Motorcycle MOT

MOT testing is a legal requirement for all bikes and vehicles over 3 years old. Its purpose is to make sure that your motorbike meets the minimum safety requirements at all times.
It’s vital that you make sure your MOT certificate is up to date and that you book your next MOT before you current certificate expires. This can be done up to one month before the end of your current MOT certificate.



At the MOT Test Centre Macclesfield, not only do we carry out the crucial MOT testing itself. We can assist with preparing your vehicle or fixing any faults that are present following examination. As expert vehicle engineers, we provide a huge range of diagnostic and repair services including: mechanical repairs, electrical repairs, diagnostic fault finding and tyre repair and replacement.
All our work is carried out to main dealer guidelines, so as not to affect the manufacturer’s warranty of your vehicle.
If you have any queries regarding your upcoming MOT or would like a quote on fixing vehicle issues that were recently thrown up during an MOT, get in touch on 01625 575 223.


MOT Answers

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What is an MOT?

An MOT test is an annual inspection that is required by law on all vehicles in the UK that are older than 3 years (and some vehicles that are older than 1 year). The test follows strict criteria set by the DVSA to determine whether your car is safely roadworthy.


How long is an MOT certificate valid for?

An MOT certificate is usually valid for 12 months from the expiry of your previous certificate instead of 12 months from the day of the test. This is important to remember so that you aren’t driving your car when the MOT has expired. You can find this expiry date on your existing MOT test certificate.


How early can you do an MOT?

There are certain rules about how early you can take your car for its annual MOT test. The inspection can be carried out up to 28 days before the expiry date shown on your previous MOT certificate. This means that, if you take your vehicle for its test 28 days before the expiry, your MOT will essentially be valid for 13 months. You won’t lose any days for taking the car early.


Can I drive if my MOT has expired?

Without a current MOT certificate, you will be unable to drive your vehicle lawfully or renew your road tax. The penalty for not having a valid MOT certificate is a fine of up to £1,000, however, if your car has failed the test and is deemed as ‘dangerous’, driving this vehicle could result in a fine of up to £2,500 and 3 points on your licence.


How long does an MOT take?

The MOT test takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. At our MOT test centre, were equipped with comfortable seating, free tea and coffee and free wifi so you can make yourself at home and we will carry out your MOT while you wait.


Do I need an MOT?

An MOT is a legal requirement to ensure that your vehicle is safe to drive on public roads and isn’t producing too many harmful emissions. This means that there are certain penalties that you could incur if you don’t have a valid MOT.

Get In Touch

TEL: 01625 575 223 | MOB: 07531 679564


Unit 14 & 14A
The Old Brickworks
Bakestonedale Road
Pott Shrigley
SK10 5RX



Mon: 8am - 6pm
Tue: 8am - 6pm
Wed: 8am - 6pm
Thur: 8am - 6pm
Fri: 8am - 6pm
Sat: 6am - 2pm
Sun: Closed