Frequently Asked Questions


How far in advance can I MOT my car?

An MOT test can be carried out up to 30 days in advancee of the expiry date.

How long does an MOT take?

An Car or Van MOT test takes approximately 1 hour.

Motorcycle MOT’s take approximately 30 minutes.

What if my car fails the MOT?

At Dorking Service Centre we aim to pass your vehicle, but if it should fail we aim to carry out repairs the same day.

An MOT re-test is free within 10 working days.


Can you update my Digital Service Record?


At Dorking Service Centre we have access to veiw and update Digital Service Records (Books) on behalf of our customers Including: Audi, BMW & Mini, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, VW and many more

Contact us for more details.

How do I know what service is due?

Different vehicles have different servicing intervals in which a different level of checks and components are replaced. Many vehicles have a service indicator to advise you when the service is due.

Most manufacturers recommend a service every 12 months or 10,000 miles.

We will check the vehicles service record and advise you accordingly.

If you are unsure please contact us.


Can I wait with my car?

We offer a While-U-Wait for the following services:

*When booked in advance

  • MOT Test
  • Air Conditioning Service
  • Tyre Replacement & Puncture Repairs
  • Safety Check
Will Dorking Service Centre Collect my car?

We offer a local Collection & Delivery service.

Contact us for more details.