An MOT test is something that is required by law in the UK for any vehicle over 3 years old. The test is taken is to ensure you vehicle is roadworthy and therefore strict criteria must be met in order for the vehicle to pass. A broad range of vehicle safety checks must be completed by an MOT garage with DVSA-approved examiners, including lights, tyres, seatbelts and emissions.
During the test, a technician will assess your vehicle and conduct a comprehensive inspection. An MOT differs from a service as the MOT test does not check the general mechanical condition of the vehicle.
If the vehicle passes, you will get a pass certificate. The technician will also inform you of any 'advisory' or 'minor' items that will require attention in the future so you can keep an eye on them.
If the vehicle fails, it will be required for a re-test as it is a legal requirement to have a valid MOT yearly.
Roughly 1.5 million vehicles fail their MOT due to simple faults. It's possible to anticipate some of the issues before your MOT is due, with a few simple checks.
Your vehicle will need an MOT when it reaches more than three years old from the date of its registration, prior to this the vehicle doesn't require one.
After a vehicle becomes over 3 years old, your vehicle will be required to done annually.
You can check whether your car is due its MOT by going onto the DVLA MOT checker and inputting your registration.
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Your MOT means you'll be covered for:
The average MOT test usually takes around 45 and 60 minutes however this time can vary. If your vehicle fails the test and repairs need to be made, this will case the MOT test to take take longer.
Test centres may require you to drop your vehicle off first thing in the morning and collect it when ready.This can mean that you are without a car for a few hours or the day. Make sure you have arrangements for transportation on the day of your test.