and all Locations in the Hitchin Area
If the car you drive has been on the road for more than three years, you have a legal obligation to take it to an approved centre for MOT testing. Bowles Garage has licensed premises in Hitchin where local motorists, and those from nearby areas such as Barton-le-Clay, can bring their cars for Class IV inspections. We have dedicated bays for annual tests and regulatory approval to perform them from the DVSA.
With services available to customers across the whole of the North Hertfordshire area and Bedfordshire, Bowles Garage can also combine MOT testing with annual car servicing to help you save money on having both carried out separately.
The annual MOT test checks for three different things:
It takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete the MOT inspection and we offer you the opportunity to sit in our comfortable waiting area, should you wish to, to watch our inspectors perform the test. Transparency means everything to our company, and we promise to be honest, ethical and customer-friendly in our approach at every opportunity.
Values like these make Bowles Garage a trusted choice for MOT testing with motorists in Hitchin and Barton-le-Clay.
MOT testing is mandatory. Should the police catch you using your car without a valid certificate, you could receive a fixed penalty notice of £100. If the case goes to court, the fine could increase to as much as £1,000. Although penalty points on your licence don’t apply to driving without a current MOT certificate, the financial strain of having to absorb a fixed penalty notice is best avoided.
You can book in for MOT testing up to one full calendar month before the scheduled date of expiry.
At Bowles Garage, we make sure you never miss an upcoming MOT test. We’re linked to a central database that alerts us whenever one of our customers has a car due for inspection. We notify you by your preferred choice of telephone, text message or email, giving you plenty of time to plan for the inspection and helping you to make a faster, hassle-free booking.
We see road safety as a responsibility to share with motorists in Hitchin, Barton-le-Clay and the surrounding areas. Book in for MOT testing ahead of the expiry date and, if your car passes the inspection, you could have certification in place for up to 13 months. Should your car fail the MOT, we offer a responsive repair service to get you back on the road legally that includes a free secondary inspection. You do not need to have advisories repaired at the time of the test.If you would like to know more about Bowles Garage and our standards of service, please read our customer testimonials.