Book your BMW for its annual MOT with one of our dealers, and they'll take care of everything

The MOT test: don't fail your BMW.

The pass that means peace of mind. If your BMW is over three years old, it now requires an annual MOT inspection. It's a standard inspection of over 150 safety-related and emission systems, including lights, steering, brakes and suspension, at a government standard charge of £54.85. And thanks to BMW's engineering standards, passing should be a formality. But there's always a chance that something could have been damaged without you realising it. The official MOT test is a useful annual safety check - and your local BMW Dealer are ideal people to take care of the test and any repair work. They have specialised BMW training and only use Genuine BMW Parts to replace like-for-like, if necessary. Once your vehicle has been tested you will receive the official VT20 certificate which is your receipt for the MOT test and shows the information that will be held on the MOT database. If your vehicle should require any recommended additional work this will be listed on the advisory notice of the VT32 document.


  • Bonnet catch
  • Horn
  • Number plate and VIN
  • Lights
  • Brakes
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Mirrors
  • Doors
  • Seats
  • Vehicle structure
  • Suspension
  • Fuel system
  • Exhaust and emissions
  • Seat belts
  • Steering
  • Windscreen


Book your BMW for its annual MOT with one of our dealers, and they'll take care of everything. Before submitting it for the test they'll check it over - and they can pre-warn you of any potential problem, such as tyres nearing their legal limit, even if it won't fail the test itself. You'll save time and money - and have the reassurance that you're safer for the road ahead. Search for your nearest BMW Service Authorised Workshop using the locator provided for contact details and quotations. MOT facilities are provided either in-house or by using a local approved MOT testing station, your BMW Dealer will be able to provide full details.

If you would like further details about the official MOT test these can be found on the VOSA website:

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