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Hendy Renault MOT Testing

When should I book my car for an MOT test?

An MOT test is not required until the vehicle is three years old. After that, it will need an MOT test every 12 months.

Why choose Hendy Renault to book my MOT?

All of our technicians are UK Vehicle Inspectorate trained and we only use Renault-approved parts to carry out any necessary repair work, which can contribute to vehicle reliability and future resale value. Also, all our work will be guaranteed for a year.

On the day, our Renault experts will inspect the following:

  • Bodywork, doors and mirrors

  • Lights and horn

  • Brakes

  • Steering and suspension

  • Tyres and wheels

  • Windscreen, wipers and washer bottle

  • Exhaust fuel and emissions

  • Seats and seatbelts

  • Vehicle Identification Number

  • Registration plate

What happens if I fail my MOT?

Should your vehicle fail its MOT test, you will be issued with a VT3O Certificate stating the items causing the failure of the MOT test. It is important that you understand what work needs to be carried out in order for a pass to be issued.  In certain cases, expert or special services may be required regarding emissions or welding. 

Whilst there is no set time limit within which the retest must be carried out, it is unlawful to drive any vehicle without a current MOT certificate unless it is being taken in for repairs or an arranged MOT test.

Additionally, you are not obliged to retest the vehicle at the same MOT test centre in which MOT test was carried out. However, what you choose to do next with the vehicle could lead to additional charges.

If your vehicle fails its MOT test and is left at the station it was originally tested in to be repaired, then no additional fee is charged for a retest. This is known as a Partial Re-Examination or Partial Retest.

If you take the vehicle away but return to the same test station for a retest before the end of the next working day on one or more of the following items only, then no fee is charged for a retest:

Partial re-examination items - no additional fee

Bonnet Rear Reflectors
Horn VIN
Sharp Edges Dropsides
Bootlid Registration Plates
Lamps Windscreen and Glass
Steering Wheel Fuel Filler Cap
Brake Pedal Antislip Seat Belts
Loading Door Wipers and Washers
Tailboard Hazard Warning
Direction Indicators Seats
Mirrors Tailgate Wheels and Tyres

If your vehicle fails due to other items

If you decide to leave your vehicle at the MOT testing station for repair and it is retested before the end of 10 working days following the day of failure, then only a partial retest is needed for which no fee is charged.

If you choose to remove your vehicle from the testing station for repair but return for a retest within 10 working days following the day of failure, then only a partial retest is needed and a partial retest fee is charged.
In any other case a full retest is required and the full MOT test fee will be charged. Only one free partial retest is permissible per full examination.

If your vehicle fails on the partial retest then the vehicle will have to have a full MOT test when you bring it back again and the full fee will be charged. 

These charges and the application of them is governed by VOSA - the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.