Book your next MOT at FRF Vauxhall

Both servicing centres within our Vauxhall dealership network are authorised to perform MOT tests. The testing bay and the team on site are all VOSA-approved, and all mechanics have a minimum of four years' experience. VOSA monitors our own performance just as thoroughly as we inspect your vehicle. Our failure rates must match national averages – so you know we will be exacting yet fair.

All of the following features and components are checked during the test:

  • Body and structure: must have no damage or excessive corrosion, and there should be no hazardous sharp edges.
  • Fuel system: should be free from leaks, with the fuel cap fastening and sealing securely. Note that you must provide us with the key, as the fuel cap will be opened during the test.
  • Exhaust system: must meet the test requirements for emissions from the exhaust. This is dependent on the vehicle's age and which type of fuel it uses.
  • Seatbelts: need to pass on condition, type, security level and operation. Every compulsory seatbelt in the vehicle must be fitted for the test.
  • Seats: must be secure, with all backs fully in the upright position for the test.
  • Doors: need to latch securely when closed. It must be possible to open the front doors whether you are outside of or inside the car. The rear doors may be opened during the test.
  • Mirrors: must be in the correct place, secure and in good condition.
  • Boot or tailgate: needs to be securely closed for the test.
  • Brakes: must be in good condition, and the operation and performance of the brakes should be satisfactory. The road wheels do not need to be removed during the MOT.
  • Wheels and tyres: need to be the right size and type, with a legal tread depth on the tyres. All tyres and wheels must be securely in place and in good condition. Any spare wheels in the vehicle are typically not inspected.
  • Numberplate: should be road legal, in good condition and visible. The characters on the numberplate must be formed properly and correctly spaced.
  • Bonnet: must be securely latched closed at the start of the test.
  • Windscreen and wipers: the windscreen must be in good condition. Both the windscreen and wipers should operate to maintain a clear view ahead for the driver.
  • Horn: needs to be a suitable type and work correctly.
  • Steering and suspension: both of these should work satisfactorily and be in good condition.
  • VIN (vehicle identification number): applicable to vehicles first operated on or after August 1, 1980. Only one VIN should be displayed throughout the vehicle, except on multi-stage build vehicles.

Should the vehicle fail on any point, we will quote for the full work needed in order for it to pass. This always includes parts and labour. If you choose us to carry out the work, we will retest your vehicle for free.

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Tips for a first-time pass

The ideal scenario is that your vehicle will pass its first MOT. In reality one in every five cars fails the first time. A fail means that the vehicle is legally classified as unfit for road use. We provide a failure document detailing all points on which your car did not pass. Using our handy tips increases your chances of a full pass first time.

  • Check that the tyre tread meets the legal minimum depth of 1.6mm, around ¾ of the width and the entire circumference of the tyre. You should also ensure that all tyres are inflated to the correct level.
  • Confirm that the lights and indicators are working, and have any faulty bulbs replaced.
  • Ensure that the horn works.
  • Inspect the windscreen and wipers for any excessive damage.
  • Make sure the engine oil, windscreen wash and brake fluid are topped up to the correct levels.

Come to FRF Vauxhall in Swansea for MOT testing and many other approved services.

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We are strictly monitored by VOSA and as with all MOT test stations our failure rates must reflect national averages.

If your vehicle fails the test, it will be because the Government guidelines have been breached and your vehicle is deemed unfit for road use. The VOSA approved technician who carried out the test will give you a failure document detailing what specific item(s) has failed.

Items that failed should be repaired or replaced (we'll give you a competitive all-inclusive quotation for this including parts and labour) and then vehicle will need to be retested. If the repairs have been carried out by us we'll be happy carry out the MOT retest free of charge.​