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Many people are unsure about what is checked in an MOT test, which is actually an examination of a motor vehicle’s safety-related systems components. The test is required by law to ensure that these components have not worn to an excessive level which would render the vehicle unsafe for use on the road.

An MOT test is carried out by government approved MOT testing centres, and becomes due three years after the first registration of the vehicle and the certificate is valid for one year.

The following items are checked for serviceability:

  • Lights
  • Steering
  • Brakes
  • Mirrors
  • Tyres & Wheels
  • Doors
  • Registration plate / VIN number
  • Structure
  • Fuel System
  • Seat Belts
  • Windscreen
  • Horn
  • Seats