How long does an MOT and service take?

MOT testing and vehicle servicing consists of various checks and tests to ensure your vehicle is safe on the roads. By law, every vehicle in the UK that's over 3 years old is required to have an annual MOT test, and servicing is recommended either every six months or yearly, depending on mileage. But, how long does an MOT and service take?

How long is an MOT

An MOT typically lasts between 45 minutes to 1 hour.

How long does a service take?

A full service can take up to 3 hours to complete.

So, how long does an MOT and service take?

With MOT tests generally lasting between 45 minutes to 1 hour, and full services usually taking no longer than 3 hours to complete, an estimation for an MOT and service would be between 2 hours minimum - 4 hours maximum. However, it also depends on what type of service your vehicle is having, an interim service will usually take less time - whereas a major service will likely take a lot longer to complete.

Of course, it should be noted that the length of a service can depend on many factors. This can include the age of the car, the type of service, the mileage of the vehicle, and if any problems are identified within the service or a previous MOT test.

Now you know how long an MOT takes, book in your next MOT test at your local Setyres branch. Alternatively, get in touch with a member of our friendly team for more information today, including how you can save money booking your MOT test and a service together.

Posted on: 21/01/2020

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