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Vehicle MOT in Hove

Deciding where to take your vehicle for an MOT test can be challenging, which is why the team at Grease Monkeys Garage have made it as easy as possible.

We are a fully accredited Department of Transport MOT testing centre with fully equipped, and fully trained technicians in our service centres who are ready and able to cater for any vehicles requiring an MOT test


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Keep Legal – Get your Vehicle MOT in Hove!

Cars that are over 3 years old are required by law to have an annual inspection and to carry an up to date Ministry of Transport Certificate of road worthiness.


As technology has improved the Police & Insurance companies link their data in real time and with the automatic number plate recognition cameras also linked into the database they know which vehicles on the road are carrying a valid MOT certificate and have the requisite motor insurance. In order to prevent yourself from any penalties, you can now make appointment and we will provide you with a reliable MOT testing service in your own local area!

What do we cover in the MOT?

When you come to us for your Vehicle MOT in Hove, the actual test is covered by the regulations laid down by the Ministry of Transport and cover a range of aspects of the vehicle such as the condition of the vehicle as well the effective working of other key parts of the car, this is just as a guide, for the full list visit the government website.

  • Fuel system
  • Exhaust
  • Tyres
  • Wheels
  • Suspension
  • Brakes
  • Electrical system
  • Lights, Wipers, Windscreens, Horn
  • Bodywork, Boot, Bonnet, Doors, Mirrors, Seatbelts

The difference between Dangerous and Major MOT faults – and when you can drive

In short, with a dangerous fault you cannot drive your car.

With a major fault, you might be able to drive your car if it is still roadworthy.

Remember: You can have your MOT carried out up to a month before your old MOT is due to run out, and the anniversary date will still be one year after the old certificate date – effectively meaning the MOT certificate will last for 13 months.