MOT Testing

Bosch Accredited MOT Centre in Rotherham

At Walker Cutting, we stand out as one of the top MOT testing centres in Rotherham. Being a Bosch-accredited MOT garage, we assure a level of quality that is unparalleled in the region.

Our testing process is meticulous, efficient, and swift in pinpointing issues, thanks to our state-of-the-art Bosch diagnostic equipment. What’s more, our prices are competitive, ensuring a 66% savings on labour costs each time you choose our garage!

Our expert technicians provide the most in-depth and reliable MOT testing in Rotherham. Our MOT testing centre is also equipped to test light commercial vehicles, motor homes and minibuses. 

Our MOT tests are competitively priced, thanks to our streamlined and efficient diagnostic testing procedures.

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    As well as German cars, our expert technicians provide the most in-depth and reliable MOT testing in Rotherham. Our MOT testing centre is also equipped to test light commercial vehicles, motor homes and minibuses. Thanks to our efficient diagnostic testing processes, all our MOT tests come at some of the best prices around.

    Rotherham’s Top MOT Testing Centre

    Based in the centre of Rotherham, our advanced service centre is a cut above standard garages. We always maintain the highest standards that Bosch demand of us, and these standards carry over to every service we provide.

    Our friendly team will warmly welcome you and get to work on the MOT immediately. We are proud to have been consistently called the best car service centre in Rotherham, and we work hard to surpass our customers’ expectations. 

    Our goal is to provide a stress-free and straightforward MOT testing experience, offering an honest assessment of your vehicle’s condition. If your car requires replacement parts, our Bosch accreditation enables us to procure brand-new components at a significantly lower cost compared to non-Bosch-affiliated garages.

    In-Warranty, Manufacturer Quality MOT Services

    Our Bosch accreditation puts us in a unique position to perform high-quality MOT testing to an exceptional standard. Thanks to Block Exemption Laws, it also ensures that your manufacturer’s warranty is protected when you come to us. We provide yearly reminders for our regular customers so they know when they are due for a new MOT test. Our services are cheaper, more accessible and of a higher quality than anyone else in Rotherham, so get in touch with us today for top-quality MOT testing. As well as MOT testing, our Bosch-certified vehicle technicians also carry out high-quality full car serving and vehicle health checks.

    What is an MOT Test?

    In 1960, the UK Government introduced the Ministry of Transport (MOT) test for vehicles. A MOT test is a yearly test performed on your vehicle to ensure that it has a basic level of roadworthiness. 

    If your vehicle is under 3 years old, you do not need to get it MOT tested

    A certified MOT technician will perform the check on your vehicle and will focus on key areas of the vehicle. This includes the brakes, lights, and windscreen wipers and performing an emissions test on the vehicle.

    If the vehicle in question, passes the MOT test, a certificate of compliance is issued. This certificate is required for legal road use and is valid for a specific period, typically one year.

    If the vehicle fails the MOT testing service, the owner will be provided with a list of identified issues. The required repairs will need to be made, and the vehicle must pass the re-test in order to be legally driven.

    Why is an MOT Important?

    Keeping up to date with your vehicle’s MOT is essential, as the test ensures that your car is safe to drive and is legally required. Factors that support your vehicle having an up-to-date MOT are listed below:


    Regular MOT testing is essential for the safety of yourself and other road users. The test includes various safety checks on features of the vehicle, such as brakes, lights, tires, steering and suspension. Identifying and addressing these types of safety issues can help reduce the risk of accidents and improve overall safety on the roads.

    Environmental Impact 

    Regular MOT checks will assess the exhaust emissions of your vehicle, ensuring your vehicle’s exhaust meets the correct standards. Regular check-ups will help control air pollution and minimise the overall environmental impact of road transport.

    Legal Requirement    

    An annual MOT test is a legal requirement for vehicles of a certain age, typically over 3 years. Failing to comply with this legal requirement can lead to legal consequences, such as fines or restrictions on vehicle usage.

    What is Tested in an MOT?

    Here are some of the items which are checked during an MOT test:

    • Steering
    • Suspension
    • Lighting and signalling equipment
    • Brakes
    • Drivers road views
    • Tyres and wheels
    • Seat belts
    • Body structure
    • Exhaust and fuel emissions

    Can I Drive My Car Without an MOT?

    Do not drive or park your vehicle on the road if your MOT has run out, as this could lead to a fine of £1000. There are two exceptions where you can drive your vehicle without an MOT:

    • to or from somewhere to be repaired
    • to a pre-arranged MOT test

    This is why it is essential to visit your local MOT garage if you feel your vehicle may require a check-up.

    How Do I Check My MOT History?

    You can check your vehicle’s MOT history using the GOV. UK MOT history checker. This tool is essential as you put your registration in, and it will show you the past results of a vehicle’s MOT tests, including: 

    • When the next MOT is due
    • The mileage recorded when it was tested
    • If it passed or failed

    It is very important to have accurate and up-to-date information, such as the correct registration number. This is vital as it will allow you to retrieve the correct MOT history for the vehicle you wish to know the history of.

    How Do I Check My MOT Status?

    You can check the status of your MOT by using the GOV.UK status checker by simply entering your registration number. It will then tell you when your MOT is due.

    Do Speed Cameras Check MOT?

    Speed cameras currently do not check whether you have MOT on your vehicle. Although, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras can detect whether you do.

    In many cases, the response to an expired MOT from an ANPR camera will result in a notification to law enforcement. Officers will then take appropriate action.