MOT Centre

MOT Centre

It is important to keep your car safe and road worthy, it is a legal requirement for vehicles 3 years old, or older, to have MOT tests each year, make sure you keep yourself and other drivers on the road safe and with over 300 available booking slots each month book in your car today for an MOT test on 01223 874 400. Or contact us via email

Vehicle TypeAgeClass
Cars (up to 8 seats) 3 Years Class 4
Light Commercial 3,000KG - 3,500KG 3 Years Class 7

MOT Checks

Vehicle identification number. Age first test certificate required (in years)

Registration plate

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

Fuel system

No leaks, fuel cap fastens correctly and seals securely. The fuel cap will need to be opened. Make sure the key is available

Exhaust emissions

Vehicle meets the requirement for exhaust emission. These vary on the age and fuel type of the vehicle

Exhaust system

Complete, secure, without serious leaks and silences effectively

Vehicle structure

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.