It is a legal requirement for vehicles 3 years or older in the UK to have an annual safety check – The Ministry of Transport test, more commonly known as the MoT Test. The purpose of the MoT test is to ensure that your vehicle meets the minimum safety level required by law.
R.J. Davies Motor offers MOT testing from £35.00 via local VOSA approved MOT test stations.
Information on Expiry Date & Early Testing
It is assumed by many people that they have 14 days ‘grace’ after their MOT test Certificate expires to obtain a renewal – This is not the case.
However, the MOT test regulations do make the provision for early testing by up to a calendar month to ease the renewal process. This means for example, that if your current Certificate is due to expire on say, 14th August your vehicle could be tested from 14th July and on passing the test, the new Certificate would be dated to expire on 14th August in the next year. For further detail or to make an appointment call us on (01443) 485485 or click on Contact us above.
Further Info on MOT testing
During the MoT test the nominated tester, a person authorised by the government body called VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) will conduct an inspection and a series of checks around the vehicle, including the interior, exterior, under the bonnet and under the vehicle. The result of each check is recorded – if the vehicle passes a VT20 ‘pass’ certificate is issued.
Please note the Pass/Fail criteria refer only to the items nominated for inspection by VOSA and their condition at the time of test only. This is the minimum standard only hence it is advisable to combine an MOT Test with a Service at all times.
If the vehicle fails to meet the required standard a VT30 ‘failure’ document is issued. Items that are not quite a failure, but worthy of record by the tester are noted on an an ‘advisory’ sheet (VT32W).
It is your responsibility to ensure your vehicle is examined every 12 months. Without a current MoT certificate, you will be unable to drive your vehicle lawfully or renew your road fund license. Recent computerisation of the MoT testing system by VOSA means police and mobile camera units can now check remotely to see if your vehicle has a current MoT Certificate.
The penalty for not having an up to date MoT certificate could be a fine. Also if the vehicle is involved in an accident you may be asked to produce your MoT certificate. An insurance claim could be affected by the absence of your MoT, especially in the case of injury.
Having your car MoT tested could not be easier, simply call us to arrange an MOT appointment.