K-Max is a VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) Approved Testing Centre offering a high quality, professional MOT testing service.
As an official MOT test centre in Barnet we are authorised by VOSA to provide MOT tests for vehicles of Class 1,2 and 4.This means that we are authorised to perform MOT tests on cars and motorcycles.
At the K-Max MOT centre we pride ourselves on being conscientious, always considering the safety of our customers first and our long-standing reputation for professional integrity.
Whether your vehicle passes or fails the MOT test, we will always endeavour to provide our customers with advice on any other items that we consider to be in need of attention, in the interests of safety, legal requirements, performance and avoiding damage to your vehicle. This may just be advice about keeping an eye on certain items, such as tyres with low tread, or identifying brake pads that starting to wear thin. Ultimately we are here to test your vehicle meets the legal requirements of the MOT test but we will always put your safety first where we identify potential risks.
To arrange an MOT test at our MOT test centre in Barnet we usually recommend that you contact us to make a booking, as we are usually quite busy. We will always do what we can to get your vehicle in for an MOT test as soon as possible. Your MOT test may then be done whilst you wait.
The MOT test is a comprehensive vehicle check and it typically takes a tester around 40 minutes to complete all of the inspections, though this can vary depending on the vehicle and any faults or failings that may need to be examined further.
You can find out more about the test requirements on The MOT Test page.
If the vehicle passes the MOT test you are then issued a VT20, commonly known as an MOT Test Pass Certificate and your vehicle is considered to have met the minimum safety and environmental standards.
An ‘MOT Pass’ means that at the time of testing your vehicle was considered legal to drive on the road in the eyes of the law. It is important to remember that an MOT test does not guarantee the general mechanical condition of the vehicle.
At K-Max we always recommend that you perform regular checks and servicing on your vehicle to maintain the integrity of the vehicle to ensure that you are not putting the safety of yourself and others at risk.
MOT Certificate Advisory Notes
In the interests of our customers safety we will always endeavour to highlight any items that we believe need your consideration in the advisory notes. This is typically because they are items that are wearing-low or that are potentially in need of repairs or replacement in the near future.
An MOT failure means that there are some servicing, car repairs or replacement parts needed to bring the vehicle up to the required safety standards. Our MOT Tester will will talk you through the problems identified during the series of MOT checks.
FREE Re-test Within 10 Working Days
At K-Max we can repair or service your car for you, or alternatively we can issue you with a VT30 (MOT failure) so you can go and have the work done elsewhere. Whatever you decide, we will allow you to have an MOT re-test for free within 10 working days of the MOT failure. It is of course important to note that if your vehicle does not have a valid MOT certificate your insurance may be invalidated.
We will always offer a free estimate for any parts and labour required to make your vehicle road worthy and legal to drive. Whether you decide to have the repairs done at K-Max, or go elsewhere is up to you. We will of course be more than happy to do the necessary repairs for you if that is your preference.
On your instruction our mechanics will complete the necessary repairs. Your vehicle will then be returned to our MOT Tester to complete the re-test for you.
Once the modifications have been made and your vehicle has achieved an MOT pass certificate, we will of course contact you to arrange collecting your vehicle.
If you need assistance please feel free to ask one of our MOT Testers or mechanics for guidance.