What's checked in an MOT?
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment.
All brake lights and indicators must be functioning properly, the horn must sound continuously, and the battery must be firmly attached and not show any signs of leaking electrolytes.
Steering and Suspension
The security of your steering wheel and the condition of your suspension components and shock absorbers will be checked for signs of excessive corrosion, distortion, and fractures.
Our technicians will ensure that your brakes, pedals and levers are in good condition and that all relevant warning lights operate properly. We'll also conduct a brake performance test to check brake efficiency.
Tyres and Road Wheels
Your tires must have an appropriate speed and load rating for your vehicle, and the tread depth must be at least 1.6mm.
Your seat belts, including all attachment and adjustment fittings, must be the correct length and functioning properly.
A thorough examination of the body, frame, engine mounts, seats, bonnet, trunk, and doors will be conducted to ensure that all parts are free of excessive rust and have no sharp edges that could cause harm.
Exhaust, fuel and emissions
Make sure that your exhaust system is securely attached and doesn't have any leaks. If your vehicle came with a catalytic converter originally, it must still be on the vehicle.
Driver's view of the road
Mirrors must be firmly attached, offer a clear and unobstructed view, and the windshield must be free from obstructions and have working wipers.
Here at Motor Match we want you to be able to pass your MOT with flying colours and carry on enjoying your car. Here are a few things to check before your MOT you make a pass much more likely:
- Brake lights
- Number plate
- Headlights and indicators
- Seats and seatbelts
- Windscreen wipers
- Engine fluid and fuel
Low coolant can often lead to a fail, but it’s easily avoided by checking before your MOT, getting your car one step closer to passing.