Under ‘MOT Q&A’ you’ll find pages of questions posed on this website and answered by an MOT expert. (Please note that the answers were correct at the time of being published, and regulations may have changed since then).
Under the ‘MOT Manuals’ tab you’ll find copies of the actual manuals used by MOT Testers when carrying out the MOT Test.
Under the ‘Motorcycle Checks’ tab is a list of checks carried out during the motorcycle MOT Test.
Under the ‘MOT Information for Motorists’ tab are many further documents with more MOT specific information, from vehicle categories, a price guide, information about DVSA, the government agency which administers the MOT, how to prepare your car for the MOT, and much more.
The following is a complete list of the checks your vehicle will undergo during its MOT Test. While this list groups the checks under each component, the Tester will carry out the checks in a specific sequence designed to save time, Testing all under-vehicle items or under-bonnet items at the same time for example.
MOT Test Check List – Bear in mind that a Tester may not fail an item if it is within the limits set by DVSA – if it is dangerously close to failing but still within limits the Tester must still pass it, but may give the vehicle an ‘Advisory’ notice. You are urged to take urgent notice and act on any Advisory items you may find on your certificate, for your own and other road users’ safety.
The Tester may also not dismantle any parts – he therefore can not check wheel nuts for example, if the hub caps are still in place. (Remove your hub caps before the Test if you want them to be inspected as part of the Test. However, they will be inspected visually only, ie for presence, but not for security or tightness).
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