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What is an Historic MOT - and do you need one?

Updated: May 25, 2023

Love Classic cars& motorbikes?

At Donna's MOT and Tyre Centre in March, we adore working on Vintage cars, bikes and automobiles! And with Spring on our doorstep, there is no better time to get your Classic car checked by us.

Whether you have a 1978 MGB, a Jaguar E-type or even a 1973 Volkswagen Campervan, Donna's MOT and Tyre centre in March, Cambridgeshire can provide an historic MOT and 50 point check of your vehicle, as per the Good Garage Scheme industry standard requirements.

Although there is no legal requirement to have an MOT on any car more than 40 years old (check here to see if your vehicle falls under the exempt list), at Donna's MOT and Tyre Centre, we recommend that if you want to make sure your vintage vehicle continues to be road worthy that you book your historic MOT in with us every year.


What problems might I face?

If you have owned a vehicle that is more than 20 years old, you will be well aware of the numerous problems that can occur on a regular basis. Whether it's a starting issue, brake problems, rust, overheating, or an issue with the fuel system, there's always something going wrong - but it's worth it because we love driving the things!

However, if you plan on keeping your classic car, bike or camper van for more than a year, it's definitely worth keeping it maintained on a regular basis, if only to save you the stress of breaking down on a back road in the middle of nowhere. Booking your classic car, bike or camper van for a service or historical MOT at Donna's MOT and Tyre Centre, could save you the trouble (and money) of the tiny problem that you ignored or were not even aware of, becoming a much bigger problem further down the line.

By the way - if you're thinking of buying a Classic car or vintage camper van, we suggest you have a read of a few pros and cons first.


How do I book?

All you need to book a service or historic MOT on your vehicle is to call Donna's MOT and Tyre Centre on 01354 651790 and one of the team will get you sorted and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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