An MOT test checks that the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is there and is on display. The VIN is a unique code including a serial number that is stamped on the vehicle. Depending on the manufacturer, the VIN will be in a different area.
The technician performing the MOT tester checks the letters & numbers on the registration plate to ensure that it is in good condition, is secure and is legible. The spacing and lettering on the number plate must meet current regulations and should not be altered in any way.
The lights of the vehicle are looked at for condition, security, operation and colour. The headlamp aim is also assessed.
Steering & suspension aspects of the vehicle are checked to see if they are in the right condition correct condition and are working efficiently.
Wipers & washers are checked to make sure they are in working order.
The MOT tester will assess the windscreen for damage.
The horn will also be assessed to ensure it is efficient.
Every seatbelt is looked at for its condition, type, efficiency of operation, correct security and security and placement.
The front seats of your vehicle will undergo a security check.
The fuel system will be monitored for leaks. The tester will also check that the fuel cap securely fastens and seals.
The technician will test exhaust emissions to see that the vehicle complies with specified guidelines. The exhaust must be secure, not have frequent leakage and efficiently silences.
The doors of the vehicle will be checked to see that they open and close properly from both inside and outside. The latch must also be securely in a closed position.
The security & condition of your mirrors will be checked.
The MOT tester will look at these aspects of the wheels and tyres: condition, tyre size, type and tread depth and security.
The performance of your vehicles brakes will be tested during the MOT, with most vehicles being examined with a roller brake tester.