Useful information about MOTs
If your car is 3 or more years old you are required by law to have an MOT certificate. To preserve the anniversary date of your MOT, a test can be carried out on your car up to one month prior to the expiry date. On passing the MOT test, the vehicle will receive a certificate valid from the date of the test, and with an expiry date either 12 calendar months from the date of issue or 12 months from the expiry date on the old certificate if this is greater.
What’s involved in an MOT?
The contents and standards required are set by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) formally known as VOSA. The annual testing of your vehicle to ensure it meets minimum road safety standards. At Duke Street Motors you can view the MOT tester examining your vehicle and you MOT will be carried out by a (DVSA) approved tester. You must not interrupt or distract the tester during the inspection. Due to MOT procedures, items may appear under more than one heading.
Driving Controls & Interior
Steering Wheel and Column , Seats and Seat Belts, Foot-brake and Servo, Handbrake, Light Switches and Horn, Windscreen Wipers and Washers.
Suspension, Shock Absorber Effectiveness, Tires and Wheels, Body Condition, Registration Plates, Windscreen and Mirrors.
Side lamps, Direction Indicators, Headlamps, Headlamp Aim, Reflectors, Stop Lamps. Rear Lamps, Rear Fog Lamps.
Carbon Monoxide (CO2) Emission, Lambda, Hydrocarbon (HC) Emission, Excessive Visible Smoke.
Under the Bonnet
Braking Components, Suspension, Steering.
Foot brake Efficiency, Front Brake Balance, Handbrake Efficiency.
Under the Vehicle
Steering, Foot and Handbrake System, Tires and Wheels, Suspension and Shock Absorbers, Fuel System, Exhaust, Wheel Bearings and Driveshafts, Chassis.
An MOT Certificate recounts only to the condition of testable items at the time of the test. It should not be treated as evidence of the condition of the items tested at any other moment nor should it be taken as an indication of the overall mechanical condition of the vehicle.
MOT classes covered
There are various classes of MOTs available depending on what type of vehicle you have. Class 4 MOTs and Class 7 MOTs are the two most popular. At Duke’s centre, we are well equipped and ready to do your Class 4 MOT. Class 7 MOTs are also available.
Paint and Repair
“Wonderful and friendly staff who got my MOT done in good time and for a very good price! Will definitely be returning in future!”
“Excellent customer service i felt really looked after.. car felt lovely and tight on the road.. very happy”