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MoT (Ministry of Transportation Test)

For new drivers there are many things to remember before taking on the responsibility of a vehicle such as maintaining your vehicle. You must have it serviced , general maintenance like checking the oil and the one which most people worry about is their annual car MOT. You will also have to pay car tax annually.

MOTs are required annually when your vehicle is 3 years old or more. A qualified mechanic will carry out when you take your vehicle to have an MOT checks. Some of these include checking the level of emissions that are emitted from the exhaust and other general checks such as car tyres, lights. Should there be any challenges with your vehicle your car will fail its MOT. You can avoid your vehicle changing this by checking things such as your brake lights and your tyre tread. You can also check that your brakes work and that you have oil and other fluids topped up before going for your MOT.

Without a current MOT you can’t tax your vehicle which then means that you cannot drive it on public roads or park it on public streets. However if the beauty of leasing a vehicle is that if you have your car for 3 years you will not have to take it for an MOT as it will be picked up and returned before it is due an MOT.

Trust, Compliance & Small Print

All primary prices shown on this page ex VAT at the prevailing rate unless otherwise stated.

An excess mileage charge may be applied if the contracted mileage is exceeded. Full details will be provided within the written quotation.

You will not own the vehicle and it should be returned clean in a condition that is commensurate with its age and mileage, otherwise charges may apply.

Central Contracts (S.O.T.) Limited is a credit broker not a lender
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We are acting as a credit broker for the purposes of arranging your selected finance contract. We have a commercial relationship with a carefully selected panel of lenders and we may receive a commission from the selected lender. We do not charge you a fee for our credit broking services.

Central Contracts (S.O.T.) Limited.
Central House, Trentham Business Quarter, Bellringer Road,
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8GB.

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From April 2020 WLTP will replace the current NEDC test procedure for establishing the official Fuel Consumption and CO2 emissions of new cars. Please be aware of the following:
For vehicles registered on or after 1st April 2020 vehicle road tax costs will be based on the WLTP CO2 values and may change the monthly rental cost.
Vehicles registered on or after 6 April 2020 Please be aware the addition of certain factory fitted options may impact the vehicles co2 emissions and affect your monthly rental.

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