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SERVICE & MOT

Service and MOTHave your car serviced and MOT tested for roadworthiness

Service, MOT and Garage Repairs

Service Requirement

Routine Car Servicing

Depending upon the age, mileage and condition of your vehicle

Servicing your car before testing helps ensure minor faults have been corrected

MOT - BRAKING SYSTEM

Correct operation and performance of the front and rear brakes.

Cabin Checks

Anti-lock braking system where applicable:-

Brake Warning Lights
Operation Sequence
Footbrake - Amount of Reserve Travel
Pedal - Fitness for purpose Servo Braking Operation Handbrake Operation & Reserve

Engine Bay

Master cylinder
Servo Unit Hydraulic Pipes

Under Vehicle

Hydraulic Brake Pipes and Joints
Brake Discs, Brake Drums and Brake Pads
Handbrake Linkage
Hydraulic Fluid Loss

MOT - DOORS, BONNETS AND HATCHES

The front car doors must open correctly from inside and outside.

All vehicle doors must open, close and catch correctly

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Bonnets, Boot-Hatches, and Tailgates must open, close and latch

MOT - ENGINE EMISSIONS

Emissions testing -Emissions need to be within the national limits set for the particular year and model of car.

Incorrect combustion causing excessive smoke will also be inspected.

Diesel Engines - Smoke emissions will be checked.

MOT - FUEL SYSTEM

Evidence of Fuel leaks
Condition of Fuel Lines
Suitability of Filler Cap
Filler cap Seal

MOT - Horn Operation

Horn Loudness
Sound

MOT - VEHICLE LIGHTS

Light Operation
Bulb Condition
Light Housing Security

Headlight, Side lights, Indicators and Tail Lights

Dip and Aim Should be within Correct Parameters
Lights,indicators and hazard lights must work independantly without interferance
Working Rear fog lamps should be present on Cars after 1980

MOT Mirrors

Mirrors, when considered for MOT testing must be:-

Securely Mounted
Visible from the drivers position and
Free from any distortion likely to impair use.

MOT REGISTRATION PLATES

The Licence/Registration plate should be:-

Present & Legible, Securely Mounted and have correctly formed letters and numbers

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)

The VIN number must be permanently displayed and fixed

MOT - SEAT BELTS

All vehicles requiring and having seat belts must be checked for:-

Seat Belt Mount Security
Locking Stem Security
Webbing Condition - ensuring freedom from cuts or frays
Belt retraction functional
Seat Security (depending on belt mechanism)

MOT - SEATS

Driver and Front Passenger Seat must be secure
All Seat backs should be securable in an upright positiom

MOT - STEERING SYSTEM

Steering Wheel & Column:-
Condition
Security
Steering Shaft End Float
Bolt Fixings
Steering Play
Universal Joint and Flexible Coupling Function and Condition

Under Hood:-
Steering Rack Condition
Steering Mountings
Steering Play

Steering Performance - Left to Right Full Lock:-
Wheel Bearing Condition and Play
Steering Rack Gaiters

Under Vehicle:-
Joint Condition
Bush Condition
Bolt, Pin and Mount Point Condition
Constant Velocity (CV) Joint

MOT - SUSPENSION

Suspension Joint Attachment
Suspension (Spring) Function
All Parts Present and Functional
No Leaking Fluid

MOT - TYRES & WHEELS

Tyre Condition:-
Tyre Wear and Sidewall Condition
Tyre Type
Tyre Size
Do Not Interfere with Vehicle

Wheel Condition:-
Evidence of Damage or Distortion
Complete set of Wheel Nuts
Attached Securely

MOT - VEHICLE STRUCTURE & INTEGRITY

Vehicle Body Panels should be secure with no dangerous or sharp edges caused by damage or corrosion

Corrosion
Free from excessive corrosion in Specified Areas associated with:-
brakes
steering
suspension
seat belt mountings
areas likely to influence vehicle braking or steering

MOT - WINDSCREEN

Inspection of Screen condition and any items likely to affect the driver's visibility

Windscreen Chips or Scratches
Wipers
Screen Washers

MOT & Servicing

Specialist Servicing

Commercial Vehicles