MOT Test

Book your vehicles MOT test with Underwoods. We cover all types of passenger, support and commercials vehicles with Class 4, Class 5L and Class 7 facilities.

Book an MOT

What is an MOT test?

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) test is designed to check the safety and roadworthiness of your vehicle, ensuring it meets the minimum standard set out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. The MOT is a legal requirement in the UK for all road vehicles over 3 years old.

When is my MOT test due?

A MOT pass certificate provided by Underwoods lasts for 12 months, it is against the law to drive your vehicle on the road without a valid MOT certificate.

If you are unsure when your MOT is due click on the link below which will take you to the Government website.

Check your MOT

We do encourage all our customers to think ahead when booking an MOT. You can have your MOT test one month in advance of its due date, giving ample time for any unexpected repairs mandated during the test to ensure a pass.

Book an MOT

Types of MOT test

We provide MOT tests for the following vehicle types;

Class 4 – This is the most common category for cars with up to 12 passenger seats, 3-wheeled vehicles in excess of 450kgs, Taxis and Goods Vehicles (with maximum gross weight of 3,000kgs) and Caravans.

Class 5L – This is for private passenger vehicles such as Minibuses and Ambulances with a maximum gross weight of 5,000kgs.

Class 7 – This is for commercial vans with maximum weight between 3,000 and 3,500kgs. Click here for more information about Class 7 MOT.

Free Vehicle Health Check

Every vehicle we MOT receives a free ‘Vehicle Health Check’. This comprises of 112 different check points which are analysed by our technicians. You will be provided with a report identifying any issues that may need immediate attention to ensure you are kept safely on the road.

Contact Underwoods

If you have questions about your vehicles MOT test, do not hesitate to call your local Underwoods in Clacton, Sudbury or Tiptree in Essex and Suffolk.

Contact us

Underwoods Motoring are a trusted local garage authorised by some of the worlds leading vehicle manufacturers. We provide MOT tests for all types of passenger and commercial vehicles (vans) up to 3,500kg. From our garages in Clacton, Sudbury and Tiptree in Essex and Suffolk, we support the surrounding areas including; Colchester, Harwich, Manningtree, Frinton, Walton, Jaywick, Holland-on-Sea, Weeley, Stanway. Maldon, Heybridge, Braintree, Witham, Kelvedon, Mersea, Coggeshall, Great Totham, Bures, Hadleigh, Clare, Halstead, Long Melford, Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill.