If your vehicle is used on anything considered a road, then you probably need to participate in annual MOT testing. This usually applies to vehicles more than three years old, so if you have a new car and are unfamiliar with the steps you need to take to get your vehicle MOT tested, then keep reading.
What Does MOT Test for?
The MOT test is an all-inclusive automobile safety test. This means that not only does it test for exhaust and other emissions, but it also includes testing for headlights, signals and blinkers, taillights, steering and suspension, wheels and tyres, seatbelts, exterior components such as the hood, bumper, and side panels of the car’s body, and mirrors. The MOT tests all of these functions to ensure that everyone is driving safely.
If a vehicle fails the MOT test, it can be tested again after a brief period of time. Usually you will have to pay again, but the fee will probably be smaller than the original fee. Most testing centres will test your vehicle for you prior to your certificate’s expiration.
Where Can I Get My Car MOT Tested?
The best way to find Lanarkshire MOT testing centres is to check online. Be sure to look locally before you expand your search. There may be a centre closer to you than you think. You can also check public directories and ask around for recommendations.
Make sure your MOT testing centre of choice is DVSA accredited. Also, if you’re unsure what class vehicle you own, you’ll need to find out. Most testing centres can do MOTs for class 1, 2, 4, 5L and 7 vehicles. If your vehicle falls under one of these classes, you should be all set. You can also ask if they offer pickup and delivery for added convenience.