MOT & Service Centre
Lymm, High Legh & Warrington

A Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency appointed garage to carry out MOT's.

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MOT LogoIt is a legal requirement for cars of three years and older to have an MOT, this is an annual safety check at a DVSA appointed garage.You are responsible for obtaining your MOT without it you can not renew your road tax.

The DVSA the present governing body that enforces all aspects of road safety, licences the garages to carry out MOTs on thier behalf it also monitors and tests the testers to keep the standards high and them up to date with the latest testable items.

Orchard Service Station ltd holds a DVSA licence, our latest Inspection firmly putting us in the green stansard of the DVSA's traffic light rating system it uses to rate its garages.

Your in safe hands

Your in safe hands

A family run business, that has been servicing your vehicles for over 60 years
Re tests

Re tests

We will retest your MOT free of charge should it fail on anything.
Saturday Bookings

Saturday Bookings

For your convenience, we offer while you wait Saturday appointments too.


Price savings when we service & MOT your vehicle at the same time.

Whats Tested on an MOT?

You may know that your MOT covers vital areas like brakes, exhausts and tyres, but there’s a lot more to your MOT Test than just these areas. An MOT Tester inspects the following components to assess whether it meets the minimum legislative requirements. For a full break down have a look at our FAQ's below.

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What is tested on an MOT

What is tested on an MOT

  • GENERAL CONDITION OF VEHICLE. Must be free from corrosion and damage, with no sharp edges which could cause injury.
  • FUEL SYSTEM. Must be free from leaks and fuel cap must close securely. Please be aware it will be opened so leave us your key.
  • EXHAUST EMMISIONS. Must meet with legislative emission standards according to age and fuel type.
  • EXHAUST SYSTEM. Must be secure and complete, without any leaks and silences effectively.
  • SEAT BELTS. Are checked for type, condition and security. All mandatory seat belts must be fitted and in full working order.
  • SEATS. Front seats must be secure, and all seat backs must be able to be secured in the upright position.
  • DOORS. Must latch securely when closed. Front doors must open from inside and outside the vehicle, rear doors from outside. Hinges are checked for condition and security.
  • MIRRORS. Minimum numbers of mirrors are on vehicle, and are checked for condition and security.
  • LOAD. Boot or tailgate can be secured when closed.
  • BRAKES. Condition, operation and performance checks are carried out.
  • TYRE/WHEELS. Condition, security, tyre size/type and tread depth checks.
  • REGISTRATION. Plates are checked for condition, security, colour and characters being correctly formed and spaced.
  • LIGHTS. Condition, operation (includes HID and LED) for cleaning, self-levelling and security. Headlamp aim. Main beam warning light.
  • BONNET. Must securely latch when closed.
  • HORN. Operates correctly and is of a suitable type.
  • WIPERS/WASHERS. Must be in full working order to give driver clear view of road ahead.
  • WINDSCREEN. Condition check and gives driver clear view of road ahead.
  • STEERING AND SUSPENSION. Are of a satisfactory condition and operation.
  • VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER. Present on all vehicles manufactured after 1980.
  • SPEEDOMETER. Must be fitted and free from damage.
  • SRS COMPONENTS. Operation of airbags, seat-belt pre tensioners, load limiters and warning light.
  • ENGINE MOUNTINGS. Condition check.
  • ELECTRICS. Visible electrical wiring, connectors and battery (includes electric/hybrid vehicles). In addition operation of devices where fitted including: electronic parking brake, Electronic Stability Control, steering lock, TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring system), indirect vision devices where they replace mirrors and headlamp levelling/cleaning devices (HID/LED lights). Trailer electrical socket security/damage, operation of 13-pin trailers electrical sockets.
  • DASHBOARD WARNING LIGHTS. Now covered by MOT test; applies to (where fitted): headlight main beam, electronic power steering, TPMS, brake fluid level, air bag, seat belt pre-tensioner, electric steering lock and SRS malfunction.

When does my car need an MOT?

When does my car need an MOT?

All vehicles 3 years old or more are required to have a valid MOT test certificate which should be renewed annually. It is the car owners responsibility to ensure your vehicle is MOT'd every 12 months. You can find the expiry date of your MOT on your existing MOT test certificate and you can have your vehicle MOT tested up to 28 days in advance. The expiry date on your new MOT is 12 months from the expiry of your old one rather than 12 months from the day you took the test, so as long as your MOT test is due in the next 28 days, you won’t lose any days for having your vehicle tested early.

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Without a current MOT certificate, you will be unable to drive your vehicle lawfully or renew your road tax. The penalty for not having an up to date MOT certificate could be a fine. Also if the vehicle is involved in an accident you may be asked to produce your MOT certificate. An insurance claim could be affected by the absence of your MOT, especially in the case of injury.

What do I need to take with me?

What do I need to take with me?

The only thing you need to bring with you from your MOT in Lymm is the vehicle being tested!
Our MOT tester will be able to look your vehicle up on the DVSA system to find the existing MOT details and will date the new MOT certificate 12 months from the current due date once the MOT has been passed.

What should I do if my car fails its MOT?

What should I do if my car fails its MOT?

If your vehicle does not meet the standards set out by the DVSA it will fail its MOT and must be repaired before an MOT pass certificate can be issued. A valid MOT certificate is a legal requirement in the UK. Orchard Service Stations MOT tester at will provide a report on the areas in which your vehicle failed and will be able to provide advice in order to rectify any issues highlighted during the MOT test. There are also certain circumstances in which you may be entitled to a free MOT re-test.

Do you only provide MOT's in Lymm

Do you only provide MOT's in Lymm

Orchard Service Station are based just outside Lymm in High Legh. We have been providing vehicle servicing, vehicle repairs & Diagnostics and MOT's in Lymm for many years. Although we dont offer mobile servicing & MOT's we are very easily accessible to local areas such as; Lymm, High Legh, Stretton, Appleton, Grapenhall, Thelwall, Stockton Heath, Warrington,Knutsford, Mere.

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Orchard Service Station
Warrington Road (A50), High Legh, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0RT

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We provide our Car Servicing, Repairs, Diagnostics, Brakes Testing and MOT in Lymm, High Legh, Grappenhall, Stretton, Warburton, Dunham Massey, Partington, Mere, Stockton Heath, Little Bollington, Warrington and Cheshire.