We are an approved
Hello! My name is John Carman. As a qualified and skilled motor
mechanic I'm responsible for inspecting your vehicle during your MOT test.
all motoring costs the MOT Test is probably about the best value for money
motorists get! It is a very thorough and extensive check, on the day, of a wide
range of safety related and emissions systems on the vehicle.
MOT is primarily a road safety measure designed to ensure as far as possible
that all cars and light goods vehicles more than 3 years old:
an MOT appointment
Tel: 01903 717174 or 717080
- Are properly maintained.
- At least once a year are examined at an authorised MOT test
station to make sure that they comply with certain important requirements of
We are authorised by the Vehicle Inspectorate
to carry out MOT tests
If you have a car that's more than 3 years old it will need an MOT
test each year to ensure that it meets at least the minimum road safety and
The average car MOT takes just over fifty minutes and requires both a
skilled motor mechanic and an assistant to complete the Test.
What items are examined in the MOT test?
Front and rear position lamps, Rear registration plate lamps, Rear fog lamps,
Headlamps, Rear reflectors, Direction indicators and hazard warning devices,
Headlamp aim, Steering control, Steering system, Power steering, Suspension -
general, Front suspension, Front wheel bearings and driveshafts, Rear
suspension and rear wheel bearings, Shock absorbers, Parking brake lever
mechanism, Hand operated brake control valves, Service brake control, Anti-lock
braking system, Mechanical brake components, Hydraulic - air and vacuum
systems, Brake performance, Tyres, Roadwheels, Seatbelts, Drivers view of the
road, Wipers, Washers, Windscreen, Audible warning (horn), Exhaust system,
Exhaust emissions - petrol & diesel, General condition of vehicle - vehicle
structure, Body security, Body condition, Doors, Load security, Spare wheel and
carrier, Seats, Mirrors, Fuel system, Registration plates and VIN
vehicles listed below require a test after only 1 year and not 3 years as
Lorries over 3,500kg design gross weight
- Buses that accept more than 8 passengers
MOT relates only to the condition of the testable items at the time of the
test. It should not be regarded as evidence of the condition of the items
tested at any other time nor should it be taken as evidence of the general
mechanical condition of the vehicle.
more information about the MOT Test