MOT Testing

If your vehicle is over three years old, you have a legal requirement to ensure it has a valid MOT certificate. Here at SB

Engineering, we are fully qualified and approved to carry out the MOT test procedure on a range of vehicles, including cars, vans and motorcycles.

The MOT certificate confirms that at the time of the test, without dismantling it, the vehicle met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law. It doesn’t mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the length of time the certificate is valid. The MOT certificate is also no guarantee of the general mechanical condition of your vehicle. The test doesn’t cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox. For more information relating to MOTs in general please visit the MOT pages on the website

Although the MOT test itself is no guarantee of the general mechanical condition of your vehicle, here at SB Engineering we have your best interests at heart. If there is any evidence that your vehicle may require repairs or servicing then we will of course inform you. We will not carry out work or charge for any services without your approval.


If your vehicle is a diesel the emissions check can place a reasonable amount of stress on the engine. If the engine has been maintained appropriately, these checks will not damage it.

  • Let us know if you think there could be a problem with the emission check
  • Let us know when the car was last serviced and whether the camshaft drive belt has been changed
  • If you intend on waiting while we MOT, please ensure your engine is warmed up prior to the test.

If your vehicle fails:

If you have maintained your vehicle in accordance with the manufactures recommendations, it is unlikely that it will fail the MOT test. However, not all vehicles pass. We will advise as to the points on which your vehicle failed, recommend the necessary repairs and offer a free retest up to two weeks from the original test.


MOT tests can be carried out at any point in the month prior to your current certificate expiring. You won’t loose any time on your new certificate by doing so book early to avoid last minute panic! Call our MOT booking line on 01491 684010. And if it does turn out to be a last minute panic, give us a call anyway, we’ll do our best to help. Our test procedure takes on average 45 minutes. Opening times are from 08:00 to 18:00.

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