Riverside MOT's

A legal requirement


Everyone who uses a vehicle on the road must keep it in a roadworthy condition. The MOT test checks that vehicles meet road safety and environmental standards. The first MOT test for a vehicle is required when it’s three years old and thereafter every 12 months. As an approved MOT testing centre, Riverside Garage are able to offer MOTs on all cars, motorbikes and also light commercial vehicles (up to 3 tonnes).

MOT tests can be carried at any time, but in order to gain 13 months on your MOT certificate you can have your MOT done up to one month (minus a day) before it is due and keep the same renewal date.  The renewal date of your MOT can be found on your printed MOT certificate.

Our MOT testing is by appointment and can be carried out while you wait however we can usually accommodate vehicles for MOT at short notice and can provide you with a courtesy car if you have commitments. No certificate is needed as our administration process is now entirely computerised.

Watch the test

From our waiting area


You can watch the test from our viewing area or you can wait in our waiting room and enjoy a free hot or cold drink.

If your vehicle has failed the MOT test you will be notified of any failure items and how they can be rectified.

If your vehicle has passed its MOT you may notice there are advisory items listed on the certificate.  These are items which, although not failure items, they should be looked at and rectified in the not too distant future as they could deteriorate rapidly.  Please ask advice from our qualified MOT testers in the event of having advisory notices on your MOT certificate –  what may be a pass on the inspection day could soon become a fail if not taken care of.

If you require more information about your MOT test please visit www.gov.uk/topic/mot/manuals

To book an MOT then please call us on 01752 851276.