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M.O.T Service

Van Doctors cater for Class 4 & 7 M.O.T. Tests for your vehicle.

Should your vehicle fail the M.O.T, providing rectification works are undertaken with Van Doctors, we can offer a free retest (T & C’s apply).

M.O.T Checks Include:

What Is Tested
Vehicle identification number
A vehicle identification number must be permanently displayed and legible on a vehicle first used on or after 1 august 1980
Registration plate
Condition, security, legibility and format of letters/numbers
Condition, operation, security and correct colour. The headlamps will also be checked to see if the aim is correct
Steering and suspension
Correct condition and operation
Wipers and washers
Operate to give the driver a clear view of the road
Condition and drivers view of the road
All seatbelts installed are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seatbelts must be in place
Correct operation and type
Front seats secure. Front and rear backseats can be secured in the upright position
Fuel system
No leaks, fuel cap fastens correctly and seals securely. The fuel cap will need to be opened. Make sure the key is available
Exhaust emissions
Vehicle meets the requirement for exhaust emission. These vary on the age and fuel type of the vehicle
Exhaust system
Complete, secure, without serious leaks and silences effectively
Vehicle structure
Free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas. No sharp edges
Open and close. Latch securely in closed position. Front doors should open from inside and outside the vehicle. Rear doors may need to be opened to gain access to testable items
Presence, condition and security
Wheels and tyres
Condition, security, tyre size and type, and tread depth. Spare tyres are not tested
Condition, operation and performance (efficiency test). Suitable vehicles will be tested on a roller brake tester. Vehicles such as those with permanent 4-wheel drive will be tested either on a suitable road using a properly calibrated and maintained decelerometer or, if one is installed at the test station, a plate brake tester

As of 20 March 2013, revised European legislation requires the following additional checks to be conducted:

What Is Tested
Electronic power steering malfunction indicator lamp
Brake fluid warning lamp illuminated or inoperative
Engine mountings
Meter Check
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