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MOT & Service

The Master Technicians at Exclusive Cars (GB) Limited hold more than 60 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE.  The service director holds the prestigious MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE OF MOTOR INDUSTRY (MIMI) title - reflecting his extensive knowledge, skills and experience within the motor industry.


The service workshop is complemented by :




  • ONE-STOP SOLUTION - Customer convenience is our priority thats why our dedicated one-stop service will ensure our customers save valuable time and money.
  • SUPPLY GENUINE / APPROVED PARTS - We only use highest quality parts to ensure manufacturer warranty remains valid and to  peace of mind.
  • COMPETITIVE SERVICING PRICES - Not only do we use quality parts and labour, we also want to ensure we offer competitive pricing for our service, relatively to the market.
  • WASTE DISPOSABLE AND RECYCLING - We aim to select fluids and parts that are easily recyclable or can be disposed in an environmentally friendly manner.


Our services include:


Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Mercedes, Mini, Porsche, Rolls-Royce and Volvo.

We adhere strictly to car manufacturer’s service schedules and only use GENUINE OR APPROVED PARTS.  We also enjoy a good working relationship with a number of vehicle and parts manufacturers to service any specific requests, thus ensuring your car stays where it is supposed to – on the road.

2. VEHICLE DIAGNOSIS – we have the latest diagnostic and most up to date technical equipment to diagnose and remedy faults and work confidently with the latest innovations

3. ENGINE TUNING – we provide an engine tuning service to ensure you car is running at its optimum performance and working efficiently – a factor all too important to ensure reduced fuel consumption and lower emissions for the environment.

4. MOT – we have in-house facility to carry out MOTs (Ministry Of Transport motor vehicle testing)

5. GENUINE PARTS SOURCING - Your car  is a technical masterpiece that is made up of between 15,000 and 20,000 Original parts.  Many OEM or approved parts are in stock, with the rest being available on a next day service

 6. LIFESTYLE AND ACCESSORIES – we have access to a wide range of manufacturer and specialist accessories - from mugs to ski racks.




  • The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards. You must get an MOT for your vehicle by either:

    • the third anniversary of its registration
    • the anniversary of its last MOT, if it's over 3 years old

    Some vehicles need to be tested at one year old, such as Ambulances, Taxis, or Private Passenger Vehicles with more than 8 seats.

    Please note, you can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT.

  • An MOT lasts for a year. The date it runs out is printed on the last pass certificate. You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date.

  • You can't drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has run out. You can be prosecuted if caught.

    The only exceptions are to drive it:

    • to or from somewhere to be repaired
    • to a pre-arranged MOT test
  • During the MOT, important parts on your vehicle will be checked to make sure they meet the legal standards.

    You can watch the test from a viewing area but you're not allowed to interrupt the tester.

    The test does not cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox.

    For more information on which parts of your vehicle are tested, visit

  • Your vehicle can either pass or fail the MOT. If it fails, you'll get a list of things that need to be fixed.

    Passing the MOT

    If your vehicle passes the MOT:

    • you'll get an MOT certificate from the test centre
    • it will be recorded in the MOT database

    Mileage reading

    The MOT certificate will show the mileage recorded at the current and previous 3 test passes. This is shown as the 'odometer reading and history'.

    Report any mistakes with the latest reading to the MOT centre within 7 days. They will give you a replacement certificate.

    Mistakes on an earlier mileage can't be changed.

    Failing the MOT

    If your vehicle fails the MOT:

    • you'll get a 'refusal of an MOT test certificate' from the test centre
    • it will be recorded in the MOT database

    You can appeal the result if you think it's wrong.

    Driving a vehicle that's failed

    You must not drive the vehicle on the road if it fails the test, even if the MOT hasn't run out, except to:

    • have the failed defects fixed
    • a pre-arranged MOT test appointment

    You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.

  • You don't need to get an MOT for a vehicle that hasn't reached the age its first MOT is needed.

    Exempt vehicles

    Other vehicles that don't need an MOT include:

    • cars and motorcycles made before 1960
    • goods vehicles powered by electricity
    • tractors

    A list of exempt types of vehicles is on form V112. You need to fill in the form if your vehicle is listed so that you can tax it.

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