We are pleased to be authorised by Woking Borough Council to carry out a vehicle inspection for Private Hire vehicles and Hackney Carriage Vehicles.
In line with Woking Borough Council policy, for a vehicle to be licenced for Private Hire or Hackney Carriage it must pass a vehicle inspection.
If the vehicle is greater than three years of age when first licenced or renewed it will require two vehicle inspections per year. Once as part of the licencing process and one again in six months time.
|Taxi Test & MOT
Please note only the Old Woking Manor Way Branch is permitted to carry out the Taxi Test's.
An MOT is a mandatory vehicle inspection to determine whether or not your vehicle meets certain safety and environmental standards in order for it to be considered roadworthy. It is mandatory for all vehicles over 3 years old and takes place annually.
The MOT certificate confirms that 'at the time of testing' your vehicle was deemed roadworthy; however this does not guarantee that your vehicle will remain roadworthy until the certificate expires. Therefore we encourage all vehicle owners to perform regular vehicle checks to ensure their safety and that of other road users.
How long does an MOT take?
This is dependent upon the condition and type of the vehicle, but usually it takes between forty minutes and an hour to complete. At our test centres we will treat your vehicle as if it was our own so you can get on with your day and we’ll give you a call when it’s ready to be collected.
If you wish to wait whilst your vehicle is undergoing the MOT test we have a comfortable waiting area. You can also watch whilst your Vehicle undergoes the test.
What if my vehicle fails, can you repair it?
In addition to being a DVSA regulated MOT test centre we are also a dedicated vehicle repair shop, so if your vehicle fails any element of its MOT, we can carry out all necessary repair work onsite.
We take the hassle out of MOTs!
Should the vehicle fail
You will be issued with a VT3O Certificate stating the items causing the failure of the MOT test. Make sure that you are certain as to what needs to be rectified for a pass to be issued. In certain cases expert or special services such as welding may be required.
There is no set time limit before a retest and it is at the discretion of the individual. Remember - a car that does not have a current MOT Certificate is not allowed to be used on the road except when going for repairs for an MOT test, or to a prearranged MOT test.
Your re-test will be free if the vehicle is left with the original MOT testing station for repair and then a partial re-test is carried out within 10 working days of the original MOT test.