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Enham  Service Station

MOT

We are a DVSA approved MOT tests centre based in Enham Alamein, Andover.

We carry out MOT tests on class 4 vehicles, between 8.30am to 5pm Monday to

Friday and 9.00am to 1pm Saturday. We’re a long established family run village

business, with over 35 years industry experience.

With our extensive motor trade experience in vehicle servicing, repairs and MOT

testing, we have built a large and loyal customer base. So join thousands of our

satisfied customers, and have your MOT test carried out at Enham Service Station

Andover.

How we work

As trained and professional MOT testers we apply the MOT Guide as intended

with the aim of getting your vehicle through its MOT test successfully.

Common causes of MOT failure include incorrect headlamp beam pattern

and empty screen wash reservoirs.

Fail items like these are easily rectified so, to prevent you vehicle failing its

MOT test on these easily avoidable items, we’ll top up your washers,

engine oil and brake fluid levels where necessary as well as adjust you

vehicle’s headlamp aim free of charge if required

SEE BELOW FOR PRE-MOT CHECKS YOU CAN EASILY DO YOURSELF

TO IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF A FIRST TIME PASS.

If your vehicle fails its MOT test, you will NOT be charged for a retest after

remedial work is undertaken. Should you wish to have your vehicle repaired

elsewhere, you will still get a free re-test, provided the vehicle it returned for

test within 10 working days.

 

We carry out MOT tests on site and, should your vehicle fail its MOT test, we

are able to complete any necessary remedial repair work for your

convenience.

At Enham Service Station we charge £35 for an MOT test – note this price is

NOT subject to VAT.

 

So, if you Googled “cheap mot andover”, you may think you’re in the wrong

place, but you’re not.

 

Our pricing, operating policy and quality of service keep us busy with satisfied

customers. We don’t need to generate work by adopting cut-price gimmicks.

Our aim is keep your vehicle on the road and up to the required MOT

standard. We therefore endeavour to get your car through its MOT test

successfully. To minimise the possibility of failure for avoidable items, we will

top up washer, oil and brake levels where required and adjust headlamp aim

free of charge.

Should your vehicle fail it’s MOT test, there is no retest fee. We carry out MOT

tests in Andover for class 4 light vehicles (cars, and some vans that is).

You are required by law to obtain an MOT certificate for your vehicle*:

  By its third birthday (three years from its date of first registration)

•   One year from your vehicle’s previous MOT (if it’s more than 3 years old)

*Applies to Class 4 vehicles

GOOD TO KNOW: Check your MOT and Road Tax Status online!

The Earliest Date You Can Renew Your MOT

Your MOT test certificate is valid for one year. Something you should pay attention

to is your MOT expiry date. This is printed on your most recent MOT pass

certificate.

For the organised among you, you can present your vehicle for MOT up to a

month (less one day) before the expiry date to preserve the your renewal date

sometimes referred to as a “thirteen month MOT”. Presenting your vehicle for its

MOT test early is advisable because, should your vehicle fail its MOT test, you

have a “heads up” and time to arrange repairs before the expiry date.

E.g. To preserve an MOT expiry date of 15 May 2016, the earliest date the vehicle

can presented for an MOT test is the 16th April 2016. Provided your vehicle

passes, your new expiry date will be the 15 May 2017, effectively obtaining a

thirteen month MOT.

If circumstance dictates that you must present your vehicle for MOT sooner than

one month before the expiry date, this is possible, but your MOT test expiry date

will not be preserved. The new MOT test expiry date will be one year from the

MOT test date (if carried out earlier then one month before your original MOT

expiry date).

The Government pulled their rather handy MOT text reminder service in August

2014. That’s why we’ve picked up the slack. Request an MOT reminder when you

come in for your MOT test so we can set it up.

If Your MOT Has Expired

The only exceptions that allow you to drive a vehicle with an expired MOT are:

•   Driving to or from somewhere for remedial MOT repair work

•   To an MOT test centre for a pre-arranged MOT test

When to get an MOT Test

How the MOT Test Works

The MOT test consists of the inspection and measurement of important components

and systems on your vehicle to ensure they satisfy current legal standards.

Should you wish, you are able to view the MOT test from a designated viewing area.

The Nominated MOT tester may not be interrupted during the MOT test.

Below follows an official VOSA training video that takes you through the

recommended official MOT inspection routine.  

Pre MOT Self Check – Help Yourself Pass First Time

Will Your Car Pass Its MOT?

Around half of all fail items found during the MOT test could be avoided by

carrying out simple maintenance. It’s worthwhile carrying out simple checks on

items like exterior lights, wiper blades and tyres prior to your MOT test. This will

give you a heads-up on items that require attention and gives your vehicle the

best chance of passing first time.

Quick tip: Using a 20 pence piece, you can quickly check your tyres tread depth.

The flats make the 20p ideal for checking your tyres tread depth. Simply place the

20p in the shallowest primary cut of your tyres tread (“primary cuts” feature tread

wear indicators that are part of the tyre’s construction, to help see when your tyre

is close to the legal limit).

The lip on the 20p is offset approximately 3mm from the outer diameter of the

coin. If your tyre is less than 3mm, we’d recommend you renew that tyre. If you’re

unsure as to the safety of your vehicle’s tyres, drop by and we’ll have a look for

you, free of charge.

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We are a DVSA approved MOT test

centre based in Enham Alamein,

Andover.

We carry out MOT tests on class 4

vehicles between 8.30am to 5pm,

Monday to Friday and 9.00am to1pm

Saturday. We’re a long established

family run village business, with over 35

years industry experience.

With our extensive motor trade

experience in vehicle servicing, repairs

and MOT testing, we have  built a large

and loyal customer base. So join

thousands of our satisfied customers,

and have your MOT test carried out at

Enham Service Station Andover.

How we work

As trained and professional MOT

testers we apply the MOT Guide as

intended with the aim of getting your

vehicle through its MOT test

successfully.

Common causes of MOT failure

include incorrect headlamp beam

pattern and empty screen wash

reservoirs.

Fail items like these are easily

rectified so, to prevent you vehicle

failing its MOT test on these easily

avoidable items, we’ll top up your

washers, engine oil and brake fluid

levels where necessary as well as

adjust you vehicle’s headlamp aim

free of charge if required

SEE BELOW FOR PRE-MOT

CHECKS YOU CAN EASILY DO

YOURSELF TO IMPROVE YOUR

CHANCES OF A FIRST TIME PASS.

If your vehicle fails its MOT test, your

will NOT be charged for a retest after

remedial work is undertaken. Should

you wish to have your vehicle

repaired elsewhere, you will still get a

free re-test, provided the vehicle it

returned for test within 10 working

days.

 

We carry out MOT tests on site and,

should your vehicle fail its MOT test,

we are able to complete any

necessary remedial repair work for

your convenience.

At Enham Service Station we charge

£35 for an MOT test – note this price

is NOT subject to VAT.

 

So, if you Googled “cheap mot

andover”, you may think you’re in the

wrong place, but you’re not.

 

Our pricing, operating policy and

quality of service keep us busy with

satisfied customers. We don’t need to

generate work by adopting cut-price

gimmicks.

Our aim is keep your vehicle on the

road and up to the required MOT

standard. We therefore endeavour to

get your car through its MOT test

successfully.

To minimise the possibility of failure

for avoidable items, we will top up

washer, oil and brake levels where

required and adjust headlamp aim

free of charge.

Should your vehicle fail it’s MOT test,

there is no retest fee. We carry out

MOT tests in Andover for class 4 light

vehicles (cars, and some vans that

is).

You are required by law to obtain an

MOT certificate for your vehicle*:

•   By its third birthday (three years

from its date of first registration)

•   One year from your vehicle’s

previous MOT (if it’s more than 3 years

old)

*Applies to Class 4 vehicles

GOOD TO KNOW: Check you MOT

and Road Tax Status online!

When to get an MOT Test

The Earliest Date You Can Renew

Your MOT

Your MOT test certificate is valid for one

year. Something you should pay

attention to is you MOT expiry date. This

is printed on your most recent MOT pass

certificate.

For the organised among you, you can

present your vehicle for MOT up to a

month (less one day) before the expiry

date to preserve the your renewal date –

sometimes referred to as a “thirteen

month MOT”. Presenting your vehicle for

its MOT test early is advisable because,

should your vehicle fail its MOT test, you

have a “heads up” and time to arrange

repairs before the expiry date.

E.g. To preserve an MOT expiry date of

15 May 2016, the earliest date the

vehicle can presented for an MOT test is

the 16th April 2016. Provided your

vehicle passes, your new expiry date will

be the 15 May 2017, effectively

obtaining a thirteen month MOT.

If circumstance dictates that you must

present your vehicle for MOT sooner

than one month before the expiry date,

this is possible, but your MOT test expiry

date will not be preserved. The new

MOT test expiry date will be one year

from the MOT test date (if carried out

earlier then one month before your

original MOT expiry date).

The Government pulled their rather

handy MOT text reminder service in

August 2014. That’s why we’ve picked

up the slack. Request an MOT reminder

when you come in for your MOT test so

we can set it up.

If Your MOT Has Expired

The only exceptions that allow you to

drive a vehicle with an expired MOT

are:

•   Driving to or from somewhere for

remedial MOT repair work

•   To an MOT test centre for a pre-

arranged MOT test

How the MOT Test Works

The MOT test consists of the inspection

and measurement of important

components and systems on your vehicle

to ensure they satisfy current legal

standards.

Should you wish, you are able to view

the MOT test from a designated viewing

area. The Nominated MOT tester may

not be interrupted during the MOT test.

Below follows an official VOSA training

video (dusted off from the archives) that

takes you through the recommended

official MOT inspection routine. 

Pre MOT Self Check

 Help Yourself Pass First Time

Will Your Car Pass Its MOT?

Around half of all fail items found during the

MOT test could be avoided by carrying out

simple maintenance. It’s worthwhile

carrying out simple checks on items like

exterior lights, wiper blades and tyres prior

to your MOT test. This will give you a

heads-up on items that require attention

and gives your vehicle the best chance of

passing first time.

Quick tip: Using a 20 pence piece, you can

quickly check your tyres tread depth. The

flats make the 20p ideal for checking your

tyres tread depth. Simply place the 20p in

the shallowest primary cut of your tyres

tread (“primary cuts” feature tread wear

indicators that are part of the tyre’s

construction, to help see when your tyre is

close to the legal limit).

The lip on the 20p is offset approximately

3mm from the outer diameter of the coin. If

your tyre is less than 3mm, we’d

recommend you renew that tyre. If you’re

unsure as to the safety of your vehicle’s

tyres, drop by and we’ll have a look for you,

free of charge.