All UK cars of 3 years and older require a valid MOT certificate by law.
An MOT is a standard annual test to make sure that your car meets all the legal requirements for road use as set by The Vehicle Inspectorate.
MOT tests can be carried out up to one month before your certificate expiry date. On passing the MOT you will receive a certificate valid from the date of expiry of your existing MOT.
Should your vehicle fail the MOT test, as a fully equipped service and repair centre we can undertake whatever is necessary - with no re-test fee.
Here at A&P Autos Blackpool we undertake the following MOT checks...
|Cars (up to 8 seats)||3 Years||Class 4|
Vehicle identification number. Age first test certificate required (in years)
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
Condition, operation, security and correct colour.
Wipers and washers
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
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
Wheels and tyres
Condition, security, tyre size and type, and tread depth. Spare tyres are not tested
Condition, operation and performance (efficiency test). Suitable vehicles will be tested on a roller brake tester. Vehicles such as those with permanent 4-wheel drive will be tested either on a suitable road using a properly calibrated and maintained decelerometer or, if one is installed at the test station, a plate brake tester.