Sometimes, having an MoT is the only time a car comes into contact with a garage. it is essential then, at this time that your car is checked thoroughly, so that it is safe for you and other road users.

It is for this reason that we have a team if seven qualified MoT Testers and two fully equipped testing bays so you can relax while its done. Alternatively we can even collect and deliver your car by arrangement.

We have compiled the list below for you to have an understanding of what is involved when we will test your car.

MoT details

The body and vehicle structure - Is free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas and there are no sharp edges likely to cause injury.

The vehicle identification number (VIN) - Is on vehicles first used on or after 1 August 1980. Not more than one different VIN is displayed except on multistage build vehicles.

For more information on the checks done during an MoT please point to different parts of the cars below.

Front Details
The bonnet - Securely latches in the closed position.
The doors - 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.
The lights - Their condition, operation and security. Headlamps for aim.
The registration plates - Their condition, security, characters correctly formed and spaced.
The tyres and wheels - Their condition, security, size, type and tread depth. Spare tyres are not inspected. The brakes - Their condition, operation and performance (efficiency test). Note the removal of the road wheels is not part of the test.
The wipers and washers - Operate to give the driver a clear view ahead.
Back Details
Load security - Boot or tailgate can be secured in the closed position.
The exhaust emissions - The vehicle meets the requirements for exhaust emissions, dependant on the age and fuel type of the vehicle. The exhaust system - Is secure, complete, without serious leaks and silences effectively.
The fuel System - Has no leaks and the fuel cap fastens and seals securely. The fuel cap will need to be opened so be sure the key is available.
The mirrors - The minimum numbers are on the vehicle, their condition and security.
Inside Details
The seat belts - All belts installed are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seat belts must be in place.
The seats - The front seats are secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in the upright position.
The steering and suspension - Are of a satisfactory condition and operation. The horn - Operates correctly and is of a suitable type.