A2 Tyre Supplies MOT Testing
At our NEW in-house MOT Test center we can carry out your yearly mot for all Cars, Vans and 4X4s (Class 4 and Class 7)
With hourly appointments available at times to suit you.
What is an MOT Test?
An MOT (Ministry of Transport) test is an annual assessment of a car's safety, emissions and roadworthiness, required by law in the UK for any car that is three or more years old.
The checks ensure that your vehicle is safe for the driver and all passengers, as well as for other road users.
MOT checks can only be carried out at garages with technicians that have been officially certified by the DVSA (formerly VOSA).
Cars that do not have a valid, up-to-date MOT certificate are not legally allowed to drive on UK roads and may have their insurance invalidated.
Most common MOT failures
Most MOT failures are caused by issues that are easy to identify and in many cases can be addressed at home are:
- Lighting and signalling: 18.4%
- Suspension: 12%
- Brakes: 9.6%
- Tyres: 7.4%
- Obstructions to driver's view of the road: 6.6%
Vehicles That Don't Need An MOT
- Cars under three years of age
- Cars and motorcycles made before January 1, 1960
- Motor tractors
- Electric goods vehicles
- Private hire vehicles or hackney carriages that are taxed by local authorities
Driving Without An MOT
Not only is it illegal to drive a vehicle without an MOT but it is also dangerous, as the vehicle may not be road worthy.
If you fail to get an MOT, you will face a fixed penalty up to £1,000.
A2 Tyres MOT Bay