Do I still need to arrange a vehicle inspection if the dealer’s arranging a new MOT?

I'm buying a new car and the garage has specified that they will complete a service of the car, renew the MOT and fix any MOT fails prior to me paying the full amount. Would it still be advisable to have a vehicle inspection in this case, or would this not be required?

Asked by Sam

It’s reasonable to expect a new MOT if the current one’s due to expire within the next three months or so.

Bear in mind that the MOT only establishes that the car meets basic roadworthiness and emissions standards. There are many things not covered and the tester won’t carry out a road test or comment on the car’s more general condition in the way that an independent inspection would do.


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