Demystifying MOT Testing in High Wycombe | Reliance Auto Test

There are many myths regarding MOT testing that circulate amongst motorists around High Wycombe and the wider UK. For example, that a faulty nearside rear fog lamp showing white light will cause a failure. That’s why in this article, we’ve run through the checklist that Reliance Auto Test, and all over providers of MOTs, will go through when testing a vehicle.


Should you wish to book in MOT testing at our High Wycombe garage, or you require one of the other automotive services we provide like car repairs or car servicing, pick up the phone and call our friendly, knowledgeable team of mechanics on 01494 473 777. For more blog posts, navigate to our blog overview page.


What’s Involved in MOT Testing?

MOTs involve a registered testing centre working methodically through checks on the following:


  • Brakes
  • Bodywork
  • Doors & Openings
  • Exhaust & Emissions
  • Horn & Lights
  • Seats & Belts
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Tow Bar
  • Vehicle Identification
  • Wheels & Tyres
  • Windows & Mirrors


The entire test takes around 45 minutes to an hour, and we ensure that High Wycombe clients get booked in at a time convenient for them (the same goes for our car repairs and car servicing).


Keep in mind that vehicles registered pre-1960s do not require MOT testing. Likewise, MOTs become a legal requirement after they “turn” three years old (measured from registration date). So if you’ve just bought yours first-hand, you needn’t worry for a while.


Common Reasons for Failing MOTs


Every year, around 30% - 40% of all vehicles fail their initial MOTs. The most common reasons for this are faults with brakes, suspension and lights – so it pays to monitor these, and should you notice any issues emerging, deal with them quickly by visiting our High Wycombe location for car repairs or car servicing.


Don’t worry though, should you fail for any reason we will give you transparent and honest advice for the best means going forward. It’s our aim to uphold our reputation as High Wycombe’s top choice for MOT testing by countering the practices of dishonest garages with friendly, expert assistance at every juncture.


To book in MOTs, car repairs or car servicing at our High Wycombe garage, call 01494 473 777. You won’t find such high quality work and competitive prices elsewhere!

Call 01494 473777 to book in for car servicing or car repair work at our original car garage in High Wycombe.


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