What is checked during the MOT?
UK law states that a vehicle has to have an MOT test 3 years after the date of 1st registration followed by an annual inspection. The MOT is an annual safety check to make sure that the vehicle meets the minimum standards for safety and roadworthiness. Here are a few simple Pre MOT Checks that you can carry out to avoid your vehicle failing for easily fixed reasons.
The following is an example of some of the items that are checked during an MOT:
- Lighting and Signalling Equipment including daytime, fog and reversing lamps.
- Steering (including suspension)
- Brakes and additional braking device performance
- Tyres and Road Wheels
- Seat Belts
- Body, Structure and General Items
- Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
- Driver’s View of the Road
- Noise suppression material
- Undertray security
- Emission control equipment
- Engine malfunction indicator lamp
- Diesel particulate filter (DPF) tampering
- Fluid leaks – engine, transmission and so on
When is my MOT Due?
Find out when your MOT is due using the .Gov website. If your vehicle is due an MOT you can book online with Spanner Works in Oxford.