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    I have had the pleasure of using the services of TM Automotive on numerous occasions, I have found that the service is second to none and the pricing is always very fair. The team are always very friendly and the standard of their work is excellent. I would recommend TM Automotive to anyone looking for a friendly and trustworthy garage.

    Guy Tomlinson

    As a single woman I always worry when I take my car into a garage because I worry about being ripped off. TM Automotive didn't let me down, I I got a good price, excellent service and felt totally at ease. I would recommend them to anyone.

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TM Automotive are a Sheffield MOT centre on Archer lane near Millhouses Park.
2 Archer Road
South Yorkshire
S8 0JR
United Kingdom

The importance of an up to date MOT certificate

Ministry of Transport tests (MOT’s) are an important part of car ownership because they check that your vehicle is safe and roadworthy. They also test that the exhaust emissions produced by the vehicle are not excessive; reducing the effect it has on the environment. There are many important reasons why you should have your car MOT tested on an annual basis, especially if your vehicle is 3 years or older.

The test checks vital components that keep you and your family safe in a vehicle are functioning safely. This includes; lighting and signalling equipment, steering and braking, tyres and wheels and also seatbelts. After all, you wouldn’t want to have a crash and be responsible for your own or someone else’s injuries just because your vehicle wasn’t in a fit condition to be driven? Imagine the stress it would cause knowing you were at fault for someone being hurt, or even killed!

A sad driver next to his crashed car

A devastated driver after an accident, he is in serious trouble if he has no MOT certificate

Could you live with a guilty conscience knowing that if you had taken the car to be tested, then everything would be okay? Especially when it is so cheap and easy to do so nowadays?
By not having an MOT not only are you putting yourself or other road users in danger, you are also prone to being stopped by the police due to light failures, or other offences if your vehicle not running properly . This could result in you receiving a hefty fine and penalty points on your license. Is it really worth taking the chance? Would it not be easier to just take your car to the garage and have it tested? Rather than having to face the music from the cops. After all it is only once a year. It takes minimal effort yet it can save you so much time and stress as you can have all the vital repairs done at once, rather than paying for those costly repair bills later in the future.

A vehicle being tested for an MOT

If you choose to not heed the warnings, driving without a valid MOT certificate could cost you dearly. You could be in serious trouble as your insurance would become void and you wouldn’t receive any compensation if you had an accident. Imagine the heartbreak of having your car written off in a crash and not being able to make a claim to cover the cost. How much expense would you have to go to buy a new one or pay someone else for the damage to their vehicle? When you could of just got an MOT done and would have been fully compensated.

All in all, having an MOT isn’t so bad after all is it? One test a year that’s all it is, yes we all have tight budgets and an ever tightening grasp on our wallets. But wouldn’t it be safer, easier and more cost effective just to have a test? Driving around with a smile on your face knowing you could relax because your vehicle was safe and road legal, that would be enough to keep any driver happy.


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