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SM Motors Ltd
unit 11 north crescent, Diplocks industrial estate, hailsham, BN27 3JF
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Welcome to SM Motors Ltd in Hailsham. We are a local, independent garage, serving Hailsham and the surrounding area. Vat No. 661 8269 14 Company reg No. 6008624 Registered address; C/O Watson Associates 30-34 North street Hailsham East Sussex BN27 1DW

Compare Hailsham MOT Centres & Book an Appointment At the Best One Before Your Expiry Date to Ensure Your Vehicle is Road Legal

If your car is due an MOT test, you must book an appointment before the expiry date to continue driving on the roads around Hailsham. The test checks whether your car meets road safety and environmental standards, and you will be prosecuted if caught driving without a valid MOT certificate.

The only exception to this rule is if you are driving it to a garage for repairs after a failed test or to a pre-booked MOT.

Book your MOT well in advance to avoid the risk of missing your test date. You can book up to 12 months in advance through our online comparison site and save up to 70% on an MOT near you in the process by comparing deals.

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When Is My MOT Due?

If you’re not sure when your MOT in Hailsham is due, enter your reg and postcode into our FREE MOT Checker & find out in a matter of seconds. We pull your vehicle’s information directly from the DVSA database to tell you exactly when your MOT is due.

You can then book an appointment in 3 simple steps if your expiry date is approaching.

 

Why Use BookMyGarage For Your MOT in Hailsham?

We have helped over 14.8 million drivers compare and save on their MOT, servicing and repair costs at local garages. In fact, when you compare garages in MOT through our online comparison site, you can save up to 70% when you choose one of the lower-cost options!

As one of the UK’s leading MOT and service comparison sites, we’re dedicated to helping drivers save money on their car maintenance. Here are just some of the ways we keep you in control of booking your MOT in Hailsham:

 

Easy 3-Step Booking Process. There’s no upfront registration and no faff. You just provide your vehicle’s details, choose the best deal and provide a suitable date and time for your MOT. That gives you more time to do the things you care about.

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24/7 Online Booking. When you need an MOT in Hailsham, you want to book it as soon as possible. You don’t want to wait around for the garage to open so you can call up and get it sorted - and with BookMyGarage, you don’t have to. We allow you to make your appointment day or night, even when the garage is closed.

No Upfront Payment. You never enter any payment details when you book your MOT in Hailsham. We never charge you any fees to use our site and you always pay the garage directly after the appointment

 

Compare deals and save up to 70% on your car maintenance when you choose one of the lower-cost options through BookMyGarage. Enter your vehicle reg and postcode to compare instant prices on MOTs in Hailsham and book the best deal today.

 

How to Book Your MOT in Hailsham

  1. Enter your vehicle reg and postcode.
  2. Compare deals. You can sort garages in your area by whatever best suits your needs: price, distance, reviews and ratings or availability.
  3. Pick a date and time for your appointment.

 

After you book your MOT in Hailsham, we send you a confirmation email with a summary of your booking. We also inform the garage and they may also be in touch to confirm the appointment or to ask for extra details.

You never pay for your booking until after all the work has been completed and deal with the garage directly after the initial booking process. You also have the ability to change or cancel your booking for free until the day of your appointment.

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FAQs

What is an MOT Test?

An MOT test, or Ministry of Transport Test, is an essential annual vehicle check to assess roadworthiness and safety standards. It ensures all vehicles on UK roads are maintained to a certain standard, improving road safety standards in the process.

 

What Do I Do if My MOT is Overdue?

If your MOT is overdue you must book a test immediately. It is illegal to drive on public roads in the UK without a valid MOT certificate.

You can book an MOT online today by entering your vehicle registration and postcode into our comparison site.

 

When is it Legal to Drive Without an MOT Certificate?

It is only legal to drive without a valid MOT certificate if you are on your way to a pre-booked MOT test or to have the failed defects fixed. If you are stopped by the police, you must be able to prove that you have a booked appointment and confirm it with the test centre or garage.

If you are caught on a public road without a valid MOT certificate, and you can’t meet the above criteria, you can be fined £1,000. There is a further £2,500 fine if your vehicle is found to be unroadworthy. You will also receive 3 points on your driving licence per fault. 

Driving without an MOT certificate also invalidates your car insurance. This brings an unlimited fine, potential disqualification from driving and 6-8 points on your licence.

 

Why Do MOT Tests Include an Exhaust Emissions Test?

The MOT test includes an exhaust emissions test to ensure that your vehicle’s engine is operating efficiently and producing minimal air pollution. It is part of an international effort to reduce the effects of harmful carbon emissions on the planet.

If your vehicle fails the exhaust emissions test or doesn’t have enough fuel to sit this test, the tester must record an automatic MOT failure.

 

How Long is MOT Valid?

An MOT is valid for 12 months. This is calculated from the date of your test to the exact same date the following year. 

If you book your MOT early, it becomes valid for up to 13 months (the 12 months from your expiry date this year to the following year, plus up to an additional 30 days. This depends on how early you booked your MOT).

 

Can I Drive After a Failed MOT?

You can only drive your car after a failed MOT if:

  • The MOT certificate from the previous year is still valid
  • No ‘dangerous’ faults were recorded during the failure

You must not drive your car after a failed MOT if it doesn’t meet the above requirements.

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