MOT Test

At Kineholme of Otley, the MOT is part of our daily routine carried out using our Renault trained technicians, often while you wait, with access to our free WI-FI, newspapers and tea and coffee. You can book your MOT online, and we can also provide you with a courtesy car (subject to availability). You're in the best hands with Kineholme Renault, all of our MOT technicians are fully qualified to carry out the right checks on the car or commercial vehicle, and to give you total peace of mind after the MOT is completed Kineholme Renault will carry out a free Visual Health Check to check for leaks and report actual tyre tread depth and provide free advice on future maintenance needs, on your brakes for example which could save you money in the long run.

The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards. The MOT looks at some important items including brakes, tyres, lights, wipers, mirrors on your car or van to see that they meet the key legal minimum requirements at the time of test, and that none of the dashboard warning lights (eg ABS, ESC and Electric Parking brake) are on. You should be aware that the MOT certificate is not a guarantee of the general mechanical condition of a vehicle.

Why is tyre tread important?

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Car MOT 
From £45

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Van MOT (under 3 tonne)
From £45

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Van MOT (over 3 tonne)
From £58.60

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Why choose Kineholme

  • 12 month guarantee - our work includes a 12 month parts and labour guarantee.
  • Renault trained technicians & genuine parts - using the right tools for the job.
  • Software upgrade check - checked against Renault systems for free upgrades.
  • Vehicle Health Check - peace of mind of the condition of your vehicle.
  • Car washed and cleaned - returning your car in it’s best possible condition.
  • Waiting facilities refreshments, newspapers and Wi-Fi.
  • Collect and deliver / lift - ultimate convenience while your vehicle is with us.
  • Low cost loan vehicle - we offer a cost effective loan vehicles. *booking required.
  • Service plan quotation - an effective way to spread the cost of motoring.
  • Use your EasyLife pack and 4+ service packages

What is an MOT test?

Most Renault cars and vans require an MOT test at an approved M.O.T. test centre once your car or van is 3 years old. You can then renew your MOT up to a month before it expires. (different rules for taxi or vehicles with more than 8 passenger seats, and different rules for vans over 3.5t.

The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards The MOT looks at some important items including brakes, tyres, lights, wipers, mirrors on your car or van to see that they meet the key legal minimum requirements at the time of test, and that none of the dashboard warning lights (eg ABS, ESC and Electric Parking brake) are on. You should be aware that the MOT certificate is not a guarantee of the general mechanical condition of a vehicle.

An M.O.T. certificate confirms that at the time of the test, without dismantling, the car or van met the minimum acceptable road safety and environmental standards required by law. It does not mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the life of the certificate. It isn’t the same as having your vehicle serviced and doesn’t check its general mechanical condition.The test does not cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox. 

For this reason to give you total peace of mind after the MOT is completed we  will carry out a free Vehicle Health Check to check for leaks and report actual tyre tread depth and provide free advice on future maintenance needs, on your brakes for example which could save your money in the long run.

We have answered some frequently asked questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you provide me with a courtesy car?

You can pre-book a courtesy car before your MOT test, however they are subject to availability. 

My car is 3 years old or more. Why do I need an MOT         .

You are legally required to ensure you vehicle has a valid MOT once it reaches 3 years old from the registration date. The MOT is then due every 12 months thereafter  

My MOT isn’t due for 3 weeks but the dealer is wanting to book me in. Will I lose out?

No, you can have the MOT completed 28 days prior to the due date and still retain the full year on your new certificate.

My Cars due its MOT. What can I do to prevent a simple failure?

Ensure the vehicle is generally clean inside and out. Remove any stickers from the front windscreen or anything hanging from the interior mirror. Remove satellite navigation units from the windscreen

Check all the exterior lights are working

Ensure the screen washer bottle is filled and the washers work prior to the test

Check the registration plates for degradation. Ensure all the digits are spaced legally and are readable from a reasonable distance  

Any of the following warning lights on the instrument cluster may be a concern. BRAKE – ABS – AIRBAG – ENGINE WARNING

Excessive bodywork damage that’s protruding from the vehicle

How can I have an MOT pass certificate but have red or amber items on VHC?

The MOT test is an indication of roadworthiness at the point in time when the MOT is done. The VHC is a tool to help manage the on-going maintenance of your vehicle and predict possible future repairs, and the condition of your vehicle is classed as Red, Amber and Green.

My car failed the MOT. What are my options?

If the vehicle is left at the testing station for repair and is retested before the end of 10 working days following the day of the initial failure, then only a partial retest is needed for which no fee may be charged. In most cases the dealer will advise you of the problem and issue a VT30 Failure document. If you are happy for the remedial repairs to be done at the dealer then a VT20 certificate will be issued to you on collection

If the vehicle is brought back to the same test station and retested before the end of the next working day. No Additional Fee (Partial Re-Examination). **Certain failure items only**. Please check with us for more information.

If the vehicle is removed from the testing station for repair and returned for retest within10 working days following the day of the initial failure, then only a partial retest is needed and a partial retest fee may be charged

A full retest fee will be charged for any vehicle not returned for retest within 10 days of the failure