Book your MOT online with Scarborough Car Tech

When your vehicle is 3 years old you need to take it for an MOT Scarborough Car Tech you can now book your MOT test slot online using the form below. It’s quick and easy to select the perfect time slot for your MOT test, we will only carry out the initial MOT inspection, and we will only carry out authorized work. Loan cars are also available but it is best to ring and check availability if you wish to borrow a car. Loan cars come free of charge to all customers. We plan to add functionality to enable you to book all our services, but until then, you can call us on 01723 35 33 11 for servicing, tyres, and more!

MOT Scarborough Car Tech can you remind me when it is due?

Find out when your MOT test is due by checking it directly on the VOSA government website, alternatively, if you have registered or been to us previously and you have asked us to remind you when your MOT test is due, our computer system will send you a text message directly to your mobile phone one month before the expiry date, we can also send you a further reminder two weeks before and for those that leave it to the last minute we can send you a final reminder one week before the MOT test is due. The test takes approximately one hour and as we are located conveniently close to town it’s very handy to be able to book your perfect time slot online, then pop in and do those quick jobs you need to get done while we take care of your car`s needs.

New MOT Regulations: What's Changed? (Click For Info)

The MOT test has changed – here’s what you need to know

The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has made changes to the way the MOT test is carried out. The changes took effect on 20th May 2018 and affects the testing procedures and standards for MOT tests in England, Scotland and Wales.

What are the changes?

An updated inspection manual for MOT testers

A new MOT inspection manual has been introduced. The manual will be used by authorised MOT testers across the UK.

New defect categorisations

Each defect found will be categorised as either dangerous, major or minor. Manual advisories will no longer be given.

Dangerous and major defects will cause a car to fail its MOT test and drivers will be advised not to drive the vehicle away in its current condition.

Minor defects can be considered as being like advisories in the old test. A vehicle will still pass its MOT if it only has minor defects.

It is hoped that the changes will make it easier for motorists to see which areas of their vehicle need more attention.

Vehicle exhaust emissions checks

New limits have been introduced for vehicle exhaust emissions testing with lower limits for diesel cars.

Classic cars exemption

Some classic cars (vehicles over 40 years old) may be exempt from statutory MOT testing. To qualify for exemption, these older vehicles must be registered as a ‘vehicle of historic interest’ with the DVLA and should not be extensively modified.

Additional components listed

Several components have been added to the manual issued by the DVSA that must be checked during an MOT test.

These are:


  • Front fog lamps (fitted to vehicles first used from 1st March 2018)
  • Daytime running lamps (fitted as original equipment on or after 1st March 2018)
  • Reversing lamps (fitted to vehicles first used from 1st September 2009)


  • Steering gear casing
  • ‘Fly by wire’ steering systems


  • Endurance braking system (applies to larger vehicles such as caravans only)

Other equipment

  • Noise suppression systems (including exhaust silencers and under-bonnet deadening material)
  • Anti-theft device

Why are the changes being made?

The changes are being made to comply with the EU roadworthiness directive, which is a broad set of rules covering everything from the technical inspection of cars to the registration of vehicle documents.

The DVSA carried out public consultations to inform the changes made to the MOT testing system. It hopes that these changes will benefit both MOT testers and customers, by improving the structure of the test and making the results easier to understand.

Need help? Call us on 01723 353311


Need help? Call us on 01723 353311


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