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The UK winter can be very unpredictable and judging from the last few years, they are getting worse. Vehicle safety is essential regardless of the conditions but even more so in the wet. Our MOT Canterbury testing centre can help keep you and your family safe offering dealership quality car services, MOTs, tyres, brakes, exhausts, wheel alignment and batteries among others.

What Is The Purpose Of An MOT?

MOTs are conducted to ensure that your vehicle meets the minimum safety level required by law. The primary goal is to check overall vehicle safety and the level of roadworthiness where the primary focus is on brakes and emissions.

Vehicles older than 3 years must have an annual safety check which is called an MOT (Ministry Of Transport). Only vehicles older than 40 years that have not been ‘substantially changed’ are exempt from the annual MOT test.

How Does It Work At Our MOT Canterbury Test Centre?

At the Canterbury MOT testing centre, our DVSA-accredited examiners will conduct a thorough inspection of your vehicle. This includes a series of comprehensive checks of the interior, exterior, under the bonnet and underneath the vehicle.

Once we complete the test, you will receive a Pass or Fail along with a corresponding certificate. If you pass, you will be handed a VT20 MOT certificate. If you fail, you will get a VT30 ‘Refusal of an MOT Test Certificate’. It will have details of your car, the MOT test number and the reasons why it failed.

An MOT is only a visual check which means examiners are not allowed to make any changes or repairs. Examiners will indicate if you require any repairs or maintenance from where you need to book a service and continue to do so regularly.

Helpful Article: ‘How To Pass Your MOT The First Time

Meet The Team At Our MOT Canterbury Testing Centre

Alan is the branch manager at our MOT Canterbury branch which was purchased in 2005 and became part of our chain of 13 retail locations across the South East of England. He has worked within the motor trade for over 10 years and along with the tyres Canterbury team, they have a ton of experience and knowledge. Combined, the team has around 95 years of mechanical experience and knows how to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road.

Conveniently located just off the A28, the MOT Canterbury centre is in Wincheap, Kent and has several parking spaces outside the front. We are open Mon-Fri 8.30 am-5.30 pm and on a Saturday 8.30 am-4.00 pm. With so many students in Canterbury, we decided to promote vehicle safety even further by offering a 10% discount when you present your discount card in-store.

Book Your Test At MOT Canterbury

We are an MOT testing station with slots available 6 days a week every hour on the hour. Booking an MOT has never been easier with our convenient online booking system. All you need to do is visit our website, choose an appointment time and date and add your vehicle registration.

Considering so many drivers forget their MOT date, we have a FREE MOT reminder service you can sign up for. Simply join the Elite Members Club and you will receive a text free of charge reminding you when the MOT is due. We perform MOT tests on class 4 vehicles which include cars, small commercial vehicles and taxies.

At Elite Garages Canterbury, we offer FREE retesting if carried out within 10 working days. And remember, we never carry out any work without your explicit consent.

Premium Tyres Canterbury

Have you inspected your car tyres recently for signs of damage or wear? Tyre experts recommend that you should check your tyres at least once a month. Considering the pivotal role tyres play in grip and handling, if you don’t have sufficient tread, you’re asking for trouble. Not only will it result in poor handling but it’s also extremely dangerous and potentially expensive.

Not adhering to the rules could result in a £2,500 fine and three penalty points for one worn tyre. An even worse situation is that you can be fined per tyre which means a £10,000 fine and 12 points if all your tyres are worn.

Make sure your tyre tread is always above the legal limit of 1.6 mm. In all honesty, you should really consider replacing your tyres when the tread reaches 3 mm as it will help improve stopping distances, especially in the wet.

Need Help Checking Your Tread Depth?

You don’t always have to visit a service centre to check your tread depth as you can do it yourself. Here are three methods you can follow:

  • Use a tread depth gauge to measure the inside and the outside of your tyre tread
  • Easily check your tyre tread depth using the visible tread wear indicators moulded into the tread grooves
  • Insert a 20p coin into the main tread grooves of your tyre. If the outer band of the 20p coin is hidden, your tread is fine but if it’s visible, you should replace your tyres

Related Article: ‘When Should I Replace My Car Tyres?

Why Choose Tyres Canterbury?

All tyres are susceptible to damage and wear, even those on cars with anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control. Tyres will wear even faster if you don’t take good care of them.  At Canterbury tyres and MOT, we provide local tyres at online prices with the Elite Garages price promise.

“If you find a genuine printed cheaper price for the same product which is in stock we will meet or beat this price at the time of purchase.”

We offer same-day tyre fitting if we have it on the shelf or next day fitting if our warehouse has the right stock. Elite Garages Canterbury has a massive range of tyres which you can reserve online plus a wide selection of budget tyres to help bring down your motoring costs.

Tyres Canterbury Online Booking 

Looking for budget tyres, mid-range or premium tyres? We stock tyres for all major manufacturers and have an extensive range of OE tyres for BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Porsche, Jaguar, Bentley and Range Rover among others. Our range of mid-range and budget tyres will suit everyone’s pocket with a lifetime guarantee. Browse our online selection of tyres, enter your registration number and simply reserve your tyres online. You don’t have to pay anything until you have them fitted.

Whether you need an MOT, a car service, new exhaust, brakes or tyres, Alan and his team are ready to help you in any way they can. Elite Garages offer full transparency without any hidden costs and we always quote before carrying out any additional work. We also stamp your service book as it would be at any dealership and we only use genuine parts.

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What Do People Say About Elite Garages Canterbury?

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Needed a quick look at a low tyre. Straight in there and sorted. All explained, tyre refitted. Great service and price. Thank you kindly.

Excellent experience once again. Will continue to use Elite for everything.

Excellent service from my online booking through to helpful reception and efficient mechanics. I highly recommend Elite Garages Canterbury.

Booked my car in for MOT. Staff were very professional and friendly through all my engagement with them. They kept me updated on the MOT status while I shopped. BEST GARAGE IN CANTERBURY! I can’t recommend enough!!