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Does my Car need an MOT?
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Does my Car need an MOT?


The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) is responsible for 'licensing' both the MoT test station and the MoT tester.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your vehicle is examined every 12 months. Without an MoT certificate, you will be unable to renew your road tax and your car may not be insured. Having a current MoT certificate is also a legal requirement in the UK.



For new cars you will not have to take your vehicle for an MOT until it is 3 years old. Originally called the Ministry of Transportation test, an MoT is a thorough annual examination of a vehicle that is three years old or more. The purpose of the MoT test is to ensure the the safety of your vehicle and that the level of emissions coming from your exhaust.

MoT Nominated Testers are carreid out by VOSA accredited technicians, to assess your vehicle against a list of required safety criteria and to pass if found to be to acceptable levels. Acceptable standards are recorded in the current Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) Vehicle Inspection Manual.


The assessment will be based on the overall condition of the vehicle on the day of the mot test. The nominated techinician will seperately list and inform you of any 'advisory' items that have passed the test but may require attention in the near future.

An individual part of the vehicle may be considered to be beyond its serviceable life when measured against specifications, but still capable of passing the MoT test by a Nominated Tester, applying the test criteria.

You can have your vehicle MoT tested up to 28 days in advance of its due date.

Please ring our MOT department on 01785 851179


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