We offer half price MOTs (£27) when booked online at our Plymouth MOT Centre. We also carry out car servicing and car body repair.
Whites Autocentre’s six-man team of technicians, which includes four fully authorised MOT Testers, have a wealth of motor workshop experience. The garage offers friendly and exceptional service, outstanding workmanship and competitive labour rates under John’s ownership.
Whites Autocentre is conveniently located close to the heart of Plymouth which is ideal for people working or visiting the city centre. There’s a large and secure car park too, where you can leave your car and go to work or shopping etc and pick up later in the day. The team provide car servicing, repairs and MOTs for any make or model of car and light commercial vehicle, all at our MOT garage in Plymouth. The workshop is extremely well equipped and the overall quality of workmanship is always exceedingly high.
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MOT Information from our Blog.
The MOT - or Ministry of Transport test - is a crucial part of ensuring that the cars on the UK’s roads retain a basic level of roadworthiness. First introduced back in 1960, it’s now a core part of running and maintaining a car here in the UK. Now that the...
Absolutely not. If you are caught, you will be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £100, unless you are driving to a test station. Though no penalty points are issued if you’re found to be driving without an MOT, a fine could be imposed by the courts up to the tune...
Drivers remain committed to keeping their vehicles properly maintained through the coronavirus pandemic, with relatively few intending to make full use of the automatic six-month MOT extension, new research for RAC Approved Garages shows.* Half of drivers still plan...
There are a small number of cars which don’t need to get an MOT in order to drive legally. These include goods vehicles powered by electricity and registered before March 1, 2015, and classic cars which were built or first registered more than 40 years ago. Call...
When your vehicle passes the MOT test, you’ll be issued with a pass certificate from the test centre, while the pass will also be logged onto a national database. You’ll also get a list of any ‘minor’ or ‘advisory’ issues which need to be looked at and rectified in...
Though you’ll likely have seen garages advertising ‘special offer’ deals on MOTs, the reality is that the maximum they can charge by law is £54.85. As with most things, it pays to shop around to make sure that you’re paying the right amount. Whites Autocentres pride...
If your car fails its MOT and its certificate has expired, then a garage can’t let you drive away as normal. However, if your car’s certificate is still valid (if it’s still within the expiry date on your test certificate) then you are able to drive it away, providing...
Information About MOTs
This Ministry of Transport test is commonly known as an ‘MOT’.
MOT tests are carried out at authorised test centres around the country such as Whites Auto Centre Plymouth, all of which display an official blue sign featuring three white triangles.
An MOT test in Plymouth (and other places) involves dozens of checks on your car, ranging from the brakes and fuel system to lights, mirrors, seatbelts, windscreen wipers and exhaust system.
First, if your vehicle fails the test and repairs are needed this will take longer.
A test centre isn’t allowed to let you drive away a car that has failed an MOT until the problems are fixed, unless your existing MOT certificate is still valid, or you’re taking the car to have the faults fixed.
Second, the test might take an hour or less, but, even if there aren’t any repairs, this doesn’t mean your vehicle will only have to be at the garage for 60 minutes.
MOT Test centres can require you to drop your vehicle off first thing in the morning and collect it when ready.
This means you should be prepared to be without your vehicle for the day.