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.

 MOT Testing

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
Is 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 exhaust emissions
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.

 The seat belts
All belts installed are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seat belts must be in place.

 The seats
The front seats are secure. Front & rear backseats can be secured in the upright position.

 The doors
Latch securely in closed position, front doors should open from inside & outside the vehicle.

 The mirrors
The minimum numbers are on the vehicle , their condition & security.

 Load security
Boot or tailgate can be secured in the closed position.

 The brakes
Their condition, operation and
performance (efficiency test ).

 The tyres & wheels
Their condition, security, size, type & tread depth.

 The registration plates
Their condition, security, characters correctly formed & spaced.

 The lights
Their condition, operation and security. Headlamps for aim.

 The bonnet
Securely latches in closed position.

 The wipers & washers
Operate to give the driver a clear view of the road.

 The horn
Operates correctly and is of a suitable type.

 The steering & suspension
Are of satisfactory condition and operation.

 The vehicle identification number (VIN)
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.