YOUR MOT TEST

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YOUR MOT TEST

1. lf you are driving to us after your current MOT has expired, ensure that we have taken note of your registration number so that if challenged, you can prove that it is in the process of being tested.

2. You can have your car tested up to one calendar month before the expiry of the old certificate, the unexpired days are added to your new certificate automatically.

3. If the car is three years old, and it is its first test, bring the V5 document with you. The certificate can be dated to expire one year after the third birthday of the vehicle. The car can be tested up to one calendar month before its third birthday.


What the MOT test includes

The MOT looks at some important items on your car to see that they meet key legal requirements at the time of test.

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 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 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.

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 seats can be secured in the upright 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 mirrors
The minimum numbers are on the vehicle, their condition and security.

 

Load security
Boot or tailgate can be secured in the closed position.

The brakes
Their condition, operation and performance (efficiency test). Note the removal of the road wheels is not part of the test.

The tyres and wheels
Their condition, security, size, type and tread depth. Spare tyres are not inspected.

The registration plates
Their condition, security, characters correctly formed and spaced.

The lights
Their condition, operation and security. Headlamps for aim.

The bonnet
Securely latches in the closed position.

The wipers and washers
Operate to give the driver a clear view ahead.

The windscreen
Its condition and the driver's view of the road.

The horn
Operates correctly and is of a suitable type.

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.


WHAT HAPPENS IF IT FAILS?

We can carry out most repairs to your car that may be needed to pass the test. You can leave your vehicle in our capable hands and we will phone you with an estimate of the cost before we start any work on your vehicle. This will ensure that there are no nasty surprises with the cost when you come to collect your car.



We will carry out your annual MOT test and will send you a reminder by post or email so that you don't forget when it's due the following year.

It's also an ideal opportunity for us to carry out a fixed price service to your vehicle at the same time as the MOT test (which most of our customers choose to do). If you choose to have a full service and MOT at the same time the MOT will be half-price.

Std. MOT Fee £45.00








140 Brook Street, Alva FK12 5AW
Tel: 01259 760506 or 01259 769955
Fax: 01259 763518

Opening times Monday to Friday 8.30-5.00 Saturday 9.00-13:00

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