What is checked during the vehicle MOT ?
An MOT certificate confirms that at the time the test was conducted and without any dismantling, the vehicle met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required. It does not mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the life of the certificate. The test does not cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox.
To book your MOT or MOT and Service with Advanced Motorcare, See our MOT Service details.
Items checked during a vehicle MOT
Vehicle Structure: Free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas, no sharp edges protruding from the vehicle bodywork.
Fuel System: No leaks. Cap fasteners and seals security. The fuel cap will need to be opened. Make sure the key is available.
Registration plates: Condition, security, digits correctly formed and spaced.
Lights: Condition, operation, security and correct colour. Also the headlamps will be checked to see if the aim is correct.
Tyres and Wheels: Condition, operation and performance (efficiency test). Note the removal of the road wheels is not part of the test.
Steering and Suspension: Condition, serviceability. Locking devices and correct operation.
Exhaust and Emissions: Correct and efficient operations of exhaust systems and emissions fall within guidelines.
Safety/Seat belts: Condition, security usability and presence where required.
Brakes and Braking systems: Condition and correct operation of braking systems. Component wear and serviceability.
Drivers view of the road: Condition and presence of mirrors, visibility and security. Windscreen for damage Ie, cracks and chips over the maximum diameter aloud 10mm in zone A and 20 mm in zone B also windscreen washers and wipers are checked for condition security and operation.
TAXIs and other commercial vehicle have different testing requirements and intervals for testing.
What happens if my car fails the MOT test?
In the event that your vehicle fails any part of the MOT test we will advise you of the failure reason and where possible advise any corrective action that maybe required. We are unable to complete any repairs during the MOT. However where we are engaged to complete repairs we will re-test the vehicle free of charge.
To book your MOT or Combined MOT and Service with us see MOT Test and Booking