it follows that we'll almost always undertake any retest FREE (i.e. free of cost), this really is our thanks to you personally for selecting to make full use of our Harlow VOSA MOT station workshops.

If you would like greater clarification, then the following is a range of the cost free retest items (if your vehicle or light commercial van failed the MOT regarding any one of these elements then a fast retest can be done).

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