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MOTs at Autocar


 motAn MOT is a legal requirement for all vehicles that are 3 years of age or older. An MOT test is done to ensure that all vehicles are in a road worthy condition, meeting road safety and envirnmental standards. Any vehicle that passes the MOT test is issued with an MOT certificate which is valid for one year.

You can renew your MOT certificate up to one month before it expires.

To book your vehicle in for an MOT test,

 call us on 01283 550955.

 Check when your MOT is due

What does an MOT test involve?

An MOT test involves checking your vehicle for any items that may cause the vehicle to be unsafe to drive, impair your driving ability or release an unexceptable amount of harmful gases into the environment. This includes items such as checking suspension joints and shock absorbers for excessive wear, movement, damage or leaks, checking the body work for rust which can impair the rigitity of the vehicle, checking the performance of the braking system, including checking for leaks, corrosion and wear of the pipes and parts, checking the tread wear and condition of the tyres, testing the exhaust gases to make sure that the amount of pollutants being produced are at an acceptable level and checking the headlights are correctly adjusted and all other lights are working correctly.

MOT vs Service

Please be aware that an MOT test and certificate are purely to check that your vehicle is road worthy and does not involve any service work such as oil and filter changes. It is advised that you also service your vehicle on a regular basis, expecially if it is still within the manufacturers warranty period.

For more information on servicing your vehicle, please take a look at our Servicing page.

Please Note:

It is illegal to drive a vehicle on public roads unless it is booked in and heading directly to an MOT station for it's MOT

To book your vehicle in for an Mot, call us on 01283 550955 or 07890 649661