Book your MOT

Having your MOT completed at the right time is a legal requirement and is really important to ensure your Vauxhall’s road safety.


For complete peace of mind we have strict safety protocols in place, collection and delivery service and flexible finance options available and your vehicle will receive a complimentary disinfection before it is returned to you.  These are all the reasons why our Retailers offer the best service for you and your Vauxhall.


  • We pride ourselves on meeting the Motor Industry Code of Practice standards for service, transparency and integrity
  • Our highly trained technicians are accredited as MOT testers by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
  • Any outstanding technical upgrades we notice will be completed without charge
  • We promise never to complete any work without your approval
  • Have a look at our helpful Pre-MOT Checklist for tips to help your vehicle pass first time.


* At participating retailers

Pre-MOT Checklist

  1. Headlights and Indicators
    Check that all of your car’s lights function properly – headlights, sidelights, rear lights, hazard lights and indicators.

  2. Brake lights
    Press the brake pedal and ask a friend to check that the rear brake lights come on – including any supplementary brake strip light. Alternatively, carefully reverse up to a reflective surface (window, wall or garage door) and look behind to see for yourself.

  3. Number plate
    Make sure that the number plate is clean and legible – even a quick wipe with a cloth can make a difference. The font and spacing of letters must also comply with legal requirements to be passed by the MOT station.

  4. Wheels and tyres
    Check that wheels and tyres are undamaged. The minimum legal tyre tread depth is 1.6mm and any tyres with less than this will be marked as an MOT ‘fail’ (though it’s recommended that tyres are changed when tread reaches 3mm). If you’re in doubt about how much tread is left on a tyre, your local Vauxhall retailer can check for you. The retailer can also advise on the type of tyre that is right for your car if a replacement is required.

  5. Seats and seatbelts
    The driver's seat should adjust forwards and backwards and all seatbelts should be in good, working order. Test movement of the seat and inspect the seatbelt's full length for damage. Tug sharply on all seatbelts to check that they react as they’re supposed to if you have to brake severely.

  6. Windscreen
    Check the view out of the front of the car for damage – any damage larger than 40mm will cause a ‘fail’, as will any damage wider than 10mm in the ‘swept’ area of the windscreen in front of the driver.

  7. Windscreen wipers
    Make sure your wipers are able to keep your windscreen clean – any tears or holes in the wiper rubber can be an MOT fail.

  8. Screenwash
    Top up the washer bottle before taking the car in for a test – something as simple as an empty container can cause an MOT fail.

  9. Horn
    Give a short blast of the horn – if it doesn’t work, your retailer will need to repair or replace it.

  10. Fuel and engine oil
    Make sure your car is filled with enough fuel and engine oil – you can be turned away from the MOT without suitable levels of either, both of which are required by the retail store when running the car to test its emissions levels. If you are unsure about the type of oil that should be used, ask your local Vauxhall retailer.

    Note: When checking fluid levels and handling parts that could become hot to the touch (e.g. bulbs), it’s always best to ensure that the vehicle has had an opportunity to cool down fully.

Slowly but surely, the country is starting to move again. And even though the Government has granted a 6 month extension to all vehicles requiring an MOT, it’s still your responsibility to ensure your vehicle is safe and roadworthy. As restrictions begin to lift, you never know when you might need your Vauxhall to travel. 


To ensure you’re using your vehicle responsibly and safely, we’re offering 20% off Vauxhall Approved parts when you book it in for an MOT before the end of June. All Vauxhall Approved parts come with a fixed price which includes VAT, a 24-month parts and labour warranty and the option of flexible finance over 3 to 12 months.


All work is carried out by our expert, highly trained Vauxhall technicians who know your vehicle inside out and we promise never to carry out any work without your approval. 


Don’t worry, strict guidelines have been put in place to ensure you, your Vauxhall and our teams are safe at all times and we’ll give your vehicle a thorough clean and disinfection before handing it back. 


To make it even easier for you to book, we offer a collection and delivery service too.

Online Booking 

With online booking, you can make an appointment to see your local Vauxhall trained technicians in a few simple steps.