If you drive a vehicle on the road you must keep it in a roadworthy condition. The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.
MOT tests can only be carried out by trained and qualified specialists at centres authorised by the Department of Transport. Many of our centres now offer MOT testing.
The MOT test isn’t the same as having your vehicle serviced and doesn’t check its general mechanical condition. We recommend that your get your vehicle regularly serviced as well as the compulsory MOT test.
An MOT takes around an hour and looks at:
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Windscreens There should be no leaks and the fuel cap needs to fasten securely.
Lights Should all be operational, the right colour and aim in the right direction.
Emissions Vehicle has to meet requirements for that particular model.
Brakes & Tyres Both must be in good condition> Tyres should be the correct type, size and a safe tread depth.
Steering & Suspension Must be in good condition and operate correctly.
Registration Plate Needs to be legible in the correct format and generally in good condition.
To find your nearest MOT centres, text 'MOT' to 83332. Alternatively, enter your postcode into our store locator and then refine your search by selecting MOT testing. *MOT Testing is available at selected centres
Don't forget you can also register for our FREE MOT Reminder Service by clicking here.
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Tips to help you pass your MOT:
Just a few checks can help you reduce the chance of failing your MOT test:
- Tyres: Check tread isn't below your tyre's tread-wear indicator
- Lights: Ask a friend to help you check they're all working
- Number Plate: Ensure it's well attached and free from damage
- Wipers: Make sure both wipers don't smear or judder
- Washers: Check spray lands on windscreen. If clogged, clear with a pin
- Horn: Give it a toot, just to make sure
For a comprehensive check list covered in the MOT,
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There are 7 different classes of MOT:
Class I & II - solus motor bicycles
Class II - Motor bicycles with side car combinations
Class III - Three wheeled vehicles
Class IV - Cars & Light vans; minibuses
Class IVA - Minibuses with additional seatbelts
Class V - Non-PSV minibuses and buses
Class VA - Non-PSV minibuses and buses with additional seat belts
Class VII - Light goods vehicles (gross weight of more than 3,000kg but not more than 3,500kg)
Please ask at your local ATS Euromaster Service Centre to find out which class of MOT test is offered*.