Rumney AutoMOTive Centre

Based in Rumney Cardiff South Wales we provide great range of garage services, MOT,class 4, class 7,Pre MOT testing, brake repairs, tyres, exhausts, servicing,and we offer local Pick UP/Drop Back Service. More »

Rumney AutoMOTive Centre

Specialist for Vauxhall Renault Chrysler Jeep, Dodge and Proton as well as maintaining vehicles for rental companies. Our large bay allows us to cater for larger class 7 vehicles as well as class 4 cars and vans of both petrol and diesel types. More »

Rumney AutoMOTive Centre

Combining our expertise and the latest technology we can diagnose electrical and mechanical faults specifically and accurately. We have all the specialist expertise and equipment to cater for your commercial vehicle. More »

Rumney AutoMOTive Centre

Combining our expertise and the latest technology we can diagnose electrical and mechanical faults specifically and accurately.We have all the specialist expertise and equipment to cater for your commercial vehicle More »

Rumney AutoMOTive Centre

Our large bay allows us to cater for larger class 7 vehicles as well as class 4 cars and vans of both petrol and diesel types.We have all the specialist expertise and equipment to cater for your commercial vehicle. More »

 

MOT Checklist

The MoT Test
You must keep any vehicles driven on the road in a roadworthy condition. The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards. It isn’t the same as having your vehicle serviced and doesn’t check its general mechanical condition.

How Often Must I Have MOT Test?
You must get an MOT test every year once your vehicle is 3 years old (or 1 year old in some cases). You can then renew your MOT up to a month before it expires. The earliest date you can get your vehicle tested is printed on the pass certificate.

MoT Test Under the VOSA requirements a MoT test will check the following components before issuing a MoT certificate. During an MoT  the components below are tested :

  • Vehicle Identification Number
  • Registration Plate
  • Lights
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Wipers and washer bottle
  • Windscreen
  • Horn
  • Seatbelts
  • Seats
  • Fuel System
  • Emissions
  • Bodywork
  • Doors
  • Mirrors
  • Wheels & Tyres
  • Brakes

Vehicle Identification Number
With the Vehicle Identification Number  the MoT tester checks that the Vehicle Identification Number commonly referred to as the VIN is legibly displayed on the vehicle.

Registration plate
With the Registration plate the MoT tester will check the condition, security, legibility and the format of letters and numbers on your registration plate.

Lights
The Mot test checks the condition, operation, security and colour of your vehicles lights. The test will also check to see if the headlamp aim is correct.

Steering and suspension
The MoT tester will also check the Steering and Suspension components for correct condition and that the operation is correct.

Wipers and washer bottle
During the MoT test will check your vehicles Wipers and Washers ensuring they operate properly and give the driver a clear view of the road.

Windscreen
The nominated tester will check the Windscreen condition and driver’s view of the road and that there are no chips or cracks affecting the driver line of sight.

Horn
The MoT test will cover the horn’s operation for effectiveness and the type is correct.

Seatbelts
All seatbelts including those in the rear of the vehicle are checked for type, condition, correct operation and security and that all compulsory seatbelts are in place.

Seats
Your vehicle’s front seats are checked for security during the MoT test.

Fuels System
The fuel system is checked during the MoT test for leaks and that the fuel cap fastens and seals securely.

Emissions
The MoT test covers your exhaust emissions, ensuring that the vehicle is within the specified guidelines and they the exhaust is complete, secure, without serious leaks and silences effectively.

Bodywork
Vehicle structure and body shell are checked during the MoT test for excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas of the vehicle. Any sharp edge can result in a MoT failure.

Doors
The MoT tester will check that the doors open and close correctly and that the latch is secure in a closed position. Front doors should open from both the inside and outside of the vehicle. Rear doors may need to be opened to gain access to testable items like rear seatbelts.

Mirrors
The mirrors on your vehicle are checked during the MoT test for condition and security.

Wheels and Tyres
The nominated MoT tester will check the vehicle’s wheels and tyres for a number of key points: the condition, security, tyre size and type and tread depth.

Brakes
The MoT tests the efficiency of the vehicle’s braking performance, condition and operation. Most vehicles are tested on a rolling road brake tester.

Further Information
For in-depth details  of the testing procedures download Mot Inspection Manual MOT Inspection Manaul  Private Passenger and Light Commercial Vehicle Testing  (source VOSA/ Government Website)

Car or Van needs an  MOT? We offer Pick UP/Drop Back Service