Originally called the Ministry of Transportation test, an MOT is a thorough annual examination of a vehicle that is three years old or more. The MOT tests both the safety of your vehicle and the level of emissions in the exhaust.

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) is responsible for “licensing” both the MOT test station and the MOT tester.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your vehicle is examined every 12 months. Without an MOT certificate, you will be unable to renew your road tax and your car may not be insured. Having a current MOT certificate is also a legal requirement in the UK.

MOT Nominated Testers are accredited by VOSA to assess your vehicle against specific safety criteria and to pass it as acceptable and safe, or not. The acceptable standards are as recorded in the current Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) Vehicle Inspection Manual.

An individual part of the vehicle may be considered to be beyond its serviceable life when measured against specifications, but still capable of passing the MOT test by a Nominated Tester, applying the test criteria.

You can have your vehicle MOT tested up to 28 days in advance of its due date. Eurolane MOT Centre offers a complete MOT service. As a VOSA approved testing centre, you can be assured. To book your MOT or to discuss the cost of your MOT, call 01280 822 822. Don’t leave it too late, book today.

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