Here at ACC UK Ltd, we like to bring you handy hints and tips on how to maintain your Volvo or Toyota and how to save money on your annual car running costs. We also like to keep you informed of changes to laws relating to driving and car ownership.
The blog this week is about giving tips and advice in the event that your Volvo or Toyota has failed its MOT. Read below to see our top tips:
The garage that carried out your MOT will be able to carry out any repairs that your Volvo or Toyota will need to get it back through it’s retest. Your local independent garage will carry out the retest for free if they carry out the repairs and retest the vehicle. If you take your car away and get someone else to carry out the repairs and bring it back the garage will probably charge you again for the test. It is worth noting that you will not be able to drive your vehicle away from the garage if it has failed its MOT and the MOT has actually expired. If you do this and are stopped by the police there are some serious and rather costly consequences to you. These being a £1000 fine, and if the car is actually deemed un roadworthy you could also face a fine of up to £2500, 3 points on your licence or a possible driving ban!
It really is not worth the risk, plus if the vehicle is dangerous or un roadworthy you are risking the safety of yourself and other road users – so totally selfish behaviour. You can get your Volvo or Toyota MOT carried out up to a month before the expiry date of the current MOT. The month will be added on to the 12 months so there is no excuse to leaving it till the last minute or waiting until it has expired. A good local independent garage will send you an MOT reminder normally or you can always look it up online. Look at our previous blog about tips to avoid an MOT failure. Happy Motoring Folks!
Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015 and 2019, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award, The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, The Workshop Magazine Workshop Manager of the Year 2017 Award, The LiveWire Excellence In Vehicle Servicing 2019 Award and The Aftermarket Excellence Award for Best Website 2019, we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding customer experience for a fraction of the cost of a dealership. Give us a call and let us quote you for your next service or repair on your Volvo or Toyota. We service all areas around Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Frimley, Camberley, Hook, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Hampshire and Surrey. We offer free collection and drop off services. We also have a fleet of courtesy cars to allow you to get on with your schedule whilst your Volvo or Toyota is with us. Happy Motoring from all at ACC UK Ltd – Independent Volvo & Toyota servicing, repair and MOT specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire.