MOT Testing

Vosa Approved

About the MOT

The first test is required once a vehicle is three years old. When your vehicle is tested, the MOT examines important items to see if it meets the legal requirements. The MOT certificate is valid for 12 months.

What items are tested in the MOT test?

Lighting Equipment

Front and rear position lamps, rear registration plate lamps, rear fog lamps
Headlamps =+
Rear reflectors
Direction indicators and hazard warning devices
Headlamp aim


Steering control
Steering system
Power steering
Front suspension, front wheel bearings and driveshafts
Rear suspension and rear wheel bearings
Shock absorbers


Parking brake lever mechanism
Hand operated brake control valves
Service brake control
Anti-lock braking system
Mechanical brake components
Hydraulic, air and vacuum systems
Brake performance

Seat Belts

General Items

Drivers view of the road
Audible warning
Exhaust system
Exhaust emissions -petrol & diesel
General condition of vehicle -
Fuel system
Registration plates and VIN details

What if my car fails?

We will provide you with all the necessary information about how to give your car a clean bill of health.


The MOT test is not a substitute for regular servicing, and passing the MOT test does not
mean that your vehicle will remain safe for the following 12 months.


If you have any queries regarding if we accept your method of payment, please give us a ring on

01244 819 557.

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