MOT Centre

MOT TESTING STATION   Car MOT Testing

MOT tests can be carried out on your car up to one month prior to the expiry date of an existing UK MOT certificate provided that a current MOT certificate is presented to the examiner at the time of the test.

On passing the MOT test, the vehicle will receive a certificate valid from the date of expiry of your existing MOT certificate.

All UK cars 3 years old and over require a valid MOT certificate by law. The contents and standards required are set by the Vehicle Inspectorate.

  What is involved The annual testing of your vehicle to ensure it meets minimum road safety standards. You may view the MOT test if you wish. It will be carried out by a Vehicle Inspectorate approved tester. An assistant is essential for proper conduct of the MOT test. You must not interrupt or distract the tester during the inspection. Due to MOT procedures, items may appear under more than one heading.  

DRIVING CONTROLS

  • Steering Wheel and Column
  • Footbrake and Servo
  • Handbrake
  • Light Switches and Horn
  • Windscreen Wipers and Washers

  EXTERIOR

  • Suspension
  • Shock Absorber Effectiveness
  • Tyres and Wheels
  • Body Condition

 

LIGHTS

  • Sidelamps
  • Direction Indicators
  • Headlamps
  • Headlamp Aim
  • Reflectors
  • Stop Lamps
  • Rear Lamps
  • Fog Lamps

 

UNDER BONNET

  • Braking Components
  • Suspension
  • Steering

  UNDER VEHICLE

  • Steering
  • Tyres and Wheels
  • Foot and Handbrake System
  • Suspension and Shock Absorbers
  • Wheel Bearings and Driveshafts
  • Exhaust
  • Chassis

  BRAKE PERFORMANCE

  • Footbrake Efficiency
  • Front Brake Balance
  • Handbrake Efficiency

  EXHAUST EMISSIONS

  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) Emission
  • Hydrocarbon (HC) Emission
  • Lambda
  • Excessive Visible Smoke