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Here’s What’s Included When You Go For An MOT Test

What is the MOT test?

The MOT examines essential components of your vehicle to ensure they are in compliance with important legal requirements at moment of testing.

The body and the vehicle’s structure

It is free of any damage or corrosion in particular locations and there aren’t any sharp edges that could lead to injuries.

The Fuel System

There are no leaks, and the cap for the fuel is fastened and seals tightly. The cap for fuel will have to be opened. Make certain that the key is in place.

The exhaust emissions

The vehicle meets the specifications for emissions from exhaust, based on the fuel type and age of the vehicle.

The exhaust system

Complete, secure with no serious leaks or is silent effectively.

The seat belts

All belts that are installed are inspected to determine their type of belt, condition, and safety. All mandatory seat belts should be on.

The seats

The seats in the front are secured. The rear and front back seats can be secured when they are in an upright place.

Components to be checked

The doors

Lock securely and secure in the locked position. The front doors should be opened from both the inside and outside of the vehicle. The doors in the rear may have to be opened in order to gain access to the items to be tested.


The minimum numbers appear on the vehicle, as well as their state of repair and security.

Security for loading

Tailgate or boot can be secured when in the closed position.

The brakes

Their condition, operating and their performance (efficiency tests). The removal of roads wheels are not a part of this test.

The wheels and tyres

Their state of health and security, size kind and tread depth. The spare tyres aren’t inspected.

The registration plates

Their security, their condition the characters are correctly formed and spaced.

The lights

Their condition, their operation, and their operation and. Headlamps to use in aiming.

The bonnet

Securely latches into the closed position.

The washers and the wipers

Make sure to give drivers a good view of the road ahead.

The windscreen

Its condition as well as the driver’s perspective of the road.


It is operating correctly and has the correct kind.

The suspension and steering

Are in good working order and are in operation.

The number of the vehicle identification (VIN)

This is the case for vehicles which were made available after the 1st August 1980. There is no more than one VIN is displayed, unless on multistage built vehicles.

Where can you go to take an MOT test

There are approximately 19,000 garages that are MOT test centers across the nation who can perform the MOT test. The three-triangle logo in blue is displayed to indicate authorized test centers. The cost for the test has to be posted on a sign in every test center. The test station may charge less than the amount that is stated on the poster, in the event that they choose to.
What is the procedure for testing vehicles

Test stations for MOT have designated test bays in which they test with a range of test equipment that is in line with the specifications for testing MOT. The procedures for testing are described in an inspection manual which the test facility must make available upon request.

If your car has failed this test, then you’ll receive the failure report that includes a an e-booklet. You are able to watch the test from a designated area but you’re not permitted interrupt the tester as they are working.

All MOT testers have completed an educational course at VOSA. Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and the results of their tests are reviewed often.
Who is responsible for the scheme?

VOSA is the agency of the government that is responsible for overseeing the scheme for MOT. It accomplishes this through:

authorizing MOT test centres and approbating MOT testers
the setting of standards for testing as well as specifications for authorisation for the MOT testers and test stations
Training for authorised examiners, MOT testers
attending MOT testing stations, and performing inspections to ensure standards for testing are met and facilities are in good condition
providing guidance and taking disciplinary actions in cases where tests aren’t conducted in accordance with the required standards
handling complaints and appeals from MOT customers