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MOT Testing

MOT Testing

Keeping you safely on the road

Our team of MOT specialists check all vehicles to ensure they comply to road safety and environmental standards. For your convenience we can collect your vehicle from your home or workplace.

Our MOT checks includes assessment of:

  • Registration plate and VIN number
  • Lights
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Windscreen, wipers and washer bottle
  • Seats and seatbelts
  • Horn
  • Full system
  • Doors and mirrors
  • Bodywork
  • Emissions
  • Brakes
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Class 4
  • Class 5
  • Class 7

You must keep any vehicles driven on the road in a roadworthy condition. The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.

It isn’t the same as having your vehicle serviced and doesn’t check its general mechanical condition.

The leaflets ‘Your car and the MOT’ and ‘Your motorbike and the MOT’ include a list of the parts of your vehicle that will be tested.

When to test

You must get an MOT test every year once your vehicle is 3 years old (or 1 year old in some cases – check the MOT fees table to see when).

You can then renew your MOT up to a month before it expires. The earliest date you can get your vehicle tested is printed on the pass certificate.

You need to use an approved MOT test centre to get your MOT. Only centres showing the blue sign with 3 white triangles can carry out your MOT.

Approved centres must show an official ‘MOT Test: Fees and Appeals’ poster on a public notice board on their premises. This must list contact details for your local VOSA area office.

If your MOT has expired

You can’t drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has expired. You could be prosecuted if caught.

The only exception is if you’ve already booked an MOT and are driving your vehicle to the test centre.