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Oxford Motor Village
Woodstock Road
Begbroke, Kidlington
Oxfordshire OX5 1RL

Telephone: 01865 371056

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Opening Hours:

Monday 08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:30
Thursday 08:00 - 17:30
Friday 08:00 - 17:30
Saturday 08:00 - 17:30
Sunday By appointment

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Pre-MOTs and MOTs by arrangement.

Here at Oxford Motor Village we offer comprehensive pre-MOT health checks and MOTs 6 days a week by prior arrangement.

Our busy service centre is open from 8.00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday and from 8.00am to 12.00pm Saturdays.

We are fully equipped with the latest diagnostics and testing equipment, and our friendly team of approved MOT testers will complete the MOT test according to VOSA requirements and ensure that your vehicle is in satisfactory working order before issuing an MOT certificate.

The MOT Test: All the information you need

If you have any questions about what you need to do or what is involved then please read more on MOT testing or call us on 01865 371056 to see how we can keep you motoring!

What is an MOT?

Originally called the Ministry of Transportation test, an MOT is a thorough annual examination of a vehicle that is three years old or more. The MOT test checks that vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.

When does my car need to be MOT tested?

Assuming your car is over 3-years old, it is your responsibility to ensure that your vehicle is examined every 12 months. If you have a vehicle that is more than three years old, it will need an MOT test. You can book an MOT up to 28 days in advance of its due date. Once you use Oxford Motor Village for your MOT, we will record you annual renewal date and send you an annual reminder.

You can use the Directgov status check form to find out the MOT test status of a vehicle.

What's included in the MOT test?

Click here for full details of VOSA requirements for the MOT test.

What happens if my vehicle fails the MOT test?

If the vehicle fails its MOT, it does not meet legal requirements and must be repaired to comply with MOT Test standards. Oxford Motor Village will always give you the expert and impartial advice needed to help make a decision towards any necessary or recommended additional work.

The certificate

Following your successful MOT test you will receive an official VT20 certificate, if your vehicle should require any further recommended work we will list this on the advisory notice of a VT32 document.

Records of MOT test results are now held on a secure central database to which all MOT testing stations are connected. The new MOT certificate is your receipt and shows the information that is held on the MOT database. The certificate is no longer proof of an MOT and should not be relied on as such.

Only the computer record can prove a vehicle has a valid MOT. Under the new system any recommended advisory work will normally be shown on a new Advisory Notice which will be given to you at the time of the test. You can use the Directgov status check form to find out the MOT test status of a vehicle.

Why you need an MOT certificate

It is generally an offence to use on a public road, a vehicle that is over 3-years old that doesn't have a current test certificate, except when taking it to a test station or bringing it away from a test station after it has failed the MOT test, to a place of repair.

Replacing lost or stolen certificates

If you have lost or damaged your certificate, you can get a duplicate from Oxford Motor Village. You'll need to provide the vehicle registration mark and either the original MOT test number, or document reference number – this can be found on the registration certificate (V5C). The fee for a duplicate certificate is £10.