Carmaster is proud to have to two MOT testing lanes, which means you won’t have to wait around too long to get an MOT with us.  Our MOT testing centre is in the heart of Starbeck and easily accessible from Harrogate, Knaresborough and Wetherby.  We even offer a reminder service so there is no need to ever be driving with no MOT.

The car mot has been around for over sixty years. Originally named after the Ministry of Transport test, it is now governed by the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency), not VOSA as some think! (The MOT has more acronyms than any other area of vehicle repairs ).

The MOT check is a comprehensive series of checks around your vehicle designed to ensure that your vehicle is above the minimum road legal standard.  In light of recent technological developments, it is now possible to view the results of all MOT tests, history and any failures that a vehicle may have incurred from 2005 onwards online. Our own website is linked to the DVLA to ensure that it holds the most relevant and up to date information.


When does a car need its first MOT?

You must get an MOT for your vehicle by either:

  • The third anniversary of its registration

  • The anniversary of its last MOT, if it’s over 3 years old

  • Mot’s are due every year on a vehicle after its third year, anniversary

What is the cost of an MOT? 

The recommended retail price for an MOT is £54.85 however we also include a FREE retest assuming we do any repairs. A word of caution though; cheap MOT’s often have a higher rate of failure.

How do I check the MOT history of a vehicle? 
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Can you MOT my car on a Saturday?

Yes we can! Just contact us to book in.

Do you offer a same day service or can you MOT my car while I wait?

Yes we can! Just mention that you would like this to happen when you book with us.

How do I book my car in for an MOT at Carmaster?

You can book online here, or alternatively, you can contact us on: 01423 881213.


At Carmaster, we pride ourselves on providing the very highest levels of service and care to our customers.


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