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MOTs at Arnold Clark

and so much more...

  • Collection and delivery
  • Oil and fluid top-ups
  • Refreshments and WiFi
  • Puncture repairs
  • Wash & Vac
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MOT test at Arnold Clark

Whatever make or model your vehicle is, it’s simple to book your MOT online at a choice of over 150 UK testing centres, from £54.85.

Have a complimentary cuppa while you wait – and our experts will do the rest. You’ll even get an annual reminder when your next MOT is due.

Remember, you can have your MOT test carried out 28 days early without it affecting your MOT expiry date.

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Why choose Arnold Clark for your MOT test?

With an Arnold Clark MOT, you get more. As well as fantastic service, you’ll also enjoy all these extras – absolutely free:

  • Wash & Vac
  • Vehicle pick-up and return service
  • Puncture repairs
  • Oil and fluid top-ups
  • Refreshments and Wi-Fi

Frequently asked questions

What is an MOT test?

The MOT test ensures that vehicles over three years old are roadworthy, properly maintained and meet minimum safety and environmental standards.

Why do I need an MOT?

If you have a vehicle that is three or more years old, you are legally required to put your car in for an annual MOT test at an approved MOT centre. The MOT test will determine whether your vehicle is roadworthy or not.

How much does an MOT test cost?

An MOT test costs £54.85 at Arnold Clark.

What is covered by an MOT test?

An MOT test covers all the components that make your vehicle work, from brakes and exhausts to steering and suspension.

What happens if my vehicle fails its MOT test

You’ll be given a failure document and advised on retest rules. This means your vehicle doesn’t meet legal requirements and must be repaired and retested to comply with MOT test standards. Your service advisor will give you quotes for the work that needs carried out. Find out more here.

How long before my MOT due date can I get my car tested?

You can have your MOT test carried out 28 days early without it affecting your MOT expiry date.

Do cars with free road tax still need to be checked?


All vehicles must pass an MOT test regardless of vehicle excise duty.

What are the most common causes of MOT failure?

Headlamps, light bulbs and tyre conditions are the most common causes. However, most of these can be avoided with some simple and regular car maintenance. Find out more about what you can do to pass first time.

Is there a grace period for renewing my MOT?

People often assume that drivers have 14 days’ grace after their MOT expires to renew. An MOT must be renewed before it expires.

Can you drive if your car’s MOT has run out?

You can only drive if you’re taking your vehicle to an MOT test centre. Luckily, we have over 150! Find your local test centre here.

Can I get my test carried out before the due date?


You can have your MOT test carried out 28 days early without it affecting your MOT expiry date.