If your car is more than 3 years old then you need to have an MOT each year. MOT testing is a legal requirement, with the purpose of making sure that your car meets the minimum safety requirements. Without a valid MOT, your car insurance and road tax become invalidated and your car may not be road worthy. Therefore it's important that you make sure your MOT certificate is in date and you book your next MOT before your current certificate expires. You can do this up to one month before the end of your current MOT certificate.
We understand how busy life can be, therefore you can book your MOT online at a time of your convenience and once you have had an MOT at Allbright Autos, we will remind you a month before your next MOT is due.
Our VOSA approved MOT test centre boasts a comfortable viewing area for our customers where you can watch your MOT being performed with a cup of tea. If your vehicle should fail its MOT we offer a 14 day free re-test and no obligation to have the repair work done by us, giving you that extra piece of mind.
What types of vehicle do you MOT?
- Cars (Class 4)
- Class 7 Vehicles (vehicles in the 3.0 to 3.5 tonne weight range, including vans, pickups and transits)
What can I do to make sure my car passes?
Many failures we see every day could be prevented by drivers carrying out some simple checks before bringing their vehicle in. Common avoidable faults include light bulbs, tyre condition and pressure, mirrors, wipers and washers.
Inside The Car
- Do all the doors open from the inside?
- Is the driver's seat secure and does it slide back and forth on its runners?
- Are the seat belts free from damage, and do they fasten OK and release under a bit of pressure?
- Is the rear-view mirror secure and the glass not broken?
- When you start the car, do all the dashboard warning lights go out?
- Do the 'telltale' lights for items like the indicators, hazard lights and main beam all work?
- Does the horn sound?
- Is the windscreen free from chips or cracks? Any chip or crack larger than 10mm in front of the driver and 40mm within the area cleared by the wipers is likely to be a problem.
- Do the windscreen washers work and the wipers clear the screen effectively?
Outside The Car
Do all the doors open and close as they should? And the bonnet and boot?
- Are the mirrors secure and the glass not broken?
- Are the wipers in good condition and free from splits and damage?
- Do the tyres have enough tread depth (at least 1.6mm across ¾ of the tyre) and are they free from bulges, lumps or cuts?
- Are all the lights working, including the rear registration lamp and brake lights, and are the lenses free from damage and secure?
- Is there a rubber seal in the petrol cap and does the cap fit securely?