DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency)
has the following re-test procedures with effect from 11th September 2006.
Where a vehicle fails its MOT Test and stays at the Test Station in order to undergo repairs,
only a partial re-examination will be required, provided the re-examination is carried out
before the end of the tenth working day after the day of the initial test.
This re-examination will be free.
If the vehicle is brought back to the same Testing Station by the end of the next working day
for one or more of the following items only, a partial re-examination is again required
re-examination is also free:
Bonnet, boot lid, brake pedal anti-slip, direction indicators, doors, dropsides, fuel filler cap,
hazard warning, horn, lamps, loading door, mirrors, rear reflectors, registration plates,
seatbelts (but not anchorages), seats, sharp edges or projections, steering wheel, tailboard,
tailgate, vehicle identification number (VIN), windscreen and glass, windscreen
(* Not applicable to motor bicycles and side cars.)
If the vehicle does not qualify for a re-test as listed in 1) or 2) above, and is brought back
to the same Testing Station by the end of the tenth working day following the day of the
initial test for retest, only a partial re-examination is required for which a maximum of
full fee may be charged.
Previously, in this instance, a full re-examination of the vehicle was required for which
fee was chargeable.
Only one partial re-examination is permissible per full examination.
If a vehicle does not qualify for a partial re-examination as listed above, a full re-examination
required and a full fee may be charged.
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