MOT Inspections and Testing

We treat your car as if it was our own.

If you are looking to book in for an MOT then BOOK NOW HERE or call us on 0191 4174151 for an appointment. Your safety is of key importance and making sure your vehicle is roadworthy is as much for your safety as it is for your cars life. Book in with us and we will treat your car as if it was our own.

The facts about your MOT
All vehicles on the road must be kept in a roadworthy condition and every vehicle over three years old must have an MOT certificate.

The MOT test checks that vehicles meet road safety and environmental standards. The first MOT test for a vehicle is required when it turns three years old.

The MOT certificate confirms that, at the time of the test, without dismantling it, the vehicle met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law.

The MOT looks at:

• Body and vehicle structure
Must be free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas and there are no sharp edges likely to cause injury

• Fuel system
Has no leaks and the fuel cap fastens and seals securely. The fuel cap needs to be opened, so be sure the key is available

• Exhaust emissions
Need to meet requirements. This is dependent on age and fuel type

• Exhaust system
Is secure and complete, without serious leaks, plus it silences effectively

• Seat belts
Must be checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seat belts to be in place

• Seats
The front seats are secure. Front and rear seats can be secured in the upright position

• Doors
To latch securely in the closed position. Front doors should open from inside and outside of vehicle. Rear doors may need to be opened to gain access to testable items

• Mirrors
The minimum number are on the vehicle and they are in good condition and fitted securely

• Load security
Boot and tailgate can be secured in the closed position

• Brakes
Condition, operation and performance. Note the removal of the road wheel is part of test