Every vehicle owner in the United Kingdom must take it for the annual MOT once their car completes three years of registration. This annual test assesses the roadworthiness and environmental friendliness of vehicles. Only with a valid MOT VT20 certificate you can drive legally on UK roads.
Is your car’s MOT due?
Feel free to get in touch with us - CarFix Garage. We offer reliable MOT London for almost every vehicle make and model.
You can book a test using this website, over the phone on 02080044470 or directly at our workshop at Unit 4, 30-100 Colindeep Ln London NW9 6HB.
During an MOT test London, our certified testers thoroughly check all the car components per the legal guidelines. Following this, we issue a VT20 or VT30 certificate based on the test results.
Classification of vehicles under an MOT test
The different categories of vehicles that are checked during the MOT Edgware, London from our partner workshops are:
Class 1 and Class 2 for motorbikes
Class 4 for taxis, passenger cars, ambulances, and minibuses with twelve or fewer seats
Class 5 for motor caravans, dual-purpose vehicles, and private hire vehicles with thirteen or more seats
Class 7 for goods vehicles with a gross weight of over 3000 kg to 3500 kg
Components that are checked during an MOT
During an MOT, we check the following components of your vehicle:
Vehicle structure and Body
Our experts will inspect if the vehicle body has any sharp edges that can cause injuries or excessive corrosion to the associated components like the steering column, braking system and the bottom of the vehicle.
Wheels and Tyres
Our testers will thoroughly inspect the condition of the vehicle tyres and wheels. They will check if the wheel or tyre has any cuts, bulges or other severe damages. Further, they will also ensure that the tyres have optimal tread depths.
During an MOT Check London, the technicians check the brake pedal, discs, pads, callipers, lines, pipes, brake cables, master cylinder and brake servo to ensure that the car stops efficiently.
Steering and Suspension
The steering column of a vehicle undergoes a detailed inspection. This steering system must work optimally along with various bearings, bolts, joints and clamps and must be free from damage.
We also check the following components during an MOT Edgware, London:
- Exhaust system and emissions
- Electrical wiring
- Windscreen and wipers
- Headlights, indicators, and other lights
- Seats and seatbelts
- Towbar (if applicable)
- Doors, and many other points
Classification of MOT Issues
There are three main classifications of vehicle issues under the MOT, namely:
VT20: You get a VT20 certificate if your car successfully passes the MOT London with minor or no issues. In case minor faults are detected, a so-called advisory note will be issued, so you can get the issues resolved accordingly.
VT30: Major or dangerous issues affecting your overall driving safety will lead your vehicle to fail the test and you will get a VT30 certificate. You are then no longer allowed to drive the vehicle. All issues must be resolved, and a partial re-test must be carried out before you can drive the vehicle again.
We hope you have found this information page useful.
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