Any car registered for use on the road in the EC must pass some kind of mechanical and emissions test – known in the UK as the ‘MOT’, after the old Ministry of Transport.
In the UK cars must be Tested at the end of their third year (if imported, measured from date of manufacture), and yearly after that if you have a car that is more than 3 years old it will need an MOT test each year to ensure that it meets at least the minimum road safety and environmental standards.
The test relates only to the condition of the testable items at the time of the test. It should not be regarded as evidence of the condition of the items tested at any other time nor should it be taken as evidence of the general mechanical condition of the vehicle MOT’s are undertaken at garages authorised by the Vehicle Inspectorate to carry out the tests. They are easily identifiable by the blue, 3 triangle MOT Sign like in Barrowford MOT Centre’s logo!
Every vehicle in the UK needs to be tested each year to ensure that it complies with roadworthiness standards. The purpose of the MOT Test is to ensure that cars, other light vehicles, private buses and motorcycles over 3-years old are checked at least once a year to see that they comply with key roadworthiness and environmental requirements.
So if you feel your vehicle may be due an MOT test then call us today on 01282 696351 to make a booking or for further information – we would be happy to help.