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The MOT scheme is primarily a road safety measure designed to ensure as far as possible that all cars motorcycles and light goods vehicles more than 3 years old:

1. Are properly maintained

2. 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

Remember- the test certificate relates only to the condition of the testable items at the time of the test and should not be regarded as evidence of their condition at any other time; nor should it be accepted as evidence of the general mechanical condition of the vehicle.

Your Car and the MOT

If you have a car  that is 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 test 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

The test

MOT's are undertaken at garages authorised by the Vehicle Inspectorate to carry out the tests. They are easily identifiable by the blue, 3 triangle MOT Sign.

What items are examined in the MOT test?

Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment

Front and rear position lamps, End Outline Marker Lamps and registration plate lamps
Rear Fog Lamps
Direction indicators and hazard warning devices
Rear reflectors
Audible Warning (Horn)
Headlamp aim
Electrical Wiring and Battery

Steering and Suspension

Steering control
Steering system
Power steering
Suspension - general
Front suspension, wheel bearings and driveshafts
Rear suspension and rear wheel bearings
Shock absorbers


Parking Brake Control
Hand operated brake control valves
Service Brake Control
Anti-lock braking and Electronic Stability systems
Mechanical brake components
Braking Systems and Additional Braking Devices
Brake Performance

Tyres Including Roadwheels


Seat Belts

Supplementary Restraint Systems (SRS)

Body Structure and General Items

Vehicle Structure, Body and General Items
Seats and Doors
Registration Plates and VIN Details
Load Security, Spare Wheel and Carrier
Speed Limiters
General condition of vehicle -
Driving Controls (Class 5 Only)
Glazing (Class 5 Only)

Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions

Exhaust System
Fuel System
Exhaust Emissions - Spark Ignition
Exhaust Emissions - Compression Ignition

Drivers View of The Road

View to Rear
Wipers and Washers

Motor Tricycles and Quadricycles

Motorcycle Derived Steering/Suspension Systems
Tyres and Road Wheels
Seat Belts
Body and Structure
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
Drivers View of the Road