Last years test certificate if you want it forward dating to the day it is due rather than the day you get it done. An exterior mirror or device that provides a view along the offside of the vehicle.
Every car more than three years old needs an annual MOT test to ensure it is roadworthy.
What to bring to mot. When youve booked your MOT and youre getting ready for your appointment it would be helpful to have both your current MOT certificate and V5C Vehicle Registration Document with you. The appointment letter 2. If not it will motivate me to get whatever it.
If your car fails the test it must be repaired to conform to the standards. The third anniversary of its registration. What documents do you need to bring to an MOT.
The law makes no mention as to how far you can go for an MOT but we would suggest the distance is kept as short as possible because even though you are exempt from having a valid MOT certificate in the circumstances described above if you are stopped by the police you could still be prosecuted for any defective parts on your vehicle eg. It is strongly recommended that you arrive at least 10. There are 3 things you will need to take with you.
Minor faults arent yet serious enough to cause your car to fail its MOT. Vehicle registration logbook V5CNI. Any current Certificate or Notice of Refusal.
Garages have remained open across the UK during the current restrictions for vehicle repair and MOT services. The bus fare home. Replace a lost or damaged MOT certificate.
Documents to bring to the test. Vehicle registration document V5CNI Appointment letter. They prefer you to take ownership papers as well but again if you cant find them they can MOT it without.
Check the brake fluid windscreen washer oil and for any fluid leaks. Some vehicles need to be tested at one year. Before this date only vehicles built before 1960 did not require an MOT test.
This means one interior and one offside mirror. The wipers blades and rear-view mirrors must be in good condition. Call us on 020 8460 6666 for a friendly chat or to book an appointment.
If your car is more than three years old it is a legal requirement to take an MOT test annually. Check the windscreen wipers are in good condition with no tears. If youre happy to have the MOT dated from the day you get it done then you dont need it.
These will appear as minor faults on your certificate. In order to pass your MOT you must have your obligatory mirrors intact. I had my MOT last week and it actually stipulates on the back of the appointment letter what you need to bring.
Give number plates a clean as they need to be readable to pass the MOT. The MOT test can also identify other less immediate problems. Bring your own sanitiser and or wipes to clean and sanitise all internal surfaces after the test.
The MOT tester will need to run the engine to check exhaust emission levels and might refuse to test your car if the fuel or engine oil level is too low. For more info on restrictions and what youre allowed to do see our Coronavirus Life-in-Lockdown Help. Which of the following items do you think youll need to take with you when you deliver your vehicle to one of our testing centres for an MOT test.
This means you can take your car for its MOT when its due. Before checking or topping up the engine oil be sure that your car has been off for a little while and has had a chance to cool down. Check other items including the fuel cap mirrors horn and seatbelts.
Keep your car clean inside and out. A lot of these checks are very basic so even if you dont know much about cars it is possible to do a pre-MOT check to minimise the inconvenience of. Check the MOT history of a vehicle.
A boot full of clutter and an excessively dirty car could lead to an examiner refusing to carry out the MOT. According to the MOT manual there are three acceptable rear-view mirror positions. Outside this area cracks of up to 40mm are allowed.
If you are late for your appointment. Vehicle Registration Document 3. If your vehicle is going for its first MOT test its best to bring your V5C vehicle registration document with you.
Check your vehicle is safe to drive. You must get an MOT for your vehicle by either. The anniversary of its last MOT if its over 3 years old.
Its a bit tricky to spot and repair at home but stiff or unresponsive steering is worth checking out before you take your car for the MOT test. I need to take it to an MOT station for an MOT to see what is required though I feel I have checked it over and am relatively confident it will pass. New MOT rule changes introduced from 20 May 2018 mean that some vehicles more than 40 years old no longer require an MOT.
For example if you have worn tyres but theyre not worn below the legal limit. If you have any other questions about MOTs get in touch with our experts at the Bromley Vehicle Test Centre. Exhaust brakes and tyres etc.
Any current Certificate or Notice of Refusal for all cars motorcycles light goods vehicles and heavy. For all other MOTs you can take your V5C registration document and your current MOT certificate along with you but this often isnt required as garages can usually access the required documentation online. Current MOT Certificate or notice of refusal.
MOT and vehicle tax.