How often do I need to MOT my Volkswagen?
After your vehicle is three years old, you are legally required to take it in for an MOT every 12 months. It is illegal to drive a vehicle without a valid MOT certificate, so an annual visit to one of our Beadles Volkswagen Commercial centres is essential.
You need to get your vehicle’s MOT renewed before your current certificate expires. You can take your Volkswagen in for its MOT the day before your certificate expires for the same renewal date each year. Or, you could get an MOT up to 30 days before your certificate expires, although this won’t roll over until your original MOT expires.
Getting your MOT test carried out early is beneficial, as it ensures that there is plenty of time to carry out any necessary repairs before your MOT expires, meaning you don’t have to be without your vehicle.
Why do I need to MOT my vehicle?
You need to take your Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle in for an MOT to make sure that it meets the legal standard, which keeps you and others safe while you’re out on the roads.
It is both your responsibility and a legal requirement to ensure that your vehicle is examined by a trained professional every 12 months. If you fail to provide a valid MOT certificate when asked, you face a fine of up to £1,000. Your car insurance will also become invalid if you are issued a certificate of MOT failure, so it’s vital that you’re MOT is always up to date.
How long does an MOT take?
Usually, an MOT test takes between 45 and 60 minutes, but it’s best to allow at least an hour before you return to collect your Volkswagen. However, there are a few things to take into consideration when booking your Volkswagen in for an MOT:
- If your vehicle fails the test and requires repairs, it will lengthen the time your MOT takes
- An MOT test centre is not legally allowed to let you drive your vehicle away without a valid MOT certificate
- You may be asked by your test centre to drop off your vehicle in the morning, and they will let you know when it’s ready to collect
- You should be prepared to be without your vehicle for the whole day
Contact your local Beadles Volkswagen Commercial centre for more information.