It is compulsory for vehicles over three years old to pass an annual MOT (Ministry of Transport) test in the UK. MOT checks determine whether a car is roadworthy, safe, fuel efficient and meets the exhaust emission standards as set by the government.
You cannot drive your car legally without getting an MOT certificate from a DVSA-certified garage.
Are you looking for a reliable garage that provides MOT check Longton? Then you have landed on the right page.
Hot Hatch Corner is one of the few DVSA-certified facilities in Longton that perform MOT tests. Our certified technicians use advanced tools and equipment to check whether your vehicle is fit enough to be used on the roads safely.
Types of defects – Dangerous, Major, Minor and Advisory
If your vehicle passes all the checks without any Dangerous or Major faults, you will receive a VT20 certificate. Minor defects and Advisories do not affect the MOT pass or fail of a vehicle. A so-called advisory note will be attached to your MOT pass certificate, informing you about minor faults, you should get fixed as soon as possible.
On the other hand, if your vehicle has any Dangerous or Major fault, it will fail the MOT test and you will receive a VT30 certificate. Unless your old MOT certificate is still valid, you will no longer be allowed to drive your car. You have to get the fault repaired and the vehicle has to go for a free partial re-test within 10 days. If you wait longer than 10 days, you will have to pay for the test.
Please note: You can get any necessary post-MOT repairs done at our garage at nominal rates.
Before we begin with the actual test, our experts will carefully check the MOT history of your vehicle. This will allow them to learn about any previous issues in your car. The MOT history also reveals the status of the MOT certificate and advisory notices. Our testers will then carry out the following checks to assess your car’s roadworthiness:
To pass an MOT Longton successfully, your car’s brakes must function optimally. Experts at Hot Hatch Corner will inspect the following components of the braking system:
A well-functioning car exhaust will help to regulate localised air and noise pollution. We will thoroughly check the various components of the exhaust system, including the catalytic converter, silencer, oxygen sensor, etc., to make sure their performance adheres to the standards of the DVSA.
As per DVSA standards, a tyre must have a minimum tread depth of 1.6 mm and must not have any damages. Also, the wheels must be securely mounted along with all the bolts and studs in place.
Your vehicle will fail its annual MOT test if the headlights, indicators, brake lights, etc., do not function properly.
The various components in your car suspension system must work in sync to provide a comfortable driving experience. Hence, during an MOT Longton, our testers will check the shock absorbers, struts, bearings, etc.
Both the number plates of your vehicle have to be clearly visible from a distance. Also, the horn must be audible.
Other parts that are checked during an MOT include:
For more details about all the interior-, exterior, under-bonnet- and under body checks, please have a look at the official DVSA website.
Still searching for an ‘MOT checker near me’? Rely on us at Hot Hatch Corner.
Please contact us today to book an MOT test appointment.