John CarmanJohn Carman  
We are an approved
MOT Test Station

Hello! My name is John Carman. As a qualified and skilled motor mechanic I'm responsible for inspecting your vehicle during your MOT test.

Of 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.

The 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:


To arrange 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 the law.

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 environmental standards.

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 details.

Other Vehicles

The vehicles listed below require a test after only 1 year and not 3 years as stated above:

  • Lorries over 3,500kg design gross weight
  • Ambulances
  • Taxis
  • Buses that accept more than 8 passengers


The 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.

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