MOT Chesterfield

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MOT symbolAs a motorist, your MOT is extremely important! Are you looking for an efficient MOT in Chesterfield drivers can depend on? It’s time to get in touch with a leading service centre in your local area.

With years of experience between our talented team of engineers, you can count on Auto Inspire to handle each and every aspect of your MOT. Giving you confidence that your vehicle is safe and legal for another year of motoring!


Why Your MOT Matters

You are not only going to need to keep your vehicle road legal, but you’re also going to need to make sure you keep your car safe for passengers and other road users.

A vehicle that fails its MOT is likely to cause you – and others – serious problems. At Auto Inspire, we carefully analyse and attend to all aspects of a vehicle, meaning that we never leave any stones unturned.

As a leading MOT Chesterfield test centre drivers rely on, we’re always ready to help assess and adjust vehicles of all shapes and sizes. You can either pop into our service centre for ad hoc support or call in advance to book your vehicle in.

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Local MOT Costs in Chesterfield

One thing motorists really dread each year is their MOT. That’s because they often worry they’ll need to end up paying through the nose to get everything fixed up. Providing you work with a leading MOT test centre, this is never going to be the case!

Auto Inspire offers fair, transparent pricing and rates on all MOT services in Chesterfield. Our local MOT garage won’t expect you to pay a penny until you get the full bill and breakdown, meaning you can see what you’re paying for.

We understand, as drivers ourselves, that an MOT can be an unknown entity sometimes. Therefore, we want to take the stress away from paying for your yearly checks. We also want to assure you that your vehicle is in the best possible hands!


Types of Vehicles We Cover?

MOT Class 4 or Class 7 – Which do I need?

Driving your car, 4×4, or van on the road without a valid MOT is illegal for vehicles three years old or older.

The MOT test safeguards our environment and guarantees that your vehicle meets basic safety parameters.

If you are caught using your vehicle after its certificate has expired, then you will be penalised with hefty fines. Make sure to take care of this requirement every year in order to keep traveling legally!

Class 4

The type of vehicle you operate will determine the kind of MOT test that is necessary. Most often, a Class 4 MOT Test is needed for all passenger cars while a Class 7 MOT Exam may be performed on vehicles weighing between 3,000 kg and 3,500 kg used to transport goods commercially.

Class 4 – 

  • Cars
  • 3-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg)
  • Motor caravans
  • Quads
  • Service vehicles
  • Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg)

Class 7

At Auto Inspire, we are delighted to offer both Class 4 and Class 7 MOTs. Our highly skilled technicians can finish all MOTs in only 60 minutes.

If small repairs are required to pass the MOT test we can discuss it with you, small repairs can often be carried out to then pass the vehicle but you will need to be booked back in for more substantial repairs if they are required

Class 7 –

  • Goods Vehicles (weighing between 3,001kg and 3,500kg)

Low Cars – Cars with low floors

Motor Homes – Any make or model


Book Your MOT in Chesterfield Today!

It’s time to get your vehicle booked in. With Auto Inspire, booking your annual checks is extremely simple! Just head straight to our booking form, supply a handful of details, and we will make sure to be ready to help you whenever you need us.

Don’t ever skip your MOT. It’s not only legal to get your car checked out each year, it’s a matter of safety. Choose an MOT garage that can help you get back on the road with confidence, and for less than you’ll likely expect.

MOT Frequently Asked Questions


What is an MOT?

MOT tests take place each year to ensure that your car is legally sound to take to UK roads. This check starts taking place once your car reaches three years of age. All cars need a valid certificate to ensure road users are safe – it is a vital part of your UK vehicle registration. It is also commonly referred to as a Class 4 MOT service.

What does MOT mean?

MOT stands for Ministry Of Transport, as in it is a Ministry Of Transport test. It was this government body that originally carried out such checks. Believe it or not, the MOT service as we know it has only been in place since 1960!

How long will it take?

The service can take up to an hour, depending on the vehicle and depending on any issues it may have. However, don’t worry, as we will let you know if there is additional work that needs to take place. It is all part of our dedication to customer care! Some centres may take longer, some shorter – but you can be sure we take the time your car needs to get safely on the road.

How can I fail an MOT?

It is entirely possible to fail – problems with the following parts during serving may mean you have to consider repair prices:

  • Fuel and combustion
  • Brake system
  • Lighting
  • Vehicle suspension
  • Windscreen wipers / bottle
  • Sealtbelt system
  • Steering wheel and general steering
  • Number plate / vehicle registration
  • Horn
  • Seating
  • Emission status
  • Vehicle body
  • Wheel fittings and tyres
  • Door fixtures and mechanisms
  • Windscreens and glass
  • Mirrors

These areas could all develop faults or problems that require instant attention before you are allowed to take to the road.

My vehicle failed – what happens next?

Should your car fail the MOT servicing, don’t panic. Our team will note down anything that we feel needs repairs or replacements in order to meet the standards of the test. We will recommend customers that they do not drive their cars until these recommendations are met.

Can I book my MOT with you?

Of course! It is easy to book your car in with our team, based in Chesterfield S41. Before you attend our centre and park up, always make sure to call ahead and book your spot. We are, of course, happy to help customers from S40 and further afield – it’s a service for everyone!

Can windscreen chips fail my vehicle?

It is entirely possible. It depends on the size of chips or cracks, and where they are located. Any placed in front of the driver will instantly fail your check. However, a crack or chip larger than 4cm, anywhere on your windscreen, will also submit a failure. Always fix your chips and cracks!

Can I drive in and get my vehicle checked?

On-demand appointments are not guaranteed, so please make sure to get in touch ahead of time before you head to us.

What do I need to have on my person?

All you need is your vehicle – there’s absolutely no need for any test documentation.

What are your retest prices, and prices for repairs?

These prices can vary depending on the nature of a failure. Therefore, do take time to look through our service page for full information on what to expect.

Do I incur a penalty for having no MOT?

Yes. The DVLA can charge thousands of pounds if you are caught driving without a valid MOT. This is because you may be deemed unsafe to drive on UK roads! The prices you pay for servicing are much lower than non-MOT fines, so always make sure to book in with a local centre. You’ll then be free to take to the road once again!

Do I need a valid certificate from my insurance carrier?

Yes. There are no insurance carriers who will support your car without a valid MOT test! What’s more, you will not be able to tax your vehicle until your tests are complete, and until you have made any recommended changes.

Do the police check for MOT status?

Yes. The police have automatic number plate recognition hardware available across British roads and in their vehicles. With just your number plate, they will be able to check the national database and see instantly if you haven’t had a valid test.