The MOT test checks road safety and environmental items. For example a vehicle’s Lights, brakes, suspension, structure, component security, tyres and emissions, will all be checked to make sure they meet the test requirements. It is illegal for an MOT tester to remove any items or covers from the vehicle, IE hubcaps and or trim, so only visible items can be checked.
We must advise that this test is a MINIMUM REQUIREMENT test, and does not mean that a vehicle is safe to drive for a year. It means that at the time of testing, the vehicle met with the minimum requirements set by law to be driven on the road. To make sure your vehicle is mechanically sound, you will need to make sure that your vehicle is regularly serviced as this may reveal potential faults that cannot be found during an MOT.
No documents are required to carry out an MOT test, just the vehicle and the keys. For retests, we require that you bring the fail sheet (VT 30) with you.
If the vehicle fails, a retest of the failed items can be carried out within 10 days. This is the longest period allowed by law. A retest fee of up to 50% of the initial fee can be charged.
Yes! We have published a list of checks you can carry out on your vehicle before an MOT test.