MOT Booking FAQs

Can I get my Campervan or Motorhome MOT tested at Dexel?

The following branches have necessary DVSA-approved facilities to carry out Class 5 MOT tests (Minibus Large Motorhome MOT tests).

  • Sheffield (Attercliffe)
  • Market Rasen

Click below to book your Class 5 MOT tests (Minibus Large Motorhome MOT tests) at any of these branches.

The following branches have necessary DVSA-approved facilities to carry out Class 7 MOT tests (Large Van MOT Tests). 

  • Sheffield (Attercliffe) 

  • Sheffield (Highfield) - Mr Exhaust & Tyres 

  • Gainsborough 

  • Market Rasen 

Click below to book your Class 7 MOT tests (Large Van MOT Tests) at any of these branches. 

Yes, you are more than welcome to wait in the customer reception while your MOT test takes place. An MOT test usually takes around 45 minutes, but we always allow an hour to be on the safe side. 

However, please bear in mind, should your MOT identify any repairs that are needed, this could significantly increase your wait. 

Booking an MOT test and Vehicle service together is often an ideal solution. Firstly, it means less time out of your busy schedule to visit us, as much as we like to see you.

But secondly, when booking your MOT test alongside one of our Silver or Gold level Services, we can offer you a discounted MOT test for as little as £25.00.

Yes. If you bring the vehicle’s logbook (V5C) with you, we can issue you a copy MOT certificate for just £10.

If your vehicle is coming in for its first ever MOT test, or if it has had a different registration plate, such as a private plate fitted since it's last MOT, then you will need to bring your vehicle's logbook (V5C). 

Otherwise, besides ensuring there is enough fuel in the vehicle to run the length of the test, you need not bring anything with you.

The DVSA states that any vehicle is eligible for a free MOT retest if it meets either of the following two criteria;

  1. The vehicle stays at the MOT testing station, having failed its MOT test, with the necessary repairs and re-test performed within 10 working days, or
  2. The vehicle is returned to the same testing station for a re-test by the end of the next working day, with the vehicle having failed exclusively on items from the following list.
    • Battery
    • Bonnet
    • Boot lid
    • doors (including hinges, catches and pillars)
    • loading door
    • dropsides
    • tailgate
    • access panels
    • towbars (excluding body around anchorage points)
    • fuel filler cap
    • headlamp cleaning or levelling devices (that does not need a headlamp aim check)
    • lamps (excluding headlamp aim)
    • main beam 'tell-tale'
    • rear reflectors
    • mirrors
    • windscreen glass, wipers and washers
    • registration plates
    • horn
    • steering wheel
    • seats
    • seatbelts (but not anchorages), seatbelt load limiter and seatbelt pre-tensioner
    • brake pedal antislip
    • electrical wiring
    • trailer electrical sockets
    • sharp edges or projections
    • tailboard
    • tyre pressure monitoring system
    • wheels and tyres (excluding motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecar)
    • vehicle identification number (VIN)

The following items are relevant for Class 5 vehicles only

  • break glass hammer
  • door open warning device
  • emergency exits and signs
  • entrance door remote control
  • entrance/exit steps
  • stairs

PLEASE NOTE: This list is subject to change solely at the DVSA's discretion, so it may become outdated. For the complete and up-to-date list, please visit the DVSA website.

If your vehicle fails it's MOT Test, you will need to have the defects identified as 'major' or 'dangerous' repaired to enable the vehicle to pass a re-test and attain a valid MOT certificate. 

There may also be 'Minor defects' (Repair as soon as possible) or 'Advisories' (Monitor and repair if necessary) listed on your MOT Certificate or Refusal of MOT. 

Having failed its MOT test, your vehicle may not be legal to drive until it is repaired and re-tested. 

We have no right to withhold your vehicle from you, should you choose to take it away, but in doing so, you would be driving illegally. 

If you wish to take your vehicle away to be repaired elsewhere, you are only legal to do so if your current MOT certificate is still valid and the vehicle did not fail with any defects listed as 'dangerous'. 

It is important to bear in mind that an MOT test and a Vehicle Service are not the same thing.

An MOT test is an annual inspection consisting of specific checks designed to ensure that your vehicle meets the minimum road safety and environmental requirements of the UK. It is a legal requirement to have an MOT test carried out every year once a vehicle is three years old.


A vehicle Service is an annual task recommended by the Vehicle Manufacturer to ensure it continues to run smoothly, with a focus on preventative maintenance. A vehicle service involves renewing parts vital to the general health of the vehicle before they begin to fail, as well as performing more in-depth inspections of critical vehicle components.

A vehicle passing its MOT test does not mean it has a “clean bill of health” and is in perfect working order. If you want to keep your vehicle well-maintained and minimise the chance of unexpected faults developing, you should book a Vehicle service at least annually, and more regularly for particularly high mileage vehicles.