MOT Testing

Does your vehicle need an MOT test?

The MOT scheme is a vehicle road safety test designed to ensure that vehicles more than 3 years old are properly maintained and legally safe to be driven on public highways; in the 1990s the test developed significantly to include emissions testing for vehicles with catalytic converters fitted.


With Keith Davis & Son Ltd, your vehicle will receive a first class pre MOT or full MOT service. As part of the pre MOT service, we provide impartial advice on any repairs required to pass the MOT test, and our professional, courteous staff are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. To arrange your MOT, contact us today.

What is looked at during an MOT?

Condition, operation and performance (efficiency test). Suitable vehicles will be tested on a roller brake tester. Vehicles with permanent 4 wheel drive will be tested either on a suitable road, using a properly calibrated and maintained decelerometer, or, if one is installed at the test station, a plate brake tester.


Open and close. Latch securely in closed position. Front doors should open from inside and outside the vehicle. Rear doors may need to be opened to gain access to testable items.


Exhaust emissions
Vehicle meets the requirement for exhaust emission. These vary on the age and fuel type of the vehicle


Exhaust system
Complete, secure, without serious leaks and silences effectively


Fuel system
No leaks, fuel cap fastens correctly and seals securely. The fuel cap will need to be opened (make sure the key is available)


Correct operation and type


Condition, operation, security and correct colour. The headlamps will also be checked to see if the aim is correct


Presence, condition and security

Registration plate
Condition, security, legibility and format of letters/numbers.


All seatbelts installed are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seatbelts must be in place.


Front seats secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in the upright position.


Steering and suspension
Correct condition and operation


Vehicle identification number
A vehicle identification number must be permanently displayed and legible on a vehicle first used on, or after, 1 August 1980.


Vehicle structure
Free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas. No sharp edges.


Wheels and tyres
Condition, security, tyre size and type and tread depth. Spare tyres are not tested.


Condition and drivers view of the road.


Wipers and washers
Operate to give the driver a clear view of the road


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Visit Keith Davis & Son Ltd, your local car garage in Aldford.

01244 620 399