READINGS NUMBER ONE CAR SALES, MOT AND SERVICE CENTRE
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Your MOT

The purpose of the MOT test is to ensure the vehicle meets the minimum safety level required by law.

During the MOT test we will conduct an inspection and a comprehensive 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 certificate is issued. If the vehicle fails to meet the required standard a document is issued.

What's Involved?

The annual testing of your vehicle to ensure it meets minimum road safety standards. You may view the MOT test if you wish. It will be carried out by a Vehicle Inspectorate approved tester. An assistant is essential for proper conduct of the MOT test. You must not interrupt or distract the tester during the inspection. Due to MOT procedures, items may appear under more than one heading.

Driving Controls:

  • Steering Wheel and Column
  • Footbrake and Servo
  • Handbrake
  • Light Switches and Horn
  • Windscreen Wipers and Washers

Exterior:

  • Suspension
  • Shock Absorber Effectiveness
  • Tyres and Wheels
  • Body Condition

Lights:

  • Side lamps
  • Direction Indicators
  • Headlamps
  • Headlamp Aim
  • Reflectors
  • Stop Lamps
  • Rear Lamps
  • Fog Lamps

Under Bonnet:

  • Braking Components
  • Suspension
  • Steering

Under Vehicle:

  • Steering
  • Tyres and Wheels
  • Foot and Handbrake System
  • Suspension and Shock Absorbers
  • Wheel Bearings and Drive shafts
  • Exhaust
  • Chassis

Brake Performance:

  • Footbrake Efficiency
  • Front Brake Balance
  • Handbrake Efficiency

Exhaust Emission:

  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) Emission
  • Hydrocarbon (HC) Emission
  • Lambda
  • Excessive Visible Smoke

Important Information

An MOT Certificate relates only to the condition of testable items at the time of the test. It should not be regarded as evidence of the condition of the items tested at any other time nor should it be taken as evidence of the general mechanical condition of the vehicle.

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 tax. 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.

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

 
 
 

Car Contacts, 12-18 School Road, Tilehurst, Reading, Berks, RG31 5AL.
Tel: 0118 9451516, Fax: 0118 9452830.
sales@carcontacts.com
Co.No.1378737 in England. Registered Office : 99, London Street, Reading, RG1 4QA
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