MOT Test

Your MOT

The law requires that everyone who uses a vehicle on the road must keep it in a roadworthy condition at all times.

When to book my car for an MOT?

The first test is required once a car is 3 years old. After that, it will need an MOT every 12 months. You can have your vehicle MOT anytime up to 28 days before it is due without affecting your renewal date.

Why choose a Haywards for my MOT?

All of our testers are UK Vehicle Inspectorate trained and we will only be using Renault approved parts to carry out any necessary repair work. Also, all our work will be guaranteed for a year.


Unsure of your vehicle's MOT due date - check your MOT renewal date below to find out when it's time to bring your into Haywards. Whilst there you can check your vehicle tax renewal date as well!

Check my MOT due date

MOT Classes


Haywards are able to carry out MOT's to Class 4 vehicles which covers the following vehicles:-

Class Vehicle Description Age first MOT needed Maximum MOT cost *
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats) 3 years £45
4 Motor caravans 3 years £45
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats) 3 years £45
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000 kg design gross weight) 3 years £45
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats) 3 years £54


In the unfortunate event that your vehicle fails its MOT we will retest it for free as long as you return your vehicle to us within 10 working days.


* fee quoted is for the MOT test only and does not include any re-test repair work needed to your vehicle.


In May 2018 the MOT rules change - click here to see what these changes mean for you.

MOT Changes

On the day, our Renault experts will inspect the following:

  • Bodywork, doors and mirrors
  • Lights and horn
  • Brakes
  • Steering and suspension
  • Tyres and wheels
  • Windscreen, wipers and washer bottle
  • Exhaust fuel and emissions
  • Seats and seatbelts
  • Vehicle Identification Number
  • Registration plate