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All our MOT tests are carried out using or state of the art ATL (Automated Test Lane)

MOT tests can be carried out on your car up to 28 days prior to the expiry date of an existing UK MOT certificate.

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.

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. You must not interrupt or distract the tester during the inspection. Due to MOT procedures, items may appear under more than one heading.

An MOT Certificate relates only to the condition of testable items at the time of the test. It should not be regarded as evidence of the condition of the items tested at any other time nor should it be taken as evidence of the general mechanical condition of the vehicle.



MOT Information Below is a full list of all elements that are checked during an MOT test.

Vehicle Identification Number
Not more than one different identification number should be present on a vehicle first used on or after 1 August 1980. However, the same number may be displayed in more than one place.

Registration Plate
Condition, security, legibility and format of letters/numbers.

Condition, operation, security and correct colour. The headlamps will also be checked to see if the aim is correct.

Steering and Suspension
Correct condition and operation.

Operate to give the driver a clear view of the road.

Condition and drivers view of the road.

Correct operation and type.

All seatbelts installed are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seatbelts must be in place.

Front seats secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in the upright position.

Fuel System
No leaks, fuel cap fastens correctly and seals securely. The fuel cap will need to be opened. Make sure the key is available.

Exhaust Emissions
Vehicle meets the requirement for exhaust emission. These vary on the age and fuel type of the vehicle.

Exhaust System
Complete, secure, without serious leaks and silences effectively.

Vehicle Structure
Free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas. No sharp edges.

Open and close. Latch securely in closed position. Front doors should open from inside and outside the vehicle. Rear doors may need to be opened to gain access to testable items.

Presence, condition and security.

Wheels and Tyres

Condition, security, tyre size/type and tread depth. Spare tyres are not inspected.

Condition operation and performance (efficiency test). Wheels are not removed during the test. The tester only examined what they can see, reach or feel.