An MOT ensures that only roadworthy vehicles are in use on our roads
Let us help you keep your vehicle up to the standard required with regular servicing and health checks. Our customers return to us year after year because they trust the customer service that we offer and know that we will advise with honesty and integrity.
Our MOT service includes a free retest, if required, within 10 working days.
What is an MOT?
In Great Britain MOT testing centres are regulated and licensed by the Department and Transport and DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency). The individual testers carrying out the inspections also have to be trained and certified. The decision to pass or fail each presented vehicle comes down to the discretion of the tester following the guidelines issued by the DVSA.
The MOT test covers the following aspects:
What is checked on an MOT
The MOT test is designed to keep your vehicle safe for you and other road users.
Elements checked include:
Interior: seats and seat belts, warning lamps, switches (position lamp, headlamp, hazards), view to front, wipers and washers, brake controls, servo operation, steering wheel and column, doors, mirrors, horn.
Exterior: registration plates, lamps, registration plate lamps, indicators, hazards, headlamps and aim, stop lamps, fog lamps, reflectors, wheels, tyres, shock absorbers, mirrors, wiper blades, fuel tank cap, glazing, doors, boot lid, loading doors, bonnet, towbars, bodywork.
Under bonnet checks: Vehicle structure, braking systems, exhaust systems, fuel system, steering and power steering components, suspension components.
Under vehicle checks: Steering including power steering, drive shafts, suspension, shock absorbers, wheel bearings, wheels and tyres, brake system and mechanical components, exhaust system, fuel system and fuel tanks, structure and general vehicle condition.
Who tests the vehicle?
Anyone testing a vehicle has to be authorised and accredited by DVSA.
A couple of tips for you, be cautious about garages offering really cheap MOT's, the rules about retest fees make it advantageous for that garage to hang on to your vehicle to repair and retest. I am sure you have heard the saying a sprat to catch a mackerel!
Check a vehicle's test history (all of it!!) - the DVLA site is great for this: http://www.gov.uk/check-mot-history