MOT Testing Centre – Class 4 And Class 7

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What do I need to know about MOTs?

If you are an owner of a car that is three-year-old or older, you are obligated to pass an MOT check. This inspection can be carried out up to a month before the expiry a.k.a. your MOT’s anniversary date. After passing the test, you will receive an MOT certificate, that will be valid either for a year after the date of issue or for 12 months after the expiry date of your current certificate.

What does MOT testing includes?

Every MOT inspection should be completed by following standard procedures set by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) i.e. VOSA. The main purpose of the test is to check if your vehicle meets the main UK road safety standards. In our test centre, you can attend and follow the whole procedure. All of our testers are DVSA approved, so you can rely on professional and acknowledged services. However, it should be noted, that you are not allowed to distract or speak to the tester while inspecting the vehicle.

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Driving Controls & Interior

Steering Wheel and Column , Seats and Seat Belts, Foot-brake and Servo, Handbrake, Light Switches and Horn, Windscreen Wipers and Washers.
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Exterior

Suspension, Shock Absorber Effectiveness, Tyres and Wheels, Body Condition, Registration Plates, Windscreen and Mirrors.

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Lights

Side lamps, Direction Indicators, Headlamps, Headlamp Aim, Reflectors, Stop Lamps. Rear Lamps, Rear Fog Lamps.
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Exhaust Emission

Carbon Monoxide (CO2) Emission, Lambda, Hydrocarbon (HC) Emission, Excessive Visible Smoke.
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Under the Bonnet

Braking Components, Suspension, Steering.
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Brake Performance

Foot brake Efficiency, Front Brake Balance, Handbrake Efficiency.
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Under the Vehicle

Steering, Foot and Handbrake System, Tyres and Wheels, Suspension and Shock Absorbers, Fuel System, Exhaust, Wheel Bearings and Driveshafts, Chassis.

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Additional Information

An MOT Certificate recounts only to the condition of testable items at the time of the test. It should not be treated as evidence of the condition of the items tested at any other moment nor should it be taken as an indication of the overall mechanical condition of the vehicle.
MOT test at the Motor Company PPS ltd
MOT check at The Motor Company Leicester PPS ltd

What classes of MOT services we cover?

As a leader in the industry, The Motor Company PPS ltd delivers high-quality MOT testing on vehicles Class 4 (Vans and Cars) and Class 7 (Light Commercial Vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes).

Frequently Asked Questions About Our MOT Services:

What is an MOT test (Ministry Of Transport test)?

A MOT test or a Ministry Of Transport test is a test that proves the safety of your vehicle. It’s an annual vehicle test for roadworthiness elements and exhaust emissions in the UK for automobiles more than 3 years old.

What documents do I bring to my MOT?
On your next visit for an MOT test, the documentation that it’s advisable to bring are your MOT certificate and V5C Vehicle Registration Document. However, even if you’ve lost or forgotten these documents, most licensed MOT centres have access to these documents online.
What Is Included In An MOT?
The vehicle parts that are checked during an MOT test include:

  • The body
  • Vehicle structure
  • General items
  • Towbars
  • Fuel system
  • Exhaust emissions
  • Exhaust system
  • Seatbelts
  • Seats
  • Doors
  • Mirrors
  • Load security
  • Brakes
  • Tyres & wheels
  • Registration plates
  • Lights
  • Bonnet
  • Wipers & washers
  • Windscreen
  • Horn
  • Steering & suspension
  • VIN or vehicle identification number
  • Electrical
How long does an MOT take?
The duration of the MOT test may depend on the condition and state of your car. However, most car MOT checks are completed between 45 and 60 minutes.
How Often Does My Car Need A MOT? / How often do I need a new MOT?
A MOT test must be completed once a year for vehicles that are 3-years-old or older. Check for the expiration date of your MOT test by taking a look at your MOT certificate.
What Happens If My Car Fails Its MOT?
Failing an MOT test means that your vehicle needs to undergo certain repairs. There are two options to choose from in this case. You can either leave the vehicle at the test centre where it can be repaired. If you choose this option, the vehicle will have a second partial test for free if this is done within 10 working days of the first test. On the other hand, you can take the vehicle to another repair facility. If you return it before the end of the next working day to the test centre, the second MOT test will be free of charge.
What types of vehicles do you MOT?
Vehicles that fall under these categories and are older than 3-years-old must have a MOT test:

  • Motorbikes over 200cc
  • 3-wheeled vehicles that weigh up to 450kg
  • Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
  • 3-wheeled vehicles over 450kg
  • Motor caravans (campers, RVs, motorhomes)
  • Ambulances
  • Taxis
  • Private passenger vehicles (up to 12 passenger seats)
  • Goods & services vehicles with a gross weight of up to 3,000kg
  • Coaches
Are tyre pressures checked in MOT?
Tyre pressure is one of the areas that will be checked during your MOT test. Although it’s not an obligatory part of the MOT test, vehicles that have faulty tyre pressure monitoring systems are bound to fail the MOT test. It’s advisable to check your tyre pressure in advance to ensure that it’s appropriate.
Are you notified when your first MOT is due?
If you have already signed up with an MOT test centre, you’ll be notified about your first MOT inspection. However, if you haven’t signed up, you’ll need to keep track of when the test is due. You can do this by checking when your vehicle was registered.
Can a car pass an MOT with a warning light on?
No, according to new MOT rules, your warning light must work in order for the vehicle to pass the MOT test.
Can cameras catch you with no MOT?
Yes, vehicles that don’t have a valid MOT are exposed to fines and negative consequences as static cameras may catch vehicles driving with no valid MOT test certificate.
Can you insure a car without MOT?
Yest, you don’t need a valid MOT certificate in order to insure a car. The insurance policy also doesn’t lose its validity once your MOT expires.
Can you MOT a car early?
Yes, you can have an early MOT check for your vehicle up to a month before the expiration date of the existing MOT certificate.
Do you carry out Class 7 MOTs?
Yes, we do carry out Class 7 MOT tests or MOT inspections for vehicles weighing 3,000kg to 3,500kg.
Why book an MOT at The MOTor Company PPS ltd?
We deliver a high-quality MOT inspection and offer additional support and guidance on ways to resolve any problems. The MOTor Company PPS ltd is well-known for its flexibility, trained professionals, exceptional customer service, and affordable MOT cost . If you’re looking for MOT in Leicester, you’ve come to the right place.
How do I book an MOT at The Motor Company PPS ltd?
You can book your next MOT test at The MOTor Company PPS ltd by giving us a call at the provided telephone number.
When is the earliest I can book my MOT?
For more information about MOT test scheduling, please give us a call. The earliest available slot for your MOT test will depend on your current MOT certificate and the availability of our experts.
What do I do if I lose my MOT certificate?
In case you lose your MOT certificate you can get a replacement at any MOT centre as long as you provide your original MOT test number or the V5C document reference number.
Can I drive my car if the MOT has expired?
You are not legally allowed to drive a vehicle with an expired MOT certificate. The only exception is if you’ve already booked in your next MOT test and you’re driving to the inspection.
What if I disagree with the MOT decision?
In case you feel that the MOT decision is unfair, you have the right to appeal within 14 days of the decision. To do this, you’ll need to fill out an appeal form in an MOT test centre or calling DVA Enquiries.
Which vehicles don’t need an MOT?
Cars over 40-years-old which have not been changed over the past 30 years.

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