This is a List of all Elements that are checked during an MOT Test
Vehicle Identification Number
Not more than one different identification number should be present on a vehicle first used on or after 1 August 1980. However, the same number may be displayed in more than one place
Condition, security, legibility and format of letters/numbers
Condition, operation, security and correct colour. The headlamps will also be checked to see if the aim is correct
Steering and Suspension
Correct condition and operation
Operate to give the driver a clear view of the road
Condition and drivers view of the road
Correct operation and type
All seatbelts installed are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seatbelts must be in place
Front seats secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in the upright position
No leaks, fuel cap fastens correctly and seals securely. the fuel cap will need to be opened. Make sure the key is available
Vehicle meets the requirement for exhaust emission. These vary on the age and fuel type of the vehicle
Complete, secure, without serious leaks and silences effectively
Free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas. No sharp edges
Open and close. 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
Presence, condition and security
Wheels and Tyres
Condition, security, tyre size/type and tread depth. Spare tyres are not inspected
Condition operation and performance (efficiency test). Wheels are not removed during the test. The tester only examined what they can see, reach or feel
All MOT Certificates and paperwork is computerised, The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) carry out this work in partnership with Siemens Business Services.
What This Means To You:
When you bring your vehicle in for an MOT test you will notice no difference except the new style MOT Certificate.
One of the main features of the new MOT is that you can check the MOT status and test history of any vehicle that you own or intending buying. You can do this online or by calling an inquiry number, if you are buying a vehicle you need to obtain the current owners permission to carry out this check. This will provide you with details of recorded mileage and advisory items found at the time of the MOT test. It will also provide you with a full MOT history of the vehicle for all tests carried out since computerisation. You will be able to purchase you Road Fund License online, CLICK HERE for the DVLA's website.
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