Three Arch Garage, Three Arch Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 5SS
This is the newest department at Three Arch Garage. After many years of careful planning, we have now built and equipped the latest VOSA standard ATL (Automotive Test Lane) MOT centre.
This facility is capable of testing Class 4,5 Class 7 this includes motor cars, vans, motor homes, mini buses and light goods vehicles up to 3500kgms.
Our Redhill premises are very spacious and have ample room for parking and turning.
We run a booking system but are capable of fitting in up 20 MOTs a day, so we can usually fit you in at short notice.
It is important to us that you get an efficient and fair service so that you feel happy to return to us when required. Remember our moto Traditional Values - Modern Expertise
All cars over three years old have to have an MOT test to demonstrate that they roadworthy. There are dozens of checks on your car, from the brakes and fuel system to lights, mirrors, seatbelts, windscreen wipers and exhaust system. It usually takes between 45 and 60 minutes to do an MOT test, but bear in mind that if it fails you’ll need to allow time to complete the repairs.
The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency sets the maximum fee official test centres can charge for an MOT. This maximum charge is currently £54.85 for cars and motor caravans and £58.60 for large vans. If you are looking for a cheap MOT test – give us a call!
If we see failures during your MOT test, you’ll need to get them fixed before we can issue with a passed certificate. We’ll give you a VT3O Certificate showing the reasons for the fail. If you do not still have a valid MOT certificate you will not be able to drive the car on the road.
In the event that your car fails its MOT we’ll talk you through why it has failed and what needs to be done to get you back on the road. If repairs are needed we’ll give you a competitive quote to complete them, but you are not obliged to have the repairs carried out with us.
A car can fail its MOT for two reasons:
A Dangerous Fault:
Your car cannot be driven until the fault is resolved. We will provide you with a quote for the repairs, or you can ask another garage to tow the car away to complete the repairs elsewhere.
A Major Fault:
We will provide you with a quote for the repairs, or you can ask another garage to complete the repairs. You’ll be able to drive the car to another garage for the repairs if you wish with an existing passed MOT.
If you drive a car without an MOT under any other circumstances, or drive a car with dangerous faults, you can be fined £2,500, be banned from driving and get three points on your licence.
2/5 cars fails their MOT the first time, and it is very often due to small maintenance tasks that most people are able to carry out themselves. Here’s a few things you can do before your MOT test: