Your mileage will vary and not all garages will offer a fixed time slot for a quick turn-around. You should check in advance how soon you will be able to collect your vehicle after dropping it off.
Depending on your vehicle type, the MOT check can take between 10 and 70 minutes.
Motorbike MOT test is about 10 mintes long.
Automobile MOT test is about 50 mintes long.
MOT test durations depend on how the vehicle is presented and on the skill and equipment used by the tester as well as their expertise. Some testers may require the vehicle to be dropped off for the whole day, so make sure to plan for any delays.
|Vehicle||MOT test duration 1|
|Electric bikes/scooters 2||10 minutes|
|Three wheeler||45 minutes|
|Motor home||50 minutes|
|Quad bike||10 minutes|
|Goods vehicles < 3 tn||45 minutes|
|Double Decker||We dont know, do you?|
|Heavy Goods Vehicles||70 minutes|
Welcome to the MOT centre's FAQ section! Whether you're here to get answers to common questions about MOT tests, or you're just curious about the process, we've got you covered.
MOT tests are important for all vehicles three years old and over, and are a legal requirement for anyone who wants to drive on the road. They check that vehicles meet the minimum safety and environmental standards required by law, and must be conducted annually for most vehicles.