Everyone who uses a vehicle on the road must keep it in a roadworthy condition. The MOT test
checks that vehicles meet road safety & environmental standards. The first MOT test for a vehicle is required when its
three years old.
The MOT certificate conforms that at the time of
the test, without dismantling it, the vehicle met the minimum acceptable environmental & road safety standards required
by law. It doesn’t mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the length of time the certificate is valid. The MOT certificate
is also no guarantee of the general mechanical condition of your vehicle. The test doesn't cover the condition of the
engine, clutch or gearbox.
What the MOT test includes
The MOT looks at some important items on your
car to see that they meet key legal requirements at the time of the test.
The body & vehicle structure
free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas & there are no sharp edges likely to cause injury.
The fuel system
Has no leaks and the fuel cap fastens and seals securely.
The vehicle meets the requirements for exhaust emissions, dependant on the age and fuel type of the vehicle.
The exhaust system
Is secure, complete without serious leaks & silences effectively.
All belts installed are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seat belts
must be in place.
The front seats are secure. Front & rear backseats can be
secured in the upright position.
Latch securely in closed position, front doors
should open from inside & outside the vehicle.
The minimum numbers are on
the vehicle , their condition & security.
Boot or tailgate can be secured
in the closed position.
Their condition, operation and
The tyres & wheels
Their condition, security, size, type & tread depth.
The registration plates
Their condition, security, characters correctly formed & spaced.
Their condition, operation and security. Headlamps for aim.
latches in closed position.
The wipers & washers
Operate to give the driver a clear view
of the road.
Operates correctly and is of a suitable type.
steering & suspension
Are of satisfactory condition and operation.
The vehicle identification
Is on vehicles first used on or after 1 August 1980. No more than one different VIN is displayed, except
on multistage build vehicles.
A honest fair test goes a long way for our customers to put trust in ourselves.
We charge NO retest fee and are happy for those who want to do their own repairs, just return the vehicle when you are ready
and we'll do the rest.